Jimi Calhoun is a former world class bassist who performed with several popular acts in the 1970s such as, Creation, Dr. John, Rare Earth, Parliament-Funkedelic, Brian Auger Clifford Coulter, Mel Brown, and Buddy Miles and many others. He is presently the lead pastor at Bridging Austin, a Reconciling Community in Austin, Texas. A gifted storyteller and popular speaker he has made numerous television appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC and others, in addition to hosting his own weekly radio program. He is co-chair of Community Dreams, an Austin-based nonprofit serving urban youth, and a member of the Austin Interfaith Inclusion Network, which serves people living with disabilities. He is on the boards of the Interfaith Arts Council, Humanitarians in the Arts, The Pecan Street Association, and the Exnihilo Art Center in Deadman's Cay, the Bahamas.