Dr. Todd Wilson leads Thriving Cities Indy (TCI) of the Sagamore Institute. TCI is a thought-leadership platform that aggregates and shares urban analysis and community assessment of the city of Indianapolis. TCI utilizes a holistic, people-centered framework for thinking about community wealth and well-being. Indianapolis, like all urban centers, is a dynamic, interdependent, and highly interactive ecosystem. TCI uses this human ecology paradigm for thinking about the city’s assets and endowments, as well as its opportunities and possibilities, helping turn research-based insights into city-enhancing solutions.
Todd holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College, a PhD from Cambridge University, and is currently completing an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books, as well as a number of academic and popular articles. Todd has over 15 years of pastoral ministry experience, serving most recently as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois (2008-2018). He is also the cofounder and president of the Center for Pastor Theologians, a nonprofit that equips pastors across the country to be thought-leaders for their congregations. Todd is married to Katie, and they live in Indianapolis with their seven children.