Manly Doctor William Cwirla is the talkative and knowledgeable half of the GW team. He is currently senior pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hacienda Heights, CA in the greater Los Angeles area where he has served without interruption since his ordination in 1992. He is the author of numerous articles on a diverse range of topics from sexuality and being simul to science and Scripture. He is a much sought-after conference, banquet, and retreat speaker known for his lively humor, creative use of media, and ability to make complex theological concepts both comprehensible and memorable. He is a contributing editor to Higher Things and Logia, and is frequently mentioned by name in Christian News.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Chicago (1978), he holds degrees in chemistry and theology in addition to the much coveted title of “Manly Doctor of Divinity.” A true “bon vivant” in the way of the late Fr. Robert Farrar Capon, he enjoys woodworking, artisanal bread making, gardening, gourmet cooking, photography, all manner of music, fine food and wine, sushi and ramen whenever possible, great conversations over the same, in addition to a diversity of outdoor activities including hiking, scuba diving, and bicycling.
Manly Doctor Craig Donofrio is the charming and extroverted half of the GW team. A former “CCM” recording artist and guitarist for the pioneering Christian rock group “Modern Mission,” a Republican political consultant (aka prankster), and serving as pastor to four congregations coast to coast, Craig is a nationally recognized Christian talk radio personality and a leading expert in Christian broadcasting.
He is the also the author of the highly acclaimed book Attraction, the Christian Man’s Dating Guide, which has helped dozens of lonely men, including Craig himself, find marital bliss and happiness. MDD Donofrio enjoys music, Italian food, firearms, socializing with anyone who breathes, hanging out with his Rottweiler-Corgi mix named Rufus, watching Masked Mexican Wrestlers (Luchadores), and hanging out in Tiki bars with his ever-lovely wife Paula, who never takes a bad picture. He is currently working on converting the basement of his Cleveland home into a Tiki bar.
Bruddah Ed is the official mascot and ukelele artist in residence of The God Whisperers. Bruddah Ed hails from the island of Maui and comes to us via Bruce’s Hawaiian Shirt Shoppe of Ventura. When not attending to God Whisperers tapings, Bruddah Ed enjoys the music of Israel “IZ” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole and sipping Blue Hawaiians in Craig’s backyard. One of Bruddah Ed’s best kept secrets is that he wears yellow on blue floral print briefs under his grass skirt just “for the ladies.”