Father Brett C. Hoover is a member of the Paulist fathers order, a Catholic religious order based in the United States. He currently teaches in the Theological Studies department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and was previously on the faculty at the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola University in Chicago. He has a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies from the University of California Berkley. In 2001, he co-founded and then served as editor for BustedHalo.com, a spiritual website for young adults. He is the author of Losing Your Religion, Finding Your Faith and Soundbyte Spirituality, as well as several articles in magazines and journals. He directs a cultural orientation program in California for priests and sisters who come from other countries to work in the United States.