Rich PollRich Poll, a veteran researcher on spiritual movements, is editor of Apologia Report. He founded Apologia in 1995 after working for 10 years with the Christian Research Institute writing a similar publication for the research team there. Rich earned a Master of Divinity degree from the International School of Theology in 1984 where he wrote a thesis on the then emerging New Age Movement. He also has a Masters in Library Science from the University of Denver majoring in archival management.

Rich PollPaul Carden, contributing editor to Apologia Report, is Executive Director of the Centers for Apologetics Research (CFAR), a network of evangelical countercult agencies serving eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, and Africa. From 1989 to 1995 he served as Director of International Outreach for the Christian Research Institute (CRI) and as co-host of its nationally syndicated radio program, The Bible Answer Man.

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