Brooke Hempell is Barna Group’s Senior Vice President of Research and manages the firm’s research studies. From semi-annual polls that track the pulse of Americans’ beliefs and practices, to custom studies for para-church ministries, denomination, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Through this work Barna helps leaders gain insights into faith groups and the general population’s perspectives on faith and cultural issues. Prior to joining Barna, Brooke led market research engagements for clients in the pharmaceutical, financial services, and retail industries for more than 15 years. She earned her B.S. in Business and Marketing from Cornell University. Brooke is active in church planting and racial reconciliation ministries and lives in Atlanta, GA.