Louis Simon is a pastor of the Reformed Church of France. Beginning in the early 1960s hundreds of students and intellectuals flocked to the parish of Massy-Palaiseau (near Paris) to hear his sermons. He later served in Montpellier where he now lives in retirement.
Charles Courtney, retired Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Drew Theological School, regularly attended services at Massy-Palaiseau while a Fulbright student from 1962 to 1964. A specialist in phenomenology, he has degrees from Monmouth (IL) College, Harvard Divinity School, and Northwestern University.