Headshot of Brian Carwana border=

Brian Carwana


Brian Carwana (the “ReligionsGeek”) is the Executive Director of Encounter World Religions. He worked in strategy consulting and venture capital before discovering a passion exploring ethno-religious communities. For twenty years, he has studied innumerable traditions, fostered relationships with religious leaders and communities, and taken thousands of people annually to houses of worship.
Brian has been invited to speak in a range of work environments throughout North America from health care to high-tech, from policing to municipal governments. He speaks on religious diversity, on understanding what religion is, and offers #BeyondDiversity talks that actually educate staff about different traditions to create religious literacy in the workplace and make religiously committed staff feel seen and valued.
Brian has a Ph.D. in religion from the University of Toronto.