Since EC is a movement among many individuals that crosses virtually every denominational boundary, it would perhaps be helpful to identify some of the more prominent individuals.
Most folks by now have heard of Brian McLaren. If not the most outspoken proponent of EC, he is by far the most prolific. Until January of 2006, he was the pastor of
Besides McLaren, there are other generally acknowledged leaders in EC. Some of these are (in no particular order) Tony Jones, Dan Kimball, Scot McKnight, Doug Pagitt, LeRon Shults, Chris Seay, Shane Claiborne, Tony Campolo, and Donald Miller.
More locally, a quick glance of the emergent.ca and resonate.ca websites yields names such as Darryl Dash, pastor of Richview Baptist Church in Etobicoke; Pernell Goodyear, founding pastor of The Freeway in Hamilton; Jared Siebert, one of the founding church planters at Next Church in Kingston, Ontario and now Director of Growth Ministries with the Free Methodist Church in Canada; and Joseph Moreau, the “point leader and communcator” [sic] for EcclesiaX, a church plant in Ottawa.
Other EC leaders or members of the conversation hail from Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist (many brands), and virtually every other major evangelical group or denomination. There is some indication that Roman Catholics and even religious Jews are a part of the movement, but whether or not they would understand themselves to be “in” is a disputed point.
Besides these, there are many, many more individuals, pastors and churches that either embrace much of the EC mindset or parts of it. Mark Driscoll,
 McLaren was replaced by Matthew Dyer “in order to focus on his speaking and writing ministry nationally and internationally.” http://www.crcc.org/section.php?SectionID=29 accessed March 30, 2006. I note this as it makes it virtually certain that we will be hearing much more from McLaren in the months and years ahead.
 Although Campolo’s name would be disputed by some – perhaps even him.
 For a brief biography of each and a more complete listing see the appendix: “Names, Groups and Events Associated with Emergent.”
 There is certainly no question that Revisionist Emergents such as Pagitt and Jones see Jews as being a part of the conversation. See the Appendix One: “Does Emergent Embrace Practicing Jews as Fellow Believers in God?”
 See for example Driscoll’s web apology to McLaren and Doug Pagitt after taking the two of them to task for their wavering stance against homosexuality: “Since leaving that team I have been increasingly concerned about some of the theological conversations that are taking place, which has led to frustration and anger on my part.” http://theresurgence.com/apology accessed on March 30, 2006.
 Bolger would certainly agree that my attention on McLaren is unbalanced: “The attention on Brian McClaren [sic] plus a small number of other authors such as Spencer Burke, Steve Chalke, Dan Kimball, Dave Tomlinson distorts the discussion because these authors are not working to create an epistemology for the emerging church. My research among more than one hundred emerging church leaders indicates that other authors have had significant impact on emerging church thinking, authors such as Jack Caputo, Stanley Hauerwas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Nancey Murphy, Henry Nouwen, Miroslav Volf, Dallas Willard, N.T. Wright, and
On the other hand, it's also true that although McLaren has had a profound influence in the shaping of the emerging church, he doesn't necessarily speak for everyone identified with the movement. To critique Brian McLaren is to critique Brian McLaren. It doesn't necessarily go to the heart of the movement itself.” http://emergentno.blogspot.com/2006/03/phil-johnson-critical-look-at-emerging.html. Accessed on April 3, 2006.