My time at Lincoln Christian University from 2010-2012 was spiritually rich. I had the opportunity to earn the MA in Spiritual Formation, which was hosted on the campus of Eastview Christian Church. At the time, I was the associate pastor of young adults. One of the most significant takeaways from pursuing the degree was the ability to plan, schedule, and make time to consistently read. This might seem simple, but it was one of the first times in my life I was able to deepen my appreciation for building a mind for God and ministry. My time in the program also served as a period of personal healing, as my father died while I was completing the degree. Overall, my time at LCU, and that particular season of life, will always be one of my most memorable seasons in academia.
After my time at Lincoln I pursued a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. I currently serve as a professor at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy, and as a consulting psychologist. In both of those domains I have the opportunity to integrate psychological principles and leader development models to help individuals, teams, and organizations move toward multicultural competence and occupational thriving. In 2017, I had the opportunity to begin my own consulting psychology practice, Legacy Consulting & Research Group LLC. I work with several churches, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and private equity firms to provide learning and education on leadership and multicultural competence. I also work as an executive coach with several leaders in Fortune 500 companies.
In addition to my work as a professor and consulting psychologist, I’ve had the privilege to serve in the United States Army for over 19 years. I am an Airborne and Ranger qualified military officer who has led soldiers in a variety of settings. My current military position is Assistant Professor of Psychology at United States Military Academy at West Point, where I teach a course titled “Psychology for Leaders” during the summers. I enjoy challenging leadership topics that allow me to partner with others to co-create positive change and model inclusive leadership. Ultimately, I want to live my life on purpose and with God at the center. It’s not a perfect life, but it’s mine. I’m grateful for the people and places that have shaped me along the way.