Richard has worked in higher education for almost twenty years. He's won teaching awards at Purdue University and the University of Northern Iowa.
Richard earned a masters degree in exegetical theology from Western Seminary, a Ph.D. in sociology from Purdue University, and a certificate in Change Leadership from Cornell University. He has also received strengths coach training from the Gallup Organization and has completed The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program from FranklinCovey.
In addition to teaching a variety of sociology and criminal justice courses, Richard has served as a program coordinator, a department head, an associate dean, and a dean. He most recently served as the Dean of Instruction at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon.
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Kathryn is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, as well as a Christian Life Coach, certified by the Board of Christian Life Coaching. Through Light University Online, she has completed an Advanced Diploma in Christian Life Coaching. Out of her interest in encouraging healthy marriages, she has been certified as a Prepare/Enrich Marriage Facilitator. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa with an emphasis in communications.
Kathryn's style of coaching has similarities with mentoring and discipleship, which relates to many of her past roles, such as: Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry, college student mentor, freelance writer, adult Sunday school teacher, marriage mentor (with Richard), and MOPS Mentor Mom.
You can check out Kathryn's strengths focused coaching sites at: www.livealifeoflove.org and
Richard and Kathryn have been married since 2001. We have two daughters, Ellie and Aubrey. As a family we enjoy visiting the beach and hiking the forests of Oregon.