ChristianMingle Advisory Board
“You’re known by the company you keep.” We firmly believe in that adage here at ChristianMingle. That’s why we’ve formed an advisory board of trusted leaders within the Christian community to provide guidance and feedback on site content, products and features — as well as to serve as an outlet to facilitate an even deeper connection within the Christian community. Faith and values are built into our community at the deepest level.
Jarrid Wilson is a pastor, best-selling author, inspirational blogger and founder of Cause Roast. With articles viewed by millions and one of today’s most talked-about faith-based blogs, Jarrid has been featured on national news stations and popular talk shows worldwide. Unafraid to tackle tough and controversial topics, he is a dynamic speaker whose outside-the-box perspectives are supported by some of today’s most influential Christian leaders and pastors. His highly unconventional way of sharing faith takes a fresh look at the way Jesus would call individuals to live out their everyday lives. His newest book, Jesus Swagger is now available worldwide.
Jarrid and his wife Juli live in Nashville, Tennessee with their son, Finch and dog, Eloise.
Joy Eggerichs is the creator and former director of Love and Respect Now, serving her generation of 18 to 35-year-olds with practical relationship insights she learned from her parents, Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs, founders of Love and Respect Ministries. Through writing and speaking, Joy is bridging the gap between generations and helping her peers think about relationships now, as opposed to 20 years into marriage. In 2013, Joy released “The Illumination Project,” a 6-week video series that serves as a unique mentoring tool for those who want to delve deeper into the areas of faith, life and relationships, and then share what they’ve learned.
Joy is a graduate of Westmont College and currently resides in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by young people who share her love of coffee, biking, minimal hair washing and a dry sense of humor.
Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor, author and national speaker specializing in relationships, marriage, dating and sex. Spreading the message that “healthy dating equals healthy relationships,” Debra is a regular contributor at Relevant Magazine and Crosswalk.com, with well over 150 articles featured in magazines and on websites such as Today's Christian Woman, Verily Magazine, Proverbs 31 Woman, Converge Magazine, Charisma Magazine, Christianity Today, and many others. In addition, she is the author of the books, True Love Dates and 21 Days to Jump Start Your Love Life, as well as the creator of TrueLoveDates.com, an online ministry that reaches over 2 million millennials per year. Combining her professional perspective and personal experience as a woman of faith, she challenges young men and women to approach dating in a way that is psychologically sound, emotionally healthy and spiritually grounded.
Debra, her husband and two children currently live in Lancaster, PA.
A professor of psychology, Chris Grace serves as the founding director of the Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships. Focusing on the psychology of relationships and marriage, he speaks at universities, churches and retreat centers nationwide. Chris serves on the editorial review board for The Journal of Psychology and Theology, as well as Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal. His current writing and research specifically looks at the areas of mentoring, spiritual intimacy and how couples navigate emotional subtexts of conflict and communication.
Christian leaders are saying...
As a Christian who was single for more than a decade before I met my husband. I know the importance of staying in Christian community, fostering relationships with like-minded people, and encouraging one another to wait for sex for marriage. Call me old fashioned, but I believe I'm not the only one who shares these values. I am grateful to ChristianMingle for creating a safe and online community for other Christians to meet while finding God's match for them.
~Renee Fisher, Author of Loves Me Not & Not Another Dating Book, San Diego, CA