“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.
Dr. Chris Grace
A professor of psychology, Dr. 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. Get to know Chris.
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. 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. Get to know Joy.
Dr. Bryan Loritts
Dr. Bryan Loritts is the Pastor for Preaching and Mission at Trinity Grace Church in New York City. A graduate of Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia College of Bible) and Talbot School of Theology, Bryan was recently voted one of the top thirty emerging Christian leaders. Get to know Bryan.
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. Get to know Jarrid.
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. Get to know Debra.
Clayton Coates began his partnership with ChristianMingle in 2007. He is the Lead Pastor and Head Elder at Grace Point Church in Coppell, Texas. He has been a respected leader in Christian communities across the nation since he received his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2004 after graduating from Midwestern State in 1998. Get to know Clayton.
Dr. Brett Hoover
Dr. Brett C. Hoover is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at Loyola Marymount University. Before completing his Ph.D. at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Brett spent many years working full-time in pastoral ministry. His passion is interpreting the riches of Christian faith to future pastoral ministers and to young people. Get to know Brett.