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A native of North Carolina, Adam Tucker was raised in the local Southern Baptist church and accepted Christ his freshman year of high school. After earning his BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2000, Adam worked for several years in the secular marketplace as a graphic designer. With growing passions to pursue answers to his own questions and become more involved in ministry, he enrolled in the external studies program at Southern Evangelical Seminary in 2007. Adam is currently working to complete his MA in both apologetics and philosophy.
In addition to working as a freelance graphic designer, Adam is the Creative Director for Ratio Christi and serves as the local chapter director for Ratio Christi at UNC Greensboro. He also serves as a Mission Service Corp missionary with Pleasant Garden Baptist Church. He is both a Certified Apologetics Instructor and an Interfaith Evangelism Specialist with the North American Mission Board.
He has been married to his beautiful wife Ginna for nearly 11 years, and they have two active and inquisitive little boys below the age of five.
Bart Morrison is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ratio Christi. He is also Chief Executive Officer and Founder of HGS-Worldwide.
Bart Morrison is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and of Creek/Cherokee ancestry who draws on vast experience in the executive and judicial branches of government to provide superior strategy and service to an elite group of clients. Mr. Morrison served as Director, Strategic Business Effects on the DoD Task Force for Business Stability Operations (TFBSO) led by the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense - Business Transformation focused on industrial revitalization and private sector development, where he spearheaded efforts to use US military contracting activity in Iraq to bolster the nascent Iraqi industrial sector, reduce unemployment, and take cash off the battlefield. In 2004, Mr. Morrison served as Chief of Contracting Policy in the Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq. For his service in Iraq, he received the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, the highest ranking civilian honor presented by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has also served as Director, Acquisition Workforce Policy for the Department of Defense and was a Professor of Acquisition Management at the Defense Acquisition University.
Blake Anderson, after working for 15 years in the field of civil engineering and land development as a project manager, changed career paths to begin preparation for full time Christian ministry by Studying at Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) toward a degree in apologetics. He served for two years at SES in curriculum development and as Vice President of Institutional Development. He has experience in marketing, communications, and business development. In 2008 Blake assisted in the formulation and direction of the startup Ratio Christi ministry. Blake has a passion to show Christians the value of the discipleship of the mind, and to convince unbelievers that the Christian faith has reasonable and trustworthy answers to the deepest and most probing questions of life. He currently lives with Carol, his wife of 20 years, and his three children near Charlotte, North Carolina. Blake rejoined the Ratio Christi team in April 2011 and is the Chief Operating Officer overseeing the daily operations and policies of the national and international campus ministry.
Clay Jones, is an Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University. He holds a D. Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Formerly hosted Contend for Truth, a call-in nationally syndicated talk radio program. On his program he debated many people over eight years including John Cobb, Jr.; a professor of Buddhism; Jamal Badawi, Islamic Information Institute; a Muslim cleric; Lee Holzinger, Church of Scientology; Mormons; Jehovah’s Witness Greg Stafford; Dallas Blanchard, RCRC; Peta representatives; a euthanasia advocate; a secular humanist, Rep. Loretta Sanchez; KFI talk show host Bill Handle; Jimmy Creech, SoulForce; Bruce Ware; R. C. Sproul, Jr.; Robert Morey; R. Scott Clark; and a KJV only advocate. Dr. Jones was the executive director of Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity Law School) has been on the pastoral staff of two large churches; has authored apologetic software as well as encyclopedia and journal articles; is writing a book, Why God Allows Evil, and speaks widely on that subject.
Jeremy Tedesco, Esq., serves as senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he currently leads litigation efforts to protect the rights of Christian students, faculty, and staff at public schools across the nation. In 2004, he earned his J.D. from the Regent University School of Law. Tedesco is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona; the Supreme and District Court of Arizona; the District Court of Colorado; the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th Circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He serves on the Board of Ratio Christi.
He has extensive experience litigating religious freedom for Christian students, faculty, and staff at public schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. He serves as senior legal counsel and the director of the Secondary School Project with Alliance Defending Freedom at its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., directing public school litigation efforts for the Center for Religious Liberty.
Since joining Alliance Defending Freedom in 2004, Tedesco has passionately defended religious liberty, free speech, and the sanctity of human life. He currently specializes in protecting the First Amendment freedoms of students and faculty at public colleges and universities nationwide.
Tedesco has numerous courtroom victories, including Krestan v. Deer Valley Unified School District, where he prevailed in defending a Christian club’s right to publicize meetings via PA announcements. In O.T. v. Frenchtown Elementary School District Board of Education, he successfully argued that a student should be allowed to sing a Christian song during a school talent show. He obtained a favorable court ruling in Ward v. Polite on behalf of a Christian student unfairly expelled from a graduate counseling program because she was unwilling to affirm sexual relationships that are contrary to biblical teachings. He authored a friend-of-the-court brief in Van Orden v. Perry, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a carved granite display of the Ten Commandments on the Texas State Capitol grounds did not violate the Establishment Clause. He was also the primary brief writer in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, where the Supreme Court ruled that taxpayers who are offended cannot make unwarranted constitutional challenges. This significant victory curtailed one of the main avenues through which “offended observers” filed lawsuits under the federal Establishment Clause despite having no personal legal injury.
A staunch pro-life advocate, Tedesco’s career path was shaped by the heated debates he had on abortion with his high school friends. After studying Roe v. Wade, he discovered a love of constitutional law and our country’s legal heritage. He continued to be an activist in college, taking on the homosexual agenda. He experienced first-hand, as do so many of his current clients, the vilification and mistreatment of Christians for expressing their faith on campus. Without a doubt, Tedesco knew he needed to pursue a law degree and defend religious freedom.
Tedesco has numerous media appearances, including numerous radio and print interviews and as a guest on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom and Fox and Friends. He has also published an article in the Pepperdine Law Review.
John Stewart,the International Director for Ratio Christi, is a lawyer, Christian apologist, author and award-winning radio personality, holding earned degrees in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, and Law. John formerly co-hosted the nationally-syndicated radio program “The Bible Answerman” with the late Walter Martin and hosted his own nationally-syndicated radio show, “John Stewart Live.” John served as Professor of Law and Apologetics at the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (now Trinity Law School) in Anaheim, California, where he was also Assistant Dean of the Law Program. He later served as Assistant Director of the Christian Research Institute in El Toro, California. He is the author of three books, and has received many awards and recognitions, including an Angel Award for excellence in broadcasting, and was named “Pro-Life Broadcaster of the Year.” John testified by invitation as a Protestant Theologian before President George H. W. Bush’s Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Military. He has appeared as a guest on local and national television and radio, including CNN, national news on CBS, NBC and ABC, MacNeil-Lehrer, Good Morning America, and the E! Channel. John has spoken at many colleges, universities and law schools, and has also debated several times on college campuses, and has spoken at numerous churches throughout America, Africa and Asia. John is a visiting lecturer at Manna Bible Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, and Hindustan Bible Institute in Chennai, India. John, along with his wife, Laurie, are allied attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom. John maintains a law practice in California with Laurie, who is also practicing law in Iowa. In October 2012 they relocated to Iowa where Laurie grew up. Their adult daughters still live in Southern California.
Julie Loos is the Director of Prayer and Women's Outreach for Ratio Christi.
She has 12 years of leadership in the Moms in Prayer International ministry serving as the Missouri State Coordinator for four years until stepping into her current volunteer role as their College Groups Facilitator. She has also served as a small group leader in Bible Study Fellowship, is a graduate of Proverbs 31 Ministries’ SheSpeaks writer’s conference, and Dr. Frank Turek’s Cross Examined Instructors Academy. She participates in her local Reasonable Faith chapter, has joined the International Society for Women in Apologetics and is pursuing her Certificate in Apologetics from Biola University. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism and Psychology, she enjoyed a career in advertising as an award-winning copywriter.
Julie Loos lives with her husband and two sons in St. Louis, MO. She is sending her oldest son to college this year. Her other son is in high school. She enjoys studying God’s word, exercising, reading, gardening and cooking. You’ll usually find her not far from a cup of coffee and piece of dark chocolate.
Julie Miller serves as Chapter Director and chaplain of Ratio Christi at Rutgers University and is the campus representative on the Ratio Christi Board of Directors. She earned a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics from Biola University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University. She worked as a CPA for five years after obtaining her undergraduate degree. She also has a certification from the Cross Examined Instructors Academy.
For twenty-six years she studied and served in Bible Study Fellowship in various leadership positions. During that time she was a stay at home mom raising her boys. Apologetics became a necessity in her life while ministering to internationals in Houston through Friends International and became a passion while parenting two teenagers in a post-Christian culture. She decided to study at Biola in order to receive training in apologetics.
Julie just started a PhD program in Humanities at Faulkner University in their Great Books Honors College.
She is interested in equipping Christians and engaging skeptics with the best answers to the objections to Christianity. Julie lives in New Jersey with Buzz, her husband of 30 years. They have two sons, Cameron and Noah.
Leo Percer grew up near the Mississippi River in Millington, Tennessee. He is currently the Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (LBTS) and the Program Director for the PhD in Theology and Apologetics at LBTS. Having a Ph.D. in Religion with minor in Philosophy from Baylor University as well as an M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and an MA in Humanities from Western Kentucky University, his emphasis is in New Testament Studies and has done research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Christianity, and the Second Temple Period. He has written many academic articles including for the Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics. He enjoys engaging in worldview, apologetics, and evangelism conversations and brings a wealth of practical and academic experience to the RC team. Dr. Percer represents Liberty University on the Ratio Christi Board of Directors. His and his wife Lisa, married in 1994, now reside in Lynchburg, Virginia with their two children.
Matthew Schmidt is Ratio Christi's Director of Chapter Formation. Matt holds a B.A. in Family Science and Education from the University of Nebraska, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Philosophy and Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES). He has traveled both nationally and internationally teaching on apologetics with SES's TEAM apologetics ministry. Matt also serves as the Chapter Director of the Ratio Christi chapter at Queens University in Charlotte and has been an entrepreneur and small business owner. Matt currently resides in North Carolina, with his wife Erica and their two daughters: Anna born April 2013 and Aletheia born January 2015.
As Vice President of Campus Operations, I am accountable to insure every campus around the world successfully accomplishes everything that the Lord expects from them. I am responsible to develop an infrastructure that will serve Ratio Christi as a world class operation, rivaling the best college ministries while setting the standard for Christian Apologetics, optimally delivered to young people around the world.
This system must insure that each Chapter Director on campuses around the globe has the tools necessary to facilitate proficiency in Christian Apologetics, allowing them to effectively multiply apologists through discipleship, training, mentoring, and developing a core group of students on their campus to become mature and capable apologetic leaders who impact their university and influence society with Christian values as they go on to establish careers. Success is measured as each RC Apologetic Club matures and this core team begins training other students, who then train other students, creating a ripple effect of intrinsic systemic growth.
There has never been a time in human history when there has been more scientific, philosophical, archeological and historical evidence supporting Christianity than today. Scripture provides an elegant and intellectually satisfying solution to modern scientific conundrums. The reasons for investigating the truth claims of Christianity have never been more compelling, necessitating a rigorous intellectual discussion at the university.
If we train just 2 university students in 1 year, and each of those students each train 2 more the following year, and we do this at every university where Ratio Christi has a club, in 10 years we will have an army of 1 Million apologetically trained young adults defending Christianity around the world!
We hope to ignite the next Great Awakening by initiating a Renaissance of Christian thinking in the University and we intend change the culture on campus to one that respects Christians as valued intellectual pillars in the college community, rational defenders of Christianity who demonstrate personal integrity and use well-reasoned thought to defend and uphold the truth of the Bible.
I am honored to join forces with the dedicated Ratio Christi Team. Like Caleb (Num. 13:30-14:9), I resolutely refuse to lose hope even though the land is full of "giants". Our God will deliver us! We will overcome! But we each must do our part to engage skeptics using all of our gifts and abilities in our efforts to reclaim the mind for Christ at the university.
”A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken” Ecc. 4:12. We can be victorious together, but not by sitting on the sidelines hoping things will someday change. Our enemies hope you remain idle, comfortably watching from a safe distance; instead, break out, get involved in the struggle, join us as we claim this victory for Christ!
Michael C. Sherrard is the director of Ratio Christi College Prep, a student apologetics alliance that seeks to train youth in apologetics, worldview, and evangelism. He is also a Pastor at Crosspoint Community Church in Peachtree City, GA, the author of Relational Apologetics: Defending the Christian Faith with Holiness, Respect, and Truth, and an indie electronic musician who has released two albums Down with the Darkness and What Comes First.
Mike has a B.A. in Religion and a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Apologetics from Luther Rice Seminary and University, and is a PhD Cand. at Radboud Universtiy Nimjen under Prof. Jan Van Der Watt.
Mike has been working with youth for over ten years and has a passion for equipping them with the knowledge necessary to love God deeply and defend their hope in Him faithfully. Through Ratio Christi College Prep, Mike desires to launch an evangelistic movement amongst youth so that all may know the goodness of our God.
Mike Keas earned a Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Oklahoma. He experienced some of the last historic moments behind the Berlin Wall as a Fulbright Scholar in East Germany. He is Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the College at Southwestern and an adjunct professor in Biola University’s M.A. program in Science and Religion. He teaches physical science, biology, philosophy, logic, apologetics, hermeneutics, rhetoric, intellectual history, and the history of science and religion. As a Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute, he co-authors high school and college science curriculum. He also leads workshops for science teachers on how to teach about controversial subjects such as Darwinism. His work in the history and philosophy of science has received funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has addressed such topics in presentations at the East German Akademie der Wissenschaften, Humboldt University, Oxford University, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Wright Center for Science Education, and the University of Minnesota. He has contributed articles to several scholarly journals and anthologies, including the American Chemical Society's Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Darwinism, Design and Public Education published by Michigan State University Press. He is the principal content provider for Focus on the Family’s apologetics website www.TrueU.org, which supports a college-oriented DVD apologetics curriculum.
Simon Brace is the Director of Evangelism at Southern Evangelical Seminary. Simon was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa where he completed high school and gained a Diploma in Land Surveying at Durban University of Technology. Simon worked in construction for many years and living in a number of different countries . Simon also holds a BA in Religious Studies and an MA in Apologetics and MA in Philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary. As the Director of Evangelislm Simon leads TEAM, which is the missions program of SES, on local, national, and international trips. In addition to this Simon is also a member of the Board for Ratio Christi. This is a student campus ministry devoted to attending to the Christian heart and mind in light of the ideological challenge that confronts Christian students at universities both in the US and abroad. Simon is married to Nel whom he met while doing evangelism to Muslims in London. Nel and Simon have two daughters Eva and Olivia and a son Cai.
Terry Gentry is is a retired businessman from Boone, North Carolina. He is on the Board of Directors for Ratio Christi – Appalachian State University. In college, Terry was the leader of Intervarsity Campus Ministries during his freshman year. After being unable to answer the tough intellectual attacks against Christianity, Terry abandoned his faith. Later in life, Terry came back to Christ with the help of various apologetics ministries. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Guilford College, and has an M.B.A. from UNC-G. He also attended Wheaton College for 1 1/2 years.
Tom Gilson is the Vice President for Strategic Services for Ratio Christi, responsible for initiating and maintaining strong relationships with partner ministries and providing strategic direction on various Ratio Christi initiatives. Tom was on staff with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) for over 30 years and has wide ranging experience as a ministry strategist, writer, teacher, HR leader, blogger, and apologist. He has a Masters degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. He has served as a ministry strategist and writer for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, also known as BreakPoint; and has done strategic and organizational consulting work for Josh McDowell Ministry, the JESUS Film Project, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and other ministries as well as local churches. His “Worldview and You” column appears monthly at BreakPoint Online, and his 100-plus published articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Discipleship Journal, Touchstone Magazine, Areopagus Journal, and Salvo magazine, among others. Tom is the principal editor of the book, True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenges of Atheism. He and his wife, Sara, recently moved to Lebanon, Ohio from Yorktown, Virginia, along with their two college-age children, Jonathan and Lisa where he also works with King’s Domain, a conference center in southwest Ohio, to develop a Life Leadership Institute for emerging leaders.
Tony Gurule is Ratio Christi's Social Media, IT, and HR Support Specialist & Assistant to the National Director of Chapter Formation. He establishes and maintains the email and social media accounts for directors and chapters, takes care of IT issues as they arise, gives human resource support to Ratio Christi's national staff, and helps establish RC chapters on university, college, community college, and high school campuses. He is also an on-call, "Community Apologist" for churches who have him come and equip their congregations, youth groups, small groups, etc. Tony also does weekly, door-to-door or public evangelism and he helps equip other Christians to do the same.
Tony is currently taking classes through Southern Evangelical Seminary (www.ses.edu), pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies and a Certificate of Islamic Studies. He is looking forward to future studies and plans to pursue a M.A. in Philosophy with a concentration in Apologetics. Tony currently resides in California with his wife and three children.
Caleb Nelson joined Ratio Christi in September of 2012 as the Director of Resources. His role includes locating and managing the distribution of curriculum, academic resources, media, literature, research material, speakers, etc. for the benefit of both Ratio Christi staff and chapter students. As part of the process, he develops partnerships with organizations and individuals in order to obtain the best apologetics resources for the enhancement of the objectives of both Ratio Christi and its partners. Caleb holds a masters degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University as well as degrees in biology and aerial transportation. His career experience that ultimately lead him to Ratio Christi varied greatly, from park ranger to clinical laboratory technologist to aerial transportation specialist in the Air Force to veterinary assistant. However, his passion for the truth of the Christian worldview remains stable and paramount. Caleb currently resides in Rochester, MN with his wife Darlene, daughter Kjirsten, son Kristoffer, and dog Anja.
Abigail Hohenstreet, Organizational Liaison and Assistant to the International Director, is the teaching apologist at UC Berkeley and University of San Francisco. Abigail holds degrees in English Literature, Psychology, Political Science, Apologetics, and Counseling. She studied at North Idaho College, Purdue University, University of Oxford, and Luther Rice University and Seminary. Extracurricularly, she was an abolitionist with Exodus Cry, served on Crisis Teams for Union Gospel Mission, joined the Evangelical Philosophical Society, and has been active in Amnesty International. Field work includes specialty in mental health and social services, management for inner city non-profits, and editing research projects concerning Philosophy of Religion and Public Policy. Abigail is now continuing conciliation training regarding matters of civil and religious liberties, as her interests include diplomacy and advocacy in the heated intersection of Religion and Government.
Tony Feiger is the National Director of Training as well as Chapter Director for the Northwestern Michigan College chapter of Ratio Christi.
Having grown up in Traverse City, Tony enjoys the beach, skiing, bicycling and eating cherries. Most recently, Tony has worked as a campus minister at Dartmouth College with Cru, where he enjoyed a ministry of prayer, evangelism and discipleship. Tony has a special interest in the interaction between faith and science.
Tony has a wife, Kaylene, and four children. Together they have served as missionaries at Michigan State University, Orlando, and in Russia since 1997.
Tony studied engineering at Michigan Technological University and graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1985. He practiced engineering for 12 years before the Lord called he and his wife into missions. In 2013 Tony was ordained through The Evangelical Church Alliance.