is the executive director of The Jung Center
, a non-profit educational institution. He received a master’s degree in religious studies in 1999 from Rice University, where he studied psychology and religion with William Parsons. He received a second master’s degree, in clinical psychology, from the University of Houston–Clear Lake in 2007, and he received his professional counseling license in 2012. He completed a doctorate in psychology at Saybrook University in 2014. He is a psychotherapist in private practice and lectures internationally on topics related to psychology, religion, and spirituality.
serves as president of the Houston Graduate School of Theology
(HGST), where he is also a professor of church and culture. From 2004 to 2010, he was an associate professor in the School of Theology at Houston Baptist University and director of the Antioch Institute for Missional Theology and Leadership. He taught sociology, including the sociology of religion, at HBU as an adjunct faculty member from 1990 to 2000. His academic training includes a doctorate in church and community studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.
is a pastor, spiritual director, and public speaker with a passion for improving the spiritual lives of people everywhere. She co-pastors the St. John’s Church in downtown and northwest Houston with her husband Rudy. She is a graduate of American Leadership Forum class XXIII, and she recently obtained her master’s in theological studies, focusing on spiritual formation. She founded The Art Project Houston
, offering creative possibilities for those in transition; co-founded The Bread of Life Homeless Project
in downtown Houston; and serves on the boards of Renovare and the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance.
Angela Ravin-Anderson is an ordained minister and a candidate for a Doctorate of Ministry in pastoral and missional church leadership. She is the creator and founder of the Streams in the Wasteland Leadership Institute, a training program to equip and prepare women as leaders. Along with her work in ministry, she has worked in the healthcare industry as a hospital administrator and management consultant for more than 20 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Rice and an MBA and Master of Health Administration from the University of Houston-Clearlake.
Laura Sorrell has 30 years of experience in executive search beginning with Korn/Ferry International. She specializes in C-level searches for a variety of industry clients and handles board-level searches for major products and energy companies. She also represents a wide variety of non-profit and philanthropic organizations. She has served as a strategic adviser and member of the executive team for David Weekley and the HE Butt Foundation. She received a Master of Liberal Studies from Rice University in 2011.
Bess Wareing is a Ph.D. psychologist in private practice. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Rice in 1982. Both of her parents attended Rice, as did her brother, husband Matt, and son John. Bess currently serves on the Friends of Fondren Library Board and is president-elect for 2019. She hopes that by seeking greater understanding of and respect for the ties that bind us, the RPLP has the potential to gather, analyze, and disseminate information that can expand rather than contract the ways we live, work, and communicate with others, within and outside our immediate group affiliations.