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Brian Medaris 23-24

Dr. Brian Medaris - Professor of Psychology, Counseling, Children/Family Studies

Dr. Brian Medaris – Professor of Psychology, Counseling, Children/Family Studies
MCC Start Date: July 2008

Academic History:

B.S., Indiana University, 1993
Therapeutic Recreation
M.A., Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1999
M.Div., Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2003
Concentrations: Pastoral Care and Christian Education
D.Min., Lincoln Christian Seminary, 2013
Concentration: Spiritual Formation
Dissertation: Spiritual Mentoring Groups: Using Principles of Spiritual Direction in Faculty/Staff Led Small Groups
Ph.D., Grand Canyon University, Anticipated Dec. 2023
Concentration: General Psychology
Dissertation Focus: Person-Group Fit among Ministerial Teams

Ecclesial Experience and/or Passions
Brian was ordained into Christian Ministry in 2000 and continues to serve in local ministry alongside his teaching responsibilities at MCC. He has served in a variety of roles in the church: Senior Pastor, Youth and Young Adult Minister, Worship Leader, and Children’s Minister. He encourages formation in the context of community, intergenerational formation, and team-based leadership. Brian is also a licensed professional counselor providing services through a local counseling ministry.

Academic Interests and/or Areas of Expertise
Counseling: Individual, group, and pastoral
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Work Teams and Group Dynamics
Intergenerational Faith Practices
Spiritual Direction
Character Development in Leadership
Biblical Studies & Teaching