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Brian Medaris 2019-20

Dr. Brian Medaris - Professor of Psychology and Christian Ministry

Dr. Brian Medaris – Professor of Psychology and Christian Ministry

bmedaris@mccks.edu
MCC Start Date: July 2008

Academic History:

B.S., Indiana University, 1993
Therapeutic Recreation
M.A., Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1999
Counseling
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

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.

Academic Interests and/or Areas of Expertise
Intergenerational Faith Practices
Spiritual Direction
Spiritual Disciplines
Faith Formation through the Lifespan
Character Development in Leadership
Adoption
Biblical Studies & Teaching
Group Dynamics
Small Group Ministry