William “Todd” Evans, MA, PhD
Throughout his professional career, Todd has pursued his love for teaching and inspiring others. He earned his Master of Arts in Christian Education and Spiritual Formation from Wheaton College in Illinois, co-receiving the Lois LeBar Award. He taught as an Adjunct Professor at Wheaton College in the Graduate School Department of Spiritual Formation, teaching the Discipleship and Adult Learning Styles courses. As the Director of Educational Ministries at the Evangelical Training Association in Wheaton, he marketed curriculum book sales focused on leadership training and Christian Education; consulted with pastors and Christian Education Directors in local churches; led workshops; presented at conferences; and researched. He has served with Kristin in church, camping, adventure challenge, and retreat ministries. Working as the Director of Youth Ministries at a local church for seven years, he developed leaders, nurtured students’ spiritual growth, created original curriculum, and counseled parents. He also helped guide training efforts for local churches. Todd then received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University during which time he completed a year-long program in the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching and served on staff there; published numerous scientific papers; and presented his research at symposiums and conferences across the world. He enjoyed serving as a part-time lecturer in the Vanderbilt University Department of Mechanical Engineering for four years. While his experience is broad, it has all been motivated by a passion for seeing others grow and live to their fullest potential.
Todd currently enjoys managing multiple businesses focusing on everything from diesel delivery, to online resale, to empowering families to travel for free with credit card points. He loves spending time with his family traveling, playing games, and sharing the day-to-day time together. He spends any time left over running and hiking.
Kristin Faith Evans, MA, MS, LMSW
In addition to caring for her two children with complex needs, Kristin is an award-winning author, speaker, and mental health counselor. Her greatest passion is helping others grow in deeper faith and mental health wholeness. She has spoken at the Faith Inclusion Network, One Word, and Wonderfully Made SOAR conferences and has appeared as a guest on numerous podcasts. Kristin has written for the Key Ministry and Different Dream Living blogs, The Joyful Life Magazine, the Upper Room, and Alive Now. She has served with Todd in church, camping, adventure challenge, and retreat ministries. As a Licensed Masters Social Worker, she is also experienced in Christian counseling, couples and family therapy, substance abuse treatment, and crisis counseling. Kristin earned her BA in Christian Religious Studies from the University of Tennessee, graduating Summa Cum Laude; her MA in Christian Spiritual Formation from Wheaton College in Illinois, co-receiving the Lois LeBar Award; and her MS in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, graduating with Phi Alpha honors. Kristin is an active member of Word Weavers International and the National Association of Social Workers. Living in the Nashville, TN area, when Kristin is not writing or working with clients, she enjoys spending time with Todd and their two children, traveling, training for triathlons, and being out in nature.
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