Mike directs the programs and activities of the study center and helps to connect others to this important work. He has a passion for helping students develop as leaders and connect their faith with all aspects of life.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
James develops the activities and cultivates the student relationships at the study center — from reading groups to the Fellows program to large-scale events. He’ll likely be the first face you meet as a student or faculty involved with the study center.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Rachel helps keep the study center organized, provides administrative support, and helps keep the many activities and programs going smoothly! Her passion is being the hands to the head and heart of something — helping an idea become reality.
Ralph is a founding member of the Bradley Study Center and current Chair of the Board. Now retired from the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech, Ralph has been ministering to the VT community since 1979. He is an elder at Blacksburg Christian Fellowship, and (along with his wife, Patricia) serves as a Senior Fellow for the Honors Residential College at Virginia Tech.
Deborah Carlier was born and raised in upstate New York to Chinese immigrant parents. Keen to avoid being merely a consumer of culture, she is interested in joining others in creating things that will aid in human flourishing – something the study center loves to explore. After years of raising a family in Blacksburg and working for Virginia Tech, she now resides in windy Chicago with her husband, Paul.
Jefferson J. Jones serves in full time ministry as the Senior Leader and Founder of Surge Ministries in Christiansburg, VA. Surge is a college ministry that exists to help students find their identity in Christ while supporting them in life and spiritual formation during the college years.
Taylor Rollo has been the Associate Pastor at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church since moving to Blacksburg in 2013, including oversight of Christian Education, church community life, youth group, missions, and graduate student ministry. Taylor and his wife, Erika have two boys: Gabriel and Corban.
Pablo is the Associate Department Head of Research and Strategic Initiatives at Texas A&M in the Mechanical Engineering department. He is a Virginia Tech alum and a founding member of the Bradley Study Center. Pablo and his wife, Vanessa, live with their family in College Station, Texas.
Damon Thompson is the Founder/CEO of Real Life Dental, with locations in Blacksburg and Christiansburg. He is passionate about remaking the dental customer experience into one that is remarkable. He and his wife Andi live in Blacksburg with their sons.