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 programs at the study center – from pancake breakfasts to the Fellows program to large-scale events. He is the first face you’ll likely meet as a student or faculty member 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 putting the hands to the head and heart of something — helping an idea become reality.
Ralph is a retired Senior Research Associate in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. He has been ministering to the VT community since 1979.
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.
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.
Pablo A. Tarazaga
Pablo is an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech in the Mechanical Engineering Department and is a Principal Faculty in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction.
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.