Mike Emlet

 is Dean of Faculty at CCEF. He holds an MD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MDiv degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. He worked as a family physician for twelve years before joining the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). Mike has counseled for many years and is the author of a number of books. Mike is married to Jody, and they have two children.

Ray Ortlund

is the Pastor to Pastors at Immanuel Church Nashville. He is also the President of Renewal Ministries and serves on the Council of The Gospel Coalition. He has published multiple books and written numerous essays and articles. Ray and his wife Jani have been married for forty-five happy years, they have four delightful children and 15 amazing grandchildren.

Jani Ortlund

is a well-known writer and conference speaker. She is the wife of Raymond Ortlund Jr., who is an author, a former seminary professor and pastor, and the president at Renewal Ministries. Jani, a former schoolteacher, holds a master’s degree in education and serves as executive vice president at Renewal Ministries (ortlund.net). The Ortlunds have four children and fifteen grandchildren.

Alasdair Groves

is the Executive Director of CCEF. He was the co-founder of CCEF’s New England office, and served as the director of the School of Biblical Counseling from 2017-2019. Alasdair also has experience in campus ministry as well as having served on staff at two churches. He, his wife, Lauren, and their three children live in New England. Alasdair is a fiction enthusiast, plays ultimate frisbee, and loves to produce and enjoy both good food and good music.


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