Kris Miller
Kris Miller joined the faculty of the College of Bible and Ministry in 2015, serving as assistant professor of theology and director of Lipscomb’s Institute for Christian Spirituality. He has nine years of experience as a spiritual director and has been training other spiritual directors since 2010. He has taught systematic theology for Fuller Theological Seminary’s regional campuses. Kris holds a BA in biblical studies, an MDiv, and an MA in history and theology all from Abilene Christian University, and a PhD in systematic theology from Durham University (UK).
Earl Lavender
Earl Lavender is the founding director of the Institute. He teaches classes in missions, spiritual formation, and faith and culture. He currently serves as the director of missional studies at Lipscomb. He completed his B.S. and M.A. at Lipscomb and his Ph.D. at St. Louis University. Earl has ministered in Italy, Illinois, and Tennessee.