My name is Brian Virtue if you ended up here for a reason besides knowing me personally. I serve in leadership development in the context of a large national campus ministry (Cru) but currently serve in an Asian-American contextualized ministry (Epic Movement). I’ve been serving in ministry for over 15 years now which has also included significant stops at Stanford University and as an international missions coordinator. We currently are in the process of transitioning to teach servant and ministry leadership at the International Graduate School in Manila, Philippines for the 2013-2014 school year.
Grew up in Long Beach, California. Attended Long Beach Poly.
Attended UCLA and graduated in ’97 with Bachelor’s degrees in History and Political Science. My focus was Ancient History and Comparative Politics and International Relations.
I earned a Masters Degree in Transformational Leadership in 2007 and a Masters of Divinity in 2011 through Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
I love leadership formation, leadership ethics, congregational systems theory, multi-ethnic conversations and learning, change theory, and studying prophetic functioning within systems.
Despite my love for these themes I have a greater passion for my wife Christine and my three kids – Morgan (8), Colin (5), and Kaelyn (2).
There’s only one other passion in addition to my family that transcends some of my favored scholarly pursuits and that is my commitment/addition to the Chicago Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, LA Lakers, and my childhood love - the Chicago Cubs, who continue to challenge my limits of hope, long-suffering, and sanity.
Waiting ’til next year and the Super Bowl Shuffle can only satisfy for so long.