Welcome! Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
My name is Brian Virtue and I’m currently teaching Leadership Studies at the International Graduate School of Leadership in Manila, the Philippines.
I’m from Long Beach, California. Attended Long Beach Poly High School. From their I went on to UCLA and graduated in ’97 with degrees in History and Political Science. My focus was Ancient History as well as 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. And prayerfully I will shortly be beginning a PhD program in Peace Studies with an emphasis on cross-cultural relations.
My experience has taken me from campus ministry at Stanford University to the mobilization and training of short-term international ministry teams to Asian-American leadership development with the Epic Movement. Now we find ourselves in Asia!
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 (14 yrs) and my three kids – Morgan (10), Colin (7), and Kaelyn (4).
There’s only one other passion in addition to my family that transcends some of my favored scholarly pursuits and that is my commitment to the Chicago Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, and my childhood love – the Chicago Cubs, who continue to challenge my limits of hope, long-suffering, and sanity.
Drop me a line if you share similar passions!