Jared Pingleton, Psy.D., serves as the Vice President of Professional Development for the American Association of Christian Counselors. As a licensed clinical psychologist and credentialed minister, Dr. Pingleton is dually trained in both psychology and theology and specializes in the theoretical and practical integration of the two disciplines. In professional practice since 1977, he has enjoyed the privilege of working with thousands of individuals, couples, and families to offer help, hope, and healing to the hurting. Dr. Pingleton earned his Psy.D. and M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University; an M.A. in Counseling from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and a B.S. in Psychology and Biblical Studies from Evangel University. He completed additional graduate work at the University of Kansas, and the Assemblies of God, Talbot, and Fuller Theological Seminaries. In addition to his clinical practice, he has served on the pastoral staff of two large churches and taught at numerous Christian colleges and theological seminaries. He has published several professional journal articles and authored or co-authored several books, including Making Magnificent Marriages, The Struggle is Real: How to Minister to Mental and Relational Health Needs in the Church, Be Strong and Surrender: A 30 Day Recovery Guide, Praying with Jesus: Reset My Prayer Life, and Christian Perspectives on Human Development. Formerly Director of Counseling Services at Focus on the Family, Dr. Pingleton has extensive national and international media experience, appearing as a guest, co-host, or host of hundreds of television and radio programs, as well as leading print publications. He maintains several professional affiliations, has received five “Who’s Who” awards, along with several other national recognitions, and is a popular national and international speaker, preacher, and conference leader. Jared and his wife, Linda, have four sons and five adorable grandchildren.