The CHR Team

Derek Gwinn, PhD

Derek Gwinn, PhD

Director of Relationship Education

Derek earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky, with a double major in Individual and Family Development, and Family Resource Management and Consumer Studies. He earned his Masters of Arts, with an emphasis in social policy and social welfare, from the University of Minnesota. He holds a doctorate from the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota, with an emphasis on parent and family life education.

Gail Anderson

Executive Assistant to Dr. Oliver

Gail serves as the Executive Assistant to CHR and Dr. Gary Oliver. In addition to keeping the CHR offices running smoothly, Gail is the primary point of contact for our community workshops and retreats.

Jan Phillips

GHR program Coordinator

Jan is the primary point of contact and programmatic coordinator for our GHR program, which is delivered on campuses throughout the nation. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from John Brown University.

Jason Bowyer

Creative director

Jason is responsible for brand and art direction with all of the CHR's ventures: CHR, GHR, workshops, JBU initiatives, and ChurchStrong. He holds a BBA from John Brown University and is currently pursuing a masters in Counseling at JBU.

Zach Linder

Graduate Fellow

Zach has recently returned to NWA from Germany where he was the assistant chaplain at Black Forrest Academy. He graduated from JBU in 2014 with a degree in Youth Ministry and is currently pursuing his masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Emily Hiser

Graduate Fellow

Ana recently graduated from JBU with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Services. She is currently pursuing her masters in Counseling at John Brown University.