CHR Staff

!!! Gary J. Oliver, Ph.D.Gary J. Oliver, Ph.D. Executive Director

As well as serving as the CHR Executive Director, Dr. Oliver is a professor of Psychology and Practical Theology at John Brown University. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Oliver has over 40 years experience in individual, premarital, marital and family counseling.  In addition to his extensive, nationwide teaching ministry, he serves on the Executive Board and national speaking team of the American Association of Christian CounselorsHe has authored more than 20 books and more than 300 articles on marriages and families.

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Derek Gwinn, Ph.D. 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 “Growing a Healthy Relationship” (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.