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Ray focuses the “third half” of his life on helping to grow the next generation of servant leaders. He currently teaches philosophy and worldview at Ad Fontes Academy high school and is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. He was previously an Adjunct Professor for Leadership and Business Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has taught and consulted on leadership development as the Senior Mentor for the Air Force Senior Leaders Program, the Excellence in Government Fellows Program, the Federal Executive Institute, and dozens of government and non-profit organizations. He loves mentoring young men of the Millennial Generation.
Ray previously spent 35 years in public service in the Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs--the last 17 of those years was as a Senior Executive.
A 1964 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he holds a master’s degree in economics and political science as well as masters in theological studies.
He is the author of numerous articles on leadership, character, vocation, and change management and two books: Crossed Lives, Crossed Purposes: Why Thomas Jefferson Failed and William Wilberforce Persisted to Lead an End to Slavery, Wipf and Stock, 2012, and “Leaders Growing Leaders” in The Jossey-Bass Reader on Nonprofit and Public Leadership, 2011.
He blogs at www.crossedlives.org.