Longtime friends Building Lasting Relationships' Dr. Clarence Shuler and Dr. Gary Chapman (The 5 Love Languages®) encouraged us from their new resource: Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships: How You Can Help Heal Racial Divides, One Relationship at a Time
Clarence Shuler (M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the president and CEO of Building Lasting Relationships, Inc., which conducts marriage, parenting, and Biblical diversity seminars throughout the United States and internationally. He has over 30 years of professional cross-cultural ministry experience and is a member of FamilyLife's speaker team, along with his wife, Brenda. Formerly the manager of Focus on the Family's Black Family/Pastor Ministries, Clarence has consulted with numerous churches and organizations on diversity, including the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Salvation Army, Moody Bible Institute, and Wycliffe Bible Translators. Clarence is the author of several books, including Winning the Race to Unity, Your Wife Can Be Your Best Friend, and Choosing Greatness, co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman. He and Brenda reside in Colorado Springs, Colo., and have three daughters.
Dr. Gary Chapman is a well-known marriage counselor and director of marriage seminars. He has written more than 25 books including the #1 New York Times Best Seller, The 5 Love Languages. Chapman is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, with degrees from Wheaton College, Wake Forest University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, plus postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. He is the host of Building Relationships on Moody Radio along with Chris & Andrea Fabry (listen Saturdays at 1 pm ET).
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.