Light University Announces Dr. John Trent, Renowned Author, Counselor and Speaker, to Join Light University Online
Dr. John Trent to assume role as Vice President of Student Advancement and Strategic Partnerships
FOREST, Va., March 18, 2013 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Light University of Virginia announced today that Dr. John Trent, president of StrongFamilies.com and the Center for Strong Families, has accepted the position of Vice President of Student Advancement and Strategic Partnerships for Light University Online. Light University Online
(LUO) is a world leader in the training and development of students interested in biblical counseling, Christian life coaching and crisis and trauma care. LUO currently offers more than 15, distinctively Christian, online programs of study through its highly interactive online educational format. Each program of study is uniquely designed to equip students from all over the globe to effectively help others change their lives for the better.
The addition of Dr. Trent positions LUO to make a true global impact. Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors
and Light University Online, says he expects Dr. Trent "to play a significant role in helping us meet our goal to train one million biblical counselors worldwide who are passionate in helping others in need and recognize them for their ministry and academic accomplishments. He adds, "I have known John for 20 years, and have witnessed firsthand his love and drive for helping caregivers reach out to those in need. I am convinced that LUO will allow him to do that on a greater scale and will be a unique part of his legacy." Dr. Trent will also be working to keep LUO courses and subject matter current and relevant and help with the launch of a new Marriage and Family program of study. According to Dr. Clinton, "John and I are taking what we believe is the most comprehensive approach to biblical counseling education, infusing it with relevant commentary, and supercharging it with one of the most robust, interactive, and media-rich platforms available today."
Dr. Trent adds, "It's a privilege to work closely with Dr. Clinton on a project that he is very passionate about. I am extremely impressed with LUO's programs of study and the amazing global platform that God has allowed them to build, equipping people around the world in their calling to minister to others. I consider it one of the leading online Christian institutions with a philosophy and approach to online learning that focuses on equipping and inspiring individuals in their personal calling to help and minister to hurting people. I see my main job as serving, walking alongside, and encouraging our students to strengthen their families and be trained to walk well with others. And I also look forward to announcing, soon, some incredible faculty and staff who will be joining the team at Light University Online!"