The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
Phillip A. Foster, Ph.D.
The needed combination of knowledge and experience
30 plus years of leadership in the local church, not-for-profit and for-profit settings:
As a youth minister, elder, teacher, and chair of ministry teams in the local church
As a chair, instructor, and advisor at Lincoln Christian University
As a director of a Christian practice of psychology
As a director of a ministry to pastors, missionaries, and other Christian leaders
M.S. Ed. In Human Service Consultation and Program Development
Ph.D. from Illinois State University in psychology
Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation
Married to Roxanne for 39 years with 2 children in college
Die-hard Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan
"Authentic Quest provided compassion and understanding as they helped our church congregation realize an amazing opportunity that God was offering to us and our community. We are so thankful for the Spirit-led guidance of Authentic Quest."
.-Marcia Wahls, First Presbyterian Church of Chenoa
"Authentic Quest has been a blessing to our church. They have gone above and beyond to bring harmony back within our church leadership."
--Doug Wendler, Elder
When we needed a godly, wise, third-party to help us navigate a new ministry opportunity, Authentic Quest was a great asset to the process.
--Andy Huette, Pastor
"I was a client of Dr. Foster's for a number of years and he was exceedingly helpful for me as I navigated the dynamics of serving as a pastor. God used his insight and challenge to help me become a healthier and more balanced minister (and person). I have recommended a number of pastors to him in the past and I recommend him now."
--Charles B. Hardwick, Director of Theology, Worship, and Education, Presbyterian Church (USA)