The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

Prov 4:18

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"


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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Christos Center for Spiritual Formation

Certified Trainer by the Gottman Institute  for "7 Principles for Making Marriage Work"

Ordained by Christian Churches/Churches of Christ

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


"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

"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)