Dr. Joseph Umidi serves as Interim Dean and has been a Professor of Ministry at Regent University for the past 28 years. At the same time he has served in senior leadership roles of several churches in Virginia, and was in Pastoral leadership in Canada for thirteen years prior. For the last twelve years he has served as the Senior Director of New Life Ministries International, a church network, church planting, and missions organization based in Virginia Beach, and as Founder and President of Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, Inc., the largest Christian Coach Training ministry world-wide, which ministers in 22 countries and 14 languages. He has authored numerous articles and books dealing with Church, Organizational, and Personal Transformation and is working in community and international transformation strategies with several ministry organizations in the developing nations. He is married to Marie, Founder & President of TMCJ, Inc. an international Gospel Arts ministry, and the delighted grandparents of three grandchildren.