Dr. Melinda Whitman

Bill Galipault, DMin

Professor of Sports & Recreation Management
Missional Sports Specialist
International Experience: Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Cuba, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Slovakia, Trinidad, USA

 

Education

  • Doctor of Ministry, Azusa Pacific University, Auzsa, CA, USA
  • Master of Education, Physical Education, Herbert Lehman College, Bronx, NY, USA
  • Master of Professional Studies, Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack,NY, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics & Business, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH, USA

DMin Project 

  • Spiritual Formation in the Team Sport Environment and its Application For Churches

Certifications 

  • National Coaching Diploma, National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Kansas City, MO

Teaching Specializations

  • Sports Ministry theory and practice
  • Aspects of Sports Management

Academic Experiences

  • Adjunct Professor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
  • Head Mens' Soccoer Coach, Nyack College, Nyack, NY
  • Athletic Staff Assistant, Nyack College, Nyack, NY
  • Instructor of Physical Education, Nyack College, Nyack, NY

Professional Experiences

  • Sport's Ministry Training Director, Southern California Seahorses Soccer, Missionary Athletes International, La Mirada, CA
  • Asst General Manager & Sports Ministry Director, Southern California Seahorses Soccer, Missionary Athletes International, La Mirada
  • Board of Directors, Southern California Seahorses Soccer, Missionary Athletes International, La Mirada, CA
  • Pastor, Small Groups and Recreation, Rose Drive Friends Church, Yorba Linda, CA
  • Director of Partnerships, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Marietta, GA
  • Logistics Coordinator, Athletes Cities Events Conference (ACE 2000), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Sydney, Australia
  • Czech Republic Office Leader, Missionary Athletes International, La Mirada, CA
  • Soccer Staff, Southern California Seahorse Soccer College, La Mirada, CA

Presentations

  • "Creating Christ Followers in the Team Sport Laboratory."  Reach Gathering Conference, April 2017
  • "Expanding & Enhancing the Kingdom: Expanding Your Church's Influence Through Training & Equipping International Local Church Leaders."  Panel Discussion, Reach Gathering Conference, October 2016
  • "Hosting and Sending Sports Ministry Teams: A Biblical Foundation for Initiating and Growing International Local Church Sports Ministry Partnerships."  Panel Discussion, Reach Gathering Conference, October 2016
  • "Sport as Ministry."  Friends Summit, San Diego, CA, 2014
  • "Growing in Jesus & Competing Like Jesus: A Model for Discipling Local Church Sports Outreach Athletes."  Reach Gathering Conference, 2014.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America