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Who We Are - Core Team

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Richard S. Franklin Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor in the MOL program and Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

  • Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, Regent University
  • Th.M., Systematic Theology (emphasis), Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
  • M.Div., Pastoral Care & Counseling (emphasis), Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
  • B.A., Communication Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Richard S. Franklin has served as a ministry leader with Campus Crusade for Christ for nearly 25 years.


  • Business
    Training: Leadership
  • Family
    Coaching: Executives
    Consulting: Pastors & Missionaries
  • Ministry
    Consulting: non-profit organizations

Working Experience

Rick teaches as adjunct faculty in the MOL program as well as for Talbot School of Theology, placing a primary emphasis upon character development and the inner dynamics of leadership. He has over 20 years of executive leadership experience both in the U.S. and internationally. He has ministered with Campus Crusade for Christ, where he served as national director of Campus Crusade in the Czech Republic and currently helps provide leadership development for staff throughout Eastern Europe and Russia. Rick provides consulting for Christian non-profit organizations and his research interests include integrating biblical faith, theology, and leadership studies as well as studying authentic leadership. Additionally, Rick founded and directs the Higher Ground Leadership Summit, an academic forum for developing budding scholars interested in integrating faith and leadership.


Rick and his wife, Dana, were high school sweethearts and have been married for nearly 23 years. They have four children ranging in age from 10 to 19. Rick and his family enjoy spending time together at the beach and at their family cabin in the Colorado Rockies as well as ministering cross-culturally.  




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