Gary Moon


Gary W. Moon, M.Div., Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College. He also has served as the Executive Director of the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and as Editor-in-Chief of Conversations Journal. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Georgia and a M.Div. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a licensed psychologist in Georgia and Virginia.

Gary has served as an instructor at Fuller Graduate School of Theology, and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and on the faculties of Erskine Theological Seminary, Regent University, Richmont Graduate University, Azusa Pacific University, and Westmont College.

Gary serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Psychology and Christianity, The Journal of Psychology and Theology, Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal. He along with David Benner and Larry Crabb founded Conversations Journal: A Forum for Authentic Transformation. He conducts research concerning the theoretical and practical integration of psychology and theology and has published and presented over 300 professional and popular papers.

He is married to Regina Reynolds Moon and they have two daughters, Jessica Erin, and Jenna Rebeccah.

Mariah Velásquez

Mariah Velasquez

Mariah is the Program Coordinator for the Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center. Her focus is on research: book awards, grants and senior fellows.

Mariah earned her B.A. in Religious Studies from Westmont College and is currently working on a professional certificate in Spanish/English translation and interpretation through the University of San Diego. She also works as an administrative assistant to Chris Call, VP for Administration and for Research, Planning and Implementation at Westmont College.

She grew up in the mountains of Colorado and smiles whenever she smells pine trees or sees hummingbirds. She is married to Eduardo.

Joel Patterson

Patterson, Joel

Joel Patterson has been Westmont College’s Director of Music and Worship since 2003 and is excited to add to those duties the role of Liaison to the Campus Pastor’s Office for the Dallas Willard Center. One of his main roles with the DWC is the administration of the Capax Dei small groups.

He is an alumnus of Hope College and is working on an MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary. He is married to Erin and is the father of Josephine James.

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