Gregory Love is a recognized expert in legal standards of care related to child sexual abuse, providing crisis response to ministries and churches nationwide. Litigating sexual abuse cases across the United States, his unique perspective provides valuable counsel to ministry and secular consulting clients, including the United States Olympic Committee, Awana International, Nazarene Global Ministries, Bob Jones University, Methodist conferences, and Baptist Conventions and Associations. A shareholder and partner in the law firm of Love & Norris, Love serves as co-founder of MinistrySafe™ and Abuse Prevention Systems™.
Love has spoken as guest lecturer at Texas Wesleyan School of Law, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary.
Kimberlee Norris is a sexual abuse trial attorney: representing victims of abuse, serving as a consulting and testifying expert in abuse cases, and providing crisis management and allegation response counsel to ministries of all sizes. An acknowledged authority in screening practices for child-serving organizations, Norris provides live and online instruction for churches, schools, camps, and non-profits. Retained by the Christian Camp & Conference Association as the backbone of CCCA’s CamperProtect initiative, Norris trains camp staff members across the United States in the prevention of child sexual abuse at camp.
Ms. Norris provides legal counsel through the law firm of Love & Norris, where she serves as shareholder and partner.
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Thacker serves as an assistant professor of Biblical counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. She is passionate about teaching counseling students to integrate scripture and psychology and apply those concepts to real life counseling situations. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at DTS, Thacker maintains a small private practice in which she specializes with children and adolescents and supervises LPC-Interns. Thacker completed her training with a master’s degree in Biblical counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of North Texas. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Approved Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Most importantly, she is married to Chad and they have two children, Emerson and William.
Dr. Sedwick serves as a professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. Sedwick completed his educational training with a Master’s of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Master’s of Arts degree in Religious Education, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in youth ministry for more than thirty years, and will be serving as President of the Society of Professors in Christian Education in Fall, 2016. An ordained minister who teaches students at a large Dallas-area church, Dr. Sedwick is a popular conference and seminar speaker. His research and teaching interests include legal and financial issues in ministry, youth development, biblical education for youth, and curriculum design.