Dr. Carson E. Reed is vice president for church relations at Abilene Christian University and executive director of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry. He also serves as the director for the Doctor of Ministry program and holds the Frazer Endowed Chair for Church Enrichment as an associate professor of practical theology in the Graduate School of Theology. Currently, Carson serves on the board of the Academy for Religious Leadership and serves as editor for the Journal of Religious Leadership. Through the Siburt Institute, Carson consults with congregations and church leaders across the country. His teaching and research center on practical theology with a particular focus on leadership, preaching, and issues surrounding faith and culture. Carson and his wife Vickie have been married 36 years and have four adult children.