For the last thirty years Ray Blunt describes his primary focus as helping to grow the next generation of servant leaders. He has served as an Associate Professor in Leadership at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, teaching in a DMin program, and consulted on leadership development and organizational culture to dozens of organizations. He served in public service as a senior leader with a focus on strategic planning, human capital, and organizational effectiveness. Long ago, he was in one of the first classes to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy and went on to achieve master’s degrees in comparative economics and theology. Today he teaches high school juniors and seniors philosophy, sociology, and theology at Ad Fontes Academy, a classical Christian school in Centreville, VA, where he has taught four of his grandchildren.
He has written extensively on leadership, organizational culture, and character. His first book was Crossed Lives, Crossed Purposes: Why Thomas Jefferson Failed and William Wilberforce Persisted in Leading an End to Slavery, (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2013) and he contributed a chapter to The Jossey-Bass Reader on Non Profit and Public Leadership, James L. Perry, ed., “How Leaders Are Grown,” (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010).
Ray and his wife, B.J., have been married for over 50 years. They attend Restoration Anglican Church where they have mentored more than 20 young couples before and after marriage.