Martin Institute Staff
Gary W. Moon, M.Div. Ph.D. served as the founding Executive Director Founding Director of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center at Westmont College. He continues to serve as a Senior Fellow of the Martin Institute and Director of Conversatio Divina
Gary also serves as Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Spiritual Formation. Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, and co-directs a DMIN program in spiritual direction at Fuller Theological Seminary. He served as the founding director of the Renovare International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and as a founding editor of the Conversations Journal.
He writes in ares such as theoretical and practical integration of psychology and theology and has published and presented over 300 professional and popular papers. He recently completed a biography of Dallas Willard, which was released in March of 2018. His most recent books include: Eternal Living: Reflections on Dallas Willard's Teaching on Faith & Formation (IVP, 2015) and Apprenticeship with Jesus (Barker Books, 2009). Other books include: Falling for God (Shaw/RandomHouse, 2004), and Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls (IVP, 2004), Homesick for Eden (Servant, 1997) and a four-volume family devotion series, The Bible Ride (servant and LifeSprings).
Gary’s books in spiritual formation include Eternal Living: Reflections on Dallas Willard’s Teaching on Faith and Formation, Apprenticeship with Jesus: Learning to Live Like the Master and Falling for God: Learning to Say Yes to His Extravagant Proposal.He is currently hard at work on Dallas Willard’s biography.
Gary has served as an instructor at the Fuller Graduate Schools of Theology and 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 and The Journal of Psychology and Theology, Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal. Along with David Benner and Larry Crabb, Gary founded Conversations Journal. His research is in the theoretical and practical integration of psychology and theology. Gary 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 is the Associate Director for the Martin Institute. She especially enjoys cultivating spaces for students, faculty and staff to encounter the Trinity.
Mariah earned her B.A. in Religious Studies from Westmont College in 2010. She grew up in the mountains of Colorado and smiles whenever she smells pine trees or sees hummingbirds. She is married to Eduardo and together they have a beautiful boy named Leandro.
Joel Patterson served as Westmont College’s Director of Music and Worship from 2003 until 2018. He currently serves as a part-time video editor for the Martin Institute, as well as a consultant for the Capax Dei small group ministry.
He is an alumnus of Hope College and Fuller Seminary (MA). He is married to Erin and is the father of Josephine and James.
Jordan is the Assistant for the Martin Institute. She wants to be a spiritual formation pastor or a chaplain one day. Jordan earned her B.A. in Psychology and studied abroad in Israel-Palestine during her time at Westmont College.
She is currently pursuing an M.Div. from Asbury Seminary online and loves reading historical fiction and poetry. She has five nieces and two nephews.