Mike Ruest serves as the Executive Director of Symporus. He has done doctoral studies in homiletics and early Christian literature. In addition to Symporus, he has taught at Colorado Christian University since 2012 in the schools of theology and humanities and social sciences. At CCU he designed graduate level programs and courses, while also advising on their selection of technology. He has served as an editorial fellow for various publications and has a book chapter being published this Fall. Currently he is finishing a PhD in communication studies with an emphasis on technology and new media. Before his role at Symporus, Mike worked in software and information technology, and served with non-profits, as well as the United States Army.