Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is the president of Love and Respect Ministries and author of the best-selling book, Love and Respect. Before launching his ministry, Dr. Eggerichs was the senior pastor of Trinity Church for nearly 20 years. He received his B.A. in Biblical Studies and M.A. in Communications from Wheaton College and Graduate School. He later completed a Master of Divinity degree from Dubuque Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology from Michigan State University. Emerson and his wife Sarah live in Grand Rapids, MI and have three adult children.