Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is the founder and president of Love and Respect Ministries. He previously served as senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, Michigan for nearly 20 years. Dr. Eggerichs received his B.A. in biblical studies, and an M.A. in communication from Wheaton College and Graduate School. He was later awarded a master of divinity degree from Dubuque Seminary, and a Ph.D. in child and family ecology from Michigan State University. Dr. Eggerichs is the author of several books, including Love and Respect, Cracking the Communication Code, and The 4 Wills of God. Emerson and his wife, Sarah, have three adult children and make their home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.