About Ray Blunt
In the third third of his life, Ray’s focus is helping to grow the next generation of servant leaders. He teaches philosophy, sociology, and theology to juniors and seniors at Ad Fontes Academy in Centreville, VA. Previously, Ray served 35 years in public service in the Air Force and in the Department of Veterans Affairs at an assistant secretary level focused on strategic planning and policy. Afterward he consulted and taught leadership studies for 20 years while working to help establish The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. He has written extensively on leadership development, character, and mentoring. He is the author of two books: Crossed Lives – Crossed Purposes: Why Thomas Jefferson Failed and William Wilberforce Persisted in Leading an End to Slavery (2012) and Elders at the Gate: A Call to Repair the Generational Links (2018). He is a 1964 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, holds a master’s degree in economics and political science from Missouri State University, as well as a master’s degree in theology, with Honors, from Wesley Theological Seminary. He and his wife B.J. have been married for over 54 years and attend Restoration Anglican Church where they mentor young couples before marriage. They have two grown children and five grandchildren. He finds joy in kayaking, cycling, and hiking, when his knees and shoulders are up to it that is.