Dr. Leonard Favara

1200 S Main St.
McPherson, KS  67460
620-241-0723 - Ext. 345

Sophomore Seminar
Social Psychology

Psychology Center

Educational History

Degree Earned
Ph.D. Psychology Northcentral University (AZ) (Industrial/Organizational Psychology)
Master of Science Kansas State University (KS) (Psychology, Emphasis: Industrial/Organizational Psychology)
Bachelor of Science in Ministry Central Christian College of Kansas (KS)
Associate of Arts Central College (KS)
High School Evergreen High School (CO)

Course Responsibilities

  • Sophomore and Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Covenant Literature
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Contemporary Culture and Worldviews
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Sports Psychology

Original Works

  • In My Hand - A Sensory Celebration of Easter (Cantata) © 1999
  • Church for Dummies (Sketch) © 1999
  • Help Me To Be Like You (Song) © 1999
  • The Survey (Drama) © 1998
  • Merry Christmas! (Drama) © 1998
  • Training for the Majors (Sketch) © 1996
  • Clever Disguise (Sketch) © 1996
  • Pre-Approved (Sketch) © 1996
  • Contagion (Sketch) © 1996
  • Work Zone (Sketch) © 1996 
  • If I Had Only Known (Drama) © 1996

Employment History

2000 - Present
Professor/Coach/Associate Dean of Admissions
Central Christian College - McPherson, KS
1996 - 2000
Minister of Creative Arts/Pastor to Students
Light and Life Chapel - Williamsport, PA
1992 - 2001
National Administrator for Free Methodist Youth Ministries of North America
1993 - 1996
Director of Christian Education/Youth Pastor/Music Teacher
Meadowood Free Methodist Church/School,- Aurora CO
1991 - 1993
Minister of Youth
Cape Coral Community Church - Cape Coral, FL
1991 - 1993
Substitute Teacher: High School
Cape Coral Community Church - Cape Coral, FL

Professional Associations/Awards

Hobbies and Activities

  • 2004-2005 Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • Central Christian College - Young Alumnus Award
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Association of Youth Ministry Educators
  • SonLife: Foundations Trainer
  • Free Methodist Church of North America - Chaplain (Elder)
  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (National Diploma)

  • Gardening
  • Thai and Indian Food (actually anything hot)
  • Leadership and Postmodernism
  • Playing Sports (Especially racquetball and soccer)
  • Theater
  • Arthurian Legend
  • Quilting

Some Personal Thoughts

I spent the first seven years of my life growing up in the town of Farmingville, New York (Long Island).  From that point on I spent most of my pre-college years jumping back and forth between Colorado and Florida.  I graduated from Evergreen High School in Colorado.  It was during that time that I began my relationship with Christ Jesus. 

Prior to High School I was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, which many people seem surprised to hear - especially as a Religion and Psychology professor at a Christian college.  During High School I spent many afternoons rock-climbing with some friends who knew Christ and patiently answered many of my questions.  Eventually, I gave my heart and life to Christ and received my call to "Occupational Ministry" (I say that because I believe we are all called to ministry).  Originally, I had planned to continue my education in Theatre/Entertainment.  The Lord had other plans, of which I am very glad.

I attended Central Christian College, where I completed both an A.A. and B.S.  During that time I also met my dear wife Deanna (Dea).  Over the years, Dea and I have had the sincere pleasure of networking with a number of local churches as well as serving on numerous regional and national commissions such as: International Youth Conference, PowerSurge, National Youth Council, and the National Student Ministry Team.  My Masters Degree was completed at Kansas State University (Go Wildcats!), in the area of Organizational Psychology.  I completed my  Ph.D. at Northcentral University where I focused on the subject of Followership..

I truly love teaching here at Central Christian College.   I anticipate the beginning of each and everyday here.  Interacting with students and wrestling with issues is a fantastic adventure.  And, nothing turns my crank more than talking about how God is moving in the world today.  I love bragging on God.  Sharing about the incredible works He is doing in and through people.  I especially love talking about God's role for leaders within the context of the emerging culture.   I do not know where this journey will yet lead, but I take joy in knowing that come what may, I will always abide in the loving arms of my great Lord and God.

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