Assistant Dean of the School of Counseling, Online Program Director

Dr. Hoover earned his Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Mercer University and his MA in professional counseling from Richmont Graduate University, where he received specialized training in trauma counseling and the integration of counseling and spirituality. Dr. Hoover is a licensed professional counselor, board-certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors, and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. His professional interests include relational psychodynamic theory and practice, religious coping in response to trauma, clinical supervision, and the use of technology in counselor education. Dr. Hoover is a member of the American Counseling Association and serves on the Education and Knowledge Committee. In his free time, you’re likely to find Dr. Hoover out on a trail, usually near Kennesaw Mountain, running with his dog or hiking with his family.

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Spiritual Formation and Leadership

Application Requirements

  • Admission application with a $50 nonrefundable application fee 
  • An acknowledgement that the applicant has reviewed the Statement of Faith
  • A 40 hours Master’s degree with 11 hours of Bible and Theology in Ministry or a related field of study 
  • Three completed reference forms:
    • Pastoral Reference
    • Character reference
    • Academic or professional reference
  • Resume
  • Academic Writing Sample 
  • Personal Interview with the Dean of the School of Ministry and Program Director 
  • A personal statement that outlines the applicant’s intent behind applying for the Doctor of Ministry at Richmont. Said application must be between 500 to 700 words typed, double spaced.