Dr. Russ Kinkade (Psy.D. - Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, 1985; M.Ed. - Georgia State University, 1980; BA - Cedarville University, 1978) is Executive Vice President of Shepherds Ministries in Union Grove, Wisconsin. Instrumental in developing Shepherds’ philosophy of ministry entitled, Appropriate Independence™, Dr. Kinkade’s experience as both a psychologist and pastor has provided a unique perspective to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Born of missionary parents in Hong Kong, Dr. Kinkade’s cross-cultural experience brings an added dimension to his ministry. In addition to his responsibilities at Shepherds, Dr. Kinkade maintains a small private counseling practice and is an adjunct instructor at Trinity International University (REACH) and Judson University (Center for Adult and Professional Studies).