About Dr. Ron Kastens

Leader, ​Speaker, Teacher, Mentor

For over 30 years I served as a pastor at churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and New Hampshire. During that time I served in a variety of staff roles and on several non-profit boards. Throughout my career I have used my gifts in leadership, teaching, training and mentoring to shape and develop leaders, teams and organizations. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Milligan College, as well as Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

As a certified Advanced Enneagram Practitioner, I use the Enneagram to help leaders and teams better understand themselves and one another. I truly believe the Enneagram can help people look in the mirror at who they are, who they can be, and develop practices to help them get there. I am an Professional member of the International Enneagram Association and have taught the Enneagram here in the U.S. and abroad.

My Enneagram certifications include:

  • “The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles,” with Jerome Wagner, PhD
  • “Motions of the Soul: The Enneagram and Ignation Spirituality,” with Rev. Clare Loughrige
  • “Coaching with the Enneagram,” with Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD
  • “The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles Part 2,” with Jerome Wagner, PhD

My wife, Stacey, and I live in Johnson City, located in beautiful east Tennessee. We’ve been married for 34 years and have three grown children. I enjoy reading, movies, running, and an occasional round of golf. I cheer for the Boston Red Sox, Tottenham Hotspur, and University of Tennessee Volunteers. ​

30+ Years of Leadership Experience


Currently I serve as the Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Christian Ministry at Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University in east Tennessee.

Churches I've Served

  • Crossway Christian Church, Nashua, NH
  • Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY
  • Union Church of Christ, Jonesborough, TN

Non-Profit Boards I've Served

  • Christian Missionary Fellowship, Inc.
  • Great Lakes Chapter of the I.E.A.
  • Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity
  • Sojourn Collegiate Ministries
  • Nashua Cal Ripken Baseball
  • Restoration House Ministries

International Leadership Experience

  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya
  • El Salvador
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Dominican Republic