About Dr. Chromey
Dr. Rick Chromey has equipped leaders to lead, teachers to teach and parents to parent since 1985. He's a regular on local television as a business expert, serves on several boards and is an award-winning Toastmaster. He's also a popular author on leadership, culture and faith. His books about smaller church ministry have been perennial best-sellers, including one paperback title that remained in demand for over 15 years! Dr. Chromey has penned over 500 articles for leading periodicals in children's, youth and family ministry and travels widely to speak at conferences, conventions and other leadership events as "the Original Edu-trainer!" It's a title that fits him perfectly because audiences rave about his skill to create smiles while blending in powerful insights and amazing ideas.
Besides a masters in Christian education, Dr. Chromey also holds an earned doctorate in leadership and the emerging culture from George Fox University. After 15 years as professor of ministry for three schools, he now teaches with distinction for several universities, including Northwest Nazarene University, Hope International University, Northwest University, Central Christian College of the Bible and Nebraska Christian College. His ability to translate topics and re-imagine information into memorable nuggets of insight has made him a popular instructor and trainer. Dr. Chromey has special expertise in emerging culture, motivational theory and creative communication, and with dozens of topics under his belt has the uncanny ability to teach and speak on multiple subjects, in various contexts, for audiences of all ages, from children to seniors.
Dr. Chromey is a small town Montana native who understands struggle and strife. Despite several tragic and troubling early life setbacks, he rose above pessimism, criticism and skepticism to become a voice for all who feel misplaced, abused and broken. Despite failures in work, school and life, his faith in God and man continually sparks hope. He says, "Every obstacle holds opportunity and every problem is pregnant with possibility! After all, anyone can play a good hand but only the lucky get them. Most of us are dealt deuces not diamonds, jokers not jacks. The secret (and joy) to a full life is to take the hand you're dealt and turn it into a winner!"