Dr. Strunk

Founder of The IS403 Project, Rev. Dr. Joshua C. Strunk is a pastor and educator. In addition to his experiences in various facets of ministry, Dr. Strunk has also worked in several non-academic/ non-ecclesiastical settings. The diversity of experience gleaned from time spent with people from many different cultures and backgrounds, has given him a broad view of the way that Faith and Spirituality intersect everyday life.


EdD, Educational Leadership. Liberty University. Lynchburg VA, August 2015.

MDiv, Leadership. Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Lynchburg VA, May 2009.


 Publications, Research, & Presentations

The convergence of ministry, tenure, and efficacy: Moving beyond speculation toward the development of a new theory of pastoral efficacy (2017). Pastoral Psychology. DOI 10.1007/s11089-017-0760-6. Find it @ https://theis403project.com/research/

Exploring the convergence of ministry, tenure, and efficacy: A phenomenological study of long-tenured pastors (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1072. Find it @

Pastoral Longevity and Effectiveness (2014). Healthy Church Radio [Podcast Interview]. Find it @ http://www.healthychurchradio.com/hcr087-pastoral-longevity-and-effectiveness/

Finding Freedom in the Embrace of the Eternal: Reflections on the Life of King Solomon (2014). The IS403 Project. Find it @ https://theis403project.com/finding-freedom-a-devotional/