Zacharias Institute

Faculty and Speakers

Our faculty includes part of our RZIM's speaking team, led by Ravi as its founder and president:

  • Ravi Zacharias, RZIM Founder and President
  • Vince Vitale, Director
  • Jo Vitale, Dean of Studies
  • Shawn Hart, Assistant Director
  • Michelle Tepper, Chaplain

Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias has spent the past 45 years commending the Christian faith and addressing life’s great existential questions of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny with eloquence and grace.

Vince Vitale

Regional Director for the Americas and Director of the Zacharias Institute, Dr. Vince Vitale is a speaker and author who journeyed from skeptic to evangelist while studying at Princeton and Oxford. He and his wife, Dr. Jo Vitale, host the Ask Away podcast.

Jo Vitale

Dr. Jo Vitale is Dean of Studies at the Zacharias Institute and an Itinerant Speaker. Interested in the questions surrounding sexism and the Bible, Jo wrote her doctoral dissertation on the topic of how female beauty is depicted in the Old Testament.

Shawn Hart

Shawn is a dynamic speaker and leads mission weeks at prominent universities. Cross-cultural mission work with two unreached people groups stirred in him a love for culture and how to respectfully engage with people from diverse cultural perspectives.

Michelle Tepper

A sunshine lover and espresso aficionado, Michelle teaches worldwide on a number of subjects including suffering, God’s character, sharing the gospel with students, questions churches face, and sex and relationships.

The Zacharias Institute utilizes an assortment of speakers from RZIM's world-class speaking team of apologists and teachers.

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