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

RZIM’s Regional Director for the Americas Dr. Vince Vitale is a speaker and author who brings unique answers to suffering and the Christian faith to a wide variety of audiences. He is also one of the voices on the Ask Away podcast.

Jo Vitale

Jo holds an MSt and PhD from the University of Oxford and is particularly passionate about questions on biblical reliability, challenges to the character of God (sexism, war, slavery, and judgment in the Bible), and the uniqueness of Jesus.

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

An avid runner and espresso aficionado, Michelle teaches worldwide on a number of subjects including suffering, God’s character, sharing the gospel with youth, 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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