Erick Barrett is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He also holds a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Family Ministry and Biblical Counseling. Mr. Barrett has served as the Upper School Department Head for Highland Rim Academy, a classical Christian K-12 school, where he taught math and science and coached robotics. He has also served in positions with Target Corporation, Honeywell Aerospace, and with the U.S. Army. Mr. Barrett currently serves as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He currently resides in Cookeville, TN with his wife Lisa and their three children, Cassidy, Allison and Andrew. He is the pastor of Whorton Springs Baptist Church in Smithville, TN. He and his wife homeschool their children and believe that children should not only have a complete and rigorous education, but that it should be grounded firmly on a biblical worldview.