The Marriage and Ministry Assessment Training and Empowerment (MMATE) Center at Regent University
The MMATE Center is located in the psychology department of the School of Psychology & Counseling and was established with the goal of supporting marriages in our community and religious marriage ministries.
The Marriage and Ministry Assessment Training and Empowerment (MMATE) Center's mission is to support and empower marriages in our community and marriage ministries in houses of worship. Our research is investigating the influence of religion on marriages, marriage therapy and marriage ministries.
The center is directed by Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D., professor of Psychology. It involves a team of doctoral students who are involved in providing counseling through our clinic on campus and supporting local church groups marriage ministry.
The center's website with information for ministers, psychologists, counselors, lay-leaders and couples is found at:
This center was approved by the Academic Council of Regent University in the spring of 2004. Information about ongoing research is found on our website.