Michael Paul Cartledge II, Lead Researcher
Michael Paul (he/him) is a PhD candidate in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and is the Lead Researcher on the “Cultivating Virtue in God’s Brainforest” Project, which explores youth ministry and neurodiversity and is funded by Fuller Youth Institute. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Cartledge earned an MDiv and MA in Christian education and formation from Princeton Seminary. He received the senior fellowship in practical theology for his master’s thesis, which explored Christian liturgy as a formational source and resource for persons with depression. He has also received the John Havran Award for Excellence in Christian Education and the William Tennant Award for Teaching. He earned a BA from Stetson University in communication and media studies and has served in ministry as a youth worker, worship leader, and pastoral assistant. His research focuses on educational ministry with persons suffering from depression. Cartledge lives in Princeton with his spouse, Samara, and their four children.
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