Rodney Newman holds degrees from the University of Tulsa and Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served as associate pastor and senior pastor in United Methodist churches in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Purcell, Oklahoma. He joined the staff at Oklahoma City University in June of 2007 where he provides pastoral care and teaches on Celtic Christianity. He has been featured on Huffington Post. A native of Coweta, Oklahoma, he lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and children.