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Rand Burkey

Niles, Ohio, United States


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Rand Burkey was raised in a farming community outside a sleepy little town in Northeast Ohio. Rand grew up during a time that found America in the throws of tremendous change and social upheaval bringing people to question their allegiances, values, and beliefs.

Growing up in a typical Midwestern middleclass family, Rand saw all of this change from the insulation of a life that included faith, family, fun, and work. He was a leader in his church, and had faith in a God that he sought to understand, and had thoughts of going to school to be a minister. Rand was also a leader in school, being a member of the Key Club, a delegate to Buckeye Boys’ State, and a member of the National Honor Society.

After a series of events that disillusioned him from going into the ministry, he found a position in a business that gave him opportunity to advance into a manager trainee program, which required him to move from his home, family, and friends.

While in this training program, he became involved in The Way, which started an odyssey that would last almost six years, and culminated in his being kidnapped and deprogrammed by his parents. This led to a most unlikely career path for another eight years.

After successfully pursuing his Bachelors Degree, Rand is happily married, living in Northeast Ohio, helping others find what are the qualities of a vital, dynamic, and healthy relationship with Christ and with others by utilizing the knowledge that he has both experienced and researched throughout the years.

Interests: Self help, linguistics sociology, psychology, cults, abusive environments, relationships, leadership, Christianity, motivation, manipulation, influence, poetry

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


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  • Delivered From Deception