Dr. Christian Rummell

Dr. Christian Rummell has over 20 years of experience as a researcher, training and technical assistance provider, and practitioner in the youth mentoring field. As one of the nation's leading experts on mentoring for LGBTQ youth, Dr. Rummell has consulted with several of the country's largest youth mentoring organizations. Dr. Rummell has served as the lead consultant on the LGBTQ Youth Mentoring Enhancement Pilot at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA). He is also a Research Board Member with MENTOR's  National Mentoring Resource Center and is a co-author of the upcoming LGBTQ Youth Supplement to MENTOR'S Elements of Effective Practice.  At Portland State University's Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research, Dr. Rummell conducted one of the nations's first studies on the role of mentors in supporting identity development in LGBTQ youth.  


Our Approach

Mentorist consulting provides step-by-step guidance to help schools, non-profits, governments, funders, policy-makers, and youth serving agencies create more inclusive and affirming services to LGBTQ youth. 

We start our work with each client by assessing readiness for change. Our research-informed approach leverages coaching, training, and technical assistance to navigate through the process of updating policies, practices, and programming.  Lastly, we help you to strengthen outcomes for youth by benchmarking progress and evaluating outcomes.