Western Welcomes 3 New Faculty Members

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Western Seminary recently welcomed three new members to our outstanding core faculty. 

Jordan Scheetz, PhD, is a professor of biblical studies. He earned his PhD in Old Testament from University of Vienna and completed his MA in Exegetical Theology at Western. He has done extensive research on the book of Daniel and is teaching Interpreting Genesis to Song of Solomon this fall. Scheetz is also an elder at Eastgate Bible Chapel in Portland.

"I consider it a privilege to play a part in training people for a lifetime of ministry, wherever this may lead," says Scheetz. "This is especially meaningful at Western, the place where I received this same foundational training."

Michelle Fielder, PhD, is an assistant professor of counseling. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University and is a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of clinical experience. She also served 20 years on active duty as an intelligence officer with the Marine Corps.

"I am fortunate to work at Western — where I can prepare the next generation of counselors to approach their clients with the appropriate tools and words of grace required for true healing and restoration," said Fielder.

Jeremiah Peck, PhD, is an assistant professor of counseling. He completed his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at University of the Cumberlands and earned an MA in Counseling at Multnomah University. He also serves as lead pastor at Lexington Bible Fellowship in Kelso, Wash. 

"I am excited to join Western Seminary because of the institution’s clear and articulate commitment to the Gospel of Jesus," says Peck. "I am looking forward to coming alongside students as they pursue the call that God has for them."