Our students tell us year after year that our instructors outperform their expectations. Our core and adjunct faculty members carry the academic credentials necessary to teach in an accredited seminary. These men and women care deeply for their students’ personal and spiritual development, and they absolutely love Jesus. But we suspect that they make such an impact because they are ministry practitioners whose teaching carries a weight and relevance born from years of experience.


core and administrative faculty
adjunct faculty


Richard Blaylock

Richard M. Blaylock, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Gerry Breshears

Gerry Breshears, PhD
Professor of Systematic Theology

Bill Clem

Bill Clem, MA
Director, Center for Pastoral Flourishing

Chuck Conniry

Chuck Conniry, PhD
Professor of Pastoral Theology

Daniel K. Eng

Daniel K. Eng, DMin, PhD
Assistant Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

Michelle Fielder

Michelle Fielder, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Pali Gill

Pali Gill, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Rachel Heffield

Rachel Heffield, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Chair, Center for Personal and Spiritual Formation

Kara Johansen

Kara Johansen, PsyD
Child and Youth Specialty Coordinator, Counseling

Dan Kimball

Dan Kimball, DMin
Vice President of Church Mission and Strategy
Associate Professor of Leadership and Theology
Director of the Regeneration Project

John Y. Kwak

John Y. Kwak, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology
Chair, Center for Ministry and Leadership Studies
Assistant Director, Doctor of Ministry Program

Carl Laney

J. Carl Laney, ThD
Professor Emeritus


Josh Mathews, PhD
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dean of Faculty
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Steve Mathewson

Steve Mathewson, DMin, PhD
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program

Todd Miles

Todd Miles, PhD
Professor of Theology
Director, Master of Theology degree

David Nystrom

David Nystrom, PhD
Professor of Biblical Studies

Andrew Pack

Andrew Pack, EdD
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor of Christian Formation

Jeremiah Peck

Jeremiah L. Peck, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counseling
Director, Master of Arts in Counseling

Beth Peterson

Beth Peterson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counseling
CACREP Liaison

Jon Raibley

Jon Raibley, EdD
Associate Director of Global Learning
Assistant Professor, Educational Ministry

Judith Richards

Judith Richards, PhD
Professor of Counseling

Randy Roberts

Randy Roberts, DMin
Professor of Spiritual Life Development
President Emeritus

Jordan Scheetz

Jordan Scheetz, PhD
Professor of Biblical Studies

Stephen Stallard

Stephen Stallard, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry
Director, Master of Divinity

Jan Verbruggen

Jan Verbruggen, PhD
Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature
Coordinator for Israel Study Programs
Director, Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies

Enoch Wan

Enoch Wan, PhD
Professor of Intercultural Studies
Director, Doctor of of Education and Doctor of Intercultural Studies

Bryan Warren

Bryan Warren, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Bev Wiens

Bev Wiens, PhD, LMFT
Director of Sacramento MA in Counseling Program
Professor of Counseling

Adjunct Faculty

Jena Abaria, MA Counseling
Lisa Achilles, MA Counseling
Jason Albelo, MA Ministry and Leadership
Blake Arnold, MA Counseling
LaSondra Barnes, MDiv Women's Transformational Leadership
Phyllis Bennett, DMin Women's Transformational Leadership
John Branner, DIS Intercultural Studies
Trish Bussey Jeter, MA Women's Transformational Leadership
Janell Chinn, MDiv Women's Transformational Leadership
Bill Clem, MA Spiritual Formation
Marc Cortez, PhD Theology
Kristen Crichton, MA Counseling
David Dillman, MA Counseling
Daniel Doriani, PhD Ministry
Andy Dvoracek, PhD Biblical Studies
Sherry Ehrhart, MA Counseling
Wes Ehrhart, MA Ministry
Zachary Eswine, PhD Preaching
Barbara Field, MA Counseling
Bart Fowler, PsyD Counseling
Matthew Godshall, PhD New Testament
Kimberly Grassi, PhD Old Testament
Guy Gray, MA Bible and Theology
Dale Gustafson, MA Ministry
Tim Harmon, PhD Bible and Theology
Ryan Hauck, MA, MDiv Counseling
Mark Hedinger, DMiss Intercultural Studies
Gale Heide, PhD Theology
Brad Henderson, DMin Ministry
Jon Holmes, MA Counseling
Lia Huynh, MA Counseling
Christy Hyun, MA Counseling
Kara Johansen, PsyD Counseling
John Johnson, PhD Ministry and Leadership
William Ki, DMin Theology
Cindy Kizanis, DIS Counseling
John Koessler, DMin Preaching
Nicole La Verne, PsyD Counseling
Carl Laney, PhD Old Testament
Thomas Lawrence, PhD Preaching
Matthew Lea, PhD Counseling
Stephen Leckvold, ThM Bible and Theology
Ray Lubeck, PhD Biblical Studies
Thomas Lucking, PhD Counseling
Jeffrey Mammen, MDiv Ministry
Ron Marrs, PhD Ministry
Jonathan Martin, MA Theology and Ministry
Julia Mayo, ThM Bible and Theology
Russell Meek, PhD Biblical Studies
Rick Melick, PhD Biblical Studies
Eric Michalls, ThM New Testament
Sean Molloy, DMin Bible and Ethics
Steve Mathewson, PhD Pastoral Ministry
Harry Motro, PsyD Counseling
Colleen Lam Nguyen, MFT Counseling
Adam Nigh, PhD Church History
Mary Ann Noack, MA Women's Transformational Leadership
Nathan Nymeyer, ThM Bible and Theology
Mark O'Sullivan, MA Chaplaincy
Branson Parler, PhD Theology
Jason Pedersen, ThM Bible and Theology
Brian Person, MDiv Counseling
Galen Peterson, DMiss Intercultural Studies
Kenneth Philipp, PsyD Counseling
Ashley Ploen, MA Women's Transformational Leadership
Matthew Raley, PhD Bible and Theology
Lynette Ramirez, MA Counseling
Heath Randall, PhD Counseling
Bob Rapp, ThM Theology, Biblical Studies
Scott Reavely, DMin Pastoral Ministry
Susan Reynolds, MA Counseling
Randy Roberts, DMin Christian Spirituality
Demetrius Rogers, ThM Bible and Theology
Leanne Schamp, PhD Counseling
Isaac Serrano, MA Pastoral Ministry
Janie Sheedy, MA Counseling
Lisa Shrewsbury, MA Counseling
Robert Smith, DMin Pastoral Ministry
Steven Stiles, ThM New Testament
Bradley Swope, DMin Ministry
Matthew Thiesen, MLS Research Methods
Dwain Tissell, DMin Pastoral Leadership
Bruce Turner, ThM Bible and Theology
Steve Walker, DMin Bible
Whitney Woollard, MA Women's Transformational Leadership