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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.


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Core Faculty

Mary Aguilara

Mary Aguilera, PhD
Associate Professor of Counseling

Phyllis Bennett

Phyllis Bennett, DMin
Director, Women's Center for Ministry

Gerry Breshears

Gerry Breshears, PhD
Professor of Systematic Theology

Kay Bruce

Kay Bruce, PsyD
Professor of Counseling
Chair, Center for Personal and Spiritual Formation


E.D. Burns, PhD
Director, Master of Arts in Global Leadership Studies

Chuck Conniry

Chuck Conniry, PhD
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dean of Faculty
Professor of Pastoral Theology

Daniel K. Eng

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

Pali Gill

Pali Gill, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Rachel Heffield

Rachel Heffield, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counseling

Dan Kimball

Dan Kimball, DMin
Director of the Regeneration Project
Bay Area Cohort Host

Reid Kisling 2

Reid Kisling, PhD
Vice President of Student Development
Chief Information and Effectiveness Officer

Steve Korch

Steve Korch, DMin
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry

Ryan Lister

Ryan Lister, PhD
Professor of Theology

Doug Locke

Doug Locke, MFT, LPCC
Addiction Studies Coordinator

Ron Marrs

Ron Marrs, PhD
Professor of Youth and Pastoral Ministry
Chair, Center for Ministry and Leadership Studies


Josh Mathews, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Chair, Center for Biblical and Theological Studies

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 (Candidate)
Director of Online Learning

Judith Richards

Judith Richards, PhD
Professor of Counseling

Randy Roberts

Randy Roberts, DMin
Professor of Spiritual Life Development

Matthew Thiesen 1

Matthew Thiesen, MS
Director of Library and Information Services

Norm Thiesen

Norm Thiesen, PhD
Professor of Counseling

Gary Tuck

Gary Tuck, PhD
Professor of Biblical Studies

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 Cand.
Instructor of Counseling

Bev Wiens

Bev Wiens, PhD, LMFT
Director, Marital and Family Therapy Program
Professor of Counseling

Adjunct Faculty

Lisa Achilles, MA Counseling
Bethany Allen, MA Women's Transformational Leadership
Richard Andersen Hebrew
LaSondra Barnes, MDiv Women's Transformational Leadership
Phyllis Bennett, DMin Women's Transformational Leadership
John Branner, DIS Intercultural Studies
Ben Burns, MA Pastoral Ministry
Trish Bussey Jeter, MA Women's Transformational Leadership
Bryan Chapell, PhD Pastoral Ministry
Janell Chinn, MDiv Women's Transformational Leadership
Bill Clem, MA Spiritual Formation
Katy Conli, PhD Counseling
David Cooke, MDiv Coaching
Jim DeYoung, ThD New Testament
David Dillman, MA Counseling
Traver Dougherty, PhD Discipleship
Andy Dvoracek, PhD Biblical Studies
Zachary Eswine, PhD Preaching
Barbara Field, MA Counseling
Andy Flowers, DMin Ministry Formation
Bart Fowler, PsyD Counseling
Jeffrey Garner, DMin Ministry and Leadership
Matthew Godshall, PhD New Testament
Kimberly Grassi, PhD Old Testament
Guy Gray, MA Bible and Theology
Bill Graybill, DMin Coaching
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
Dan Jarrell, DMin Pastoral Ministry
John Johnson, PhD Theology
William Ki, DMin Theology
Cindy Kizanis, DIS Counseling
Nicole La Verne, PsyD Counseling
Felicia Larson, MA Women's Transformational Leadership
Matthew Lea, PhD Counseling
Stephen Leckvold, ThM Bible and Theology
Ray Lubeck, PhD Biblical Studies
Thomas Lucking, PhD Counseling
Timothy Mackie, PhD Biblical Languages
Jeffrey Mammen, MDiv Ministry
Jonathan Martin, MA Theology and Ministry
Russell Meek, PhD Biblical Studies
Rick Melick, PhD Biblical Studies
Tony Merida,PhD Coaching
Linda Miller, MA, MCC Coaching
Steve Mathewson, PhD Pastoral Ministry
Harry Motro, PsyD Counseling
Adam Nigh, PhD Church History
Mary Ann Noack, MA Women's Transformational Leadership
Nathan Nymeyer, ThM Bible and Theology
Andrew Pack, ThM Bible and Theology
Jason Pedersen, ThM Bible and THeology
Brian Person, MDiv Counseling
Galen Peterson, DMiss Intercultural Studies
Ken Philipp, PsyD Counseling
Mike Pohlman, PhD Spiritual Formation
Heath Randall, DPharm Counseling
Bob Rapp, ThM Theology, Biblical Studies
Scott Reavely, DMin Pastoral Ministry
Susan Reynolds, MA Counseling
Perry Rhue, MA Coaching
Carissa Richards, PhD Bible and Theology
Demetrius Rogers, ThM Bible and Theology
Leanne Schamp, PhD Counseling
Janie Sheedy, MA Counseling
Lisa Shrewsbury, MA Counseling
Robert Smith, DMin Pastoral Ministry
Steven Stiles, ThM New Testament
Bradley Swope, DMin Ministry
Paul Thome, MCC Coaching
Bruce Turner, PhD Bible and Theology
David Wenzel, PhD Counseling
Rob Wiggins, PhD Christian Spirituality
Mary Wilder, MD Intercultural Studies
Whitney Woollard, MA Women's Transformational Leadership