Norm Thiesen, PhD

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Professor of Counseling
  • Portland Campus, Bueermann Hall
  • 503.517.1864
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"The good news of the Gospel informs all aspects of our lives – how to live this out practically in our professional/vocational lives is the challenge of our educational endeavors."

Degrees Earned

PhD and MA in Counseling Psychology

Rosemead Graduate School of Professional Psychology

MA in Theological Studies

Talbot Theological Seminary

MA in Pschology

Pepperdine University

BA in Psychology

Biola College

Current Ministry Involvement


Trinity Church Portland 

A Defining Moment

"A major turning point in my life was my in my first year of college at Biola. Between the Bible classes that I was taking and the college Sunday school class I attended at a local church in La Mirada I came to more fully understand the concept of the grace of God - that everything is dependent from beginning to end on his grace. This led me on a journey of moving from a more performance-based faith to a place where I can rest totally in the finished work of Christ." 

Norm Thiesen Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Norm Thiesen's CV