Our Faculty and Staff

Seminary Administration

Office of the President

  • Randal R. Roberts, D.Min.; President
  • Bert E. Downs, M.A., D.D.; Chancellor
  • Andrew Peterson, Ph.D.; Vice President for Educational Innovation & Global Outreach

Office of Stewardship

  • Robert Bridges; Senior Vice President of Stewardship
  • Greg Moon; Vice President of Stewardship and Alumni Relations
  • Ray Brown; Stewardship Officer
  • Bonnie Ekholm; Donor Care Coordinator
  • Larry McCracken, M.Div., D.D.; Director of Church Relations
  • Philip J. Oswald, M.Div.; Director of Marketing

Office of Academic Affairs

  • Rob Wiggins, Ph.D.; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
  • Julia Mayo, M.A.; Assistant Academic Dean - Academic Administration and Effectiveness
  • Chad Hall, D.Min., P.C.C.; Director of Coaching
  • Tim Harmon, Th.M.; Assistant Director of the Master of Theology Program
  • Karen Hedinger; Administrative Assistant to the Doctor of Intercultural Studies Program and Doctor of Education Program
  • Kenneth A. Logan Psy.D.; Director of A New Day Counseling Center
  • Sandy Phillips; Administrative Assistant to the Counseling Program
  • David Thommen, Th.M.; Assistant Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
  • Michelle Workman, M.A.; Coaching Coordinator

Office of Business and Finance

  • Wing-Kit Chung; Vice President of Administration and CFO
  • Patricia Prichard; Controller
  • Julia Eidenberg; Director of Human Resources
  • Bryce Hess; Network Administrator
  • Doug Mabry; Systems Administrator
  • Weston Werner; Help Desk Technician
  • Char Rose; Finance Associate
  • Ashley Mitchell; Payroll and Benefits Administrator
  • Cliff Stein; Director of the Physical Plant

Office of Student Services

  • Reid Kisling, Ph.D.; Dean of Student Development/Registrar
  • Michelle Workman, M.A.; Assistant Dean of Student Development
  • Cole Atkinson; Admissions Counselor
  • Michal Dudrey, M.A.; Admissions Counselor
  • Sandra Foster; Assistant Registrar of Records and Registration
  • Margaret Hess; Enrollment Service Agent
  • Drew Holmes, M.A.; Admissions Counselor
  • Carol John; Admissions Counselor
  • Larry McCracken, M.Div., D.D.; Director of Placement
  • Ashley Mitchell, M.A.; Financial Aid Counselor; Title IX & Compliance Coordinator
  • C. Andrew Peloquin, M.A.; Dean of Students; International Student Coordinator
  • Rachelle Riehl, M.M.; Director of Financial Aid
  • Demetrius Rogers, Th.M.; Director of Admissions
  • Adrian Tijerina; Admissions Counselor
  • Luke Todd, M.A.; Director of Enrollment Management

Library and Information Services

  • Robert A. Krupp, Ph.D.; Director of Library and information Services
  • Matthew Thiesen, M.S., M.A.; Assistant Director of Library and Information Services
  • Sherry Atkins; Library Assistant
  • Vivian J. Woo; Assistant to the Library Director
  • Sharon Ho; Librarian, San Jose Campus
  • Donna Greenhut, M.L.S.; Librarian, Sacramento Campus

Portland Campus

Academic Programs

  • Art Azurdia, D.Min.; Director, Doctor of Ministry program
  • Steve Mathewson, D.Min.; Associate Director, Doctor of Ministry program
  • Patrick Schreiner Ph.D.; Director, Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies) program
  • Kay C. Bruce, Psy.D.; Director, Master of Arts in Counseling program
  • E.D. Burns, Ph.D.; Director, Master of Arts in Global Leadership program
  • Ron Marrs, Ph.D.; Director, Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership program; Director, Kairos program
  • John Johnson, Ph.D.; Director, Master of Divinity degree
  • Todd Miles, Ph.D.; Director, Master of Theology program
  • Enoch Wan, Ph.D.; Director, Doctor of Intercultural Studies program; Director, Doctor of Education program

Women’s Center for Ministry

  • Phyllis Bennett, D.Min.; Director
  • Molly Inman; Administrative Assistant

Center for Leadership Development

  • Josh Mathews, Ph.D.; Director

Online Campus

  • James E. Stewart, M.Ed.; Executive Dean
  • Mark Baker, M.Div.; Instructional Support Coordinator, Online Campus
  • Keane Collins, M.Div.; Director of Student Services, Online Campus
  • Blake Kidney, M.A.; Software Developer
  • Jon L. Raibley, Th.M.; Assistant Director, Online Campus
  • Bethany Urbano; Media Production Coordinator & Assistant Web Developer

San Jose Campus

  • Dan Ruiz, M.A.; Executive Dean
  • Valerie Andrews, Ph.D.; Director, San Jose MFT program
  • Nancy Broxton, M.A.; Associate Director, San Jose MFT Program
  • Sharon Ho; Librarian
  • Lisa Mueller, M.A.; Administrative Coordinator

Sacramento Campus

  • Wes Ehrhart, M.A.; Executive Dean
  • Justine Hoff; Outreach and Admissions Counselor
  • Debbie Bechler, M.A.; Sacramento MFT Coordinator
  • Donna Greenhut, M.L.S.; Librarian
  • Sherri Thome; Coaching Coordinator
  • Beverly Wiens, Ph.D.; Director, Sacramento MFT program

Seattle Teaching Site

  • Derek Hiebert, M.A.; Director of the Seattle Teaching Site



Hannah Acquaye, Assistant Professor of Counseling
  • B.A., University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling, University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando
  • Western Seminary, 2016-
Arturo Azurdia, Associate Professor of Pastoral and Church Ministry
  • B.A., California State University Hayward; M.A., Simpson College; M.Div., American Baptist Seminary of the West; D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Pastoral ministry 1981-2005; Western Seminary, 2006-
Gerry E. Breshears, Professor of Theology; Chair, Center for Biblical and Theological Studies
  • B.A., University of New Mexico - Albuquerque; M.Div., Denver Seminary; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Part-time faculty, Biola College, 1979-80; Mission Associate, CBFMS, 1969-72; Western Seminary, 1980-
Laurie Bloomquist, Assistant Professor of Counseling
  • B.A., The College of Idaho; M.A., Western Seminary; Ph.D., Oregon State University; Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Clinical supervisor, Oregon State University, 2014-2015; counseling faculty, Western Seminary, part-time 2014; full-time 2015-
Kay C. Bruce, Professor of Counseling
  • B.A., Portland State University; Graduate Diploma of World Ministry, Western Seminary; Certificate of Graduate Studies in Bible and Theology, M.A., Psy.D., George Fox University
  • Certified QPR Instructor for Suicide Prevention Training, 1997- ; Founder & Executive Director, Charis Counseling Associates, 1997-2003; Western Seminary, 1996-
Evan D. Burns, Director of Global Leadership Studies
  • B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.A., Wheaton College; M.Div., Western Seminary; Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Seminary
  • Missionary with Pioneers, Turkey and China, 2008-2012; Training Leaders International, 2013-2017
  • Deputy Director for Collaboration and Content, Lausanne Movement, 2017-
  • President, Great Commission Alaska, 2017-
  • Asia Biblical Theological Seminary, 2012-2015; Western Seminary, 2015-
Terrance L. Burns, Professor of Intercultural Studies, Director of Mentoring
  • B.S., University of Idaho; M.A., D.Min.; Western Seminary
  • Missionary with CBFMS, 1973-77; Interim Pastor, 1977-79; Missionary with CBFMS/CBI, 1981-98; Denver Seminary, 1998-2007; Western Seminary, 2008-
Chad Hall, Director of Coaching
  • B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College; M.T.S., Duke University Divinity School; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; D.Min., Western Seminary
  • Pastoral Ministry 1995-99; Consultant, Baptist State Convention of NC 1999-2007; Internal Executive Coach, SAS Institute 2007-09; Western Seminary, 2009-
John E. Johnson, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology
  • B.A., San Diego State University; M.Div., Th.M., Western Seminary; Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Pastoral ministry, 1978-99, 2002-; Western Seminary, 2000-
Dan Kimball, Director, ReGeneration Project
  • B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., Western Seminary; D.Min., George Fox University
  • Pastoral Ministry, 1991-; Adjunct Instructor, George Fox University, 2011-13; Western Seminary, 2010-
Reid Kisling, Dean of Student Development/Registrar
  • B.S., Oregon Institute of Technology; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Regent University
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, 1998-2005; George Fox University, 2005-10; Pastoral ministry, 2011-12; Missions leadership, ARM Ministries, 2012-2015; President, ARM Ministries, 2015-; Western Seminary, 2013-
Steve Korch, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry
  • B.A., Biola University; M.Div., D.Min., Western Seminary
  • Pastoral ministry, 1978-99; Western Seminary, 1999-
Robert A. Krupp, Library Director; Associate Professor of Church History
  • A.B., Franklin and Marshall College; MDiv, Western Seminary; M.A., University of Portland; Ph.D., California Graduate School of Theology; AMLS, The University of Michigan
  • Senior Clerk, University of Portland, 1979-80; Head Librarian and Research Assistant, The University of Michigan, 1980-81; Reference Librarian, Houston Public Library, 1981-83; Vice President for Administration, Western Seminary, 1988-91; Professor of Church History, Western Seminary, 1983-93; Library Director, Western Seminary, 1983-93; Library Director, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1993-96; University Librarian, Trinity International University, 1996-97; Director and Library and Information Services and Lecturer in Church History, Western Seminary, 1997-
J. Carl Laney, Professor of Biblical Literature
  • B.S., University of Oregon; M.Div., Th.M., Western Seminary; Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; post-doctorate research and excavation in Israel.
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, 1975-76; interim pastor, 1978- present; Visiting Professor, Conservative Baptist Bible College, Philippines, 1985; Visiting Professor, Asian Theological Seminary, Philippines, 1985, 1988, 1990; Visiting Professor, Tyndale Seminary, The Netherlands; Western Seminary, 1977-
J. Ryan Lister, Associate Professor of Theology
  • B.A., The Citadel; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Adjunct Instructor, Biola University, 2010; Assistant Professor, Louisiana College, 2011-13; Assistant Professor, Charleston Southern University, 2013-14; Western Seminary, 2014-
Kenneth A. Logan, Professor of Counseling
  • B.A., M.A., California State University, Sacramento; Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology
  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Bethany University, 1997-2001; Professor of Psychology, William Jessup University, 2004-14; Part-time Instructor, Western Seminary, 2002-14, full-time, 2014-
Jeffrey Louie, Associate Professor of Theology; Director of Church Relations & Leadership Development
  • B.S., City College of New York; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Pastoral ministry, 1984-; Western Seminary, part-time, 2003-07; full-time, 2008-
Ronald G. Marrs, Associate Professor of Pastoral/Youth Ministry
  • B.A., University of Oregon; M.Div., Th.M., Western Seminary; Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology
  • Pastoral ministry, 1973-2003; Western Seminary, 2003-
Josh Mathews, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
  • B.A., Multnomah University; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D. Golden Gate University
  • Golden Gate Seminary, 2009-2013; Western Seminary, part-time 2013-2015; full-time 2015-
David Nystrom, Professor in Residence
  • B.A., University of California, Davis; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Davis, 1987-1992; North Park University 1992-2004; North Park Theological Seminary, 2004-2006; Fuller Theological Seminary, 1997-2010; William Jessup University, 2006-2010; Biola University, 2010-2015; Western Seminary, 2016-
Todd L. Miles, Professor of Theology
  • B.S., M.S., Oregon State University; M.Div., Western Seminary; Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Western Seminary, 2003-
Randal R. Roberts, Professor of Spiritual Life Development; President
  • B.A., University of California, Davis; M. Div., Th.M., Western Seminary; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Christian School Teacher, 1979-80; Pastoral ministry, 1985-87; Western Seminary, part-time, 1985-87; full-time, 1987-
Patrick J. Schreiner, Assistant Professor of New Testament Language and Literature
  • B.S., Western Kentucky University; M.Div., Ph.D. (candidate), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Western Seminary, 2014-
Norm Thiesen, Professor of Pastoral Counseling
  • B.A., Biola University; M.A., Pepperdine University; M.A., Talbot Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology
  • Counseling faculty, Biola University & Talbot Seminary, 1973-80; Director and faculty, Graduate Counseling Program, Grace University, 1994-2004; counseling faculty, Western Seminary, part-time 1989-2000, full-time, 1986-89, 2004-
Gary E. Tuck, Professor of Biblical Studies
  • B.A., Fresno Pacific College; M.Div., Western Seminary; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Pastoral ministry, 1978-84; Interim pastoral ministry, 1988, 1991-92; Western Seminary, part-time, 1988-94; full-time, 1994-
Jan Verbruggen, Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature; Coordinator for Israel Study Programs
  • B.A., Northeastern Bible College; M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • Chesapeake Theological Seminary, 1989-93; Evangelische TheologischeeFaculteit/Belgian Bible Institute, 1994-2000; Part-time pastoral ministry, 1997-2000; Western Seminary, 2000-
Enoch Wan, Professor of Intercultural Studies
  • B.A., Nyack College; M.T.S., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; M.A.. Ph.D. State University of New York
  • Alliance Bible Seminary, 1978-81; Canadian Theological Seminary, 1982-93; Reformed Theological Seminary, 1993-2001; Western Seminary, 2001-
Beverly J. Wiens, Professor of Counseling
  • B.A., M.A., San Jose State University; M.A., Santa Clara University; Ph.D., Northern California Graduate University
  • Instructor, San Jose State University, 1974-79; Professor, William Jessup University, 1982-2014; Adjunct Instructor, Western Seminary, 1995-2014; full-time, 2014-
Robert W. Wiggins, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty; Chair, Center for Pastoral and Spiritual Formation
  • B.A., California State University at Northridge; M.Div., Th.M., Western Seminary; Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • Field staff and training director, International Student Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International, 1971-77; Pastoral ministry, 1980-87; Western Seminary, 1979-81, 1987-