CLD Faculty

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The Center for Leadership Development gives you the unique opportunity to study with teaching faculty who are among the most respected theologians, Bible scholars, and ministry practitioners in the world. We are continuing to create new courses and to add new faculty, but those featured below represent the depth of training and experience that will help you grow in Christ and service effectiveness.

Gerry Breshears

Gerry Breshears, Ph.D.
Professor of Systematic Theology
Chair, Center for Biblical and Theological Studies

John Johnson

John Johnson, Th.D.
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

J. Carl Laney

J. Carl Laney, Th.D.
Professor of Biblical Literature
Coordinator for Israel Study Programs

Todd Miles

Todd Miles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology
Director, Master of Theology degree

Adjunct and Visiting Faculty

Marc Cortez

Associate Professor of Theology
Wheaton College

Bert Downs

Western Seminary

Southwest Church Connection
Regional Coach

Greg Forster

Oikonomia Network

Nancy Guthrie

Author, Speaker and Teacher

Kate Harris Author and Speaker
Mark Hedinger

Executive Director,

Beverly Hislop

Former Associate Professor and Director, Women's Center for Ministry
Western Seminary

Kent Humphreys Former President
Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (Christ@Work)
David Jones

VP of Corporate Affairs/CFO
Luis Palau Association

Greg Knopf, MD

Family Medicine
Gresham-Troutdale Family Medical Center

Gary Lovejoy, PhD

Valley View Counseling Services, LLC

John Lynch


Bruce McNicol

Co-founder and President

Tom Nelson

Senior Pastor
Christ Community Church