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

J. Kent Edwards, Ph.D.

Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership
Talbot School of Theology

Greg Forster

Program Director, Faith, Work, and Economics
Kern Family Foundation

Diana Greene

Author and Speaker
Diana Greene Ministries, LLC

Nancy Gurthie

Author, Speaker and Teacher

Steven Harpham

Owner, Certified Financial PlannerTM
Qualified Kingdom Advisor
Living Water Financial Advisors

Beverly Hislop

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

Mark Hoeffner

Lead Pastor/Preaching Elder
Grace Baptist Church

Karen Howells
President and Founder
The Howells Group
Kent Humphreys Former President
Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (Christ@Work)
Bill Job Owner and President
Meixia Solutions
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

Diane Paddison

Chief Strategy Officer
Cassidy Turley


Larry Peabody

Job-Shadowing Daniel

Scott Rae, Ph.D.

Professor of Christian Ethics
Talbot School of Theology

Daisy Santos

Trainer in communication, diversity & leadership

Gary Thomas

Author and speaker

Adjunct Faculty, Western Seminary

Stephanie Thompson-Buttice, MBA

Living Water Financial Advisors


Patrice Tsague

Nehemiah Project International Ministries