A Note about the Director of Global Learning

Assistant Professor, Christian Formation & Associate Dean

Andrew Pack

Dr. Andrew Pack, Ed.D. comes with a lot of experience with Western. He earned two master’s degrees from Western Seminary: the Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (2014) and the Master of Theology (2016). While he was a student, he served as Graduate Fellow at Western Seminary and has served as an adjunct professor. Additionally, he has s Doctor of Education degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. The title of his dissertation is, “Spiritual Formation in the Context of Distance, Seminary-Level, Competency-Based Theological Education.”

Dr. Andrew Pack comes to us with a rich background in pastoral and educational ministries.   Andrew has served as Pastor of Church Planting for Legacy Church, Bellingham, Washington. He has also served as Academic Director for Cascade School of Theology (CST) where he was responsible for developing the school’s vision, direction, and programmatic strategies. Andrew has also led the way in developing a competency-based educational program for CST, which, in his words, is “adapted for gospel-centered theology and Pacific Northwest missiology.”

Andrew’s philosophy of education is best summed up in his own words: “As a Christian teacher, I understand education to be a type of Christian formation that ought to help students grow cognitively, affectively, behaviorally, and spiritually. I believe this kind of learning must flow out of a Christian narrative identity and should develop a student’s understanding of who God is, what he is doing in the world, and what it means for us as humans to live in that reality.”

Behind the Curtain: Dr. Jon Raibley, Ed.D. - Associate Director, Global Learning


If Western Seminary is considered a pioneering online program among ATS-accredited seminaries, then Dr. Jon Raibley, Ed.D. is surely the pioneer who has helped make it all happen.  Jon has served the online students of the seminary for more than 30 years in a variety of educational leadership roles and currently serves as the Associate Director of Global Learning. In that role, he is the one person most responsible for working with our faculty to create the courses that drive our online degree programs, diplomas, and certificates.

To help you know Jon better, we recently sat down with him to ask the questions we believe you would ask if given the opportunity. Let's see what Jon has to say!