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Deb Moncauskas

Job Title

  • Professor
    Children's & Family Ministry (M.A.), Bethel Seminary

Started at Bethel



  • Azusa Pacific University - B.A. Biblical Literature, 1978
  • Bethel Seminary - M.A. Children and Family Ministry, 2003
  • Bethel Seminary - D.Min. Strengths-Based Congregational Leadership, 2013


Dr. Deb Moncauskas is an Adjunct Professor at Bethel Seminary, teaching since 2004 in the Master of Arts degree program in Children and Family Ministry. Her areas of focus are leadership and staff development, generational distinctives and ministry administration. She serves in the local church as a Children and Family Pastor, leading this ministry for the past 30 years. She has been certified by Gallup as a Strengths Coach, coaching close to 200 men, women and youth to live and lead from their strengths. She earned her D.Min in 2012. Her dissertation focused on strengths-based leadership development for pre-teens.

Deb lives in San Diego with her husband of 40+ years, Rick.

Courses Taught

Staffing and Leadership

Creativity and Content Delivery

Mentored Leadership

Senior Integrative Seminar

Children and Family Ministry Administration

The Teaching and Learning Process

Introduction to Family Ministry

Leadership in Children and Family Ministry


Who's Who Among American High School Students, 1973

Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, 2003

Summa Cum Laude, Bethel Seminary, 2003

Dissertation with Distinction Award, 2012


It Worked for Us, Contributor "If You Build it..."


"Building a Ministry Team That Goes the Distance" CPC 08

"Joining Children on Their Spiritual Journeys" "Developing Your Family Mission Statement"

Guest Lecturer at University of San Diego School of Nursing: "Caring for the Faithful"

"Strengths Finders" Children's Pastors' Conference, San Diego and Orlando '07, 08

"Leadership Emergence Theory" CPC, San Diego and Orlando, '07

MOPS guest Lecturer '05 and '07, '09, '11, '13, '16

Advanced Certificate in Children's Ministry 2014, 2015, 2016

Certificates and Licenses

StrengthsFinder Coach- Certified by The Gallup Organization and Gallup University (Levels 1, 2 and 3)

Licensed Minister since 2005

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Associate Director, US Initiatives, The Cory Center

Hobbies and Interests

I love to take long walks and kayak with my husband.


"But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength." II Timothy 4:17