Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.
Program Directors & Lead Faculty
Program Director and Professor | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2000
Leadership Studies; Servant Leadership; Team Effectiveness; Cross-Cultural Leadership; Organizational Change; Ministry Leadership; Purpose in Leadership; Leadership Assessment; Research Methodology and Design; Spiritual and Personal Formation for Leaders
Lead Faculty and Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2000
Children's and Family Ministry - I am committed to equipping leaders to serve in ministries with children and youth as the crucial mission field of our time - both in the States and around the world. I am passionate about partnering with parents in the spiritual formation of their children and releasing the church as family for all.
Program Director and Associate Professor | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2016
Gender construction in couples' relationship · International couples relational dynamic · Cultural competency in clinical supervision · Development of the self of the therapist ·Family and couples processes
Adjunct Faculty | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2009
Professor Diener offers Bethel Seminary a unique perspective to theological education with time with the US Air Force. His experience in the Air Force directly influences and is infused in his teaching in missions, global & contextual studies, and missiology.
Professor of New Testament | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2000
Dr. Brown has focused much of her research and writing on the Gospels and on hermeneutics. In addition to a book on biblical hermeneutics, she has published two commentaries on Matthew's Gospel and is currently co-writing a third. Brown has also co-written on interdisciplinary topics, such as Christian formation and interdisciplinary integration.
Adjunct Faculty | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2011
Paula Bunn is the Counseling Supervisor at the Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice. In her current position as Counseling Supervisor, she provides leadership and counseling services for hospice and community bereavement support. She began teaching at Bethel in 2011, and has presented on a variety of mental health and bereaveme
Instructor in Preaching | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2005
Dr. Casey loves to consider the intersection of a robust theology, a contextualized audience, and best practices of communication. His doctoral project involved the application of Christian education methods into standara evangelical homiletic practice. Or, putting the sermon beyond the lecture format. He likes to experiment and take risks with the preaching process.
Faculty Associate | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2002
Psychotherapy: chronic mental illness; grief/bereavement; spiritual/religious issues; cultural/acculturation issues. Clinical supervision: clinicians working with children, adults, families and group therapy; serving clients with mental illness and survivors of trauma; with a special interest in minority populations.
Vice President and Dean , Faculty and Faculty | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 1988
Dr. Clark's academic discipline is philosophy of religion. He has special interests in epistemology, the problem of evil, religious ethics, and the relation of theology to science. In addition to philosophy of religion, he has taught systematic theology and apologetics. His approach emphasizes dialogue: he invites students to learn how to support their faith perspectives with solid critical reasons. In this day of uncivil discourse, he also challenges them to listen to others, to serve, and. . . read more.
Adjunct Faculty | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2014
Professor Clark is the Pastor of Discipleship Ministries at Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido, CA. He grew up in Rodeo, CA, and has worked at several churches during his ministry career, and has also served as a High School Pastor. Jeramy has been cheerfully married to his wife Jerusha for over ten years, and is a father to Jocelyn and Jasmine.
Adjunct Faculty | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 1981
Curtis began teaching at Bethel University (College at the time) in 1981 as an instructor in New Testament Greek, and eventually taught as Lead Faculty in Christian Ministries. He has taught evangelism, discipleship, and various ministry leadership courses for the Seminary.
Adjunct Faculty | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2012
Terri is a licensed MFT graduate from Bethel Seminary and currently works with the homeless population at St. Vincent de Paul where she is the Senior Mental Health Clinician. In addition to providing therapy for adults, children, and families living in the shelter, she also supervises MFT practicum trainees and a staff of licensed clinicians. Terri is passionate about helping others and feels blessed to have the opportunity to provide that help through therapy and supervision. Terri is also. . . read more.
Adjunct Faculty | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2016
Hoshiko specializes in biofeedback, neuropsychology, pain management, child and adolescent therapy, and treatment in disordered eating. She is also a published author in academic journals, public magazines, blogs, and has written extensively for the development of curriculum. Heather began teaching in 2011, and joined the associate faculty at Bethel Seminary San Diego in 2015. She is passionate about inspiring and aiding students in their academic and spiritual journeys.. . . read more.
Adjunct Faculty | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2013
Brian is the Rector at Holy Spirit Anglican Church in San Diego and is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of North America. Prior to going to seminary, Brian served as a youth pastor for three and a half years at another church in San Diego. He teaches Biblical Hebrew, Old Testament, and Anglican Studies. Brian and his wife Mandy enjoy travelling, baseball games, coffee, movies, and spending time with their young daughters.
Adjunct Instructor | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2015
Systemic individual, couple, and family therapy, with particular interest in the development within a system, the development of individuals within those systems, and how growth and change may happen within those relationships
Adjunct Faculty | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer has provided parent education for over 20 years in the community. In therapy, she has counseled parents on how to build a rewarding, close relationship with their children while maintaining clear boundaries. She works with children who have challenges with attention, impulse control, and anger as well as with adolescents who have challenges with depression, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, drugs and alcohol, and relationships. Jennifer also counsels individual men and women wh. . . read more.
Professor | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2002
Dr. Lim's specializations include premarital counseling, marriage enrichment, parenting, multi-cultural therapy, spiritual issues, missionaries and pastoral self-care, trauma, grief and loss issues, as well as relational difficulties. In addition to training therapists, he also teaches pastoral care classes for ministers of the Gospel. An ordained minister, Ben has pastored for many years in different churches in Malaysia, Singapore, Texas, and California. Ben is also an AAMFT approved supe. . . read more.
Director of Archives, The History Center | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 1994
Magnuson’s primary fields are the United States Census of Population and the history of women in America. She’s also the Director of the History Center, Archives of Bethel University and Converge Worldwide.
Adjunct in Marriage and Family Studies | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 1997
Dr. Meyer has been teaching since 1989 in nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, ethics, psychiatric mental health nursing in the undergraduate program; theory and nurse educator courses in the graduate program and psychopathology in the marriage and family therapy program at Bethel Seminary. Areas of specific interest include: theory, ethics, mental health and mental illness in society and the church, women's issues, and innovations in nursing education.. . . read more.
Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2004
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 earned her D.Min in 2012. Her dissertation focused on strengths-based leadership development for pre-teens.
Adjunct Professor | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2005
Dr. Montzingo is the assisting priest at Holy Spirit Anglican Church, San Diego as well as Canon for Clergy Formation in the Diocese of Western Anglicans, the Anglican Church in North America. As an Adjunct Professor for Anglican Studies at Bethel Seminary San Diego, he brings expertise in the areas of pastoral ministry, spiritual direction, Christian healing, and Anglican history.
Dean & Executive Officer and Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2008
Dr. Motz serves Bethel Seminary San Diego as the Dean & Executive Officer and teaches as faculty for preaching and missional leadership. Arnell's ministry career has been in missions. He has served 12 years as the Executive Director of Outreach Canada and SIM Canada. He also has 10 years of field service in Ethiopia and Bolivia.
Instructor and Dissertation Adviser | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2007
Leadership theory & development, transformational & servant leadership, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, coaching & mentoring, ethics, self-leadership & assessment, leadership communication, strengths-based leadership, organizational development, change & change leadership, organizational diagnosis & health, and team leadership.
Instructor | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2013
Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lesslie Newbigin, Eugene Peterson, church planting, church consulting, megachurches, trends in theological education, business management, the quantitative study of congregations in sociology, models of practical theology, the history of pastoral ministry, pastoral ministry in literature.
Adjunct Faculty | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2007
Donna has over 25 years of experience providing individual, couples, family and play therapy in a variety of settings. The focus of her work is to help those with hurting hearts heal from relationship wounds. Donna’s desire is to live a life “worthy of the calling” she has received and to help students become the therapists God has called them to be. Donna is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and Black African American Christian Counselors. . . . read more.
Faculty | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2001
Currently, I have focused my research on three separate, but interrelated areas. First, I have focused my research on the Hebrew Bible with a special emphasis on Wisdom Literature. I am particularly interested in how Biblical Wisdom Literature borrows from other wisdom traditions within the Ancient Near East. Second, I am also interested in understanding how our own personal hermeneutics impact the reading of Scripture. I am particularly interested in Asian and Asian American hermeneuti. . . read more.
Adjunct Faculty | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2009
Dr. Mofid Wasef has been an ordained Presbyterian pastor since 1987. He is the pastor of Pastoral Care as well as the sole pastor of the Arabic Speaking Congregation at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church. He began his ministry in Egypt as the pastor of Moharram Bek Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Egypt. He served in Alexandria until 1991, when he moved to the United States for graduate education in theological studies. Dr. Wasef's research interests are primarily focused on I. . . read more.