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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

Jeannine Brown

Jeannine Brown

Director of Online Programs | j-brown@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Dr. Brown has focused much of her research and writing on the Gospels, hermeneutics, and interdisciplinary integration. In addition to a book on biblical hermeneutics (Scripture as Communication) and two books on integration, she has published three commentaries on Matthew's Gospel. She is a member of the NIV translation team and is a part of the revision project for the NIV Study Bible, celebrating its 35th year in 2020. Her current writing projects include commentaries on Philippians (Tyn. . . read more.

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Charles Bradshaw

| cob79424@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

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Janice Bros

| brojane@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Jan is the lead pastor/church planter of Abbey Way Covenant Church. Graduating from Bethel University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies, she completed her education receiving a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary in 1997. She worked at Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove, Minnesota for many years, both as a lay leader and as member of the senior pastoral staff as the Pastor of Pastoral Care. Jan is an ordained to Word and Sacrament as a minister of the Evangeli. . . read more.

Howard Cassidy-Moffatt

Howard Cassidy-Moffatt

| hoc45784@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

The Theology and Practice of Christian Ministry.

Norah Caudill

Norah Caudill

| n-caudill@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Hebrew, Hebrew Exegesis, Old Testament

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Jeramy Clark

| jac25278@bethel.edu | 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.

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David Diener

| david-diener@bethel.edu | 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.

John Anthony Dunne

John Anthony Dunne

| j-dunne@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Dr. Dunne's research interests lie primarily in the New Testament, the life and letters of Paul (esp. Galatians), Christian origins, and second temple Judaism. Within these frameworks he is fascinated by many things, including: theologies of suffering, eschatology, intertextuality, missiology and identity, participation with Christ, and the critique of imperial ideology.

Paul Ferris

Paul Ferris

| pferris@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Content and exegesis of the First Testament and biblical languages

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Curtis Gruber

| c-gruber@bethel.edu | 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. 

Tim Henderson

Tim Henderson

| timothy-henderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

New Testament and early Christianity

Natalie Hendrickson

Natalie Hendrickson

| natalie-hendrickson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Natalie serves as the Director of Supervised Ministry and Student Assessment at Bethel Seminary San Diego, and also teaches internship and spiritual formation courses.

David Howard

David Howard

| dhoward@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982-1990, 2000-present.

Old Testament, Hebrew, and Hermeneutics

Wendy Huisken

Wendy Huisken

| wlw27568@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

I am an author, teacher, and scholar, who loves helping people understand the Bible so they can know God better. Most of my study has been in the Old Testament, and I am especially passionate about helping the Church taste and see how good, meaningful, and relevant it is for today.

Shane Long

Shane Long

| shane-long@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Family systems, differentiation of self, narrative and constructivist approaches in therapy, socio-economic and cultural issues in therapy, and integration of religion and spirituality in the field of psychotherapy.

Mark McCloskey

Mark McCloskey

| m-mccloskey@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Biblical theology of leadership, leadership formation, organizational leadership development, team building, virtue-based leadership, strategic planning

Arnell Motz

Arnell Motz

| a-motz@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Dr. Motz serves Bethel Seminary San Diego as an adjunct professor 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.

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Lyn Nixon

| nixlyn@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

NT Greek, Hermeneutics, New Testament, Biblical Theology, The Use of the OT in the NT

Andrew Rowell

Andrew Rowell

| a-rowell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Dr. Andy Rowell has taught mission, discipleship, and church leadership at Bethel Seminary since 2013.

Andrew Russell

Andrew Russell

| andrew-russell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

The Keswick Movement, Religious Practices, the Modern Missionary Movement, the East African Revival, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards

Glen Scorgie

Glen Scorgie

| g-scorgie@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Systematic theology, historical theology, spiritual theology and ethics.

James D. Smith III

James D. Smith III

| jd-smith@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Church History; Historical Theology; Christian biography; Spiritual life & ministry; History of Missions; Women in the Christian Tradition; Henri Nouwen; baseball history

Mark Strauss

Mark Strauss

| m-strauss@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1993

New Testament, Greek, Bible Translation, and Hermeneutics

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Mofid Wasef

| mow92538@bethel.edu | 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.

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