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Seminary Faculty

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.

Jeannine Brown

Professor of New Testament | j-brown@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Research Interests

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.

Norah Caudill

Faculty Associate of Old Testament | n-caudill@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Minoa Chang

Faculty Associate | m-chang@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Areas of expertise

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.

Paul Ferris

Professor, Hebrew Bible | pferris@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Teaching specialty

Content and exegesis of the First Testament and biblical languages

Daniel M. Gurtner

Professor of New Testament | dgurtner@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Areas of expertise

New Testament

Tim Henderson

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical and Theological Studies | timothy-henderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Areas of expertise

New Testament and early Christianity

David Howard

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

Justin Irving

Professor of Ministry Leadership | j-irving@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Research Interests

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

John Koester

Adjunct Instructor | jmk53845@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Areas of expertise

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

William Kron

Adjunct | wjk97757@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Areas of expertise

Teaching and Learning

Ben K Lim

Professor of Marital & Family Therapy/Mental Health Counseling | b-lim@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Areas of expertise

Marriage and Family Therapy

Mark McCloskey

Lead Faculty, Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership | m-mccloskey@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Areas of expertise

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

Kim Meyer

Associate Professor of Nursing | k-meyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Areas of expertise

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.

Denise Muir Kjesbo

Lead Faculty | denise-kjesbo@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Teaching specialty

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.

David Nah

Associate Professor of Theology | d-nah@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Kenneth A. Reynhout

Assistant Professor of Theology | reyken@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Research Interests

systematic theology, theology and science, continental philosophy, philosophy of science, ethics

Andrew Rowell

Instructor of Ministry Leadership | a-rowell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Research Interests

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.

Glen Scorgie

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

Areas of expertise

Systematic theology, historical theology, spiritual theology and ethics.

James D. Smith III

Prof of Church History, Emeritus | jds31@cox.net | Started at Bethel: 1988

Areas of expertise

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

Mark Strauss

University Professor of New Testament | m-strauss@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1993

Areas of expertise

New Testament, Greek, Bible Translation, and Hermeneutics

Tina Watson Wiens

Assistant Professor and Program Director | tina-wiens@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

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