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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

Tina Watson Wiens

Tina Watson Wiens

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

Faculty

John Koester

John Koester

Adjunct Instructor | jmk53845@bethel.edu | 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

Kim Meyer

Kim Meyer

Adjunct in Marriage and Family Studies | k-meyer@bethel.edu | 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.

Cristina Plaza Ruiz

Cristina Plaza Ruiz

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Marriage and Family Therapy | cplazaru@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Professor Plaza Ruiz is a Marriage and Family Therapist and adjunct assistant professor at Bethel University and Bethel Seminary. She is passionate about seeing families thrive and live healthy lives. Her focus is clinical practice serving the immigrant and refugee community in the Twin Cities supporting immigrant families in the adjustment process to a new culture and a new environment, processing immigration trauma and loss, and the accompanying life challenges that come with it. Her in. . . read more.

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Mary Sanders

Faculty Associate | Mary-sanders@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Spiritual and Personal Formation and Marriage and Family Therapy.

Glen Scorgie

Glen Scorgie

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

Systematic theology, historical theology, spiritual theology and ethics.

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