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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 | | Started at Bethel: 2013


Kimberley Meyer

Kimberley Meyer

Adjunct in Marriage and Family Studies | | 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 | | Started at Bethel: 2008

Professor Plaza Ruiz is a Marriage and Family Therapist and adjunct assistant professor at 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 interest in leadership in. . . read more.

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Mary Sanders

Faculty Associate | | Started at Bethel: 2004

Spiritual and Personal Formation and Marriage and Family Therapy.

Peter Vogt

Peter Vogt

Seminary Dean | | Started at Bethel: 2001-2014 as Professor, 2019 as Dean

As the Dean of Bethel Seminary today, Peter is passionate about striving to be a radically counter-cultural follower of Jesus and helping others grow in their capacity in this area as well. His responsibilities include casting a vision for robust online education, partnership with local churches and denominations, identifying ways of serving alumni and local pastors, maintaining all aspects of accreditation for degree programs, representing the seminary to internal and external partners, an. . . read more.

Related Programs

M.A. in Counseling

Our M.A. in Counseling program prepares students to become counselors who provide meaningful mental health care with compassion and integrity. With its specialty area of clinical mental health counseling, this program provides students the skills to practice mental health in the diverse and changing communities in which they'll serve.

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