Assistant Professor of Adult Degree Programs
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and can’t think of living anywhere else. I earned a BA in psychology (child development) from Western Washington State University in Bellingham, Wash., a master’s of religious education degree from Canadian Theological Seminary (now Ambrose University College), and a doctor of ministry degree in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from George Fox Evangelical Seminary.
For 20 years I was a missionary with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Argentina, South America, where I was part of the pastoral staff of various churches, planted a church, designed and taught leadership courses, taught in the Bible Institute, and counseled and mentored many people. During my time in Latin America I also traveled to a number of other South American countries. In 1999, I returned to the states and took a position as pastor of recovery in my home church in Salem, Ore.
I began teaching in the Department of Professional Studies in 2008. I enjoy helping adult students write life-learning essays for credit. I am a life-long learner and love teaching and interacting with adult students.