Visiting Professors and Adjunct Faculty

Visiting Professors

Len Sweet

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Position: Visiting Distinguished Professor

Academic Background: An honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond, he earned his M.Div. from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He is the recent recipient of honorary doctorates from Coe College (Iowa), the University of Richmond (Virginia), Baker University (Kansas), Otterbein College (Ohio) and Lebanon Valley College (Pennsylvania).

Expertise and Research Interests: bio and cv

Email: LenISweet@aol.com

Office: 973-539-1682

Webpage: http://www.leonardsweet.com/

Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Position: Visiting Professor, founding/Planting Pastor of Vineyard Church Sutton, and co-ordinator of Emergent UK working with Brian McLaren.

Academic Background: B.A. from London School of Theology; Post Graduate Certificate in Education from University of Greenwich (London); D.Min. from George Fox Evangelical Seminary; Ph.D. in progress at Kings College London.

Expertise and Research Interests: Church and Culture, how theology informs our church practice. Currently finishing a book for Paternoster "Positive Church: how to emerge without losing church".

Other Information: Involved in church planting since starting seminary. I am married to Bev with three children. I have previously been a religious education teacher (briefly), and an investment broker in London for 8 years. My personal interests include X-Box, technology in general, Apple Macs, theology, science fiction (literature and TV), Dance (Trance/Euphoria) music, movies and coffee. For fun I was until recently, a Director of Paradigm Capital Management.

Alan Hirsch

Alan Hirsch

Position: Visiting Professor

Expertise and Research Interests: I am a writer (The Shaping of Things to Come and The Forgotten Ways), church leader, strategist, educator, and missional activist.

Other Interests: I live in Southern California with my hero and wife Debra and our dog, Ruby. I love reading philosophy, studying Judaism, leading a magnificent movement called Forge Mission Training Network, cellaring (and subsequently imbibing), walking, movies, etc.

Websites: sentralizedconference.com ; theforgottenways.org

Dan Kimball

Dan Kimball

Position: Visiting Professor

Academic Background: BS, Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University; Graduate Certificate in Bible, Multnomah Biblical Seminary; MA General Ministry, Western Seminary; DMin, George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

Expertise and Research Interests: Emerging Church and culture; author of The Emerging Church, Emerging Worship, and They Like Jesus but not the Church; contributor to Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches and The Emergent Manifesto of Hope.

Other Interests: Is secondary Lead Mentor and Pastor of Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz,CA

Email: dkimball06@georgefox.edu

Office: 831-429-1058

Websites: Vintage Church

Terry LeBlanc

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Position: Visiting Professor

Academic Background: BSc, Brandon University; B.A., B.R.S., University of Winnipeg/Mennonite Brethern Bible College; PhD in Mission and Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: Indigenous theological studies and mission anthropology.

Other Interests: Is the founding Chair and Director of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS), the Executive Director of My People International and iEmergence. He is also adjunct faculty at Asbury Theological Seminary, North Park University, and Tyndale University College and Seminary.

Email: tlmikmaq@gmail.com

Office: 780-727-4522

WebsitesNAAITS; My People International; iEmergence

Adjuncts

Paul Almquist

Paul Almquist

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic and Professional Background: Christian Ministries, George Fox College; MA in Christian History and Thought, Western Evangelical Seminary. Pastor of West Chehalem Friends Church, Newberg, Oregon. Director of Friends Center for Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church. Adjunct professor of Bible and preaching at George Fox University. 29 years of pastoral ministry among Northwest Friends.

Expertise and Research Interests: Friends pastoral theology and history, pastoral ministry, denominational health, community leadership, sports, travel and family adventures.

Email: palmquis@georgefox.edu

Cherice Bock

Cherice Bock

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.A. from George Fox University, M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: nonviolent theology, ecological theology, Quaker studies, pneumatology, feminist theology, liberation theology

Email: cbock@georgefox.edu

Other Interests: Cherice heads up the Community Garden on the George Fox University campus. She enjoys attempting to grow her own food, biking around town with her spouse and two young boys, hiking, reading, talking theology and connecting with friends over coffee.

Jen Butler

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: Academic Background: BS, Theatre Arts, Eastern Oregon State University; M.Div, George Fox Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: Ecotheology, pastoral theology, advocacy, justice, praxis-oriented theology, and bridging the gap between evangelical and mainline traditions. Co-author of On Heaven As in Earth: An Introduction to Ecotheology, forthcoming from Baker Academic. Ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, GreenFaith Fellow, avid watcher of British crime dramas and yoga enthusiast.

Elizabeth Chapin

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.A. in Organizational and Interpersonal Communication with an emphasis in Psychology and Computer Science, The Ohio State University; M.A. in Ministry Leadership, George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

Expertise and Research Interests: Talking to girls about sex, spiritual formation in the home, mentoring, gender roles and stereotypes, women in ministry, evangelism, how worship practices shape theology, missional leadership, integration of technology in education.

Email: echapin@georgefox.edu

Website: chapin.com/elizabeth/

Chuck Church

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Ron Clark

Ron Clark

Position: Adjunct Faculty; Minister/Lead Church Planter, Agape Church of Christ

Academic and Professional Background: BA, Biology and Chemistry, Central Missouri State University;. MDiv, Harding University Graduate School of Religion; DMin, Harding University Graduate School of Religion

Expertise and Research Interests: Evangelism, abuse, sex trafficking, Proverbs, Luke/Acts, 1 Corinthians, leadership development; lead church planter for the Agape Church of Christ in downtown Portland, OR; Member of Society of Biblical Literature, Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, Community Against Domestic Violence, Association of Marriage and Family Ministry; author of Emerging Elders, Setting the Captives Free: A Christian Theology for Domestic Violence, Freeing the Oppressed: A Call to Christians Concerning Domestic Abuse, The Better Way: The Church of Agape in Emerging Corinth, and Am I Sleeping with the Enemy?: Males and Females in the Image of God

Email: rclark@agapecoc.com
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Website: agapecoc.com

Bruce Crawford

Bruce Crawford

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic and Professional Background: BS Organizational Leadership from Biola University, La Mirada, California M.A. in Spiritual Formation from George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon Certified Spiritual Director from George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon

Expertise and Research Interests: Holistic approach to Spiritual Formation through Reconciliation with God, Self, Others and Creation. Native American Spirituality.

Email: drwood1958@gmail.com

Website: www.redtailwoodworks.org

Phone: 360-852-6883

Cathy Crawford

Cathy Crawford

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic and Professional Background: B.S. in Applied Management from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa California. California Teaching Credential Los Angeles State University, Los Angeles, California. M. A. in Spiritual Formation from George Fox University, Newberg Oregon. Certified Spiritual Director from George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland Oregon.

Expertise and Research Interests: How to bring awareness to the local church for the need of spiritual formation through the ministry of spiritual direction. Developing multicultural faith communities. Learning how to live in harmony with the natural world.

Caryl Menkhus Creswell

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: M.A. in Christian Ministries and Certificate for Spiritual Direction from George Fox Evangelical, Director of Training for the Godly Play Foundation, Recorded Minister by the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends

Interests: Quaker Spirituality, Children's Spirituality for its own sake and as a model of authentic adult spirituality, Quaker pastoring, Narrative Theology, Circles of Trust

Email: clmenkhus@aol.com, caryl.menkhus@godlyplay.org

Office: 360-213-5408

C. Wess Daniels

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.A. from Malone College; M.A. in Theology and doctoral candidate in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. Quaker pastor of a meeting in Southwest Washington.

Expertise and Research Interests: Quaker theology and history, participatory culture, missiology, social justice, community organizing, cultural theory and Bob Dylan.

Email: wess@camasfriends.org

Office: 360-818-4293

Websites: gatheringinlight.com | camasfriends.org

Frank Green

Frank Green

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic and Professional Background: BA, Westmont College; MA in counseling psychology from National University; MDiv, Fuller Seminary; DMin, Fuller Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: The connection between well-being and ministry effectiveness, systems theory, the integration of theology and psychology. Licensed marriage and family counselor and founder of Charis Foundation.

Email: FGREEN10@nc.rr.com

Office: 1-919-244-8213

Website: charisfoundation.com

Byoungchul Joseph Jun

Byongchul Joseph June

Position: Adjunct Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Assistant Professor of Education and Leadership at ACTS (Asian Center for Theological Studies)
Academic and Professional Background: BA, Psychology, East Asain Studies, University of Colorado; MDiv, Fulller Theological Seminary; PhD, Intercultural Education, Biola University; Dr. Jun has been actively involved with Korean Immigrant Church Ministries in North America and Korean diaspora networking. He participated in the translation project of Rev. Joshua Kang's Korean books Deep-Rooted in Christ and Scripture by Heart into English; he has also translated and published English books into Korean language, including Dr. James Bryan Smith's The Good and Beautiful GodThe Good and Beautiful Life, and The Good and Beautiful Community.  
Research Interests: Dr. Jun is a bridge builder between Western and East Asian culture; research interests include Inter-cultural education, spiritual formation in cross-cultural context, family life education, andragogy, and experiential learning.
Email: bjun@georgefox.edu
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Deborah Loyd

Deborah Loyd

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: BA in Biblical Studies, Excelsior College; MA in Exegetical Theology, Western Seminary; DMin candidate, Transformational Leadership, Bakke Graduate University

Expertise and Interests: Co-founder and Pastor Emeritus, The Bridge Church of Portland; Co-founder of Women's Convergence. Interests include Emerging Culture, Urban Church Planting, Leadership Development, Mentoring Women Church Planters

Email: dloyd@georgefox.edu, deborahloyd@gmail.com

Office: 503.516.1415

Miriam Mendez

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.A. in business administration from National-Louis University, Evanston, IL; Master of Divinity, Certificates of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship and Spiritual Director, George Fox Seminary; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certification, George Fox Seminary; Post-Graduate (1-year residency) studies in Clinical Pastoral Education from Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center, a level-one trauma center in Portland, Oregon.

Expertise and Research Interests: Pastoral ministry, spiritual and leadership formation, multi-cultural/Hispanic/Latino ministries, loss and grief issues, mentoring/coaching, reconciliation issues.

Other information: Ordained American Baptist Pastor, church planter and Pastor of bi-lingual Esperanza Church, Spiritual Director.

Email: mmendez@georgefox.edu

Gayle Repsold

Gayle Repsold

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, George Fox University; Spiritual Direction Certificate from George Fox Evangelical Seminary; Member of Spiritual Directors International / Spiritual Direction Supervisor

Research Interests: Introduction of Spiritual Directions to the evangelical / protestant church, Spiritual Formation in families, church bodies, and parachurch organizations

Email: Gayle.Repsold@providence.org

Office: 503-453-2461

Dick Sartwell

Dick Sartwell

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.A. in History and Political Science from Malone College, Canton, Ohio; M.A. in Religion from Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, Indiana; D.Min. in Leadership and Spiritual Formation George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: Quaker studies, leadership studies, preaching and general pastoral ministy with 34 years of experience as a pastor among Friends.

Email: rsartwel@georgefox.edu

Office: 503-538-6838

Steve Sherwood

Steve Sherwood

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.A. Oral Roberts University; M.A.T Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min. George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Interests: youth ministry; atonement theology; Trinitarian theology; the intersection of faith, theology and popular culture 

Email: ssherwood@georgefox.edu

Office: 503-554-2665

Katie Skurja

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.A. in Elementary & Special Education, Northern Arizona University; M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, George Fox University; Certificate of Spiritual Formation, George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

Interests: Reading, gardening, outdoors (hiking, camping, beach walking, etc.), watching our boys’ football games, cooking, hanging out with friends, movies.

Email: kskurja@comcast.net

Office: 503-970-8130

Carole Spencer

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Position: Adjunct Faculty in Spiritual Formation and Church History; Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality at Earlham School of Religion - Richmond, Indiana

Academic Background: M.A. from Western Evangelical Seminary; Ph.D. from University of Birmingham, England

Expertise and Research Interests: History of spirituality, Christian mystics, spiritual formation, Quaker history and theology, and Spiritual Director.

Email: spencca@earlham.edu

Chris Spinks

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.A. in Speech Communications from Baylor University; MDiv in Theology from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University; PhD in New Testament from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Expertise and Research Interests: Theological Interpretation; Hermeneutics; New Testament Theology; Sermon on the Plain and Lukan Theology; Ephesians; possible uses for Charles Peirce's semiotics for biblical studies

Email: dcspinks@gmail.com

Office: 541-321-0507

Dan Steigerwald

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: BS in Mineral Economics, Pennsylvania State University; MDiv, Tyndale Theological Seminary (Amsterdam); DMin, Leadership in the Emerging Culture, George Fox Evangelical Seminary; Certified Coach, Creative Results Management CORE and EXCEL Coach Training Programs.

Expertise and Research Interests: Coaching, mentoring and training church planters and missional leaders; Writing (author, Grow Where You're Planted: Collected Stories on the Hallmarks of Maturing Church); Founder and Pastor Emeritus, Crossroads Church of The Hague; Creation care, hiking and biking in the great outdoors; spending time with my wife and daughters.

Email: dsteigerwald@georgefox.edu; dsteiger@christianassociates.org

Office: 503-432-1825

A.J. Swoboda

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.A. from Eugene Bible College; M.A. in Biblical Studies from George Fox Evangelical Seminary; Ph.D., University of Birmingham

Interests: Pneumatology, Ecology, Christology, Missiology of Church, Biblical Studies, Green Theology, Pentecostal Theology, Lesslie Newbigin, Church History, and Pastoring in the Hawthorne.

Email: mrajswoboda@hotmail.com

Office: 541-513-4688

Website: Theophilus - A Church in Southeast Portland

David Wilson

David Wilson

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.S. from Oregon State University in Human Development and Family Science; M.Div. from George Fox Evangelical Seminary (GFES); recently completed Ph.D. work in Religions and Theology at University of Manchester, UK.

Expertise and Research Interests: David's scholarly research is largely based on the Fletcher-Tooth Collection at the Methodist Archive and Research Centre at the John Rylands University Library of Manchester and the Madeley parish records at the Shropshire Records Office, Shrewsbury, along with other collections in Britain and America which hold Fletcher manuscripts.

Interests: David has served in the Christian ministry in various denominations for the last eighteen years. He is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church of North America. He currently resides with his wife, Lisa, in Portland, Oregon.

Kent Yinger

Kent Yinger

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic BackgroundBA, Wheaton College; MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; PhD, Sheffield University

Expertise and Research Interests: New Testament studies, Pauline theology (esp. soteriology), Christology, New Testament Greek and Lexicography, Exegesis and Hermeneutics, Missions. Select Publications and Presentations

Email: kyinger@georgefox.edu

Bill Zuelke

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: B.A in Philosophy from Gonzaga University; M.Div. in Theology from Weston School of Theology; M.S. in Psychology from Loyola College.

Expertise and Research Interests: Spiritual Director across traditions, providing retreats and adult education workshops aimed at actively living faith and beliefs, discernment and moral decision making. Bill serves as Dean of Students at Marylhurst University and is a Professional Certified Coach, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Supervisor.

Email: wzuelke@msn.com

Office: 503-442-3604

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