Cliff Berger

Cliff Berger

Associate Director, Doctor of Ministry Program


I’m blessed to be a part of the George Fox Evangelical Seminary community, and especially to be helping our Doctor of Ministry students be successful. My own professional background is in local church ministry, ministry-related non-profit organizations and academics. My role with the DMin program involves administrative functions, working with student support and concerns, teaching research courses, serving as a DMin Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Supervisor, and providing academic and program-related support for students, advisors, and faculty. You could also say that I function somewhat as the “pastor” for the students in the DMIN program.

I’m a native Oregonian, but enjoyed several years living in Appalachia as well. I’m married, with two young adult children, and I love spending time with my family.  Outside of academics and ministry I enjoy travel, hiking/camping, sports, watching movies, listening to music (“roots” music and classic rock are my favorites), and playing banjo, guitar and fiddle.

Academic Background

BA, Northwest Christian University; MDiv, Emmanuel Christian Seminary; DMin, Emmanuel Christian Seminary.

Areas of Academic and Ministry Interest

Pastoral ministry and adult education, theology of childhood, family issues, research on the “Jesus People” Movement of the 1960s and 70s, Appalachian history/culture/music

Course Information

DMIN 543  Writing the Dissertation
DMIN 513  Introduction to Research Resources
PSTD 506 Pastoral Ministry

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