Faculty & Staff
Dr. Jason Clark serves as the lead mentor for the Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin track. As lead mentor, Clark teaches six of the courses, leads each of the three F2F experiences, and facilitates online experiences.
Jason Clark serves as a full-time pastor of Vineyard Church Sutton in Sutton, London (UK), which he and his wife planted in 1997 while he was an investment broker in London. That church has grown to around 300 adults and 120 children, in an area of London where 1 percent of the population are connected to a church. He is a former council member of the Evangelical Alliance UK.
Jason was very involved in Emerging and Missional church explorations, having overseen the former Emergent UK network. Jason completed his DMin at George Fox, with research in exploration of emerging and missional church theology and leadership. He is now a PhD candidate at Kings College London, researching theological assessments of consumerism and secularism and the implications for ecclesiology.
Dr. Clark lectures and teaches in other countries on a regular basis in the areas of church and culture. He contributed two chapters to Church in the Present Tense for Baker Academic’s emersion series.
- Position: LGP DMin Lead Mentor; Senior/Founding Pastor, Vineyard Church Sutton; Evangelical Alliance UK Council Member; Emergent UK co-ordinator
- Academic and Professional Background: BA Honours degree in theology, London School of Theology, DMin, Leadership and Theology in the Emerging Culture, George Fox University; PhD (in process), Ecclesiological Realism: The challenge of Capitalism and the Market to Concrete Missional Ecclesiologies, Kings College London
- Expertise and Research Interests: Consumerism/Capitalism and Ecclesiology (Church & Culture)
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- Office: 011-44-020-8642-4455
See George Fox Evangelical Seminary faculty page for details. All of the GFES faculty variously serve as instructors and advisors to the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Minstry students.
Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor, Guest lecturer
Academic and Professional Background: Theological Studies, Universities of Erlangen and Tübingen, DTh, Erlangen; Peter works with the ELIA (Lutheran) Church in Erlangen and serves as the National Director of Alpha Germany
Expertise and Research Interests: Celtic spirituality and mission, faith in the workplace, and postmodernity and emerging/missional church
Position: Expert Advisor; Linda has worked almost ten years as a writing instructor for Lane Community College, teaching Essay, Memoir and Novel writing, as well as a class focusing on publishing, platform building and social networking for authors. She often presents workshops at writing conferences such as Willamette Writers and Oregon Christian Writers. She has done freelance editing for Multnomah Publishers; ghostwriting, mentoring and editing for private writing clients. In addition to her books, she has published many essays, articles, stories and poems in anthologies and publications such as The Philadephia Inquirer, The Denver Post, The Oregonian and The Christian Reader. In 2004 one of her short stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Academic and Professional Background: Graduated with a BA in Art Education from Arizona State University. She earned a Special Education teaching credential from San Diego State University. She has taught art and elementary education for public and private schools in Arizona and California and has directed a Christian preschool program. Linda has published The Fence My Father Built, Making Peace With a Dangerous God, Revealed: Spiritual Reality in a Makeover World, and Lost Boys and the Moms Who Love Them
Expertise and Research Interests: Manuscript evaluation and concept development for fiction and nonfiction, organization and structural analysis, proposal writing, market research and platform building. Personal interests include reading, gardening, singing and her family.
Stephen GarnerPosition: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Guest Lecturer. Academic and Professional Background: MSc(Hons) in Computer Science, University of Canterbury, NZ; BD, Bible College of New Zealand, NZ; PhD in Theology, University of Auckland, NZ. Expertise and Research Interests: Technology, science, and theology; Media, popular culture, and religion; Theological ethics; Public and contextual theology; Systematic theology; Christian spirituality. He joined Laidlaw College as Head of School: Theology, Mission & Ministry at the start of 2014 after previously lecturing theology at the University of Auckland. With a background in computer science and theology, his research focuses upon theology in dialogue with science, technology and new media, as well religion, media and popular culture. A central theme to his research and teaching is that theology must engage with the everyday communities we find ourselves in, seeking to offer something distinctly gospel to church and world. He recently served for four years on the New Zealand Interchurch Bioethics Council and is currently co-convenor of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand's Leadership Subcommittee.
Web: www.laidlaw.ac.nz ; www.greenflame.org
Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor
Academic and Professional Background: BA Honours in theology, Winnipeg Bible College. MDiv., Counseling and Family Therapy, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 1990. DMin, Leadership and Spiritual Formation, ACTS/Trinity Western University, 2009.
Expertise and Research Interests: Place, Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Ecclesiology,Missiology, Culture, Semiotics. Dr. Hjalmarson lectures and teaches in both Canada and the U.S.A on a regular basis. He is an Adjunct Professor of Ministry at Northern Baptist Seminary in Lombard, Illinois as well as an Adjunct Professor at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. He writes a blog that was birthed in 2001 and receives over 150,000 visits a year. Dr. Hjalmarson is the author of An Emerging Dictionary for the Gospel and Culture (Resource Publications, 2010), co-author of Missional Spirituality (IVP, 2011), Text & Context: Church Planting in Canada in Post-Christendom (The Urban Loft, 2013), and No Home Like Place: A Christian Theology of Place (The House Studio, 2014). He is a member of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association and the Parish Collective.
Web: Next Reformation
Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor, Regents Park College, Oxford University; Associate Research Fellow, London School of Theology
Academic and Professional Background: BSc (hons) Chemistry with medicinal Chemistry; MA (Distinction) Missiology, Birmingham University; PhD, King College London. Executive Director Churches in Mission: Evangelical Alliance; External Examiner, Oak Hill Theological College, 2009 - present; Visiting Lecturer Regents College, Vancouver; Director, Oxford Centre for Christian Apologies, 2005-2007; Tutor in Mission and Evangelism, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University 2005-2007; Senior Leader Elmfiled Church, Harrow 2000-2005.
Expertise and Research Interests: 'Towards a Theology of Evangelism for Late-modern Cultures: a critical dialogue with Lesslie Newbigin's doctrine of revelation', King's College London, supervisor, Professor Andrew Walker;Theology of evangelism, contextualisation, apologetics, missional Ecclesiology, homiletics, social media and social change.
Byoungchul Joseph Jun
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 God, The 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.
Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor
BA in Communication, University of California, San Diego; MA in Professional Counseling, Liberty University; DMin in Leadership in the Emerging Culture, George Fox Evangelical Seminary
Contemporary missiology, Ecclesiology and Popular Culture, Global missional movements, Globalization, Collegiate ministry.
Position: Expert Advisor; Senior Designer, Oregon Center for Applied Science. Chief Creative, Pure Blue Design
Academic and Professional Background: BA, Painting with an Independent Study in Media Installation, Purchase College
Expertise and Professional Interests: Web design, user experience, mobile application design, web application design, and game design
Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor; Lead Pastor, Good Shepherd Africa Gospel Church, Nairobi, Chairman of the Nairobi Regional Africa Gospel Church Council, chair of Evangelism Explosion, Kenya, secretary, Word of Life International, Kenya and member of the national board of Love Inc.
Academic and Professional Background: BRel. degree – Kenya Highlands Evangelical University, Kericho, Kenya; MDiv, Western Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon; DMin in Leadership in the Emerging Culture, George Fox University, Portland, Oregon.Expertise and Research Interests: Church planting, the training and development of pastors, empowerment of local churches to serve the most vulnerable in society, mentorship, and Kingdom entrepreneurship.
Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Director, Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work, & Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Offutt School of Business, Concordia College; also, President, Global Leadership Development LLC.
Academic and Professional Background: Dr Ngunjiri earned a doctorate (Ed.D) in leadership studies and masters in organization development from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). Prior to her US sojourn, she earned a masters in mission studies from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (Africa International University, Kenya), and her undergraduate degree in language and literature (B.Ed honors) is from Kenyatta University also in Kenya.
Expertise and Research Interests: The bulk of my research activity is within the area of leadership studies specifically looking at intersectional approaches to the exploration and explication of women and minorities experiences as leaders. Topics include: Spirituality and Leadership; Tempered Radicals; African/African American Women in Leadership; Servant Leadership; Leadership and Culture; Leadership and Social Identity; and Leadership in Religious Institutions. I also write about culturally and contextually relevant research approaches as well as autoethnography. Author of Women’s Spiritual Leadership in Africa (SUNY 2010) and Collaborative Autoethnography (LeftCoast Press, 2012 co-authored with H. Chang and K. Hernandez). I advise dissertations on many areas of leadership studies including topics related to global leadership, women and leadership, spiritual & religious leadership, intercultural competency and spirituality in organizations.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Phone : 1-215-967-1529
Position: Expert Advisor; Owner/Consultant, Social Bridge Media, Board Member, Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce; Board Member, Domestic Violence Resource Center of Washington County.
Academic and Professional Background: BA, Christian Ministry, Lincoln Christian University
Expertise and Research Interests: Social Networking, Small Business, Local and Global Missions
Position: Guest lecturer
Academic and Professional Background: Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Ministry Course; Professor of Theological Education at King’s College London; Honorary Canon of Salisbury Cathedral and Canon Theologian of Sheffield Cathedral; he has served as a Director the Advertising Standards Authority and currently serves as Independent Adjudicator for the Portman Group and as a Commissioner for the Direct Marketing Authority. His recent books include Clergy: The Origin of Species (2006), Engaging Contemporary Culture: Christianity and the Concrete Church (2005), and Shaping the Church (2010)
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Position: Expert Advisor; owner/operator of Living Word Literary Agency with 12 years of publishing experience. Her ability to identify and polish talent provides first-time authors with the guidance and encouragement needed to fit easily within quality standards of the publishing industry.
Academic and Professional Background: Discovering numerous new authors for Harvest House Publishers with sales topping 750,000 copies, several of them have gone on to find success with various book deals, Christy nominations and awards, and PW star ratings. As a member of the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association), the CMA (Christian Media Association), and the Willamette Writers, Kimberly teaches proposal writing at various west coast writers’ conference.
Expertise and Research Interests: Book proposal construction; fiction—character development, plot pace, storyline, and overall manuscript coherency; non-fiction—theme, organization, markets, and platform building guidance.