DMin Team and Advisors

The DMin Team

The DMin Team manages the program online platforms, organizes the Advances, and provides students and advisors individual and immediate support in-person or online. In short, the DMin Team is the 'glue' that holds the various elements of the program together.

Loren Kerns

Loren Kerns

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Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Emaillkerns@georgefox.edu

Office503-893-4788

Clifford Berger

Cliff Berger

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Associate Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Emailcberger@georgefox.edu

Office1-503-554-6163

Heather Rainey

Heather Rainey(profile)

Administrative Assistant for the Doctor of Ministry Program

Email: hrainey@georgefox.edu

Office: 1-503-554-6162

Adam McGuffie

Adam McGuffie(profile)

Hybrid Learning Specialist

Email: amcguffie@georgefox.edu

Office: 1-503-554-6037

Faculty advisors

The DMin Team manages the program online platforms, organizes the Advances, and provides students and advisors individual and immediate support in-person or online. In short, the DMin Team is the 'glue' that holds the various elements of the program together.

GFES faculty

Seminary faculty variously serve as advisors within the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Ministry program. See George Fox Evangelical Seminary faculty page for details. 

Phil Carnes

Phillip G. Carnes

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor

Academic and Professional Background:DMin, George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR; MAR, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC; MAEd, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; BA, English Lit., Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA; Postgraduate Studies in Coaching, Western Seminary, Portland, OR. Professional Investor;Executive & Organizational Coach; Board Chair, LifePoint Church.

Expertise and Research Interests: Spiritual Formation, Executive & Organizational Coaching, Ministry strategy & development, Leadership, Christian Education, Board Governance, Church/Ministry renewal.

Email: pcarnes@georgefox.edu

theolibri@mac.com

Office: 1-775-782-0800


Guy Chmieleski

Guy Chmieleski

Position: Dissertation Advisor; University Minister, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Academic and Professional Background: BA, Bethel University; MA Palm Beach Atlantic University; DMin, George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: Spiritual formation, spiritual disciplines, college ministry, quarter-life to mid-life, leadership development, soul care/self care

Email: guy.chmieleski@belmont.edu

Office1-615-460-6419

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Ron Clark

Ron Clark

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; 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 EldersSetting the Captives Free: A Christian Theology for Domestic ViolenceFreeing the Oppressed: A Call to Christians Concerning Domestic AbuseThe 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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Larry Day

Larry Day

Position: Dissertation Advisor; Director, Larry Day Ministries, Portland, OR

Academic and Professional Background: MA, Wheaton College; PhD, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University

Expertise and Research Interests: how our “concept of God” is developed and the impact it has on ministry; how self-esteem is formulated and the part it plays in ministry

Email: larry@larrydayministries.com

Office1-503-702-2288

Dwight Friesen

Dwight Friesen

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Associate Professor of Practical Theology, at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle
Academic and Professional Background: MA, Trinity International University; BA, Ambrose University College; DMin, George Fox University; his dissertation research focused on the development of a relational hermeneutic toward connective church leadership and structure. Having served as a missional pioneer of a Seattle-area simple church for more than eleven years Dwight now trains missional church leaders at Mars Hill Graduate School.  He is an emergent, Anabaptist licensed and ordained by the Christian & Missionary Alliance. He is active locally and internationally with missional and emerging church movements, and have been active in both ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.  He is the author of Thy Kingdom Connected: What the Church Can Learn from Facebook, the Internet and Other Networks, co-author of Routes & Radishes: And Other Things to Talk about at the Evangelical Crossroads, and contributor to The Emergent Manifesto of Hope. Dwight, his wife Lynette and their son Pascal live in Bellevue, Washington.
Expertise and Research Interests:

Email:dfriesen@mhgs.edu

Studio: 1-888-977-2002

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Carol Hutchinson

Carol Hutchinson

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Pastor of Life Path Ministries and Pastor of Latino Ministries at Salem Alliance Church in Salem, Ore.

Academic and Professional Background: Masters of Religious Education, Canadian Theological Seminary; Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Spiritual Formation, George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: Served 20 years as a missionary in Argentina planting churches, teaching and leadership training. Special concern for the emotional and spiritual health of leaders in local congregations. Research in the area of restoring fallen leaders

Email: chutchinson@salemalliance.org

Office: 1-503-581-2129 ext 287

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Dan Kimball

Dan Kimball

Position: Secondary Lead Mentor; Pastor of Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Academic and Professional Background: BS, landscape architecture, Colorado State University; Graduate Certificate in Bible, Multnomah Biblical Seminary; MA General Ministry, Western Seminary; pursuing DMin, George Fox Evangelical Seminary

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

Email: dkimball06@georgefox.edu

Office: 1-831-429-1058

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Deborah Loyd

Deborah Loyd

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Adjunct Professor; Co-founder and Pastor Emeritus, The Bridge Church of Portland; Co-founder of Women's Convergence.

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

Expertise and Research Interests: Emerging Culture, Urban Church Planting, Leadership Development, Mentoring Women Church Planters

Emaildloyd@georgefox.edudeborahloyd@gmail.com

Office503.516.1415

twitter.com/deborahloyd

David McDonald

David McDonald

Position: Dissertation Advisor; Lead Pastor, Westwinds Community Church, Jackson, MI

Academic and Professional Background: Teaching pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, MI, with over 20 yearspastoral ministry specializing in media, theology, and the arts; he has ministered in 32 different countries, pastoring full-time in Canada and the USA; in 2008 he launched the Teaching Atlas project, a publication of theological and practical curriculum spanning nearly fifty books (theology, life-issues, practical advice, biblical exegesis, cultural critique), twenty-topics (sex, money, creation & evolution, prayer, the arts), seven authors (pastors, professors, reporters), six artists (charcoal, sumi, pointillism, vectors), and three filmmakers (storytellers, documentarians), comprising in excess of two million words written and presented non-locally over a five-year period. Proceeds from half the projects have been distributed to charity.

Expertise and Research Interests:

Email: dmcdonald@georgefox.edu

Twitter: @fossores

Phil Newell

Phil Newell

Position: Adjunct faculty, Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Senior Pastor, Portland Open Bible Church; Church Resource Ministries; licensed consultant, Natural Church Development; Life coach, International Coach Federation

Academic and Professional Background: DMin, Western Seminary, Portland, OR; MDiv, Western Seminary, Portland, OR; MA, Exegetical theology with an emphasis on historical theology, Western Seminary, Portland, OR

Expertise and Research Interests: Life and ministry coaching; pastoral leadership

Emailphil.newell@crmleaders.org

Office1-503-481-3539

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Jared Roth

Jared Roth

Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor; Co-Lead Pastor, Evergreen Christian Center, Hillsboro, OR

Academic and Professional Background: BS and MA Northwest Christian University; Ed.D Pepperdine University; Adjunct Professor Life Pacific College; Foursquare General Supervisor, VP and COO; Chair of board of directors Life Pacific College; board member of several young companies

Expertise and Research Interests: Organization change, strategic thinking and leading, innovation, church planting, entrepreneurial leadership

Email: jaredroth10@gmail.com

Office:503.929.7225

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A.J. Swoboda

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

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

Emailmrajswoboda@hotmail.com

Office541-513-4688

WebsiteTheophilus - A Church in Southeast Portland

Derek Voorhees

Derek Voorhees

Position: Dissertation Advisor; Bible Professor, Boise Bible College, Boise, ID; recently: Spiritual Development and LifeGroups Minister, LifeBridge Christian Church, Longmont, CO; Online instructor, Dallas Christian College

Academic and Professional Background: BA, Ozark Christian College; MA in New Testament and MDiv, Lincoln Christian Seminary; DMin, Dallas Theological Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: New Testament studies focusing especially on Pauline literature, the book of Ephesians; spiritual formation and discipleship of church leaders

Email: derek.voorhees@gmail.com

Office: 303.776.2927

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John Bergquist

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John Bergquist

Position: Expert advisor; Content and Communications Leader, Technology and Communications Writer, Speaker & Board Member, Bootcamp NW Mens Ministry

Academic and Professional Background: BS, Political Science, BS Fisheries Science, Oregon State University; Director of Communications, Soma Games and Code-Monkey; Director of Communications, Conservation Biology Institute

Expertise and Research Interests: Blogging, Social Media, Speaking, Communications, PR, Writing, Mobile Applications, Game Design, Business Acumen

Email: jbergquist@georgefox.edu

johnflurry.com

twitter.com/johnflurry

somagames.com

Linda Clare

Linda Clare

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 BuiltMaking Peace With a Dangerous GodRevealed: 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.

Email: Lindas352@comcast.net

Office1-541-689-4210

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Amy Doherty

Amy Doherty

Position: Expert Advisor; Faculty, University of Phoenix in composition, creative and technical writing courses

Academic and Professional Background: BA, English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Evansville; Teaching Certification in Secondary Education/English as a Second Language, Indiana University; MA English/Irish Drama, Indiana University

Expertise and Research Interests: Creative writing, theater, Irish history and drama, adult education, French language, spirituality

Emailajdoherty@live.com

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Hope Lyda

Hope Lyda

Position: Expert Advisor; Substantive editor for Harvest House Publishers and the author of more than 20 fiction and non-fiction books, including her popular One-Minute Prayers and One Minute with God series.

Academic and Professional Background: BS in Journalism and Telecommunications and Film, University of Oregon; she has a publicity background in publishing and higher education

Expertise and Research Interests: professional emphases include manuscript evaluation and structure assessment, concept and content development, and marketing writing; personal interests include written prayer, spiritual memoir, and faith/life/creativity development through journaling. Hope has publishedHip to be Square, Altar Call, Life, Libby, and the Pursuit of Happiness, and Tea Light Moments for a Woman's Soul: Meditations to Inspire Your Day

Email: hopelyda@yahoo.com

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David Merwin

David Merwin

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

Email: dave@davemerwin.com

Office: 1-541-335-1832

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Gina Oschner

Gina Oschner

Position: Expert advisor; faculty Seattle Pacific University Low-Residency MFA creative writing program

Academic and Professional Background: BA, Secondary Education, MA, Science of English, MFA in Creative Writing

Expertise and Research Interests: Creative writing, Slavic and Baltic languages, Roma culture in Eastern Europe, evangelism. Gina has publishedThe Necessary Grace to Fall, a Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, People I Wanted to Be: Stories, and The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight

Email: gina@withnellauto.com

Office: NA

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Kimberly Shumate

Kimberly Shumate

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 ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association), the ACFW  (American Christian Fiction Writers), the Willamette Writers, and 12 years of publishing experience, Kimberly teaches proposal writing at various west coast writers conferences. She is also the owner and operator of Living Word Literary Agency where she pursues her passion for helping new and hungry authors find a home within the publishing community.  

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.

Email: livingwordliterary@gmail.com

Phone: 541.870.1614

Twitter: @LivingWordLiter and @HueInHisEye

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kimberly-shumate/9/990/724

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Courtney Stubbert

Courtney Stubbert

Position: Expert Advisor; Designer, Creative Director, Co-founder - ArtsDigital.co; Director, Co-founder - Eugene Contemporary Art; Member - Public Art Committee for Eugene, Oregon; Board Member - BlueTower Arts Foundation

Academic and Professional Background: AA, Visual Communication (Graphic Design, Illustration) Art Institute of Seattle; BA, Art History, University of Oregon

Expertise and Professional Interests: Design, art, music, media and culture, the intersection of faith and culture, philosophy and contemporary art theory; maintains a consistent fine art studio practice since 2001 with first solo exhibition in 2006

Email: courtney@artsdigital.co

Cell: 541.513.8779

Design Portfolio: artsdigital.co

Fine Art Portfolio: courtneystubbert.com

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