Carol Hutchinson

Carol HutchinsonAssistant Professor of Adult Degree Programs

Carol Hutchinson, D.Min

Carol was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and can’t think of living anywhere else.  She has earned a B.A. in Psychology (Child Development) from Western Washington State University in Bellingham, Washington, 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 twenty years she was a missionary with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Argentina, South America, where she 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 her time in Latin America she also traveled to a number of other South American countries. In 1999 she returned to the States and took a position as Pastor of Recovery in her home church in Salem, Oregon.

She began teaching in the Department of Professional Studies in 2008. Her unique combination of experiences makes her well suited to help adult students write life-learning essays for credit. She is a life-long learner and loves teaching and interacting with adult students.