Visiting Professors and Adjunct Faculty

Visiting Professors

Len Sweet

Len Sweet

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 PhD 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). He is the lead mentor for Portland Seminary's Doctor of Ministry in Semiotics, Church & Culture.

Expertise and Research Interests: Full biography

Emaillsweet@georgefox.edu
Webpage: leonardsweet.com

Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Visiting Professor and Founding Pastor of  Vineyard Church Sutton

Academic Background: PhD, "Evangelicalism and Capitalism: A Reparative Account and Diagnosis of Pathogeneses in the Relationship," London School of TheologyDMin, Theology and Leadership, Portland Seminary; BA, Hons Theology, London School of Theology.

Certifications: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Greenwich (London)

Expertise and InterestsEcclesiology, worship, theological anthropology, political theology, spiritual formation, leadership, capitalism and consumerism, Christian ethics, visual ethnography, evangelical theology & history, charismatic and pentecostal theology, missional theology, church planting, preaching & teaching, theological education & practice

E-Mail: jclark@georgefox.edu
Website:   jasonclark.church


Adjunct Faculty

Dominic Abaria

Dominic Abaria

Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation

Academic Background: DMIN student, Portland Seminary; MDIV, Western; BA, Concordia University

Church Affiliation: Executive Pastor, PDX Mission Church 

Expertise and Interests: Spiritual and occupational burnout, trauma-informed care, chaplaincy, men's ministry

Email: dabaria@georgefox.edu 

Rodolfo Galvin Estrada III

Rodolfo Galvin Estrada III

Adjunct Professor of New Testament Studies

Academic Background: PhD, Regent University; MTS, Duke University; MACP, Duke University

Expertise and Interests: Gospel of John, Ethnicity in the New Testament, Social World of the New Testament, Latinx Hermeneutics

Email: restrada@georgefox.edu
Website: https://rodolfoestrada.academia.edu/

Lynn Clouser Holt

Lynn Clouser Holt

Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation; Liaison for Spiritual Direction Program

Academic Background: MDiv, Portland Seminary

Certifications: Spiritual Director, Portland Seminary; Spiritual Direction Training, Mercy Center Colorado Springs; Spiritual Direction Supervision Training, Mercy Center Burlingame

Expertise and Interests: The intersection of psychology, spirituality, theology in relation to  contemplative spiritual formation and spiritual direction

Email: lholt@georgefox.edu
Website: Companioning Center and Boldly Loved

John Kwak

John Kwak

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Studies & Missional Leadership

Academic Background: Doctoral student in Philosophy, University of Rochester; MA in New Testament, Biola University; MA in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, Biola University; MA in Philosophy, USC

Church Affiliation: Beaverton Christian Church, Beaverton, OR

Expertise and Interests: Church and society, civil discourse, spiritual formation, Christian education, ethnic and multicultural ministry, church administration, philosophy and worldview

Emailjkwak@georgefox.edu

Jamie Noling-Auth

Jamie Noling-Auth

 

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Studies & Missional Leadership

Academic Background: DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; M.A. in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary; B.A. in Communication, Pepperdine University

Church Affiliation: Ordained minister in Presbyterian Church (ECO)

Expertise and Interests: Spiritual formation, campus ministry, discipleship, ministry leadership, Christian higher education

Emailjnolingauth@georgefox.edu

Thomas Payne

Thomas Payne

Adjunct Professor of Chaplaincy

Academic Background: Master's of Theological Studies, Vanderbilt University

Professional Affiliation: Providence Cancer Institute 

Certifications: Association of Professional Chaplains

Expertise and Interests:  Religious accommodation & discolosure of religious information in American institutions, s upporting miracle-seeking communities in healthcare environments

Email: paynet@georgefox.edu

Jason Price

Jason Price

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies

Academic Background: PhD, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; visiting graduate student, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; MTS, Portland Seminary

Expertise and Interests: Application of critical and anthropological theories to the texts of the Hebrew Bible

Email: jprice@georgefox.edu

Carole Spencer

Carole Spencer

Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation

Academic Background: PhD, University of Birmingham, England; MA, Western Evangelical Seminary

Professional Affiliation: Earlham School of Religion, Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality

Expertise and InterestsHistory of spirituality, Christian mystics, spiritual formation, Quaker history and theology, and spiritual direction

Emailcspencer@georgefox.edu

Rick Vogt

Rick Vogt

Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation

Academic Background: CTC, Western Seminary; MSM, Multnomah Biblical Seminary; BA, Multnomah University

Church Affiliation: Colossae , Sherwood, OR

Expertise and Interests: Spiritual formation, life coaching, m asonary craftsman, kayaker, tennis player

Email: rvogt@georgefox.edu
Website: www.forward.coach
Instagram: @rickvogt 

Sierra Neiman Westbrook

Sierra Neiman Westbrook

Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation

Academic Background: MDiv, Portland Seminary; BA, George Fox University

Certifications: Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Portland Seminary; Certificate in Spiritual Formation & Discipleship, Portland Seminary

Expertise and Interests: Narrative pastoral care, lament theology, imago Dei theology

Website: www.edenspiritualcare.org

Email: swestbrook@georgefox.edu 

Kent Yinger

Kent Yinger

Adjunct Professor of New Testament Studies

Academic BackgroundPhD, Sheffield University; MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; BA, Wheaton College

Expertise and  Interests: New Testament studies, Pauline theology (esp. soteriology), Christology, New Testament Greek and lexicography, exegesis and hermeneutics, missions

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Email: kyinger@georgefox.edu