Visiting Professors and Adjunct Faculty

Visiting Professors

Len Sweet

Sweet Len

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).

Expertise and Research Interests: Full biography

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Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Visiting Professor and Founding Pastor of Vineyard Church Sutton

Academic Background:PhD in Theology (candidate), London School of Theology; DMin, 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

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Terry LeBlanc

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Visiting Professor

Academic BackgroundPhD, Mission and Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary; BS, Brandon University; BA, BRS, University of Winnipeg/Mennonite Brethern Bible College

Professional Affiliations: Adjunct professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, North Park University, and Tyndale University College & Seminary; founding chair and director of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS), and the executive director of My People International and iEmergence.

Expertise and Interests: Indigenous theological studies and mission anthropology  WebsitesNAIITS; My People International; iEmergence

Adjunct Faculty


Lacy Finn Borgo

Lacy Borgo

Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation

Academic Background: DMin, Portland Seminary; M.S., SUNY, Geneseo

Certifications: Spiritual Formation, Renovare Institute; Spiritual Direction, Portland Seminary

Expertise and Interests: Spiritual Formation with children and adults, Spiritual Direction with children and adults

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Luisa Gallagher

Luisa Gallagher

Adjunct Professor of Theology and Pastoral Studies

Academic Background: PhD, Gonzaga University; MA, Wheaton College; BA, Wheaton College

Church Affiliation: The Evergreen Community, Portland, OR

Expertise and Interests: Leadership, spiritual formation, spiritual disciplines, higher education, human development  

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: Website: Companioning Center and  Boldly Loved


Kurtley Knight


Adjunct Professor of Missional Leadership

Academic Background: DMin, Portland Seminary; MDiv, Andrews Theological Seminary, BA, Oakwood University

Church Affiliation: Epiphany Church, Dallas, TX

Expertise and Interests: Liturgical studies, pastoral theology & ministry, congregational formation, spiritual formation, spiritual leadership, spiritual direction, New Testament studies, missional theology & church planting  Website: Epiphany Church: Making God's Story Known

Steve Overman

Steve Overman

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Studies

Academic Background: MDiv, Fuller Seminary, BS, University of Oregon

Church/Professional Affiliation: Eugene Faith Center Church and Asia Life University Gospel Theological Seminary, Daejeon, South Korea

Expertise and Interests: Pastoral ministry, Biblical theology, patristics, Maximus the Confessor


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


Jenny Song


Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation

Academic Background: PhD, Gonzaga University; MDiv, Portland Seminary; ME, Dalian Maritime University, China; BS, Dalian Maritime University, China

Professional Affiliation: International Journal of Servant-Leadership, Associate Editor

Expertise and Interests: Spiritual formation, pastoral ministry, servant-leadership, organizational theories, hermeneutic phenomenology, face management, church leadership, and project management 


 A.J. Swoboda

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Adjunt Professor of Theology and Pastoral Studies

Academic Background: PhD, University of Birmingham, England; MA, Portland Seminary; BA, Eugene Bible College

Church Affilation: Theophilus, Portland

Expertise and Interests: Pneumatology, ecology, Christology, missiology of church, biblical studies, green theology, pentecostal theology, Lesslie Newbigin, church history

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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, masonary craftsman, kayaker, tennis player

Email: Website: Instagram: rickvogt 


Ken Wytsma

Ken Wytsma

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Studies and Missional Leadership

Academic Background: MA, Biblical Studies, Biola University; MA, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, Biola University; BS, Clemson University

Professional Affiliations: Village Baptist, Portland, OR; Founder of The Justice Conference, Antioch Church, and Kilns College

Expertise and InterestsA theology of justice, justice and culture, race and diversity, and anything historical or to do with Florence and the Italian Renaissance  Website: Twitter & Instagram: kjwytsma


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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