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Visiting Professors and Adjunct Faculty

Visiting Professors

Len Sweet

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Position: 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: bio

Email: LenISweet@aol.com

Office: 973-539-1682

Webpage: http://www.leonardsweet.com/

Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Position: Visiting Professor, founding/Planting Pastor of Vineyard Church Sutton, and co-ordinator of Emergent UK working with Brian McLaren.

Academic Background: BA Hons Theology,  London School of Theology; DMin Theology and Leadership, Portland Seminary; PhD in Theology (candidate), London School of Theology

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

Expertise and Research 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: jason@jasonclark.church

Website: www.jasonclark.church

Phone: +447973461611

Terry LeBlanc

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Position: Visiting Professor

Academic Background: BSc, Brandon University; BA, BRS, University of Winnipeg/Mennonite Brethern Bible College; PhD in Mission and Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: Indigenous theological studies and mission anthropology.

Other Interests: Is the founding Chair and Director of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS), the Executive Director of My People International and iEmergence. He is also adjunct faculty at Asbury Theological Seminary, North Park University, and Tyndale University College and Seminary.

Email: tlmikmaq@gmail.com

Office: 780-727-4522

WebsitesNAAITS; My People International; iEmergence

Adjuncts

Michael Bamwesigye Badriaki

Michael Badriaki

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic BackgroundDMin in Leadership and Global Perspectives, George Fox University; MA in Intercultural and Pastoral Studies, Multnomah University; BS in Social Work, Concordia University

Other Training/Certifications: USAID Courses in Monitoring and Evaluation Global Health learning Centre; Cultural Intelligence Training Trainer’s Certification, The Cultural Intelligence Center, Michigan; Graduate Certificate in Bible and Theology, Multnomah Biblical University; Diploma in Bible and Theology, Torchbearers International

Expertise and Research InterestsFor over 20 years, I have worked globally in education, holistic missions, global health, and consulting and leadership development. I am is passionate about sharing Christ’s message of faith, hope, and love with people. I also committed to caring for people and children affected by war, poverty, and certain hardships. My current research focuses on the theological, intercultural and psychosocial experience of the individual and groups, particularly, on the experience of threats to the self and the consequences of those threats in global missions. In my current book When Helping Works: Alleviating Fear and Pain in Global Missions, I examine the theory of stereotype threat, describing a common process through which people from different groups, being threatened by different stereotypes, can have quite different experiences in the same situation. My research interests include theology, missiology, ecclesiology, education, leadership theory, politics, economics, humanitarian work and entrepreneurship.

Email: mbadriaki@georgefox.edu

Phone: 503-701-0228

Tim Barton

Tim Barton

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic BackgroundB.Th. Ambrose University; M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary; D.MIn. Asbury Theological Seminary

Other Training/Certifications: Soul Formation: Academy of Spiritual Formation and Direction; School of Spiritual Direction

Expertise and Research Interests:Spiritual Formation; Spiritual Direction; Pastoral Leadership; Faith and Culture; C.S. Lewis; Thomas Merton

Email: tbarton@georgefox.edu

Lacy Finn Borgo

Lacy Borgo

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: DMin in Leadership and Spiritual Formation, George Fox Evangelical Seminary; M.S. in Education from SUNY Geneseo

Other Training and Certificates: Certificate in Spiritual Formation, Renovare Institute; Certificate in Spiritual Direction, George Fox Evangelical Seminary

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

Email: lacyfinnborgo@gmail.com Website: http://www.gooddirtministries.org

Cherice Bock

Cherice Bock

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary; PhD candidate, environmental studies, Antioch University New England

Other Training/Certifications: Re:Generate Fellow, Wake Forest School of Divinity's Food, Faith, & Religious Leadership Institute, 2015; GreenFaith Fellow, 2016

Expertise and Research InterestsEcotheology, watershed discipleship, critical theory, feminist hermeneutics, nonviolent theology, conservation psychology, eco-literacy, environmental ethics, Quaker theology

Email: cbock@georgefox.edu

Kristin Chaney

Kristin Chaney

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: BA, Business, George Fox University; MA in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship, Portland Seminary

Other Training/Certifications: Certified Spiritual Director, Licensed Foursquare Pastor

Expertise and Research InterestsSpiritual Formation, Art and Spiritual Formation, Group Formation, Spiritual Direction

Email: kchaney94@georgefox.edu

Daniel L. Christiansen

Daniel Christiansen

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic BackgroundPhD, Theology-NT Biblical Studies, University of Aberdeen; MA, Exegetical Theology, Western Seminary; BA, Bible and Theology, Multnomah University; BA, uncompleted, Literature & Secondary Education, Lewis & Clark College, AAS (Legal Assistant), Portland Community College

Expertise and Research Interests:Intersection of Pauline, feminist, gender, and somatic studies. Greek Socio-rhetorical criticism (à la Vern Robbins) Rhetorical studies Literary criticism Translational theory and practice

Email: dchristiansen@georgefox.edu

Frank Green

Frank Green

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic and Professional Background: BA, Westmont College; MA in counseling psychology from National University; MDiv, Fuller Seminary; DMin, Fuller Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: The connection between well-being and ministry effectiveness, systems theory, the integration of theology and psychology. Licensed marriage and family counselor and founder of Charis Foundation.

Email: FGREEN10@nc.rr.com

Office: 1-919-244-8213

Website: charisfoundation.com

Lynn Clouser Holt

Lynn Clouser Holt

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: MDiv, Portland Seminary

Other Training and Certifications: Recorded Friends Pastor; Spiritual Direction Program, Mercy Center of Colorado; Spiritual Formation & Discipleship Program, GFES; Certified Spiritual Director, George Fox; Centering Prayer Intensive, Mercy Center, Basic Mediation Training

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

Email: lholt@georgefox.edu

Jean Nevills

Jean Nevills

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic BackgroundM.A. Christian Education, Western Evangelical Seminary; additional Spiritual Direction coursework, George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Other Training and Certificates: Certified Spiritual Director and Supervisor, with a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from the Renovare Institute; Member, Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association and Spiritual Directors International

Expertise and Research Interests: Experienced in Ignatian, Benedictine, Centering, and Breath Prayer; Lectio Divina; Women’s and Men’s spirituality; Rule of Life; Grief; Silent and Facilitated Retreats. Working with women and men, business and professional, clergy and laity, and Undergraduate/Graduate/Dmin Students.

Email: jnevills@georgefox.edu

Website: www.sheepdoglife.com

Deborah Loyd

Deborah Loyd

Position: Adjunct Faculty

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

Expertise and Interests: Co-founder and Pastor Emeritus, The Bridge Church of Portland; Co-founder of Women's Convergence. Interests include Emerging Culture, Urban Church Planting, Leadership Development, Mentoring Women Church Planters

Email: dloyd@georgefox.edu, deborahloyd@gmail.com

Office: 503.516.1415

Carol McLaughlin

Carol McLaughlin

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic BackgroundMDiv from the Portland Seminary; DMin in Leadership and Global Perspectives (candidate), Portland Seminary

Other Training/Certifications and Awards: 2011 Dean's Award, Portland Seminary

Expertise and InterestsDissertation focus is exploring resilient faith through the perspective of baby boomers that have left the church. Additional research interests include: spiritual formation, prayer, women in ministry, & Cascadian spirituality. Presently in the ordination process with the Presbyterian Church-USA (PC-USA).

Email: cmclaughlin@georgefox.edu

Jordan M. Scheetz

Jordan Scheetz

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic BackgroundDr. Theol. University of Vienna, Austria; MA, Western Seminary; BS, Multnomah University

Expertise and Research InterestsDaniel, Biblical Canons, Canonical Approaches, Old Testament Theology, Old Testament Textual Criticism, Hebrew, Aramaic

Email: jscheetz@georgefox.edu

Carole Spencer

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Position: Adjunct Faculty in Spiritual Formation and Church History; Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality at Earlham School of Religion - Richmond, Indiana

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

Expertise and Research Interests: History of spirituality, Christian mystics, spiritual formation, Quaker history and theology, and Spiritual Director.

Email: spencca@earlham.edu

Dan Steigerwald

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: BS in Mineral Economics, Pennsylvania State University; MDiv, Tyndale Theological Seminary (Amsterdam); DMin, Leadership in the Emerging Culture, Portland Seminary; Certified Coach, Creative Results Management CORE and EXCEL Coach Training Programs.

Expertise and Research Interests: Coaching, mentoring and training church planters and missional leaders; writing (author, Grow Where You're Planted: Collected Stories on the Hallmarks of Maturing Church); Founder and Pastor Emeritus, Crossroads Church of The Hague; Creation care, hiking and biking in the great outdoors; spending time with my wife and daughters.

Email: dsteigerwald@georgefox.edu; dsteiger@christianassociates.org

Office: 503-432-1825

A.J. Swoboda

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Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic Background: BA from Eugene Bible College; MA in Biblical Studies from Portland Seminary; PhDUniversity of Birmingham

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

Email: swobodapdx@gmail.com

Office541-513-4688

WebsiteTheophilus - A Church in Southeast Portland

David Wilson

David Wilson

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic and Professional Background: BS from Oregon State University in Human Development and Family Science; MDiv from Portland Seminary; PhD in Religions and THeology, University of Manchester, UK.

Expertise and Research Interests: David's scholarly research is largely based on the Fletcher-Tooth Collection at the Methodist Archive and Research Centre at the John Rylands University Library of Manchester and the Madeley parish records at the Shopshire Records Office, Shrewsbury, along with other collections in Britain and America which hold Fletcher manuscripts.

Interests: David has served in the Christian ministry in various denominations for the 18 years. He is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church of North America. he currently resides with his wife, Lisa, in Portland, Oregon.

Kent Yinger

Kent Yinger

Position: Adjunct Faculty

Academic BackgroundBA, Wheaton College; MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; PhD, Sheffield University

Expertise and Research Interests:New Testament studies, Pauline theology (esp. soteriology), Christology, New Testament Greek and Lexicography, Exegesis and Hermeneutics, Missions. Select Publications and Presentations

Email: kyinger@georgefox.edu

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