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).

Expertise and Research Interests: Full    biography

Email:   lsweet@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 

Cherice Bock

Cherice Bock

Adjunct Professor of Ecotheology

Academic Background: PhD candidate, Environmental Studies; MDIV, Princeton Theological Seminary; MS, Environmental Studies, Antioch University

Expertise and Interests: Intersectional justice issues, nonviolent theology, nature writing, Quaker studies

Email: cbock@georgefox.edu 
Website: https://chericebock.com/

Lacy Finn Borgo

Lacy Finn 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

Email: lborgo@georgefox.edu
Website: gooddirtministries.org

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/

Barbara Feil

Barbara Feil

Academic Background: Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, George Fox University, D.Min, Gordon Conwell University, MSM, Multnomah Seminary, BA University of California at Sacramento.

Expertise and Interests:  Licensed Professional Counselor, Spiritual Integration, Pastoral Counseling, Gender-Sexuality-Church and Culture, Women in Ministry. 

Email: bfeil@georgefox.edu

Aaron Friesen

Aaron Friesen

Title: Adjunct Faculty of Church History & Theology

Academic and Professional Background: PhD, University of Wales; MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary; BS, Pastoral Studies, Eugene Bible College

Expertise and Research Interests:  History of Holiness-Pentecostal movements in America; global Pentecostalism; Pentecostal theology; Luke-Acts

Email:  afriesen@georgefox.edu 
Web:  eugenefaithcenter.org

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

Email: lgallaher@georgefox.edu

Antipas Harris

Antipas Harris

Adjunct Professor of Missional & Pastoral Leadership

Academic Background: PhD, St. Thomas University; DMIN, Boston University; STM, Yale University; MDIV, Emory University; B.A. degree, LaGrange College 

Church Affiliation: The Potter's House, Dallas, TX

Expertise and Interests: criminal justice system, ecumenical dialogue, interfaith relations, African and African American church

Email: aharris@georgefox.edu
Website: https://antipasharris.com/

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

Kurtley Knight

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

Emailkknight@georgefox.edu
Website: Epiphany Church: Making God's Story Known

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

Email: jkwak@georgefox.edu

Rosanna Lu

Rosanna Lu

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies

Academic Background: PhD, UCLA; MA, UCLA; MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary; BA, UC Berkeley

Expertise and Interests: Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Biblical Studies, history of biblical interpretation, identity formation, creation and ritual, Leviathan, wisdom literature

Karen Jorgenson Murphy

Karen Jorgenson Murphy

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology

Academic Background: PhD, Fuller Seminary; MAT, Fuller Seminary; BA, Seattle Pacific University

Expertise and Interests: Pentecostal history and theology, Catholicism, ecumenism, sacramental theology, liturgical theology, global Christianity, Christian mysticism, Christian spirituality, theology and film

Steve Overman

Steve Overman

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology

Academic Background: MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary; BS, History, University of
Oregon

Church Affiliation: Eugene Faith Center (Foursquare)

Expertise and InterestsPastoral life and ministry; spiritual theology; early eastern Christian
tradition; Maximus the Confessor; Pentecostalism; Christian ecumenism

Email:soverman@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

Carlos Jermaine Richard

Carlos Jermaine Richard

Adjunct Professor of Missional Leadership

Academic Background: DMin, George Fox University Portland Seminary; MDiv, George Fox University Portland Seminary; MA, Warner Pacific University; BA, Portland State University

Profession Affiliation: Tabernacle of the Congregation 

Expertise and InterestsLeadership & spiritual formation; diversity, equity, & inclusion; race relations, Pentecostalism, human spirituality and social work

Email: crichard@georgefox.edu

Website: www.totcpdx.org

Jonah Sandford

Jonah Sandford

Adjunct Professor of Greek Academic Background: MATS, Portland Seminary; BA in English, University of Idaho

Expertise and Interests: Biblical Greek, Pauline epistles, egalitarian hermeneutics,
early Christian history

Email:jsandford@georgefox.edu

Liz Simmons, DMin

Liz Simmons, DMin

Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation

Academic Background: DMin, Portland Seminary; MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary; BA, Indiana Wesleyan University

Certification: Ordained Elder, Free Methodist Church

Expertise and Interests Spiritual formation and soul work, practical theology (in particular a theology of suffering and liturgy of lament), diversity, equity and inclusion in the church

Emailesimmons@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

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