Clifford Berger

Clifford Berger, DMin

Associate Director of Doctor of Ministry Program


Office: Portland Center South: Office 296


I’m privileged to be a part of the Portland Seminary community, and the Doctor of Ministry team in particular. My role with the DMin program is both administrative and academic, and I enjoy working with and supporting our students for their ultimate success. Most of my career has been in ministry, non-profits, and higher education.

My wife and I are proud parents of two young adult children, both graduates of George Fox University. My personal interests include travel (around the US and international), listening to music (especially Americana/roots music, classic rock and old-style country), and creating some of my own music on guitar, banjo and fiddle. I also like walking, old barns, reading history, leather-bound books, hats, maps, the old west, English pubs, sports, movies and TV, cathedrals, coffee, tweed, things made of wood, and the smell of tire stores, horses, freshly-baled hay, and stuff made of leather. And I like my smart phone.

Academic Background

DMin,  Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan; MDiv,  Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan ; BA, Northwest Christian University; Graduate study in history at Portland State University