Masters Program Team

MAP Team: Darla, John, Adam, and Karlyn

Portland Seminary is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its community: Karlyn Fleming, John Regier, and Adam McGuffie. They are joining Darla Samuelson to create the Master's Programs Team with the goal of helping provide local and distance students a rich and meaningful learning experience at George Fox (from left to right).  

John Regier (Associate Director of Masters Programs) completed the MAML program as part of the first OLC cohort (‘07) and has been serving as an online facilitator for the past five years. John also has ten years of pastoral experience that equips him to understand the demands of our students in ministry. Most recently, John developed the Edge program for academically struggling high school students, where he served as mentor, academic advisor, and advocate for students. John and his wife Lisa live in Tigard with their three teenage daughters.  As a family they enjoy traveling to national parks and fancy themselves as foodies.

Adam McGuffie (Hybrid Learning Specialist) joins our team after working for several years as an associate pastor at churches in Oregon and Maryland. As a current Portland Seminary student and a former educational technology employee at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Adam is well-versed in hybrid learning. He resides in Sherwood, Oregon with his wife Kelly.

Darla Samuelson (Director of Masters Programs) has been working in seminary education for close to nine years. Her focus has been generating Christ-centered learning communities in the cohort-hybrid programs through the innovative delivery system developed by the seminary. This fall, Darla’s focus has expanded to include all of the seminary masters programs, both local and online. In collaboration with the seminary faculty, staff, administration and student leaders, Darla and the members of the MAP team nurture the seminary’s culture of hospitality. The goal is for students to develop connections that foster engaging, lifelong learning communities in the Church.

Karlyn Fleming (Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Dean) joined the seminary in August after serving George Fox for nine years in the spiritual life office, six years in the academic affairs office and dabbling in other areas of university administration. She is pursuing an MDiv to expand her leadership skills and fulfill her ministry calling while studying what she loves - Bible, theology and Christian history. Karlyn has several years of ministry experience at her church - leading, speaking, managing events and facilitating spiritual growth opportunities. She lives in Newberg with her husband, Jim, and their dog Cooper, and has two young adult children, Andrew and Bethany.