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Doctor of Ministry - Leadership and Global Perspectives

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Lead mentor: Jason Clark

Bio

Dr. Jason Clark serves as the lead mentor for the Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin track. As lead mentor, Clark teaches six of the courses, leads each of the three F2F experiences, and facilitates online experiences.

Jason Clark serves as a full-time pastor of Vineyard Church Sutton in Sutton, London (UK), which he and his wife planted in 1997 while he was an investment broker in London. That church has grown to around 300 adults and 120 children, in an area of London where 1 percent of the population are connected to a church. 

Dr. Clark also coordinates the Emergent UK online resource network. This network serves alongside Emergent in the United States and several other countries. He also directed the deepchurch.org.uk project and writes a blog that has a 2,500-member mailing list and has over 250,000 visits per year, that arises from his research area, teaching, and church experience. 

He is a council member of the Evangelical Alliance UK

Dr. Clark lectures and teaches in other countries on a regular basis in the areas of church and culture. He contributed two chapters to Church in the Present Tense for Baker Academic’s emersion series. He is currently working on several book- writing projects and articles. These include and a book coauthored with Dr. Andrew Walker on ‘Deep Church’ for Paternoster UK’s Faith in an Emerging Culture Series

Jason completed his DMin at George Fox, and is now a PhD candidate at Kings College London, researching theological assessments of consumerism and secularism and the implications for ecclesiology. 

Details

Director

Loren Kerns

Loren Kerns

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Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
lkerns@georgefox.edu
503-554-6154

Associate Director

Cliff Berger

Clifford Berger

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Associate Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
cberger@georgefox.edu

1-503-554-6163

Faculty

See George Fox Evangelical Seminary faculty page for details. All of the GFES faculty variously serve as instructors and advisors to the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Minstry students.

Visiting faculty and advisors

Peter Aschoff

Peter Aschoff

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor, Guest lecturer
Academic and Professional Background: Theological Studies, Universities of Erlangen and Tübingen, DTh, Erlangen; Peter works with the ELIA (Lutheran) Church in Erlangen and serves as the National Director of Alpha Germany
Expertise and Research Interests: Celtic spirituality and mission, faith in the workplace, and postmodernity and emerging/missional church
Email: peter@aschoff-net.de
Phone: +49-9131-203018
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facebook.com/peter.aschoff

Antony Billington

Antony Billington

Position: Guest lecturer; Head of faculty, The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC)
Academic and Professional Background: BA Honours Degree in Theology, London School of Theology; MA in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation, London School of Theology
Expertise and Research Interests: Hermeneutics and biblical theology
Email: antony.billington@licc.org.uk
Phone: +44-020-7399-9573
antony-billington.blogspot.com
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Steve Burnhope

Steve Burnhope

Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor
Academic and Professional Background: MA (Distinction) in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation at The London School of Theology; Ph.D (anticipated completion 2013) at King's College London, Dept. of Theology and Religious Studies; Senior Pastor designate, The Vale of Aylesbury Vineyard Church, Aylesbury, UK. Bi-vocational: after 20 + years as a Lloyd's underwriter, he is now Deputy Chairman of insurance broker Arthur J Gallagher's Financial and Professional Risks practice, based in the City of London.
Expertise and Research Interests: Atonement, Hermeneutics, First-Century Judaism, and the New Perspective on Paul. Theological focus: Biblical theology and Systematic theology. Masters Dissertation: 'Is a kaleidoscopic view of the atonement compatible with the claims to priority from proponents of the penal substitutionary view? How might these competing perspectives achieve synthesis in today’s church?' (Supervisor: Dr. Graham McFarlane.) Ph.D Thesis: ‘A reconsideration of the doctrine of atonement in the light of recent new perspectives on first-century Judaism.’ (Supervisors Dr. Susannah Ticciati and Professor Ben Quash.) Books: Jesus Saves ... But How? Telling the Story of Atonement in Today's World (Basileia Publishing: An Imprint of Harmon Press, 2012).
Email: steve@aylesburyvineyard.org.uk
Office: +44 7785 306685

Linda Clare

Linda Clare

Position: Expert Advisor; Linda has worked almost ten years as a writing instructor for Lane Community College, teaching Essay, Memoir and Novel writing, as well as a class focusing on publishing, platform building and social networking for authors. She often presents workshops at writing conferences such as Willamette Writers and Oregon Christian Writers. She has done freelance editing for Multnomah Publishers; ghostwriting, mentoring and editing for private writing clients. In addition to her books, she has published many essays, articles, stories and poems in anthologies and publications such as The Philadephia Inquirer, The Denver Post, The Oregonian and The Christian Reader. In 2004 one of her short stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Academic and Professional Background: Graduated with a BA in Art Education from Arizona State University. She earned a Special Education teaching credential from San Diego State University. She has taught art and elementary education for public and private schools in Arizona and California and has directed a Christian preschool program. Linda has published The Fence My Father Built, Making Peace With a Dangerous God, Revealed: Spiritual Reality in a Makeover World, and Lost Boys and the Moms Who Love Them
Expertise and Research Interests: Manuscript evaluation and concept development for fiction and nonfiction, organization and structural analysis, proposal writing, market research and platform building. Personal interests include reading, gardening, singing and her family.
Email: Lindas352@comcast.net
Office: 1-541-689-4210
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Amy Doherty

Amy Doherty

Position: Expert Advisor; Faculty, University of Phoenix in composition, creative and technical writing courses
Academic and Professional Background: BA, English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Evansville; Teaching Certification in Secondary Education/English as a Second Language, Indiana University; MA English/Irish Drama, Indiana University
Expertise and Research Interests: Creative writing, theater, Irish history and drama, adult education, French language, spirituality
E-mail: ajdoherty@live.com
Phone: NA
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Krish Kandiah

Krish Kandiah

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor, Regents Park College, Oxford University; Associate Research Fellow, London School of Theology
Academic and Professional Background: BSc (hons) Chemistry with medicinal Chemistry; MA (Distinction) Missiology, Birmingham University; PhD, King College London. Executive Director Churches in Mission: Evangelical Alliance; External Examiner, Oak Hill Theological College, 2009 - present; Visiting Lecturer Regents College, Vancouver; Director, Oxford Centre for Christian Apologies, 2005-2007; Tutor in Mission and Evangelism, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University 2005-2007; Senior Leader Elmfiled Church, Harrow 2000-2005.
Expertise and Research Interests: 'Towards a Theology of Evangelism for Late-modern Cultures: a critical dialogue with Lesslie Newbigin's doctrine of revelation', King's College London, supervisor, Professor Andrew Walker;Theology of evangelism, contextualisation, apologetics, missional Ecclesiology, homiletics, social media and social change.
Email: krishkandiah@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +44-207-207-2100
http://krishk.com/

Byongchul Joseph June

Byoungchul Joseph Jun

Position: Adjunct Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Assistant Professor of Education and Leadership at ACTS (Asian Center for Theological Studies)
Academic and Professional Background: BA, Psychology, East Asain Studies, University of Colorado; MDiv, Fulller Theological Seminary; PhD, Intercultural Education, Biola University; Dr. Jun has been actively involved with Korean Immigrant Church Ministries in North America and Korean diaspora networking. He participated in the translation project of Rev. Joshua Kang's Korean books Deep-Rooted in Christ and Scripture by Heart into English; he has also translated and published English books into Korean language, including Dr. James Bryan Smith's The Good and Beautiful GodThe Good and Beautiful Life, and The Good and Beautiful Community.  
Research Interests: Dr. Jun is a bridge builder between Western and East Asian culture; research interests include Inter-cultural education, spiritual formation in cross-cultural context, family life education, andragogy, and experiential learning.
E-mail: bjun@georgefox.edu
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Joshua Kang

Joshua Choon-Min Kang

Position: Distinguished Guest Lecturer; Senior Pastor of New Life Vision Church in Los Angeles, California
Academic and Professional Background: BA in Theology, Seoul Theological University; MA in Theology, MDiv, Azusa Pacific University; Diploma in Chaplaincy, US Army Chaplain School; Th. M., in Theology, Talbot Theological Seminary, Biola University. Rev. Kang is the author of more than 50 books on Christian Spirituality and Growth, including Scripture by Heart (2010) and Deep-Rooted in Christ (2007). He is past Vice-President and Adjuncty Faculty for World Mission University & Theological Seminary. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman for GEDA International and is a Co-Representative for KOSTA (KOrean STudents Abroad).
Research Interests: Rev. Kang continues to research and write about spiritual formation and Christian growth.
E-mail:choonminkang@gmail.com
Office: 323-373-0110
www.nlvchurch.org/

Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor
BA in Communication, University of California, San Diego; MA in Professional Counseling, Liberty University; DMin in Leadership in the Emerging Culture, George Fox Evangelical Seminary
Contemporary missiology, Ecclesiology and Popular Culture, Global missional movements, Globalization, Collegiate ministry.
Email: spiritfarmer@gmail.com
Phone: 1-425-466-5077
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David Male

David Male

Position: Guest lecturer
Academic and Professional Background: Tutor in Pioneer Mission Training, Ridley Hall, Cambridge; Works with Westcott House, Cambridge. Associate Missioner for the Fresh Expressions Network
Expertise and Research Interests: The development and training of church pioneers, spiritual entrepreneurship. His most recent work is Church Unplugged, which tells how he planted one of Britain's first 'fresh expressions' of church.
Email: dm432@cam.ac.uk
Phone: +44-7878-099890
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David Merwin

David Merwin

Position: Expert Advisor; Senior Designer, Oregon Center for Applied Science. Chief Creative, Pure Blue Design
Academic and Professional Background: BA, Painting with an Independent Study in Media Installation, Purchase College
Expertise and Professional Interests: Web design, user experience, mobile application design, web application design, and game design
E-mail: dave@davemerwin.com
Office: 1-541-335-1832
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Patrick Murunga

Patrick Murunga

Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor; Lead Pastor, Good Shepherd Africa Gospel Church, Nairobi, Chairman of the Nairobi Regional Africa Gospel Church Council, chair of Evangelism Explosion, Kenya, secretary, Word of Life International, Kenya and member of the national board of Love Inc.
Academic and Professional Background: BRel. degree – Kenya Highlands Evangelical University, Kericho, Kenya; MDiv, Western Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon; DMin in Leadership in the Emerging Culture, George Fox University, Portland, Oregon.Expertise and Research Interests: Church planting, the training and development of pastors, empowerment of local churches to serve the most vulnerable in society, mentorship, and Kingdom entrepreneurship.
Email: palumu02@gmail.com
Office: +254-7-2139-9260

Faith Ngunjiri

Faith Ngunjiri

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Director, Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work, & Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Offutt School of Business, Concordia College; also, President, Global Leadership Development LLC.
Academic and Professional Background: Dr Ngunjiri earned a doctorate (Ed.D) in leadership studies and masters in organization development from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). Prior to her US sojourn, she earned a masters in mission studies from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (Africa International University, Kenya), and her undergraduate degree in language and literature (B.Ed honors) is from Kenyatta University also in Kenya.
Expertise and Research Interests: The bulk of my research activity is within the area of leadership studies specifically looking at intersectional approaches to the exploration and explication of women and minorities experiences as leaders. Topics include: Spirituality and Leadership; Tempered Radicals; African/African American Women in Leadership; Servant Leadership; Leadership and Culture; Leadership and Social Identity; and Leadership in Religious Institutions. I also write about culturally and contextually relevant research approaches as well as autoethnography. Author of Women’s Spiritual Leadership in Africa (SUNY 2010) and Collaborative Autoethnography (LeftCoast Press, 2012 co-authored with H. Chang and K. Hernandez). I advise dissertations on many areas of leadership studies including topics related to global leadership, women and leadership, spiritual & religious leadership, intercultural competency and spirituality in organizations.
E-mail: fngunjiri@georgefox.edu ; wamburangunjiri@gmail.com
Phone
: 1-215-967-1529
Skype: wamburangunjiri
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Matt Payne

Matt Payne

Position: Expert Advisor; Owner/Consultant, Social Bridge Media, Board Member, Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce; Board Member, Domestic Violence Resource Center of Washington County.
Academic and Professional Background: BA, Christian Ministry, Lincoln Christian University
Expertise and Research Interests: Social Networking, Small Business, Local and Global Missions
Email:matt@socialbridgemedia.com
Phone: 1-503-810-2556
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Facebook.com/socialbridgemedia
twitter.com/mlpayne
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Martyn Percy

Martyn Percy

Position: Guest lecturer
Academic and Professional Background: Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Ministry Course; Professor of Theological Education at King’s College London; Honorary Canon of Salisbury Cathedral and Canon Theologian of Sheffield Cathedral; he has served as a Director the Advertising Standards Authority and currently serves as Independent Adjudicator for the Portman Group and as a Commissioner for the Direct Marketing Authority. His recent books include Clergy: The Origin of Species (2006), Engaging Contemporary Culture: Christianity and the Concrete Church (2005), and Shaping the Church (2010)
Expertise and Research Interests:
Email: Martyn.Percy@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk
Phone: +44-1865-877404

Jared Roth

Jared Roth

Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor; Co-Lead Pastor, Evergreen Christian Center, Hillsboro, OR
Academic and Professional Background: BS and MA Northwest Christian University; Ed.D Pepperdine University; Adjunct Professor Life Pacific College; Foursquare General Supervisor, VP and COO; Chair of board of directors Life Pacific College; board member of several young companies
Expertise and Research Interests: Organization change, strategic thinking and leading, innovation, church planting, entrepreneurial leadership
Email: jaredroth10@gmail.com
Office: 503.929.7225

Kimberly Shumate

Kimberly Shumate

Position: Expert Advisor; owner/operator of Living Word Literary Agency with 12 years of publishing experience.  Her ability to identify and polish talent provides first-time authors with the guidance and encouragement needed to fit easily within quality standards of the publishing industry. 
Academic and Professional Background: Discovering numerous new authors for Harvest House Publishers with sales topping 750,000 copies, several of them have gone on to find success with various book deals, Christy nominations and awards, and PW star ratings. As a member of the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association), the CMA (Christian Media Association), and the Willamette Writers, Kimberly teaches proposal writing at various west coast writers’ conference.
Expertise and Research Interests: Book proposal construction; fiction—character development, plot pace, storyline, and overall manuscript coherency; non-fiction—theme, organization, markets, and platform building guidance.
Email: livingwordliterary@gmail.com
Phone: 1-541-683-6567
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Staff

Heather Rainey

Heather Rainey

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Administrative Assistant for the Doctor of Ministry Program
Email: hrainey@georgefox.edu
Office: 1-503-554-6162


Andy Campbell

Andy Campbell

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Facilitator of Online Education for the DMin program
Email: acampbell@georgefox.edu
Office: 1-503-554-6034


Rochelle Deans

Rochelle Deans

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DMin Department Editor
Email: slightlysmall@gmail.com
Office: 1-503-729-9719