DMin Team and Advisors

The DMin Team

The DMin Team manages the program online platforms, organizes the Advances, and provides students and advisors individual and immediate support in-person or online. In short, the DMin Team is the 'glue' that holds the various elements of the program together.

Loren Kerns

Loren Kerns

(profile)

Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Emaillkerns@georgefox.edu

Office503-893-4788

Clifford Berger

Cliff Berger

(profile)

Associate Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Emailcberger@georgefox.edu

Office1-503-554-6163

Heather Rainey

Heather Rainey (profile)

Administrative Assistant for the Doctor of Ministry Program

Email:  hrainey@georgefox.edu

Office:  1-503-554-6162

Adam McGuffie

Adam McGuffie(profile)

Hybrid Learning Specialist for the Doctor of Ministry Program

Email: amcguffie@georgefox.edu

Office:  443-883-6821

Special guest instructors

Martyn Percy

Martyn Percy

Position: Guest lecturer

Academic and Professional Background:Dean of Christ Church, Oxford and past 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), Shaping the Church: The Promise of Implicit Theology (2010), The Ecclesial Canopy: Faith, Hope, Charity (2012), Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion (2013), and The Future Shapes of Anglicanism: Charts, Currents, Contours (2017).

Email: dean@chch.ox.ac.uk

Phone: +44-1865 276150

Faculty advisors

At the beginning of the program, faculty advisors are paired with their advisees to provide them with individual guidance and coaching. They help their advisees develop and focus their areas of specialization in the 'customized courses' and improve their academic writing skills. Faculty advisors typically serve as their advisees’ dissertation advisors.

Seminary faculty

Seminary faculty variously serve as advisors within the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Minstry program. See Portland Seminary faculty page for details. 

Sarita Gallagher

Sarita Gallagher

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor. 

Learn more about Sarita. 

Antipas Harris

Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor

Antipas HarrisAcademic and Professional Background: BA in Creative Music Technology and Religion from LaGrange College; MDiv with concentration in Biblical Studies from Candler School of Theology (Emory University); STM in Biblical Studies and Missions from Yale Divinity School; DMin in Church and Society from Boston University School of Theology; Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from St. Thomas University. Antipas has served as university professor for more than 10 years and has served in pastoral ministry for more than 25 years. 

Expertise and Research Interests: Social prophetic leadership, the intersection of the local church and society, the Holy Spirit and social justice ministry, the inter-relationship between biblical teachings on justice and righteousness, interfaith dialogue,
multi-cultural/racial leadership, global ministry leadership, non-profit development, urban ministry, community leadership, homiletics, practical theology methodology, and public theology.

Email: drantipas@antipasharris.com

Office: 757-500-4747

Web: www.antipaharris.com 

Leonard Hjalmarson

Leonard Hjalmarson

Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor

Academic and Professional Background: BA Honours in theology, Winnipeg Bible College. MDiv., Regent College, 1981-85. Counseling and Family Therapy, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 1990. DMin, Leadership and Spiritual Formation, ACTS/Trinity Western University, 2009.

Expertise and Research Interests: Place, Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Ecclesiology, Missiology, Culture, Semiotics, Practical Theology, Transition. Len is a writer and teacher and blogger and one of the first Canadian religious bloggers (since 2001) with Nextreformation.com. He is the author of  An Emerging Dictionary for the Gospel and Culture (Resource Publications, 2010), co-author of  Missional Spirituality (IVP, 2011), and editor of  Text & Context: Church Planting in Canada in Post-Christendom (The Urban Loft, 2013). His book,  No Home Like Place: A Christian Theology of Place (The Urban Loft, 2014) won the Academic award as well as the Grace Irwin Prize from the Word Guild in 2014. His recent work, Broken Futures: Churches and Leaders Lost in Transition will be available in spring, 2018.

Len is an Adjunct at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto where he lectures in the MDiv and DMin programs. He is currently editing an urban studies project, Soul of the City: Mapping the Spiritual Geography of Eleven Canadian Cities. He is a member of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association.

Email: len.hjalmarson@gmail.com

Web: Next Reformation

Twitter: @NextReformation

Facebook: Len.Hjalmarson

Dan Lioy

Dan Lioy

Position: Faculty Advisor, Dissertation Advisor, Expert Advisor, and Adjunct Professor; also, Senior Research Manager at South African Theological Seminary; Professor of Biblical Theology at the Institute of Lutheran Theology; and Professor in the School of Continuing Theological Studies at North-West University in South Africa.     

Academic and Professional Background: BSc, University of Southern California; MTh, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, North-West University, South Africa; Dual clergy rostered in the Evangelical Church Alliance and the North American Lutheran Church. For over three decades, Dan has served the church as a pastor and professor. He is also widely published, including a number of academic monographs, peer-reviewed journal articles, and church resource products.

Expertise and Research Interests: Intertextuality between the testaments; the intersection between Christianity and culture; and the relationship between science and religion.

Email: dlioy@georgefox.edu

Phone1-503-508-1794

WebBible.org blogs

Mary Pandiani

Mary Pandiani

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor,   

Academic and Professional Background: BA Psychology, UCLA; Post-Baccalaureate Teaching, Point Loma Nazarene University; MA, Global Leadership, Fuller Seminary; DMin Leadership and Global Perspective; Certified Spiritual Director, Certified Transition Coach

Expertise and Research Interests: Leadership Development, Contemplative Life, Aging, Missiology, Spiritual Direction/Formation, Sustainable Lifestyle

Email:  mapandiani@gmail.com

Phonewww.gracereimagined.com

Darrell Peregrym

Darrell Peregrym

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor, Ordained Minister & Pastor (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada), Executive Leadership Consultant & Coach, Business Owner, Global Missions, Seminary President (Kiev, Ukraine))    

Academic and Professional Background: Diploma in Theology: Central College & Seminary; MA in Servant Leadership: Trinity Western University; DMin in Transformational Leadership: Bakke Graduate University: DTM: Toastmasters International

Expertise and Research Interests: Global Leadership, Transformational Servant Leadership, Leadership Development, Missiology, Marketplace Evangelism, Distinctive Discipleship, The Power of Influence

Email:  integrity.etc@gmail.com

Phone: 1-778-549-9311

Chris Roush

Chris Roush

Position: Faculty Advisor; Ordained Minister & Pastor (American Baptist Churches USA), Associate Director Discipleship, American Baptist Home Mission Societies 

Academic and Professional Background: BA in Social Science Ed; MA in History: SUNY Oneonta; DMin Leadership in the Emerging Culture, Portland Seminary. Chris has over 30 years of ministry experience, serving the local church (Administrative Pastor, Pastor), denominational (Associate Executive Minister, Director of Camping, Associate Director Discipleship), and Specialized Ministry (COO Rainbow Acres - a community for adults with developmental disabilities). A writer, she authored a small group stewardship study - Swimming Upstream: Reflections on Consumerism and Culture.

Expertise and Research Interests: Leadership, emerging leaders, team building, discipleship and evangelism, consumerism and stewardship, alternative ministry models in post-Christian society.

Email: christine.roush@abhms.org

Russ Pierson

Russ Pierson

Position: Faculty Advisor

Academic and Professional Background: BA, Pastoral Studies, New Hope Christian College; MA, Spiritual Leadership, George Fox University; DMin, Leadership and Global Perspectives, George Fox University. GreenFaith Fellow. Faculty, New Hope Christian College. Ordained minister, Open Bible Standard Churches, Foursquare. Certificates in Christian Earthkeeping (George Fox), green construction, facilities management, emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry. Writer, speaker, consultant. President, Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Facilitator, Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. Dean, Lane Community College Florence Center, Oregon.

Expertise and Research Interests: Cultural cognition, environmental issues, evangelicalism, science and religion, the intersection of faith and politics.

Email: rpierson@georgefox.edu

Office: 541-357-8476

Web: https://wiseintro.co/russpierson

Karen Tremper

Karen Tremper

Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor. 

Academic and Professional Background: BA Home Economics, Fresno State University; MA Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary; PhD Intercultural Studies with an emphasis in Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary. Wycliffe Bible Translator/Summer Institute of Linguistics--Eastern Keres Pueblo Indians translation project; Youth With A Mission--Discipleship Training School Director Harpenden, UK; Professor Biblical Studies and Intercultural Studies at Life Pacific College; Director of Global Life; ordained minister, Foursquare Church.

Expertise and Research Interests: Women in Leadership, Leadership Training of Emerging Adults, Cultural Competency, Team Training for Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning, Briefing, Debriefing and Re-Entry for Cross-Cultural Experiences, Inclusion of Underrepresented Students in HSI colleges and universities, and Leadership development of Intercultural Teams.

Email: karen.tremper@gmail.com

Diane Zemke

Diane Zemke

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Consultant

Academic and Professional Background: BS, Bacteriology and Public Health, WSU; Informal Certificate, Technical Writing, Eastern WSU; MA, Religious Studies, Gonzaga; PhD, Leadership Studies, Gonzaga. Previously employed as a youth and education director for a church, a college philosophy instructor, a university federal grant writer, and freelance writer/editor. Currently consult on issues related to congregational health and decline, primarily for the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Author of Being Smart about Congregational Change.

Expertise and Research Interests: Congregational decline; congregational change; change agents; dissent; decision-making; Christian spirituality; teamwork and small group dynamics; pedagogy.

Email:  dianezemke@gmail.com

Web:   equippingvitality.com