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. 

Stephen Garner

Stephen Garner

Position: Faculty and Dissertation Advisor; Guest Lecturer. 

Academic and Professional Background: MSc(Hons) in Computer Science, University of Canterbury, NZ; BD, Bible College of New Zealand, NZ; PhD in Theology, University of Auckland, NZ;  Stephen Garner has been Head of the School of Theology at Laidlaw College in New Zealand since 2014 after previously lecturing theology at the University of Auckland. With a background in computer science and theology, his research focuses upon theology in dialogue with science, technology and new media, as well as religion, media and popular culture. A central theme to his research and teaching is that theology must engage with the everyday communities we find ourselves in, seeking to offer something distinctly gospel to church and world. His most recent book (written with Heidi Campbell) is "Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture”.

Expertise and Research Interests:  Technology, science, and theology; Media, popular culture, and religion; Theological ethics; Public and contextual theology; Systematic theology; Christian spirituality.

Email:  sgarner@laidlaw.ac.nz

Phone:  +64 9 836 7800

Web:  www.laidlaw.ac.nzwww.greenflame.org

Twitter:  @kiwigreenflame

Facebook:  sgarner

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

Debby Thomas

Debby Thomas

Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor; Assistant Professor of Management, George Fox University

Academic and Professional Background: BS Elementary Education and International Studies, George Fox University; MA Global Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, Regent University. Debby worked for the Evangelical Friends Mission as a Sustainable Development Specialist, Entrepreneur, and Discipling for Development Coach and Trainer in Rwanda, Africa for 20 years. During this time she participated in church leadership, leadership training, translation, accounting, homeschooling my children and starting a larger homeschool coop among other activities. She started two small social enterprise businesses in Rwanda. She also started the work of Discipling for Development (ministry of the Navigators) in Rwanda, reaching out to whole communities to help them rise out of poverty using the resources they have in their community. This ministry integrates the spiritual and physical aspects of life. She trained her American colleagues and Rwandans who carry on this transforming ministry in Rwanda today. Presently Debby is faculty at George Fox University in the College of Business, as well as a facilitator for the Mind Gym.

Expertise and Research Interests: Leadership (servant, transformational, empowering, authentic, LMX), followership,  management and organizational behavior, global leadership, cross-cultural studies, African leadership, transformational development, holistic development, faith and work.

Email:  dthomas@georgefox.edu

Office: 503-554-2809

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 

Glenn Williams Glenn Williams

Position: Faculty Advisor and Dissertation Advisor

Academic and Professional Background: Diploma in Ministry, Melbourne School of Theology, Australia; BA, Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia; DMin, Leadership and Global Perspectives, George Fox University, USA; CEO, LCP Global.

Expertise and Research Interests: Passionate about developing leaders and organizations; worked as a psychologist followed by numerous executive roles in Australia and the U.S, working with corporate, government, and not-for-profit leaders in more than twenty countries. Completed a Doctorate in Global Leadership through George Fox University in Portland, Oregon, focusing on the relationship between leadership character and organizational performance across different cultures. Launched a global leadership consulting practice in 2010,  LCP Global, and developed an innovative leadership coaching program that has been used by leaders in ten countries. Glenn is a published author and speaker, and lives in Australia with his wife Natalie and three children.

Email: g.williams@lcp-global.com

Office: +61-488-775-558

Twitter:  @lcpglobal

Webwww.lcp-global.com