DMin Team and Project Faculty

The DMin Team

The DMin Team manages the program online platforms, organizes the Advances, and provides students and Project Faculty 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

Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Emaillkerns@georgefox.edu

Office503-893-4788

Cliff Berger

Clifford Berger

Associate Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Emailcberger@georgefox.edu

Office1-503-554-6163

Heather Rainey

Heather Rainey

Program and Operations Coordinator for the Doctor of Ministry Program

Email: hrainey@georgefox.edu

Office: 1-503-554-6162

Adam McGuffie

Adam McGuffie

Hybrid Learning Specialist for the Doctor of Ministry Program

Email: amcguffie@georgefox.edu

Office:  443-883-6821


Project Faculty 

At the beginning of the program, Project Faculty are paired with their advisees to provide them with individual guidance and coaching. They help their advisees develop and focus their areas of specialization within the project portfolio research sequence.

Portland Seminary faculty

Seminary faculty variously serve as  Project Faculty within the Doctor of Ministry program. See Portland Seminary faculty page for details.

Gregg Borror

Gregg Borror

Position: Project Faculty ; Lead Pastor Mountain Park Church

Academic and Professional Background: BS Psychology, Warner Pacific College; MDiv. Western Seminary, Portland, OR; DMin. Portland Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: Practical theology, philosophical and cultural considerations in light of biblical truth; Semiotic understanding and communication in contemporary context; narrative theology

Email: greggb@mtnparkchurch.org

Web: www.mountainpark.org

Colleen Butcher Colleen Butcher

Position: Project Faculty

Academic and Professional Background: Bachelor of Music (BMus), University of Western Ontario; Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Schulich School of Business, York University; Doctor of Ministry, Semiotics and Future Studies (DMin). George Fox University. Certifications in Business Analysis and Agile Software Development. Adjunct Faculty at Clark College, WA. Academic and Business Editor.

Expertise and Research Interests: Professional expertise in Business Process ReEngineering and Change Management. Research interests/expertise in creativity and innovation, especially as it relates to teaching and learning, design thinking, semiotics, and cultural engagement.

Email: cbutcher@georgefox.edu

Web: colleenbutcher.com 

Phil Carnes

Phillip G. Carnes

Position: Project Faculty

Academic and Professional Background: DMin, George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR; MAR, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC; MAEd, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; BA, English Lit., Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA; Postgraduate Studies in Coaching, Western Seminary, Portland, OR. Professional Investor ; Executive & Organizational Coach.

Expertise and Research Interests: Spiritual Formation, Executive & Organizational Coaching, Ministry strategy & development, Leadership, Christian Education, Board Governance, Church/Ministry renewal.

Email:  pcarnes@georgefox.edu theolibri@mac.com

Office:  775-782-0800 k

Karen Claassen

Karen Claassen

Position: Project Faculty; Designated Pastor

Academic and Professional Background: BA, University of California at Santa Cruz; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary; DMin, Portland Seminary

Expertise and Research Interests: Multi-cultural, Aboriginal-Indigenous, and intergenerational ministry; leadership formation; mentoring students; conflict mediation and management; healthy practices for legacy congregations; preaching and teaching for the contemporary context; interim and intervention strategies.

Email:  revkaren.downeyfpc@gmail.com

Phone: 208-816-8402

Tim Dolan

Position: Project Faculty; DMin Thesis Coordinator/Advisor, Denver Seminary

Academic and Professional Background: BA in Education, Western Washington University; MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; DMin, Fuller; PhD, Gonzaga University. 

Expertise and Research Interests: Leadership and organizational leadership, new and innovative ways of doing theological education; equipping lay people for ministry. 

Email:  timdolan73@gmail.comtim.dolan@denverseminary.edu

Office: 509-465-0826

Edwards, Matt

Matt Edwards

Position: Project Faculty; Ministries Director at Believers Fellowship in Gig Harbor, WA

Academic and Professional Background: BA Cross-cultural Ministry, Cedarville University; ThM New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary; Post-graduate study in New Testament PhD program, Dallas Theological Seminary (no degree); DMin in Semiotics, Portland Seminary.

Expertise and Research Interests: Intergenerational Church

Email:  matt@believersfellowship.net

Office: 253.973.3712

Twitter:  @realmattedwards

Web:  www.believersfellowship.net

Aaron Friesen

Aaron Friesen

Position: Project Faculty (Portland Seminary);  Associate and College Age Pastor at Eugene Faith Center

Academic and Professional Background:   BS, Pastoral Studies, Eugene Bible College; MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Wales.

Expertise and Research InterestsHistory of Holiness-Pentecostal movements in America; global Pentecostalism; Pentecostal theology; Luke-Acts

Emailafriesen@georgefox.edu ; aaron@faithcenter.net

Office541-686-9244

Webeugenefaithcenter.org

Cal Habig

Cal Habig

Position: F Project Faculty; Online Instructor; University of Phoenix (2009-present); Adjunct Online Faculty; Grand Canyon University (2009-present); Adjunct Professor, Manhattan Christian College (2008-present)

Academic and Professional Background: BS, Manhattan Christian College; MDiv, Emmanuel Christian Seminary; DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary.

Expertise and Research Interests: Lay leadership development; American church history; ethics in coaching relationships

Email:  cal.habig@gmail.com

Office: 503-970-8449

Web: calhabigcoaching.com  

Dan Lioy

Dan Lioy

Position: Project Faculty 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

Phone503-508-1794

WebBible.org blogs

David McDonald

David McDonald

Position: Project Faculty; Lead Pastor, Westwinds Community Church, Jackson, MI

Academic and Professional Background: Dr. David McDonald is the teaching pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, Michigan and the founder of Fossores Global Ministry development, a training network for creative pastors. His work has been been featured on CNN.com and in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Time Magazine. David lives in Jackson with his wife, Carmel, and their two kids. 

Expertise and Research Interests:

Email:  dmcdonald@georgefox.edu

Twitter: @fossores

Instagram: @doctordavidmcdonald

Webfossores.com 

Phil Newell

Phil Newell

PositionProject Faculty

Academic Background: BA in biblical studies, New Hope Christian College; MAET, MDiv, & DMin, Western Seminary; certified coach and spiritual director.

Expertise and Research Interests: Leadership development through coaching and spiritual direction.

Emailphil.newell11@gmail.com

Web tofinishwell.com

Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson

Position: Project Faculty; Pastor of Colbert Presbyterian Church in Colbert, WA

Academic and Professional Background: BA in Theology, Whitworth; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary; DMin from Portland Seminary.

Expertise and Research Interests: Sacramental Theology

Email:  eric@colbertpres.org

Office: 509-468-9923

Web:  colbertpres.org

Lori Wagner

Lori Wagner

Position: Project Faculty (Portland Seminary); Adjunct Professor (Wesley Seminary); Senior Pastor (Salem UMC); Weekly Sermon Writer (PreachtheStory.com); Author (Books, Bible Studies, Lectionary).

Academic and Professional Background: BA Lebanon Valley College; MA/ PhD University of Pennsylvania; MDiv Drew Theological Seminary; DMin pending completion.

Expertise and Research Interests: Hebrew scripture stories and how they inform our understanding of Jesus; metaphorical preaching; practical theology; John Wesley; church and culture; relational theology; creativity and field thinking.

Email: lwagner@georgefox.edu, loribethwagner@gmail.com

Office: 360-298-8327

Facebook: lori.wagner.9279

Web: preachthestory.com