Western Theological Seminary

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President

Timothy L. Brown

Timothy L. Brown

President and Henry Bast Professor of Preaching
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Faculty

Biblical Field

Carol Bechtel

Carol Bechtel

Professor of Old Testament
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Dawn Boelkins

Dawn Boelkins

Assistant Professor of Biblical Languages
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Tom Boogaart

Tom Boogaart

Dennis & Betty Voskuil Professor of Old Testament
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James V. Brownson

James V. Brownson

Interim Academic Dean and the James and Jean Cook Professor of New Testament
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Robert E. Van Voorst

Robert E. Van Voorst

Professor of New Testament
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Travis West

Travis West

Instructor of Biblical Hebrew
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Christian Ministry Field

John Brogan

John Brogan

Associate Academic Dean
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Timothy L. Brown

Timothy L. Brown

President and Henry Bast Professor of Preaching
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Benjamin T. Conner

Benjamin T. Conner

Associate Professor of Christian Discipleship
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Chuck DeGroat

Chuck DeGroat

Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling; Senior Fellow of the Newbigin House of Studies
Kristen Deede Johnson

Kristen Deede Johnson

Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Formation
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Theresa F. Latini

Theresa F. Latini

Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care
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Ron Rienstra

Ron Rienstra

Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship Arts
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Sue A. Rozeboom

Sue A. Rozeboom

Assistant Professor of Liturgical Theology
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Kyle J. A. Small

Kyle J. A. Small

Dean of Formation for Ministry and Associate Professor of Church Leadership
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Theological Field

J. Todd Billings

J. Todd Billings

Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology
Bernard

Bernard "Chris" Dorsey

Assistant Professor of Theology and Preaching
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David L. Stubbs

David L. Stubbs

Professor of Ethics and Theology
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Han-luen Kantzer Komline
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Suzanne McDonald

Suzanne McDonald

Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
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Newbigin House of Studies

Scot Sherman

Scot Sherman

Executive Director of Newbigin House of Studies
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Kevin Adams

Kevin Adams

Newbigin Faculty
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Peter Choi

Peter Choi

Newbigin Faculty
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Adjunct Instructors

Laurie Baron

Laurie Baron

Writing Studio Director
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Tuck Bartholomew

Adjunct Instructor

Wayne Brouwer

Adjunct Instructor

Jon Brown

Adjunct Instructor

Bart Garrett

Adjunct Instructor

Dan Gillett

Adjunct Instructor

Nathan Johnson

Adjunct Instructor

Brian Keepers

Adjunct Instructor

David Komline

Adjunct Instructor

Aaron Kuecker

Adjunct Instructor

Eric Kuiper

Adjunct Instructor

Johnny Lalonde

Adjunct Instructor

Brian Madison

Adjunct Instructor
Jeff Munroe

Jeff Munroe

Vice President of Operations and Advancement
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Chad Pierce

Adjunct Instructor

Monica Schaap Pierce

Adjunct Instructor
Lindsay Small

Lindsay Small

Associate Director of Journey, Bast Preaching Initiatives
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Matthew Van Maastricht

Adjunct Instructor

Kent VanTil

Adjunct Instructor
Dennis Voskuil

Dennis Voskuil

Marvin & Jerene DeWitt Professor Emeritus of Church History
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Emeriti and Retired Professors

George Brown, Jr.

George Brown, Jr.

G.W. and Eddie Haworth Professor Emeritus of Christian Education
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Donald J. Bruggink

Donald J. Bruggink

James A. H. Cornell Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology
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Robert A. Coughenour

Robert A. Coughenour

Cornelius Van der Meulen Professor Emeritus of Old Testament
I. John Hesselink

I. John Hesselink

Albertus C. Van Raalte Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology
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George R. Hunsberger

George R. Hunsberger

Professor of Missiology
Christopher B. Kaiser

Christopher B. Kaiser

Professor Emeritus of Historical and Systematic Theology
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Stanley A. Rock

Stanley A. Rock

Florence M. Charavay Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Paul M. Smith

Paul M. Smith

Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography (retired)
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Dennis Voskuil

Dennis Voskuil

Marvin & Jerene DeWitt Professor Emeritus of Church History
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STAFF

Office of the President

Timothy L. Brown

Timothy L. Brown

President and Henry Bast Professor of Preaching
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Jeff Munroe

Jeff Munroe

Vice President of Operations and Advancement
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Rayetta Perez

Rayetta Perez

Executive Assistant to the President
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C.J. Kingdom-Grier

C.J. Kingdom-Grier

Associate Director of Admissions and Assistant to the President for Racial Initiatives
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Libby Pearson

Libby Pearson

Administrative Assistant
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Academic Affairs

James V. Brownson

James V. Brownson

Interim Academic Dean and the James and Jean Cook Professor of New Testament
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Kyle J. A. Small

Kyle J. A. Small

Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Church Leadership
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Glenn Swier

Glenn Swier

Associate Director of Formation for Ministry, Director of the Dual Track MDiv-MSW Program and the Graduate Certificate in Urban Pastoral Ministry Program
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Katy Sundararajan

Katy Sundararajan

Master of Theology Program Administrator and International Student Advisor
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Pat Dykhuis

Pat Dykhuis

Registrar and Financial Aid Administrator
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Theresa Hamm

Theresa Hamm

Academic Office Associate and Assessment Coordinator
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Carol Ann Bailey

Carol Ann Bailey

EDTech Specialist & Student Support Coordinator
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James Vlisides

James Vlisides

Educational Technologist
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Kathy Ehmann

Kathy Ehmann

EDTech Specialist
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Admissions

Mark Poppen,D.Min.

Mark Poppen,D.Min.

Director of Admissions
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C.J. Kingdom-Grier

C.J. Kingdom-Grier

Associate Director of Admissions and Assistant to the President for Racial Initiatives
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Jill English

Jill English

Associate Director of Admissions
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Jeanette Schipper

Jeanette Schipper

Admissions Assistant & Receptionist
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Student Services

John Brogan

John Brogan

Dean of Formation for Ministry
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Stephanie Croom

Stephanie Croom

Associate Director of Formation for Ministry
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Glenn Swier

Glenn Swier

Associate Director of Formation for Ministry, Director of the Dual Track MDiv-MSW Program and the Graduate Certificate in Urban Pastoral Ministry Program
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Beth Smith

Beth Smith

Administrative Assistant for Student Services
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Melissa Conner

Melissa Conner

Friendship House Director
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Beardslee Library

Ann E. Nieuwkoop

Ann E. Nieuwkoop

Interim Director of Beardslee Library
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Ben Boss

Ben Boss

Metadata and Cataloging Librarian
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Allison Van Liere

Allison Van Liere

Circulations Supervisor
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Stephen E. Michaels

Stephen E. Michaels

Electronic Services and Systems Librarian
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Maria Emerson

Maria Emerson

Technical Services Assistant
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Business Office

Norman Donkersloot

Norman Donkersloot

Vice President of Finance
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Kerry Eshenaur

Kerry Eshenaur

Bookkeeper, Student Billing, Payroll
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Mary Huisman

Mary Huisman

Manager of The Sacred Page Bookstore
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Cherri Westhouse

Cherri Westhouse

Receptionist, Secretarial Assistant
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Sara Russell

Sara Russell

Manager of The Bridge
Jan Nyhof

Jan Nyhof

Sales Associate at The Bridge
David Becker

David Becker

Superintendent of Building and Grounds
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Joe DeWeerd

Joe DeWeerd

Custodian/Maintenance Assistant
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Office of Advancement

Jeff Munroe

Jeff Munroe

Vice President of Operations and Advancement
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Mike LeFebre

Mike LeFebre

Director of Development
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Rob Housman

Rob Housman

Associate Director of Development
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Dana Daniels

Dana Daniels

Associate Director of Development
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Andy Bast

Andy Bast

Associate Director of Development
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Carla Capotosto

Carla Capotosto

Associate Director of Communications and Associate Director of the Lilly Economic Challenges Grant
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Megan Rice

Megan Rice

Communications Assistant
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LuAnne VanSlooten

LuAnne VanSlooten

Administrative Assistant for Advancement
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Evonne Wernlund

Evonne Wernlund

Office Assistant
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Journey (Continuing Education)

Steve VanderMolen

Steve VanderMolen

Director of Journey
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Lindsay Small

Lindsay Small

Associate Director of Journey, Bast Preaching Initiatives
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Pam Bush

Pam Bush

Associate Director of Journey, Discipleship
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Chris DeVos

Chris DeVos

Associate Director of Journey, Ridder Church Renewal
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Lee Ann Sotok

Lee Ann Sotok

Administrative Assistant for Ridder Church Renewal
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Lauren Eisnor

Lauren Eisnor

Administrative Assistant for Bast Preaching Initiatives
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