CV coming soon.
CV coming soon.
Michael K. Bowen
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS
Doctoral Degree Moi University
(Environmental Economics) 2006 PhD Env.Econ
Masters Degree Egerton University 1997 MSc. Agric.
Bachelors Degree Egerton University 1992 2nd Class- (Agricultural Economics) UpperDivision
High School St. Patrick’s High School-Iten 1988 3 Principles
(Maths, Chemistry and Biology)
Secondary School St. Patrick’s High School-Iten 1986 Division 1
Physics, Biology among others)
Primary School Emsea Primary School 1982 CPE-33 Points
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CV
Editing and Review of Papers and Journals
H. Jurgens Hendriks
Position: Professor in Practical Theology and Missiology, emeritus. Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University.
Academic qualifications: B.A., M.A., B.Th., Licenciate (all cum laude) D. Litt.
Work experience: Minister Dutch Reformed Church (1974-1984); Senior Lecturer Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch (1985-98), Associate Professor 1999-02; Chair: Dept of Practical Theology and Missiology (2000-2007); Professor 2003-. Executive Director: Network for African Congregational Theology: 2000 – 2014. Since 1999 I have been working and teaching in many African countries on a regular basis, several times every year.
Specialization and tutoring and research: Congregational studies, evangelism, missional church development, HIV&AIDS and Gender Curriculum Development; church demographics.
Doctoral studies: Stellenbosch & Edinburgh (Scotland) in Old Testament; Postdoctoral studies at Emory University (Atlanta GA) & Western Theological Seminary (Holland MI). Visiting lecturer at Princeton Theological Seminary 2004 conducting a Ph D seminar “Doing missional theology in Sub-Saharan African faith communities.”
Publications: Books 12; Chapters in books 20; Accredited articles 91.
Study leader: M Th: 120 (M Th still enrolled 2), D Th 29 (still enrolled 2); External Examiner doctoral degrees: 22.
Local and international conferences where I gave papers: National: 16; International 33.
Achievements: 1997: vice-chancellor’s award for excellence in tutoring. South African National Research Foundation grant holder with RESEARCHER RATING: (2003-2018)
Memberships: Religious Research Association (USA); Society for Practical Theology in SA; Trustee of the Unit for Religious & Development Research, University of Stellenbosch; Member Gospel and Our Culture SA Network; Consultant to Justo Mwale University, Lusaka, Zambia; Board Member Alpha SA; Advisor: Willow Creek Association SA. Executive Board Member ALICT (African Leadership Institute for Community Transformation). 2004: Guest Professor Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ VSA. 2006- Practice Advisor to the Search Institute, St Paul MN, USA (Research benefitting Children & Youth) 2006; ACTEA (Accreditation Council for Theological Education in Africa) Review Panel member. ACTEA Advisor Member 2013-; Theological Committee of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, 2011-2017. Founding member & Executive Director: Network for African Congregational Theology (1999-2014); 2015- NetACT program coordinator.
John Kpaleh Jusu
Titles: Reverend; Doctor (Academic)
MAIN STREAM THEOLOGICAL PERSUASION
Missionary Serving with Association of Evangelicals in Africa (2000 – present)
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL PROFICIENCY
Curriculum, Instructional Design and Administration for formal learning
Curriculum, Instructional Design and Administration for nonformal learning
Transformational Leadership Development
Higher Education Administration
Educational Standards and Quality Control
Integration of Faith, Life and Learning
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies from Trinity International University, at Deerfield, Illinois in 2009
Dissertation Topic: Patterns of epistemological frameworks among Master of Divinity students at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology
Master of Philosophy degree (MPhil) in Christian Education, from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, in 2002
Thesis Title: Factors that influence the attitudes of adolescents towards Christian Religious Education in Nairobi Secondary Schools
Master’s degree (M.A.) in Christian Education, from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, in 1996.
Thesis Title: An examination of factors that influence students’ perception of relevance of the Christian Ministries Programme at NEGST
Graduate Teaching diploma from Evangelical Training Association in 1996
Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc. Ed.) in Chemistry (major), and Biological Sciences (minor), from Njala University College, University of Sierra Leone in 1986.
Project Title: The contribution of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ to the development of Education in Southern Province of Sierra Leone
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN TEACHING AND SUPERVISION OF THESES
2009 – Africa International University
Leadership and Administration,
History and Philosophy of Education
Education, Culture and Society,
Postgraduate Research and Writing,
Knowledge, truth and education,
Strategic Thinking (A DAI course)
Teaching and Learning for Impact (A DAI course),
Instructional Design for Critical Thinking
Multimedia in Education
Adult Learning and Literacy
Banda, Alpheus Katiyi. 2010: Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS Prevention Program at Partners in Hope (PIH) in Malawi (MACE Thesis)
Wambui, Mburu Sarah. 2010. Impact Assessment of a Donor-Driven Nonformal Education Project: A Case Study of Kipepeo
Designs Women Project – Qualitative/Mixed Design (MACE Thesis)
Wainaina, Edwinah. 2010. Challenges of Pastors’ Wives in Lungalunga and their implications for developing training initiatives that target them (MACE Thesis)
Patrick Waweru, 2009. The Role of Pastors During the Ethnic Clashes that Occurs in Eldoret Municipality between 2007 and 2008. (MACE Thesis)
Robert Cheptorus Kibiwot. 2009. Attitudes of the Marakwet Christians of Childlessness and its Implications on Discipleship in Africa Inland Church Kapsowar (MACE Thesis)
Dinah Katindi Nyamai. 2011. Understanding Factors Related to Deviant Behavior among Bachelors’ Level Students in Selected Universities in Nairobi County (MPhil Thesis)
Okoth, George Samuel. 2011. An Evaluation of the Curriculum of the Catechism of the Anglican Church of Kenya. (MACE)
Manyara, Daniel Muriiri. 2012. The Members Perception of Adult Discipleship in Nairobi Pentecostal Church Buru Buru (MACE Thesis)
Mugaya, Hawkins Lwuvu. 2008 The Role of the National Youth Service Chapliancy in Enhancing Co-existence Among Staff, Officers and Servicemen within the Nairobi Area (MACE Thesis)
Mburu, Susan Wambui. 2008. Impact Assessment of a Donor-Driven Nonformal Education Project: A Case Study of Kipepeo Designer Women’s Project. (MACE)
Ngala, Francisca. 2014. Learning Preferences of Post Graduate Students at Africa International University (MPhil Thesis)
Banda, Alpheus K. 2010. Perceptions of Relevance of HIV and AIDS Prevention Program: A Study of Partners in Hope, Lilongwe Malawi. (MACE Thesis)
Sunda, Sainkolo B. 2016. Non-theology Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions aout the Relevance of Required Bible and Theology Courses in their Programs of Study at Africa International University (MACE).
2002 – 2005 Nairobi Evan. Grad. Sch. of Theo. Kenya
History and Philosophy of Education
Educational Research Methods
Juma, Asunta Wanja. 2003. Factors affecting the use of music as an educational tool in the Apostolic Reformation Churches in Nairobi
Macharia, Ann Wanja. 2003. The appropriateness of planned activities of the Nyambachaki Presbyterian Men’s Fellowship to the stated objectives
2009 Africa International University
Introduction to statistics
Introduction to Philosopy
1996-2000 Sierra Leone Bible College/Evangelical College of Theology
Sociology of Education
Camps and Retreats
Religious Education in Schools
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION
2010-2013 Africa International University
Dean, School of Professional Studies (Administering four academic departments at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Member: Management Committee of the University
2009 – 2010 Africa International University
Acting Dean: School of Professional Studies
Member: Management Committee of the University
2002-2005 Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
(Special responsibility for curriculum and accreditation affairs)
1992-94 Sierra Leone Bible College/The Evangelical College of Theology
1996-2000 Sierra Leone Bible College/The Evangelical College of Theology
Dean of Student Affairs
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN CURRICULUM ISSUES – Formal Education
1992 – 1994 Sierra Leone Bible College/The Evangelical College of Theology
Prepared the College for Visitation of ACTEA (Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa)
Prepared the Curriculum for accreditation by ACTEA (Accreditation granted in 1993)
1996 – 2000 Sierra Leone Bible College/The Evangelical College of Theology
Designed the programme in Computer and Information Technology (now defunct)
Designed the programme in Bachelor of Ministries (Now Bachelor of Arts in Ministries)
Proposed the development of Bachelor in Development Studies
2000-2005 Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology/Africa International University
Prepared the College for Visitation of ACTEA (Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa)
Prepared the Curriculum for accreditation by ACTEA (Accreditation granted in 2002)
Prepared the School’s entire Curriculum for submission to the Commission of Higher Education – Kenya (Programmes approved in 2004)
2009-Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology/Africa International University
Consolidated the framework of programmes for a University Status (Charter granted in 2010)
Designed and produce five new undergraduate programmes
Bachelor of Business Administration (launched in 2011)
Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies (Submitted to Kenyan Government for Approval)
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Financial Management (Submitted to Kenyan Government for Approval)
Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship (Submitted to Kenyan Government for Approval)
Bachelor of Science in Information and Communications Technology (Submitted to Kenyan Government for Approval)
Redesigned the Educational Studies Curriculum to provide areas of specialization
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN CURRICULUM ISSUES – Nonformal Education
2004 – More than a Mile Deep Global
Conceptualize an African Training in the Ministry Curriculum
Provided a blue-print for the development of the curriculum
Training Materials Produced (In use in Seven Countries of Africa)
Pastoral Guidance and Counseling in HIV/AIDS
Transforming Communities through Wholistic Development
Poverty and Divisive Ethnicity
Practical Christian Living
Nurturing Christian Families
Leading and Administering God’s People and Resources
Generating Sustainable Income
Loving as Christian: Providing Home based Care
Church Leadership Training Materials
The Church as a Window
Doing Business as Mission
Financial Freedom for Families
CHURCH MINISTRIES EXPERIENCE
Church of the United Brethren in Christ – Sierra Leone Conference
1986 – 1992 Licentiate – Local Preacher
1992 – 1994Conference Representative at Sierra Leone Bible College
1999Writer and Trainer – Sunday School Materials
1998Ordained Minister, Member of Council of Administration
1998 – 2000 Associate Pastor – Au Memorial UBC Church – Wellington
Member – Council of Elders
Africa Gospel Church – Good Shepherd, Nairobi
2002 – 2005Men’s Leader
2010-2013Lay Leader, Member of the Local Church Council
Sermon Samples on YouTube
EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANCY –
Areas of Consultancy
Church in Transformative Development
Worldviews and Development
Curriculum and Instruction
Higher Education Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Integration of Faith, Life and Learning
Tyndale House Foundation: Africa Leadership Study (Senior Researcher)
Oasis (Supervising Editor – Africa Study Bible)
South Africa Theological Seminary – South Africa
More than a Mile Deep – Global Curriculum Project – Mozambique
Developed a complete curriculum for this group. Curriculum in use in seven different African countries
Church Mission Society – Kenya
Chalmers – Tennessee
Entrust – Colorado
Medical Aviation Fellowship, Learning Technologies – Idaho
Institute for the Study of African Realities, Africa International University – Kenya
Apollos – Holland
Paulus Foundation – Holland
Africa Biblical Leadership
ACTEA/Global Associates for Transformative Education
World Vision – Kenya
Seminars and Training (As Trainer and Facilitator)
Church Training Workshops and Seminars (Church and Transformative Development)
Holland (Consultancy)May 2004
Nigeria: Workshop Nov 3-11 2004
Nov 20-27 2006
Ghana, Accra Nov. 2007
South Africa: Workshop Sept 14-26 2004
August 16-19 2007
Mozambique: Writers’ Workshop Nov 11-16 2006
Kenya: Writers’ Workshop – Several
London (Consultancy) February 2008
Ivory Coast April 2010
Benin March 2009
South Sudan: Feb 3-7 2010
Burundi (Workshop) October 2012
Faculty Development Workshops (Transformative Education) with ACTEA/GATE. A total of about 80-100 lecturers and administrators of about 30 schools have attended these trainings in Africa.
Ukraine June 11 – 15 2007
Ethiopia Mar 18-21 2009
Ethiopia Mar 2010
Kenya Mar 22-25 2009
Kenya Mar 2010
Togo Nov 2011
Institutional Development (Institute of Excellence Workshops) – Overseas Council
Institute of Excellence – Nairobi (April 2015)
Institute of Excellence – Abidjan (April 2016)
Institutional Development: Educational Consultancy with Theological Schools
Africa International University – Kenya
Scott Christian University – Kenya
Kenya Highlands University – Kenya
Africa Theological Seminary – Kenya
Kema International School of Theology – Kenya
Kampala Evangelical School of Theology – Uganda
Rwandan Institute of Evangelical Theology – Rwanda
Theological University of Central Africa – Zambia
Justo Mwale University College – Zambia
Theological College of Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe
Harare Theological College _ Zimbabwe
South African Theological College – South Africa
International College of Bible and Mission – South Africa
George Whitefield College – South Africa
Cape Town Baptist Seminary – South Africa
Bible Institute of South Africa – South Africa
Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary – Namibia
Ghana Christian University – Ghana
Goodnews Theological College and Seminary – Ghana
Group of ECWA Theological Schools in Nigeria (3 schools)
Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary – Nigeria
West Africa Theological Seminary – Nigeria
LIFE Theological Seminary – Nigeria
UMCATC – Nigeria.
PROFESSIONAL PAPERS AND SEMINARS
2003: Paper submitted at Limuru for Focus Kenya/Tear Fund: Integral Mission and Theological Education
2006: Paper in South Africa for South Africa Theological Seminary: The Rest to the West: The Role of Theological Schools.”
2006: Trainee at Boot Camp for Sustainable Funds Development
2008: Presented a Paper at Increase Consultation in London on “Developing Situational Competences through Constructivist paradigms of learning”
2009: Participant in E-learning for Kenya
2010: Participant—Africa Biblical Leadership Initiative in Ethiopia
2010 Invitee African Heads of States Prayer Breakfast in Ethiopia at the African Union
October 2012: ICETE Consultation, Nairobi
May 2011: All Africa OCI Leadership Institute – Financial Sustainability and Organizational Change
March 2011: Educational Studies Department, AIU – E-learning
August 2009: KNET: Learning Technology
September 2013: Designing and teaching on-line courses – Horizon
May 2007: Mission Aviation Fellowship, Learning Technologies – Web Delivery systems
August 1995: NEGST, Library Science
April 1993: ACTEA, Staff Training Institute for Librarians
PUBLICATIONS IN PROCESS
Influence of Epistemological Beliefs on Adult Education Theory: Relating John Dewey’s Learning Theories and Practice to Phases of His Epistemological Transformation (Africa Theological Journal)
Research-Based Curriculum Review: Learning from the African Leadership Study – Published in Insights Journal
The Impact of the Hidden Curriculum in Teaching, Learning and Spiritual Development – A book Chapter
Education and Biblical Justice: A Christian Critique of Paulo Freire’s Critical Pedagogy (Proposed Publisher – Africa Theological Journal)
Integrity and Finance (MMD-G Course)
Pastoral Guidance in Conflict Management (MMD-G Course)
Elisabet le Roux
Unit for Religion and Development Research, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
|INSTITUTION AND LOCATION||DEGREE
|MM/YY||FIELD OF STUDY|
|Stellenbosch University||PhD in Sociology||2014||African Christian churches and sexual violence against women|
|Stellenbosch University||MTh. In Practical Theology: Clinical Pastoral Care & HIV||2008||Clinical pastoral care and HIV|
|Stellenbosch University||Post-graduate Diploma in Theology||2007||Theology|
|Stellenbosch University||M.Phil in Translation||2006||Translation|
|Stellenbosch University||B.A. Humanities||2003||Philosophy & English|
2015- present, Research Director, Unit for Religion and Development Research, Stellenbosch University.
2008-2014, Researcher, Unit for Religion and Development Research, Stellenbosch University.
2014. Research published in Research at Stellenbosch University 2013: Showcasing research excellence.
2013. Runner-up in the South African Women in Science Awards (WISA), in the category Emerging researcher on the role of science and research against violence towards women.
2013. Recipient of the Mellon award, for being an early career academic staff member with the potential and demonstrated commitment to become an established researcher or research leader in her field.
2012. Research published in Research at Stellenbosch University 2011: Showcasing research excellence.
2011. Awarded a three-month research internship on the African Security and Governance Project at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
2010-2015. URDR awarded SU Community Interaction Flagship Status.
Publications, research reports, and conference presentations
Le Roux, E. 2015. “Telling stories”: talking about VAW within the church and seminary. In Mouton, E., Kapuma, G., Hansen, L., & Togom, T. (ed.s). Living with Dignity: African Perspectives on Gender Equality. Stellenbosch: SUNPRESS.
Le Roux, E. 2015. The role of faith communities in prevention and response to SGBV: a scoping study. Conference paper at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2015.
Le Roux, E., Lele, U.B., & Sandilands, M. Conference paper. 2015. Engaging with faith groups to prevent violence against women and girls in conflict-affected communities: A three-year tracking of 15 communities in the Orientale Province, DRC. Conference paper at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2015.
Le Roux, E. 2015. Research Report for Tearfund UK. Bi-annual Internal Research Report:Analysis of Faith Leader Panel Visit 1, Gender Champion Panel Visit 1, Survivor Visit 1.
Le Roux, E. 2015. Research report for UK DFID. A scoping study on the role of faith communities and organisations in prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence: Implications for policy and practice
Le Roux, E. & Olivier, J. 2015. Research report for World Vision. Interim research activity report: Faith and Gender in Development Project – Building an Evidence base for the effective scale-up of Channels of Hope for Gender.
Le Roux, E. 2015. Taking a look at the evidence: the role of faith communities in prevention and response to SGBV. Presentation at the World Bank Religion and Sustainable Development Conference. 7-9 July 2015.
Le Roux, E. 2013. Research report for Tearfund UK. Sexual violence in South Africa and the role of the church.
Le Roux, E. 2013. Exploring statistics: Intersectionality and violence against women with disabilities. Conference paper at the EDAN Women’s Conference.
Le Roux, E. 2013. Research report for EMPACT Africa. Preliminary Report on the Monitoring and Evaluation of the EMPACT Africa HIV Stigma Workshops with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in South Africa.
Hendriks, H.J., Mouton, E., Hansen, L., & Le Roux, E. 2012. Men in the pulpit, women in the pews? Addressing gender inequality in Africa. Stellenbosch: SUNPRESS.
Le Roux, E. 2012. Why sexual violence? The social reality of an absent church. In Hendriks, H.J., Mouton, E., Hansen, L., & Le Roux, E. (ed.s) Men in the pulpit, women in the pews? Addressing gender inequality in Africa. Stellenbosch: SUNPRESS.
Le Roux, E. 2011. The church and peace processes: A case study of Jos. Conference paper at the ISTR African Civil Society Research Network Conference.
Le Roux, E. 2011. Research report for World Vision. MEER Channels of Hope Project Evaluation: Russian Federation, Romania and Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Georgia and Afghanistan.
Le Roux, E. 2011. Research report for Tearfund UK. A view on the current situation regarding sexual violence in Burundi: The role for the church and possible avenues for intervention.
Le Roux, E. 2010. Pornography: Human right or human rights violation? HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 66(2), Art. #847, 8 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v66i2.847.
Erasmus, J.C. & Le Roux, E. 2010. Exploring anomalies in the values and sexual behavior of Anglican youth. Commonwealth Youth and Development, 8(2).
Le Roux, E. 2010. Research report for Tearfund UK. An explorative baseline: the role of the church in sexual violence that are/were in armed conflict, in a preventative sense and as a caring institution.
Le Roux, E. 2010. Research report for Anglican AAIDS Healthcare Trust. Impact survey on sexuality and HIV&AIDS among 10- to 24-year-ols Siyafundisa members in 10 selected dioceses.
Louw, D.J. & Le Roux, E. 2009. Reading films as human texts: Yesterday and the dismantling of stigmatisation in a pastoral hermeneutics within the context of the HIV pandemic. Scriptura, 102: 536-548.
Le Roux, E. 2009. Pornography: Human right or human rights violation? Conference paper at the 2009 Joint Conference of Academic Societies in the fields of Religion and Theology.
David Kimiri Ngaruiya, PhD
OBJECTIVE: My objective is to spearhead transformation of society in Africa and
beyond through leadership in academics, research, teaching, institutional development,
CURRENTLY: Director of PhD in Theological Studies 2017-to date
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, PhD, 2008
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, ThM (Master of Theology), 2004
Nairobi International School of Theology, (MDiv Master of Divinity), 2001
Kenya Polytechnic, HND (Higher National Diploma), 1991
Thika Technical School, 1975-78, EACE Division 1
Gatimu Primary School, 1968-1974, CPE
AWARDS, HONORS, ACHIEVEMENTS
Department Fellowship, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2005-2006
David and Sylvia Memorial Award for Excellence, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2005
Kenneth S. Kantzer Memorial Award for Christian character, Academic excellence, and Service to the church, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2006
AREAS OF LEADERSHIP COMPETENCE
Development of Resources
AREAS OF TEACHING COMPETENCE
Mission and Anthropology
SIGNIFICANT WORK EXPERIENCE
NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 2001-2016
Director of PhD in Theological Studies Program, June 2017-todate
Director, Quality Assurance, Research and Academic Collaborations, September 2016-June 2017
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Extension and Development, July 2015-todate
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance, Administration and Planning, International Leadership University, May 2013-July 2015
Ag Deputy Vice Chancellor, Planning and Development, Nairobi International School of Theology, 2008-2013
Responsible for Rebranding of NIST to International Leadership University
Head of Department, Intercultural Studies Program, Nairobi International School of Theology, 2008-2010
Responsible for ICT infrastructural development of an Integrative System, Electronic Learning Platform and Mobile Learning Platform for Nairobi International School of Theology/International Leadership University
Facilitated development and compilation of 60 page NIST/ILU master plan
Initiated the transformation of Mission Studies at NIST to Intercultural Studies and added the following courses: Race and Ethnicity, Pluralism and Missional Theology
Served in the Academic Council and the Academic Committee at NIST, spearheaded, developed and presented a business plan for the NIST journal in 2009. The plan was accepted and the journal rebranded to “Transformation in Context: A Journal of Leadership of International Leadership University, which is now at the stage of awaiting publication upon availability of resources
Served with my family as a trained missionary for Campus Crusade for Christ International at NIST from 2001 to date
Research, Development, Supervision and Implementation of key proposals and projects for the development of the school as a world-class university: Borehole project, Generator project, ICT centre, Student and Faculty training scholarships, Research centre, Library resources, Kitengela Campus facilities development, Kitengela green house farm, NIST 3000, and Quality assurance
As a way of training of more Christian leaders, I have oversight of providing ILU’s integrative system and the responsibility of overseeing the development of mLearning, ILU’s mobile phone mode of learning as well as for the development of NIST/ILU E-learning mode
Head of NIST Academic Journal Editorial Taskforce 2009-2010. One of the two Editors of NISTNEWS from 2008-Todate
Developed editorial policy for NIST/ILU Journal
Senior Lecturer, International Leadership University, 2008-todate
Coordinator, Operation Sunrise Africa Training of 2514 Pastors in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan and Madagascar in 2001
Teaching Assistant, Nairobi International School of Theology, 2001-2003
Head of Field Ministry Department, Nairobi International School of Theology, 2002-2003
Editorial Committee member of Transformation in Context-A Journal of International Leadership University
TRINITY EVANGELICAL DIVINITY SCHOOL 2003-2008
Adjunct Faculty, Trinity College, 2005-2008 (Anthropology)
International Student Advisor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2008
President, Fellowship of International Students, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2004-2006
Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr Tite Tienou: 2007-2008, Trinity Evangelical
Research Assistant for Dr Lois McKinney: 2007 in the Publication of the book: “Encountering Missionary Life and Work: Preparing for Intercultural Ministry,” See page xii of book excerpt
Laboratory Assistant, Information Technology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
ASSOCIATION FOR CHRISTIAN THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION IN AFRICA (ACTEA)
Member of the Executive Committee/Member of ACTEA Council-2013-todate
Chairman of Finance Committee of ACTEA-2013 todate
CHURCH AND OTHER PARACHURCH ORGANIZATIONS 1990-2016
Board and Executive Committee Member-Association of Christian Theological Education in Africa-2013 Todate
Bible Study Fellowship Leadership, 1990-todate. BSF Teaching Leader, 2010-
Board Chairman, Evangelism Explosion East African Region, 2000-2003
Board Member for Light of Africa Ministries
Mavuno Church, Life group and Zonal leader, Facilitator for premarital classes, Shepherd of coaches
Mavuno Church, Head of coaches in Marriage ministry
Harvest Bible Chapel Lake Zurich, Life group Coach 2005-2008
Nairobi Chapel, Prayer deacon, 1995 – 1997 April, Church Planting team member
Nairobi Chapel, Church District Shepherd, 1998-2003
NUMERICAL MACHINING COMPLEX 1990-1998
Technician Engineer registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya: Research and development of industrial machines, maintenance of computerized numerically controlled machines, maintenance of modern heat treatment plant, installation of workshop machines and equipment, design of mechanical systems and services technical sales representative and personnel welfare
KENYA BUREAU OF STANDARDS 1984-1990
Engineering Technician: Maintenance of force standard machines, calibration and verification of force measurement equipment and liaising with industry in application of standards in engineering designs, scientific research in intercomparison measurements between PTB in Germany and Kenya Bureau of Standards
MINISTRY OF WORKS 1982-1984
Inspector of Mechanical Building Services: maintenance of air conditioning systems,
boilers, sterilizers, laundry machines, pumps, fire protection and hospital equipment
PAPER PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Dissertation: “Death and Burial Practices: A Study of Contextualization of Ritual at Some Nairobi Multi-ethnic, Multi-Racial Churches”
“The Trendy Giant Wounds: Some Hosting Experiences In the African Church” at the Regional Evangelical Missiological Society Conference at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2005. Published in EMQ, 2008
The Trendy Giant Wounds: Some Hosting Experiences in the African Church published in “Engaging the Church: Analyzing the Canvas of Short-term missions Edited by Laurie Fortunak and Scott Moreau, 2008, Evangelism and Missions Information Service
“Counselling” in Pastor’s Training Manual, 2003, revised in 2011
Research materials including field experience and insights for Dr Lois McKinney: 2007 in the Publication of the book: “Encountering Missionary Life and Work: Preparing for Intercultural Ministry.” See page xii of book excerpt
Field Research for the Tyndale Foundation on Theological Education and leadership: Study of healthy Partnerships with African Leaders and North American Institutions. Teamwork with Dr Robert Priest, Steve Mickler and myself. The research findings are currently confidential and the property of Tyndale Foundation but may be made public.
“NIST: Enhancing Religious Education in Africa” published by the Daily Nation in 2010
“Evaluation of mLearning First Trial” in 2010
“Church Planting” in Pastors Training in Leadership Manual, 2011
“Infrastructural Transformation at NIST/ILU” in the 2011 NIST NEWS and “Transformers: NIST/ILU Alumni News”
“The Multi-faceted Genesis of Post Election Violence in Kenya,” in Communities of Faith in Africa and African Diaspora published by Wipf and Stock as
Technology as a Tool for Pursuing Academic and Professional Excellence in the
June 2012 NISTNews
Co-editor with Casely Essamuah of Communities of Faith in Africa and African Diaspora. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2013. ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-959-7 /
“The Significance of Johann Ludwig Kraph Mission Work in East Africa” under publication by Langham Literature, United Kingdom
Technology and Media-Article for Africa Study Bible due to be published in 2015/2016
“Mission from Africa” in Encyclopaedia of Christianity in the Global South submitted in 2017
“Indigenous Churches from Africa” in Encyclopaedia of Christianity in the Global South submitted in 2017
“Characteristics of African Christian Leaders with Most Impact” Presented at the American Society of Missiologists at University of North Western, Minneapolis USA to be published by William Carey Press.
“Blood” upcoming in The Africa Bible Commentary Revised Edition, published by Langham in 2018/2019
“Mission in and From Africa” upcoming Africa in The Bible Commentary Revised Edition, published by Langham 2018/2019
“The Gospel and Post Election Violence in Kenya,” Trinity College, March 2008
“Theological Issues Relating to Missionary Attrition with Implications for Team Leadership in East Africa,” Midwest Mission Studies Fellowship (USA), 2007
“Needing the Dead” at the Regional Evangelical Missiological Society Conference at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2006
“Death and Burial Practices: A Study of Contextualization of Ritual at Some Nairobi Multi-ethnic, Multi-Racial Churches” at the Regional Evangelical Missiological Society Conference at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, April 2008
A business plan for the NIST Journal at NIST faculty Retreat on January 12, 2009
“Academic Writing and Research.” A Presentation at NIST Faculty Colloquium on March 2009
Evaluation of seminary education in 2009: A survey of bishops and senior church
leaders in Kenya
“Mobile Phone Learning as a Viable Means of Training Leaders in Africa” paper presentation at the Association of Professors of Mission held on June 13-14, 2012 at Techny Towers, Illinois Chicago
“Characteristics of African Christian Leaders with Most Impact” Presented at the American Society of Missiologists at University of North Western, Minneapolis USA
Combating Education Irregularities and Examination Fraud Summit” held July 2014
Challenges in Emerging Paradigms (Technology) presented at the Overseas Council Institute-November 2014
Death and Suffering: An academic paper presentation on March 7, 2015 at the Africa Society for Evangelical Theology held at ILU on March 7, 2015
“Defining Terms for Assessment Research” at Overseas Council Institute of Excellence, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on September 21, 2016
“Analyzing the Results of Assessment Research” at Overseas Council Institute of Excellence, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on September 22, 2016
“Death Rituals” at Africa Institute of Mission and Research (AICMAR)-November 10, 2016
Quality Audit Inspection Report for ILU during CUE visit on January 23, 2017-02-10
“Towards an Understanding of Ethnicity” at the National Cohesion and Integration and Commission theme on Discourse on How to Mitigate the Effects of Ethnic Balkanization on Democracy in Kenya at Sentrim Lake Elementaita-June 23, 2017
“A Case Study of Nairobi Chapel Church Planting Movement” academic paper at the
Africa Society for Evangelical Theology held at St. Paul’s University, Limuru on March 9, 2018.
“More Than a Prophet?” Paper Presentation at Global Theological Conference held in Nairobi-July 19-21, 2018
PEER REVIEWER Peer reviewer for Africa Society of Evangelical Theology journal articles for publication in peer reviewed journals-2014-Todate
EDITOR-Africa Society of Evangelical Theology-Journal Articles published by Langham-2018
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
COURSES DESIGNED AND TAUGHT
Evangelical Missiological Society, 2005-
Member and official of African Society for Evangelical Theology 2010-todate
American Society of Missiologists, 2005-
Attended a one week “African Writers Workshop” at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology –January 18 to 23, 2009
Participated in the formation of “African Society of Evangelical Theology” a process that commenced in 2008
As a student/scholar of the Bible, I have been in Bible Study Fellowship leadership in the last 22 years. In this length of time, I have shepherded and trained leaders through the study of: Genesis, Johanine writings, History of Israel and the Minor Prophets, Acts of the Apostles and Pauline Writings, Romans, Life of Moses, Mathew, and part of Isaiah, Ruth, Philippians and Colossians
Participant in “Curriculum Conference on Islam in Africa” at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, Addis Ababa, March 25-27, 2010 and established benchmarks for a Master of Arts Degree in Islamic studies
Delegation Leader to Tokyo 2010 Conference in Japan
Attended Teaching Leader training conducted by Bible Study Fellowship International in October 2012 at San Antonio Texas
Researcher in Africa Leadership Study Conference held at NEGST from November 10-12, 2011
Participant in Heads of Institutions forum organized by Kenya Education Network Trust from November 3-5, 2010 at Mombasa
Participant and Panel discussion facilitator at public and private universities Heads of Institutions forum organized by Kenya Education Network Trust from December 8-9, 2011 at Mombasa
Studying statistics in preparation for teaching and long-term planning for NIST/ILU from January 2012
Completed the Institute for Excellence in Christian Leadership Development conducted by Overseas Council International in Nairobi Kenya, May 8-11, 2012
Participant in the Teaching Leader Institute for Genesis at Bible Study Fellowship, San Antonio Texas on June 25-29, 2012 conducted by Professor Walter Kaiser
Contributing author to “The Leadership University Takes a Different Approach to Transform the Society” published by the Star Newspaper, Friday 31, August 2012
Africa Resource Development-Undertook training on raising of resources within the African and World context on September 10-12, 2012 in Nairobi Kenya
Representative member of ILU in Kenya Association of Fund Raising Professionals
Attended the American Society of Missiologists Conference as a member on June
15-17, 2012 at Techny Towers, Illinois Chicago
Participant as Teaching Leader in “Eradicating Biblical Poverty” conducted by Bible Study Fellowship International at Safari Park Hotel on October 5-7, 2012
Participant and one of the presenters on “My Journal through a Doctoral Program” at the Doctoral Education Consultation held on October 13-14, 2012 organized by the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE) at the KCB Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya
Participant and respondent to plenary sessions at the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE) held on October 15-19, 2012 at the KCB Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya
Participant in colloquium on witchcraft and witchcraft accusations held at African International University from March 6-9, 2013 with scholars drawn from all over Africa and North America
Senior Research Director for Africa Leadership Study at Brackenhurst Retreat Center for participants from USA, Francophone Africa, Anglophone Africa and Luso(Portuguese speaking) Africa on May 22-May 26, 2013
Participant in Stakeholders’ workshop on Universities Regulations, Standards and Guidelines, 2013 held at Kenya School of Monetary Studies on 28th-29, October 2013 and conducted by Commission for University Education
Participant at Bioethics Training Workshop conducted by KAVI-ICR (Kenya Aids Vaccine Initiative-Institute of Clinical Research) in collaboration with National commission for Science Technology and Innovation(NACOSTI) at Nairobi University School of Medicine on October 30-November 1, 2013
French Classes at Alliance Francaise de Nairobi-June 2013-todate
Review and rewriting of ILU master plan and 10 year strategic plans
Participant in “Multiplying Churches and Communities” for South and Eastern Africa held at Jumuia Conference Centre, Limuru-January 20-25, 2014
Senior Research Director and Presenter at Africa Leadership Study Conference held at Brackenhurst Retreat Center for participants from USA, Francophone Africa, Anglophone Africa and Luso (Portuguese speaking) Africa on May 26-May 30, 2014
Senior Research Director and Presenter at the American Society of Missiologists held at University of NorthWestern, Minneapolis in the USA from June 19-22, 2014
Research Governance and Management Training August 31-September 2, 2015 conducted by African Population and Health Research Centre-Nairobi
Institutional Sustainability workshop on September 19, 2015 conducted by OCI at Ethiopia Graduate School of Theology-Addis Ababa
Trustees Development Program Kenya-College of Insurance Nairobi-December 7-11, 2015
Attended and Moderated the Africa Society of Evangelical Annual Conference at Africa Nazarene University in March 2016
Attended International Leadership Consortium Conference-Theme-“Strengthening Our Leadership for Transformational Important” held at the International Leadership University-Kenya from March 6-March 10, 2017
Network for African Congregational Theology (NETACT) Theology and Development Workshop 3-6 July 2017, Scott Christian University, Machakos, Kenya
Participant in Global Theological Initiative conference on the theme “Theme: The Cross of Christ: Atonement and Reconciliation in a Violent World” held at CORAT on July 13-15, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya
Participant in Universities Workshop in The Role of Universities in the realization of sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Citizenship Education -11th June-13th June 2018 At The Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development
Participant in the Teaching Leader Institute for People of the Promised Land at Bible Study Fellowship, San Antonio Texas on June 25-29, 2018 conducted by Dr. Mark Bailey
Supervised the following masters thesis:
Current Dissertation Supervision-proposal
Practical Strategies for Contemporary Afrcan Christians in Zambia in Response to Ancestral veneration by Laban Shiteya- South Africa Theological Seminary
PhD Dissertations Examined
Theology of War and Mission with Special Reference to the War in Eastern Congo from 1990 to November 28th, 2011 by Eraston Kighoma-2018 – South Africa Theological Seminary
Religious Identity and Mobility Among Alur Christians in Northeastern Congo by
George Pirworth Atido
Conversion to Islam: A Study of the Conversion Motifs of Igbo Muslim Converts to Islam by Chinyere -2017-byFelicia Priest Africa International University
Sukuma Christian Conversion to Nassa, Tanzania: An Investigation of the Discourses, Practices, Beliefs, Motivating and Demotivating Factors in Africa Inland Church Tanzania-2018-by Abraham Kidd Africa International University
An Exploration on The Kipsigis Christians’ Perception of Childlessness in
Selected Full Gospel Churches in Fort-Ternan, Kericho County and their
Implications for Mission-2018-by Catherine Cheruiyot-Africa International University
Lawn tennis, learning golf, running and reading
These are available on request.
Robert J. Priest, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
1993 Ph.D in Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
1983 M.A. (Social Sciences), University of Chicago
1982 M.Div, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
1979 B.A. Biblical Studies, Columbia International University
1993 Defilement, Moral Purity, and Transgressive Power: The Symbolism of Filth in Aguaruna-Jívaro Culture.
PhD Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.
1984 Functionalist Anthropology and the Criticism of Missionaries. MA Thesis. The University of Chicago.
2017 Professor of Anthropology, Taylor University
2012-2017 G.W. Aldeen Prof. of International Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
2006-2017 Professor of Mission & Anthropology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
2001-2011 Director, PhD Progr in Intercultural Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
1999-2006 Assoc Prof. of Mission & Anthropology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
1995-1999 Associate Prof. of Intercultural Studies, Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Mission
1990-1995 Assistant Prof. of Intercultural Studies, Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Mission
1984-1985 Teaching Fellow, NT & Anthropology, Columbia International University
1982-1983 Youth Director & Assistant to the Pastor, Westminster Presb. Church, Bluefield, W. Virginia (PCUSA Church)
2017 Africa Christian Leadership: Realities, Opportunities, and Impact, co-edited with Kirimi Barine: Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.
2014 The Missionary Family: Witness, Concerns, Care, co-edited with Dwight Baker. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library.
2009 Misiones de corto plazo en América Latina: Reflexiones y perspectivas, co-edited with Tito Paredes. Lima, Peru: Centro Evangélico de Misiología Andino-Amazónica (CEMAA).
2008 Effective Engagement in Short-Term Missions: Doing It Right! Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library.
2007 This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith, co-edited with Alvaro Nieves. New York: Oxford University Press.
Guest editor of Theme Issues of Journals
2016 Special Theme Issue (“Wheaton and the Controversy Over Whether Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God“) of the journal Occasional Bulletin of the Evangelical Missiological Society
2013 Special Theme Issue on the “Anthropology and Sociology of Short-Term Missions” of the journal Missiology: An International Review 41(2), Guest edited with Brian Howell.
2012 Special Theme Issue “Preaching and Culture” of the Trinity Journal 33 NS (2), guest edited with Greg Scharf.
2009 Special Theme Issue “Dr. Paul Hiebert in Memorium” of the Trinity Journal 30 NS (2). Guest edited with Dr.Craig Ott.
2007 Special Theme Issue “Short-Term Missions in Latin America” of the Journal of Latin American Theology: Reflections from the Global South 2 (2).
2006 Special Theme Issue “Short-Term Missions,” of the journal Missiology: An International Review 34 (4).
2018 “Same-Sex Sexuality, Marriage, and the Seminary Professor: Catholic, Evangelical, and Mainline Protestant.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 14, Article 8: 1-45.
2016 “Wheaton and the Controversy Over Whether Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God.” Occasional Bulletin of the Evangelical Missiological Society (special theme issue), pp 1-3, 31.
2015 Putting witch accusations on the missiological agenda: A case from Northern Peru. International Bulletin of Missionary Research 39: 3–6.
2015 The value of anthropology for missiological engagements with context: The case of witch accusations.
Missiology 43: 27-42.
2014 (co-authored with Esther E. Cordill). “Response to Evinger and Darr’s ‘Determining the Truth of Abuse in Mission Communities,’” Christian Scholar’s Review 43: [forthcoming]
2013 (co-authored with Robert DeGeorge) “Doctoral Dissertations on Mission: Ten-Year Update, 2002-2011.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 37(4): 195-202.
2012 “Building a Bridge to Somewhere.” Trinity Journal 33 NS (2): 175-179.
2012 (co-authored with Greg Scharf) “From the Guest Editors,” Theme Issue on Preaching and Culture, Trinity Journal 33 NS (2): 171-174.
2012 (co-authored with Esther E. Cordill) “Christian Communities and ‘Recovered Memories’ of Abuse,” Christian Scholar’s Review 41: 381-400.
2010 “U.S. Megachurches and New Patterns of Global Mission,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 34(2): 97-104.
2009 “Paul G. Hiebert: A Life Remembered,” Trinity Journal 30 NS (2): 171-175.
2009 (co-authored with Eunhye Chang, J. Rupert Morgan, and Timothy Nyasulu) “Paul G. Hiebert and Critical Contextualization,” Trinity Journal 30 NS (2): 199-207
2009 (co-authored with Andrew Anane-Asane, Timothy Eckert, and Jason Tan) “Paul G. Hiebert’s ‘The Flaw of the Excluded Middle,’” Trinity Journal 30 NS (2): 189-197.
2009 (co-authored with Michael Yoder, Michael Lee, and Jonathan Ro) “Understanding Christian Identity in Terms of Bounded and Centered Set Theory in the Writings of Paul G. Hiebert,” Trinity Journal 30 NS (2): 177-188.
2009 “Witches and the problem of evil,” Books and Culture 15(6): 30-32. 2008 “Service Learning and Short-Term Missions,” Missiology 35 (1): 53-73.
2007 “Introduction: Short-Term Missions and the Latin American Church,” Special Issue on Short-Term Missions in Latin America. Journal of Latin American Theology: Reflections from the Global South 2 (2): 7-20.
2007 “Peruvian Churches Acquire Linking Social Capital Through Short-Term Mission Partnerships.” Special Issue on Short-Term Missions in Latin America. Journal of Latin American Theology: Reflections from the Global South 2 (2): 175-189.
2006 “Introduction to theme issue on short-term missions.” Missiology 34 (4): 427-429.
2006 “Researching the short-term mission movement” (co-authored with Terry Dischinger, Steve Rasmussen, C.M. Brown). Missiology 34 (4): 431-450.
2003 “Etiology of Adult Missionary Kid (AMK) Life-Struggles.” Missiology 31:171-192.
2001 “Missionary Positions: Christian, Modernist, Postmodernist.” Current Anthropology 42:29-68. [Includes 14 published responses to my article, and my own response to those.]
1994 “Missionary Elenctics: Culture and Conscience,” Missiology 22:291-315.
(Translated into Korean and reprinted in 1995 in the journal: Current Mission Trends 7:31-67. Korea Research Institute for Missions.)
1987 “Anthropologists and missionaries: Moral roots of conflict.” Journal of Christian Reconstruction 11(2): 216245.
Chapters in Edited Books
Forthcoming. “Short-Term Missions and the Reconfiguring of North American Global Missions Involvement.” IN Saving the World? The Changing Terrain of American Protestant Missions. Edited by Larry Eskridge. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama Press.
Forthcoming. “Anthropology, Missiology, and the Witch.” In (Title of edited festschrift not yet determined). This book is being edited by Chris Flanders, and to be published by Wipf and Stock. It is behind schedule but moving forward.
2018. “Bible Translation, Theology, and the Witch.” IN Majority World Theologies: Self-Theologizing from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Ends of the Earth, Edited by Allen Yeh and Tite Tienou, Pasadena, CA: William Cary Library (EMS Series).
2017. “Introduction,” IN Africa Christian Leadership Study: Realities, Opportunities, and Impact, Edited by Robert Priest and Kirimi Barine, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.
2017. “Reading and Leading: Challenges for African Christian Leaders,” IN Africa Christian Leadership Study: Realities, Opportunities, and Impact, Edited by Robert Priest and Kirimi Barine. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.
2016. “Controversy on Paul’s First Missionary Journey: Lessons for Today.” IN Controversies in Mission: Theology, People, and Practice of Mission in 21st Century, edited by Rochelle Sheuermann and Edward Smither, Pasadenca, CA: William Cary Press, pp.3-22.
2015 (Co-authored with Ron Barber). “Culture and the Missional Engagement with Good and Evil: What We Learned About Contextualization from J. Robertson McQuilkin.” In Transformed from Glory to Glory: Celebrating the Legacy of J. Robertson McQuilkin, edited by Christopher Little, CLC Publications, pp. 183-200.
2015 “Introduction: Christian Mission and Economic Realities.” IN Christian Mission and Economic Systems: A Critical Survey of the Cultural and Religious Dimensions of Economics. Edited by John Cheong and Eloise Meneses. Pasadena, CA: William Cary Press, 8-13.
2013 “Researching Contextualization in Churches Influenced by Missionaries.” IN Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora: In Honor of Dr. Tite Tiénou With Additional Essays on World Christianity. Edited by Casely B. Essamuah and David K. Ngaruiya. Eugene Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 299-318.
2011 “‘Who Am I?’ Theology and Identity for Children of the Dragon,” In After Imperialism: Christian Identity and the Global Evangelical Movement, edited by Richard R. Cook and David W. Pao. Eugene OR: Pickwick Publications, 175-192.
2011 “A New Era of Mission is Upon Us,” In Advancing the Gospel of the Kingdom: Echoes from Edinburgh 1910 through Tokyo 2010, edited by Beth Snodderly. Oxford: Oxford Center for Mission Studies, 294-304.
2010 “Short-Term Missions as a New Paradigm,” In Mission After Christendom: Emergent Themes in Contemporary Mission, edited by Ogbu Kalu, Peter Vethanayagamony, and Edmund Kee-Fook Chia. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 84-99.
2009 “Afterword: Concluding Missiological Reflection,” In Power and Identity in the Global Church: Six Contemporary Cases, edited by Brian Howell and Edwin Zehner. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Press, 185- 192.
2009 “Introducción: Misiones de corto plazo y la iglesia en América Latina,” In Misiones de corto plazo en América Latina: Reflexiones y perspectivas, edited by Robert Priest and Tito Paredes. Lima, Peru: Centro Evangélico de Misiología Andino-Amazónica (CEMAA), 11-22.
2008 “Anthropology and Missiology: Reflections on the Relationship,” In Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness: Insights from Anthropology, Communication, and Spiritual Power, edited by Charles Van Engen, Darrell Whiteman, and J. Dudley Woodberrry. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 23-32.
2008 “Introduction.” In Effective Engagement in Short-term Missins: Doing it Right! Pasadena, CA: William Carey. 2007 “Worship in the Amazon: The Case of the Aguaruna Evangelical Church,” Christian Worship Worldwide:
Expanding Horizons, Deepening Practices, edited by Charles Farhadian, William B. Eerdmans, 131-155.
2007 “Sharing the Gospel in a Racially Segregated Society: The Case of Columbia Bible College, 1923-1963,” in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith, edited by Robert Priest and Alvaro Nieves, Oxford University Press, 127-143.
2007 (co-authored with Kersten Priest) “Divergent Worship Practices in the Sunday Morning Hour: Analysis of an ‘Interracial’ Church Merger Attempt,” in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith, edited by Robert Priest and Alvaro Nieves, Oxford University Press, pp. 275-291.
2007 “Introduction,” in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith, edited by Robert Priest and Alvaro Nieves, Oxford University Press, 3-15.
2007 “Conclusion,” in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith, edited by Robert Priest and Alvaro Nieves, Oxford University Press, 323-333.
2006 “Experience-Near Theologizing” in Diverse Human Contexts, in Globalizing Theology: Christian Belief and
Practice in an Era of World Christianity, in honor of Dr. Paul G. Hiebert. Edited by Harold Netland and Craig Ott, Baker, 180-195.
2003 “‘I Discovered My Sin’: Aguaruna Evangelical Conversion Narratives,” in The Anthropology of Conversion
(edited by Andrew Buckser and Stephen Glazier), Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
2000 “Christian Theology, Sin, and Cultural Anthropology,” in Anthropology and Theology: God, Icons, and God- Talk (edited by Walter R. Adams and Frank A. Salamone). New York: Univ Press of America, pp. 59-75.
1997 “Christian Theology, Sin, and Cultural Anthropology,” in Explorations in Anthropology and Theology (ed. By Frank A. Salamone and Walter Randolph Adams). New York: University Press of America, pp. 23-37.
1997 “Cultural factors in victorious living,” in Free and fulfilled: Victorious Christian living in the twenty-first century,edited by Robertson McQuilkin. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.
1997 “El sincretismo misionológico: El Nuevo paradigma animista.” In Poder y misión: Debate sobre la guerra espiritual en América Latina, Robert Priest et. al., San José, Costa Rica: IINDEF.
1997 “Spiritual Warfare, Epistemology, and the Missiological Community,” in The Holy Spirit and Mission Dynamics. (Ed. by C. Douglas McConnell) Evangelical Missiological Society Series Number 5. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, pp. 136-146.
1995 “Missiological Syncretism: The New Animistic Paradigm,” in Spiritual Power and Missions: Raising the Issues. (ed. by Edward Rommen) pp. 9-87. Evangelical Missiological Society Series Number 3. Pasadena: William Carey Library. [Co-author with Thomas Campbell and Bradford A Mullen]
1993 “Cultural Anthropology, Sin, and the Missionary,” in God and Culture (ed. by D.A. Carson and J. D. Woodbridge) Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, pp. 85-105.
1987 “Anthropologists and Missionaries: Moral Roots of Conflict,” in Current Concerns of Anthropologists and Missionaries (ed. by Karl Franklin) Dallas: The International Museum of Cultures.
2014 Commentary on Meneses, Eloise, Lindy Backues, David Bronkema, Eric Flett, and Benjamin L. Hartley “Engaging the Religiously Committed Other: Anthropologists and Theologians in Dialogue,” Current Anthropology 55 (1): 97-98.
2012 Should churches abandon travel-intensive short-term missions in favor of local projects? Both Have Purpose. Christianity Today 56 (6):61.
2008 Obituary: William Merrifield. Anthropology News 49 (6): 51.
2007 Paul Hiebert: A Life Remembered. Books and Culture 13 (5): 9.
2007 Short-Term Missions: What Can Peru Teach Us? Trinity Magazine (Spring): 24-27.
2005 Are Short-Term Missions Good Stewardship? A Conversation Between Robert Priest and Kurt Ver Beek.
Christianity Today.Com, Week of July 4, Day One.
2005 Do Short-Term Missions Change Anyone?: A Conversation Between Robert Priest and Kurt Ver Beek.
Christianity Today.Com, Week of July 4, Day Two. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2005/127/32.0.html
2005 Mission Trips or Exotic Youth Outings? A Conversation Between Robert Priest and Kurt Ver Beek.
Christianity Today.Com, Week of July 4, Day Three. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2005/127/43.0.html
2005 Who Gets ‘Socially Rich’ from Short-Term Missions? A Conversation Between Robert Priest and Kurt Ver Beek. Christianity Today.Com, Week of July 4, Day Four. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2005/127/52.0.html
2002 with Tite Tienou, “Working with faculty: Preparing the Ground.” ATS Workshop on Diversity Casebook, 16 – 19.
2000 “What’s in a name change?: The Pauline Paradigm. Trinity World Forum (Winter):1-6.
2000 Entries on “Animism,” “Death,” “Guilt,” “Shame,” “Sin,” in The Evangelical Dictionary of World Mission. (Ed. by A. Scott Moreau). Grand Rapids: Baker.
1997 “Reply to Dan Fast’s review of Defilement, Moral Purity, and Transgressive Power: the Symbolism of Filth in Aguaruna Jivaro Culture.” Notes on Anthropology and Intercultural Community Work 27 (Sept): 41-42.
1996 “Segregationist Culture and Evangelical Religion: The Case of Columbia Bible College.” Center on Religion in the South Newsletter 11:1-6.
1994 “Tell me about a time you were bad,” Columbia International University Quarterly (Winter), pp. 4-6.
2010 “Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches by Robert Wuthnow. Berkeley: University of California Press.” Missiology 38 (2): 223-225.
2004 “Military Brats and Other Global Nomads: Growing up in Organization Families, edited by Morten G. Ender.
Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers (2002).” Missiology 32: 516.
2003 “Acculturation: Advances in Theory, Measurement, and Applied Research, edited by Kevin M. Chun, Pamela Balis Organista, and Gerardo Marín. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (2003).” Missiology 31:497.
2000 “Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Cultures, by Darrow L. Miller. Seattle, WA: YWAM Publishing.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 24:92.
1999 “The Twilight Labyrinth: Why Does Spiritual Darkness Linger Where it Does? by George Otis, Jr. Grand Rapids: Baker Books.” Faith and Mission 16:149-151.
1998 “Anthropology for Christian Witness, by Charles Kraft. Maryknoll, N.Y: Orbis Books.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 22: 35-36.
1996 “Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Reflections on a Great Transformation. Ed. by Robert W. Hefner. Berkeley: University of California Press.” Missiology 24:410-411.
1995 “Anthropological Reflections on Missiological Issues by Paul Hiebert. Grand Rapids: Baker.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 31(3):366-367.
2016 “Sex and the Seminary,” Regional meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society, Deerfield, IL, Mar 19.
2015 “Why Same-Sex Social Realities Ought to Be a Central Missiological Focus,” Regional Meetings of the EMS, Deerfield, IL, April 25.
2015 Swallen Mission Lectures. “Short-Term Mission” Department of World Missions, Andrews University, Barrien Springs, Michigan, Feb 19-21.
2014 “Examining the Authors Being Read by African Christians,” Presentation made at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1.
2014 Chapel Speaker and Faculty Workshop Speaker on “Doing Theology in a Globalized World.” Moody Bible Institute, Spokane Washington, October 15.
2014 Invited Speaker for the Windows on the World Series, “Towards Integrating Anthropology and Christian Faith: My Story.” Eastern University, October 8.
2014 Faculty Workshop Invited Speaker on “Multiculturalism and Ethnicity.” Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, August 19.
2014 Presidential Address of the American Society of Missiology: “The value of anthropology for missiological engagements with context: The case of witch accusations,” American Society of Missiology, June 21. 2014.
2014 Presentation on “Theological and Pastoral Engagements with Witchcraft and Witch Accusations,” Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, January 28, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
2013 “NVivo and the Analysis of Sermons in a Seminary Context,” at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, November 10, Boston, MA.
2013 “Understanding and Enhancing the Strategic Role of Global Social Connections Established Through Short- Term Missions,” at MissioNexus, September 20, Dallas, Texas.
2010 Presentation on “Exploring the Value of Visiting Mission Teams to Local Church Leaders,” at session I organized on Short-Term Missions: Religious Circulations in Two Weeks or Less, at the American Anthropological Association, November 17, New Orleans, Louisiana
2010 Presentation on “Exploring Host-Community Connections with Visiting Short-Term Mission Teams,” at session on Religious Global Engagement and Short-Term Travel, at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, October 30, Baltimore, Maryland.
2010 Invited Presentation on “People Groups: The Anthropological Dimension,” at conference on Re-Assessing the Frontiers: Ethnicity, Globalization and the Kingdom of God, International Society for Frontier Missiology, September 22, Charlotte, North Carolina.
2010 Invited Presentation on “Images of Jesus in a Racial World,” at conference entitled: Mosaic: Engaging the Beauty of Kingdom Diversity, and co-sponsored by CrossGlobal Link, The Mission Exchange, and the EMS, September 24, Charlotte, North Carolina
2010 Invited Presentation on “Stimulating Advocacy in the Contemporary Church: Where We Have Been and Hope to Go,” at conference sponsored by Bread for the World, entitled: Government, Foreign Assistance, and God’s Mission in the World, May 18, Wheaton College, Illinois.
2010 Plenary Address, “Short-Term Missions and the Reconfiguring of North American Global Mission Involvement,” at conference titled: A New Century of Change in American Protestant Missions,” May 21, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.
2010 Presentation on “Missiology and the Witch.” American Society of Missiology, June 19, Techny Towers, Illinois.
2009 Plenary Speaker on Short-Term Missions for the Annual Conference of the Association of Presbyterian Mission Professors, Oct 20, Cincinnati Ohio.
2009 Presentation: “Contours of Short-Term Missions Today,” in session titled: “Light in the New Land?: Gender, Culture, and Activism in Short-Term Religious Travel,” at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Denver, Oct 25.
2009 Invited Presentation: “Frontier Missions and the Short-Term Missions Movement: How to Bring the Two Together Constructively.” International Society for Frontier Missiology, Sept 16, Orlando, FL
2009 Presentation: “The Ethics of Accusing Missionaries of Abuse Based on Recovered Memories.” The Evangelical Missiological Society, Sept 18, Orlando, FL
2009 Presentation: “Megachurches and short-term missions: New Priorities and Paradigms of Mission.” At International Conference: Being There: Short-Term Missions and Human Need, July 30-Aug 1, TEDS.
2009 Lectureship on Short-Term Missions, Seoul, South Korea (May)
2009 Presentation on “The Life of Paul Hiebert,” at the North Central Region of the Evangelical Missiological Society, March 28, TEDS
2009 Presentation on “Witchcraft and the Problem of Evil,” at the North Central Region of the Evangelical Missiological Society, March 28, TEDS
2009 Presentation on “Witchcraft and the Challenge of Contextual Theology,” at the Ethnography and Theology Consultation, Emory University, March 4-6.
2008 Invited Presentation in the social science track: “Secular and Faith-Community Pressures on the Christian Social Scientist.” Conference: Following Christ: Intervarsity’s Conference for Graduate Students, Faculty, and Professionals, Dec 27-30.
2008 Invited Plenary Address: “Megachurches and Mission,” at the Mission Leadership Forum, OMSC, New Haven, CT, April 25.
2008 Ivan Fahs Memorial Symposium Lecture: “Short-Term Missions: A Social Science Perspective.” Wheaton College, October 9.
2008 Anthropology Chapel Speaker, Wheaton College, “Zeal and Knowledge: Theology and the Human Sciences,” Oct 10.
2004 Presentation, “A Missiological Anthropologist Responds to John Millbank,” at the Association of Professors of Mission. Techny Towers, IL. June 18.
2004 Presentation on “Variables in Mission Churches Which are Predictive of Syncretism,” at the North Central Regional Meetings of the Evangelical Missiological Society: Syncretism vs. Contextualization. Deerfield, IL. March 27.
2004 As a regional Vice-President of the Evangelical Missiological Society I planned and coordinated the North Central Regional Meetings of the EMS: Syncretism vs. Contextualization. Deerfield, IL. March 27. (90 registered participants).
2003 Presentation on “Worship in the Amazon: The Case of the Aguaruna Evangelical Church,” at a Conference, “Christianity, Culture, and Worship Worldwide,” hosted by the Calvin Seminars in Christian Scholarship, Grand Rapids, MI: November 1.
2003 Presentation on “Jesus in a Racial World” at the Evangelical Missiological Society Meetings (Sept 26, Orlando Florida.)
2003 Planned & led a faculty retreat at Wheaton College for the department of Christian Formation and Ministry, focusing on “Race, Ethnicity and Christian Formation.”
2003 As a regional Vice-President of the Evangelical Missiological Society I planned and coordinated the North Central Regional Meetings of the EMS: Money Matters in Mission, Deerfield, IL, March 22. (50 registered participants.)
2002 Planned & led the faculty retreat at TEDS focusing on “Race and Ethnicity and Theological Education.” 2002- One of 15 invited participants in a two-year consultation convened by Clark Gilpin, Katarina Schuth, and
Raymond Williams: Wabash Center Consultation on Vocation: A Career in Theological Scholarship.
2002 “‘The Missionary Position’: Missionaries as Symbols in Anthropological Discourse.” Presented at a Missions Research Colloquia of the Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, CT (October 11).
2002 with Tite Tienou, invited brief presentation at the ATS Workshop on Diversity, March 1-3, Pittsburgh. 2001 “Divergent Worship Practices in the Sunday Morning Hour: Analysis of an “Interracial” Church Merger
Attempt.” This paper (written with Kersten Priest) was the focus of a 2 ½-hour discussion for the “Chicago
Area Group for the Study of Religious Communities,” at Loyola University, Nov 3.
2001 “Analysis of an Interracial Church Merger,” paper presented at the Evangelical Missiological Society, at Winona Lake, Indiana, March 23.
2000 “Victor Turner among the Aguaruna,” paper presented at conference on Christian Perspectives on Anthropological Theory. Biola University, La Mirada, CA, April 7.
2000 “The Place of Evil in Aguaruna Evangelical Conversion Narratives,” paper presented at an invited session on “The Anthropology of Conversion” at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 16.
1998 “The ‘Missionary Position’ in American Popular Culture: Reality, Symbol, and Myth,” paper presented at
The Popular Culture Association in the South and The American Culture Association in the South, Augusta, Georgia, October 8.
1998 “Missionary Positions: Christian, Modernist, Postmodern,” paper presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, December 2.
1997 “Postmodernism and Morality,” the Founders Lectures presented before the faculty and students of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, May 12-13.
1996 “Segregationist Culture and Evangelical Religion: The Case of Columbia Bible College,” paper presented at the South Carolina Academy of Religion, Columbia, February 17.
1994 “Missiological Syncretism: The New Animistic Paradigm,” paper presented at a plenary session of the Evangelical Missiological Society, Chicago, November 18.
1994 “Christian Theology, Sin, and Cultural Anthropology,” paper presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Atlanta, December 2.
1992 Organized and Chaired a panel discussion, “Anthropological Contributions to Mission in the 1990’s,” at the Evangelical Missiological Society, San Francisco, Nov 19.
2010 Executive Producer of educational film: Short-Term Missions: Case Studies From Peru, with funding from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, and from The Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding. On October 29 the film was reviewed by three scholars in a session entitled Film Makers Meet Critics, at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Baltimore, Maryland.
I have helped secure funding and organized an on-line inititative to involve African theologies in discussion of witchcraft and witch accusations:
I have written a fair number of blog postings both on witchcraft and on other matters of public interest at the website of the Henry Center: See http://henrycenter.tiu.edu/author/robert-priest/?author_archive=true
Honors and Awards:
2014-2017 President of the Evangelical Missiological Society
2013-2014 President of the American Society of Missiology
2004 Participant in a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar “The Seven Deadly Sins as Cultural Constructions in the Middle Ages,” at Darwin College, Cambridge University, July 12 – August 13.
2002 Recipient of the annual “Understanding Award” in Urban Intercultural Mission, by the Evangelical Free Church of America.
1984 The Earl and Esther Johnson Prize ($1,000), awarded by the University of Chicago for M.A. thesis:
Functionalist Anthropology and the Criticism of Missionaries.
Professional Memberships and Service
American Anthropological Association
American Society of Missiology – President (2013-2014), Board Member since 2009 Association of Professors of Mission
Evangelical Missiological Society – Regional VP and Board Member, 2002 – 2011. President from 2014.
Have Served as External Reviewer of Manuscripts for
Cornell University Press
Culture and Religion
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Journal of Latin American Theology Missiology: An International Review
Religion and Society
Grants Received and Administered:
2018 $13,300 Faculty-Student Summer Research (FMUS): The History and Legacy of a Black Abolitionist Settlement in Grant County.
2017-18 $3,000 Taylor University Women Circle Grant: Co-Curricular Anthropological Underpinnings for Student Global Engagement.
2009-16 I supervised a team of African researchers for a major Africa Leadership Study, with generous funding from the Tyndale House Foundation. We surveyed 8,041 African Christians in three countries (Angola, Central African Republic, and Kenya) using four languages (Portuguese, French, Swahili, English) and carried out extensive follow up interviews with dozens of Christian leaders. The results are presented in a 2017 book manuscript that I co-edited: 2017 Africa Christian Leadership: Realities, Opportunities, and Impact, Orbis, and information is posted on a website featuring results of the project.
2015 $2,500 (with David Luy) Grant from the Wabash Center for a Faculty Colloquy on Teaching for Pastoral Education about Same-Sex Desires, Behaviors, Identities, and Relationships.
2015 $50,000 Follow-up Grant from the Carl F.H. Henry Center for a Blog, an International Conference, and Publication on the subject of Christianity and Witchcraft Accusations.
2014 $10,000 Grant from Tyndale House Foundation for a Witch Accusation Blog Project.
2012 $50,000 Grant from the Carl F.H. Henry Center for a Workshop, International Conference, and Publication on the subject of Christianity and Witchcraft Accusations.
2009 $12,000 Association of Theological Schools Lilly Theological Research Grant for the project: Being There: Short-Term Missions and Human Need.
2009 $12,000 Grant from the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals for the project: Short-Term Missions and the Reconfiguring of North American Global Involvement.
2007 $40,000 Funding for Survey Research on Short-term Missions and for publishing on the subject [Foundation wishes to remain unnamed] See my 2010 article and 2010 book chapter listed above, as well as 2009 edited book publication for partial results.]
2006 $70,000 Grant from Carl F.H. Henry Center for “Workshop, International Conference, and Publications on the Topic of Short-Term Missions.”
2006 $40,000 Grant from Walter Hansen for Lima Conference: Partnership Through Short-Term Mission. The results of this conference are now published in the 2007 Special Issue on Short-Term Missions in Latin America. Journal of Latin American Theology: Reflections from the Global South 2 (2).
2005 $5,000 ATS-Lilly Theological Research Expense Grant for summer research project: Peruvian Experiences with, and Perceptions of, Short-Term Mission Groups from the USA.
2004 $70,000 Grant from the Wabash Center for a three-year project: Preparing PhD Students for Careers as Teachers Through Collaborative Experiments with Pedagogies of Intercultural Service Learning.
2003 $30,000 Grant from the Frederick and Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Foundation for a Publication to Prepare Christian Students to Engage a Racially and Ethnically Divided World. This has now resulted in the 2007 publication, This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith, co-edited with Alvaro Nieves. New York: Oxford University Press.
2002 $2,500 Wabash Center Grant for Research Expenses on a project, The Vocation of Theological Educators.
2002 $5,000 ATS-Lilly Summer Research Expense Grant for continued work on a project, Missionary Positions: Christian, Modernist, Postmodernist.
2001 $50,000 A multistage project entitled: Teaching “Race and Ethnic Relations” in Theological Education. Funding by the Wabash Center ($20,000), the Evangelical Free Church of America ($20,000), and Trinity International University ($10,000).
2001 $15,000 Wheaton College Grant to convene a group of scholars to write a text on ethnicity and race. The project title: Christian Discourses, Practices, and Communities in Engagement with Ethnic and “Racial” Ideologies, Boundaries, Hierarchies, and Identities.
2000 $10,000 2000 Louisville Institute Summer Stipend for work on a research project: Divergent Worship Practices in the Sunday Morning Hour: Analysis of an “Interracial” Church Merger Attempt. [With Kersten Priest]
2000 $2,500 Wabash Center Grant for a project on Ethnicity and Pedagogy in Theological Education.
1999 $7,000 Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Teaching and Learning Grant for A Multi-Disciplinary Team-Taught Advanced Research Seminar Examining Contemporary Discourses on “Spiritual Warfare.”
1998-9 $ 5,000 Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Teaching and Learning Grant for A Multi- Disciplinary Team-Taught Advanced Research Seminar Examining Contemporary Discourses on “Spiritual Warfare.”
1998-9 $ 3,875 Wabash Center Grant to Improve Teaching and Learning. These funds were to expand and strengthen faculty participation in the project already partially funded by ATS (see above).
1998 $ 2,500 Summer Workshop for Teaching and Learning by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.
PhD Dissertations Supervised (First Reader):
2017 Beth Seversen From Foreign to Familiar: Distinctive Elements and Evangelistic Approaches of Evangelical Covenant Churches Reaching and Incorporating Western Emerging Adults.
2014 Jeanne Yi-Chin Swingle Mission Through Diaspora: The Case of the Chinese Church in the USA.
2013 John Morgan Conversion in the Context of Illness and Healthcare Delivery at Hopital Baptiste Biblique in Kpele-Tsiko, Togo West Africa
2013 Chin (John) T. Wang
2013 David Wesley A Common Mission: Healthy Patterns in Congregational Mission Partnerships.
2012 John Cheong The Socio-Religious Identity and Life of the Malay Christians of Malaysia.
2012 Myunghee Lee Mongolian Migrant Mission: Case Studies in Korea and Mongolia Through the Returned Migrant Worker Churches
2007 Richardson, Richard Reshaping Evangelicalism’s Future Leaders: How Short-term Urban Service Experiences Are Influencing the Theology, Social Change Strategy, Cultural Awareness, and Social Connections of a Group of Evangelical College Students.
2007 Park, Kyeong-Sook The Effect of Short-term Missions Experience on Paternalistic Tendencies and Attitudee Toward Missiological Education Among Students From Selected Christian Colleges in the U.S.
2007 Farnen, Tenny Li Worldview Transformation of Mainland Chinese Converts in Northern America.
2006 Fujino, Gary A Forgiving Identity for an Interdependent Context: Takeo Doi’s Amae and its Relationship to Conflict in the Church in Japan.
2006 Wilson, Douglas Give Me Neither Poverty Nor Riches: Assessing the Material Realities of Malian Urban Pastors and Their Experiences with the Use of Foreign Resources.
2005 Meade, Dale The Meaning of Life as Seen Through the Window of Death Rituals Practiced within Colombian Folk Religion.
2004 William Bacheller Factors Involved in the Divorce or Separation of Pastors and their Wives of the Evangelical Christian Church of Brazil.
2004 Enrique Fernandez Continuity and Discontinuity in Ritual Experience: An Inquiry Into the Ritual Practices of Protestant Believers in Guatemala City.
2004 Jeff Fussner Bridging Two Worlds: Leaders of the Wesleyan Church of Indonesia and Their Role of Administering Financial Assistance from North American Wesleyan Churches.
2004 Donald Grigorenko The Moral Vision of the Jharuwarashi Chhetris (Nepal)
2004 Jeom-Ok Kim A New Pattern of Pastor-Laity Relations in Church Leadership among Korean Presbyterian Churches in the Seoul Area, Korea.
2004 Oyvind Okland Globalization, Media and Youth Culture: Young High School Students in Vennesla, Norway–Between the Local and the Global.
2004 Alan van der Woerd The Leader-Follower Dynamics of an Autochthonous Church in Mexico City: An Ethnographic Study of Authoritarian and Transformational Leadership Styles.
2003 Hartwig Eitzen Dependent, Independent, Interdependent? A Case Study in Mission Partnership Between North and South America.
Rev. Steven D. H. Rasmussen Ph.D.
Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL, USA
Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies, GPA 3.96
Dissertation topic: “Illness and Death Experiences in Northwestern Tanzania: An Investigation of Discourses, Practices, Beliefs, and Social Outcomes, Especially Related to Witchcraft, Used in a Critical Contextualization and Education Process with Pentecostal Ministers”
Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN
M.Div. with Missions Concentration, magna cum laude
Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
B.A. Biblical/Theological Studies, magna cum laude
Minors: History, Philosophy
1986 and 1995
Maryknoll Language School, Musoma, Tanzania
Swahili language basic course and Swahili language advanced course
2008-Present Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology- in Africa International University
Taught missiology and intercultural studies courses in English.
1995 – Present
Lake Victoria Christian College (LVCC), Mwanza, Tanzania
Taught the following 3 credits (37.5 class hours) courses at the diploma level (99 credits) in Swahili. Developed syllabi and overall course structure.
Led LVCC into more extensive and indigenous ministry. While I was principal 1995-2003, LVCC expanded from one location with 30 students to three sites for the residential courses (80 students) and a Theological Education by Extension program (365 students). All of these students are active in ministry serving 14 denominations. We also trained teachers and administered seminars teaching church leadership, marriage, family, godly agriculture, children’s ministry, and missions to tens of thousands of people in hundreds of villages. In 2002, one of the team of deans who I trained replaced me as principal. I continue to serve on the leadership team, primarily responsible for communications and fundraising.
Served the Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (LVCC’s owner) through preaching, fund raising, advising, facilitating, communication and networking. Also served on committees such as the PEFA Board of Theology which oversees all theological education.
Developed partnerships as founding director of Training East African Ministers (TEAM). TEAM provides development and most operating funds as well as prayer support to LVCC. In addition to regular communication and visits to 45 supporting churches and individuals, wrote and reported on grants for seminars, textbooks, TEE, church roofs, and orphans. TEAM also provides prayer and financial support including ministry expenses and salary for my ministry.
Developed the Theological Educators’ Network (TEN) to promote cooperation between Tanzanian theological professors and schools. Chaired TEN 2001-2003. Chaired TEN’s committee to develop the East African School of Missions and its curriculum 2006-2008.
1986 – 1987
1999 – 2007
Lake Tanganyika Christian College, Kigoma, Tanzania
Taught theology courses in English at the degree level to ministers who had completed a diploma. Each of these courses is 2 credits (25 class hours). Developed syllabi and overall course structure (2000 – 2003, 2006 – 2007):
I also taught Biblical studies courses at diploma level (1986-1987, 1999 in Kigoma and Bujumbura, Burundi)
Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois, USA
Ph.D. I.C.S. Program Scholar: Assisted Dr. Robert Priest (director of the Intercultural Studies program, Ph.D. in Anthropology, Berkeley) with research, administration, program marketing, planning conferences, and testing/course pack development for This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith which he edited. Led a weekly advisee group and fellowship activities for I.C.S. program participants. Assisted the academic doctoral program office in administration.
Co-taught “Race and Ethnic Relations” with fellow Ph.D. participants in 2004-2005, including teaching all small group sessions, developing/delivering some large group lectures, collaborating on curriculum development and grading.
1982 – 1985
Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
Graded and performed administrative tasks as Teaching Assistant to Dr. Chester Wood (New Testament) 1982-1983 and Dr. Roger Olson (Systematic Theology) 1984-1985.
Bethel Christian Fellowship, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Leading this multicultural congregation and other pastors and staff, preaching, pastoral care, etc. Also on board of elders for All Nations Family of Churches- 8 churches speaking 7 languages that BCF originated and is part of (5 meet in BCF’s building)
Commissioned Missionary directing TEAM ministry of BCF
1989 – 1994
Pastored the youth, developed a missions committee and policy, oversaw assimilation of visitors, taught adult members, preached at least monthly, led worship, and visited ill and elderly members.
Redwood Falls Assemblies of God, Redwood Falls and Cloquet Gospel Tabernacle, Cloquet, Minnesota, USA
1988 – 1989
1985 – 1986
Developed and led programs. Taught weekly youth group Bible study. Planned and executed fun activities. Volunteer basis.
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Yolande A. Sandoua, Mth.
Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de Bangui (FATEB)
2016 PhD. candidate Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de Bangui (FATEB-Extension Yaoundé)
2011 MTh. In African Christianity Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture
2009 M.A. Theology and Mission Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture
1998 M.A. American Civilization Université de Bangui
1997 B.A. African Civilization Université de Bangui
2012- Executive Assistant and Communication Officer Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de Bangui (FATEB)
1998-2008 Secretary to President Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de Bangui (FATEB)
2011 Language, Translation and Literature: Some Theological and Literary Perspectives from the Works of Andrew F. Walls, Lamin Sanneh, John S. Mbiti and Ngungi Wa Thiongo Using Sango as Illustrative Text. MTh Thesis. Akrofi-Christaller Institute.
1996 An Inquiry into the Inequality between Men and Women in Decision Making in Developing Countries: The Case of the Central African Republic. B.A. Dissertation. Université de Bangui.
2013 wrote articles using African short stories and proverbs based on African traditions. Africa Study Bible
2014 Wrote biblical Commentaries using African Proverbs as illustration. Africa Study Bible
Principal – Nairobi Campus
Lecturer – Leadership & Management
St. Paul’s University, Kenya
1999 M.A. (Economics) University of Manchester, Manchester
1997 P.G.Diploma. (Development Administration) University of Manchester, Manchester
1996 B.Com (Accounting Option) Daystar University, Nairobi
1999 Biotechnology for Food Security: ‘Possible Achievement or Potential Contradiction in Kenya. M.A. Dissertation, University of Manchester
2012- Principal- Nairobi Campus St. Paul’s University
2012 Associate Dean St. Paul’s University
2010-2012 Head of Department & Lecturer- Business Studies St. Paul’s University
2008-2010 Bright Leadership Center Coordinator International Leadership University
2005-2008 Part-time lecturer Daystar University
1998 It’s Worth Waiting For, Teens Study Guide. (Part of resource team). CLMC
2016 The Missing Half. www.her-leadership.com
2016 How Truthful Are you? www.her-leadership.com
2015 Succession Planning. Guest Editor Leadership Today . Issue 10
2014 Where Are You in Your Transitions? Guest Editor Leadership Today . Issue 10
2014 Interview: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. Leadership Today . Issue 8
2014 Interview: Building Future Leaders: An Act of Selflessness. Leadership Today . Issue 7
2013 Communicating Your Vision: How and Why Should Leaders Communicate Effectively? . Leadership Today. Issue 7
2012 To Be or Not to Be: That is the Question Ladies! . Leadership Today . Issue 2
2013 Leadership and Governance module. Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation for NGOTI Project
Professional Presentations & Facilitations
2015 Competence. P.C.E.A. National Leaders Training by International Leadership Foundation. Nairobi, Kenya.
2015 Discover Purpose, Discover Self. CITAM Valley Road Women’s Ministry Meeting.
2015 Personal Branding, Excellence & Productivity. Parklands Baptist Church Staff Training
2013 A Woman of Purpose for God’s Pleasure. Thika Road Baptist Ladies Gathering
2015 Celebrating Leadership: Motivating Through Celebration of Life and Accomplishments. Malawi Police on behalf of International Leadership Foundation. Lilongwe, Malawi.
2015 Communicating for Change. Malawi Police on behalf of International Leadership Foundation. Lilongwe, Malawi.
2015 Coaching: Developing Change Leaders. Malawi Police on behalf of International Leadership Foundation. Lilongwe, Malawi.
2014 Celebrating Leadership: Motivating Through Celebration of Life and Accomplishments. Ethiopia Senior church leaders, corporate and non-government leaders on behalf of International Leadership Foundation. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2014 Communicating for Change. Ethiopia Senior church leaders, corporate and non-government leaders on behalf of International Leadership Foundation. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2012 Celebrating Leadership: Motivating Through Celebration of Life and Accomplishments. Burundi senior church and government leaders, corporate and non-government leaders on behalf of International Leadership Foundation. Bujumbura, Burundi.
2012 Communicating for Change. Burundi senior church and government leaders, corporate and non-government leaders on behalf of International Leadership Foundation. Bujumbura, Burundi
2012 Celebrating Leadership: Motivating Through Celebration of Life and Accomplishments. Burundi Senior government, corporate and non government leaders on behalf of International Leadership Foundation. Bujumbura, Burundi
2012 Communicating for Change. Zimbabwe senior church and government leaders, corporate and non-government leaders on behalf of International Leadership Foundation. Harare, Zimbabwe.
2013 Celebrating Leadership: Motivating Through Celebration of Life and Accomplishments. Zimbabwe Senior government, corporate and non government leaders on behalf of International Leadership Foundation. Harare, Zimbabwe.
2012 Effective Public Speaking. Thika Road Baptist Church Ladies
Honors & Awards
Star 09’ Award to attend and participate in Stars 09 in Switzerland (3-6, October, 2009) which is a platform for Leaders of the next Generation. It has only 80 participants who are nominated by outstanding personalities.
Professional Memberships & Service
2016 Full Member, Kenya Institute of Management
2016Full Member, Institute of Human Resource Management
2016 Board Member, Longhorn Publishers Ltd (Public Listed Firm)
2015 Chair – Nominations and Governance Committee – June 2015 to current
2012 Board Member, International Leadership Foundation – Kenya.
2011-2013 Board Member and Audit and Risk Committee Chairperson, Life in Abundance – Kenya.
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