Six fully accredited extension sites throughout the Midwest and full-service regional centers in south Chicago and Miramar, Florida, provide alternative locations for graduate studies.

Course Schedules

  • Courses are scheduled for the busy lives of rooted learners.
  • Evening classes allow students to attend class one night per week.
  • Weekend classes provide instruction on Friday evening and all day Saturday every two to four weeks.
  • Short-term modular classes allow a student to attend all classroom sessions within one week. Reading assignments are completed ahead of these classes, and writing assignments follow.

Program Offerings

The entire Certificate in Christian Studies may be completed at any of the six extension sites, and two regional centers.

The entire Master of Arts (Theological Studies) may be completed at either of the two regional centers (Chicago or Miramar, Florida) or at each of the extension sites in Indianapolis, Indiana; Akron or Columbus, Ohio; Wexford, Pennsylvania; Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In addition, the Master of Arts in Urban Ministry may be completed at the South Chicago Regional Center.

All extension students are encouraged to take coursework on the home Deerfield campus through short-term modular courses (particularly in the summer), weekend courses, or in other modes if possible.

Current Sites

Hudson, Ohio

Courses are held at Christ Community Chapel, 750 Streetsboro Street, Hudson, OH 44236; Tina Lichty (330.650.9533 x349 or

Chicago, Illinois

Courses are offered at 14240 Dante Ave, Dolton, Illinois, 60419; Dr. Michael Reynolds, executive director and associate dean, South Chicago Regional Center, and director of the MA in UM program (312.287.9241).

Columbus, Ohio

Most courses are held at XENOS Christian Fellowship, 1340 Community Park Drive, Columbus OH 43229; Joshua Benadum (614.823.6510 x226 or

Miramar, Florida

Courses are held at Trinity’s Florida Regional Center, 3700 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200, Miramar, FL  33027.  Please call 954.382.6400 and ask for the coordinator of the Master of Arts (Theological Studies).

Indianapolis, Indiana

Courses are held at College Park Church, 2606 W. 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46268; Kelly Alexander (317.532.8610 or

Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City is an occasional course site and currently in the process of securing full accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission of NCA.

Courses are offered at Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, 14200 Kenneth Road, Leawood, KS 66224; Martin Cramer (913.685.2124 or

Madison, Wisconsin

Courses are held at High Point Christian Studies Center, 7702 Old Sauk Road, Madison WI 53717; Brandon Ellis (608.836.3236 x155 or

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Courses are held at Elmbrook Christian Study Center, 777 S. Barker Road, Brookfield WI 53045; Susie Berry (262.364.5334 or

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Courses held at North Way Christian Community Church, 12121 Perry Highway, Wexford, Pennsylvania; Jon Mathieu (724.935.6800 or

For information, call the local site number or contact Trinity’s Office of Extension and Affiliated Education at 800.588.7705 or 847.317.6550, or visit us on the web at

Extension Faculty

Regular Deerfield-based faculty and approved adjunct faculty teach extension courses. These faculty members include the following:

J. D. Atkins, PhD cand.
Timothy Baldwin, MA, MA
Joe Bartemus, DMin
Keith Bjorge, PsyD
Eugenia Brown, PhD
David Daniels, PhD
John Feinberg, PhD
Ajith Fernando, ThM
Daniel Green, PhD
Sigurd Grindheim, PhD
Dana M. Harris, PhD
Lee Hayward, DMin
David Hoffeditz, PhD
Joshua Jipp, PhD
Henry Knapp, PhD
Martin Klauber, PhD
Mel Lawrenz, PhD
Don Lichi, PhD
David J. Luy, PhD
Dennis R. Magary, PhD
Samir Massouh, MA, MDiv
James Moore, PhD
Emanuel Naydenov, PhD
Miriam Parent, PhD
Michael Reynolds, DMin
Steven Roy, PhD
David Seemuth, PhD
Phil Sell, PhD
David Sloan, PhD
Eric Tully, PhD
Tom Tunnicliff, EdD
Willem VanGemeren, PhD