Adjunct faculty members have an ongoing involvement with the Divinity School on a part-time basis, usually teaching at least one course each year. Some adjunct faculty members teach considerably more than this each year. The degree to which these faculty members are able to participate in the academic and community life at TEDS varies. The following faculty members are recent or present adjuncts.

Tim Baldwin
Adjunct Instructor of Educational Ministries

BA, Calvin College
MA, Covenant Theological Seminary
MAT, Maryville University

Tim Baldwin is a career educator with over twenty-five years of experience in classroom instruction, curriculum development, and teacher training. He began his career as a high school history and Bible teacher. Subsequently, he founded and directed an organization which assisted refugees and immigrants through the provision of counseling, non-formal education, and discipleship. He has been a regular presenter and frequent instructor in a wide variety of contexts over the past 15+ years. The focus of his doctoral research is culturally responsive pedagogy in the context of predominantly White institutions.

Camille Bishop
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

BA,  University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Med, North Carolina State University
PhD,  Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Camille Bishop is a missionary educator with over thirty years of experience in classroom instruction, administration, teacher training, and multicultural education. She began her career in education as a high school mathematics instructor. Camille has been on the faculty with the University of the Nations, a ministry of Youth With a Mission, since 1988 and currently serves as the Assistant Provost and Professor of Adult Education. 

David K. Bryan
Adjunct Assistant Professor of New Testament
Master's Program Coordinators

BA, James Madison University
MTh, Luther Seminary
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Bryan is the Masters Programs Coordinator for Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has served previously on a church planting team in Madrid, Spain. He is the co-editor of Ascent Into Heaven in Luke-Acts (Fortress, 2016) and has published other works related to the Gospel of Luke. His current research focuses on authority in ancient and contemporary contexts as it relates the New Testament. 

Tasha Chapman
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

MRE, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Trinity International University

Dr. Chapman combines a love of educational ministries with a desire to mentor women as they prepare for leadership in ministry. She teaches several of the educational ministry courses at Covenant Seminary and works with the dean of students in the design of co-curricular programs to build up the seminary community.

Kathy Chase
Adjunct Instructor of Counseling

BS, Ashland University
MA, Trinity International University

Ms. Chase served as assistant director of Trinity Counseling Center from 2003 through 2007. She is now a counselor at White Stone Resources in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

William P. Cheshire
Adjunct Professor of Bioethics

AB, Princeton University
MA, Trinity International University
MD, West Virginia University
Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. Cheshire is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He is also Consultant in Neuroethics for The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. His clinical practice specializes in disorders of the autonomic nervous system. Following an AB cum laude in biochemistry from Princeton University, he received his MD from West Virginia University and his MA in bioethics summa cum laude from Trinity International University. Dr. Cheshire contributes a regular feature to the international journal Ethics & Medicine entitled Grey Matters.

Paige Cunningham
Adjunct Professor of Law and Bioethics
Affiliate Professor of Law and Bioethics, Trinity Graduate School
Affiliate Faculty, Trinity Law School

Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
BA, Taylor University
MA, Trinity Graduate School
JD, Northwestern University School of Law
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Prof. Cunningham is an attorney and educator who serves as Board Chair for Americans United for Life, the oldest national pro-life organization in the U.S. Her books include Suicide and Euthanasia, Alternative Medicine, The Reproduction Revolution, and Abortion and the Constitution

Lee Eclov
Adjunct Associate Professor of Counseling

BA, Trinity College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Rev. Eclov currently serves as senior pastor of Village Church of Lincolnshire, located near Trinity’s campus. Rev. Eclov also is a consulting editor for Leadership Journal and a columnist for, both publications of Christianity Today International.

David B. Fletcher
Adjunct Professor of Bioethics
Joint appointment at Trinity Graduate School

BA, Trinity College
MA, Loyola University
PhD, University of Illinois, Champaign

Dr. Fletcher is an associate professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College. He is researching a range of bioethical issues, including such new developments as the genetic, biological, and technological enhancement of human beings, as well as traditional concerns about justice in access to health care, and is interested in the ethical methodology used to address bioethical concerns.

Dennis P. Hollinger
Adjunct Professor of Bioethics
Joint appointment at Trinity Graduate School

BA, Elizabethtown College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MPhil, Drew University
PhD, Drew University

Dr. Hollinger is President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been a professor at seminaries in Russia, Ukraine, and India and has served on the faculty of Alliance Theological Seminary and Messiah College. His most recent book is The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life (Baker Academic).

Christopher Hook
Adjunct Professor of Bioethics
Joint Appointment at Trinity Graduate School

BA, Greenville College
MD, University of Illinois

Dr. Hook is Consultant in Hematology, Special Coagulation and the Comprehensive Hemophilia Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and Director of Ethics Education, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine. He created and chairs the Mayo Reproductive Medicine Advisory Board, the DNA Research Committee, the Ethics Consultation Service, and the Mayo Clinical Ethics Council, and he cofounded the Psychogenomic Ethics Advisory Board. He is Director for Biotechnology Ethics of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and also leads “The Theology of Technology Project” and “The Human Enhancement Project.” He is a Fellow of the Wilberforce Forum and the Council for Biotechnology Policy in Washington, D.C. Dr. Hook served on the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society. He is presently working to initiate the “Project on Future Ethics,” a prospective study reviewing the implications of nanotechnology, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence.

Jan P. Hook
Adjunct Professor of Counseling

BA, St. Olaf College
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
EdD, Northern Illinois University

Dr. Hook has served as visiting professor of Counseling at the divinity and graduate schools, as well as lecturing in psychology at Trinity College. He is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Matthew Kuiper
Adjunct Professor of Mission and Evangelism

BA, Hope College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Kuiper is a postdoctoral fellow at University of Notre Dame where he researches and teaches world religions and world Christianity, with a special focus on Islam and the Indian subcontinent.

Mary Lederleitner
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Missions

BA, University of Tennessee
MA, Wheaton College
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Lederleitner is a mission educator, researcher and consultant with experience in formal and non-formal education with executives, pastors, and lay people in fields such as intercultural communication, global partnership, funding and integration of twenty-somethings.

Steven Mathewson
Adjunct Professor of Homiletics

BTh, Multnomah School of the Bible
MA, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Dr. Mathewson is senior pastor at Libertyville Evangelical Free Church in Illinois. He assumed this position after serving as pastor of Dry Creek Bible Church in Belgrade, Montana. Pastor Mathewson has written The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative (2002) and Joshua and Judges (The People’s Bible Commentaries, 2003).

C. Ben Mitchell
Adjunct Professor of Ethics and Contemporary Culture
Joint Appointment at Trinity Graduate School

BS, Mississippi State University
MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Tennessee

Dr. Mitchell served on the full-time faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School from 1999 to 2009. Dr. Mitchell served on the full-time faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School from 1999 to 2009. He is currently the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Union University.  He was a consultant with the Center for Genetics and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University and codirector for biotechnology policy and fellow of the Council for Biotechnology Policy in Washington, D.C. He is also the editor of Ethics and Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Mitchell consults on matters of public policy and has given testimonies before such groups as the U.S. House of Representatives, the Institutes of Medicine, and the Illinois Senate.

Emanuel Naydenov
Adjunct Associate Professor of Theology
Director of Extension, Affiliated Education, and the MA/TS

Diploma in Biblical Studies, BBAL Logos, Bulgaria
MDiv, Bethel Seminary
PhD, Marquette University

Emanuel D. Naydenov heads the Office of Extension and Affiliated Education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is responsible for the Extension and Distance Education programs at TEDS as well as for fostering TEDS partnerships with significant parachurch organizations in the areas of graduate education and ministry training. Dr. Naydenov earned his PhD in Religious Studies from Marquette University in the area of Systematic Theology. His dissertation project was entitled: The Unsettled Church: The Search for Identity and Relevance in the Ecclesiologies of Nicholas Healy, Ephraim Radner, and Darrell Guder. He comes to Trinity after being involved in launching the first accredited seminary in the country of Bulgaria after the fall of Communism. He is a contributor to the Bulgarian Journal of Theology and other indigenous theological and educational projects. He is also a cofounder of the Roundtable for Distance Education, a forum comprised of elite seminaries leading the way in nontraditional theological education and a member of the American Academy of Religion.  He is an ordained minister in the Free Church. The Naydenovs currently reside in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where the family attends Elmbrook church.

Robert D. Orr
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Ethics
Joint Appointment at Trinity Graduate School

BA, Houghton College
MD, McGill University

Robert D. Orr, MD, is director of Clinical Ethics at The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and director of Ethics at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has coauthored a book, coedited another, contributed eight book chapters, and written nearly one hundred articles related to clinical ethics, the ethics consultation process, and issues in terminal care.

Shannon Plate
Adjunct Instructor of Counseling

AA, Harper College
BGS, Roosevelt University
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Prof. Plate is the president of Everyday Money, a budget counseling practice in Palatine, Illinois, that specializes in helping individuals and companies create sound financial plans. Her expertise is in the area of helping people overcome financial challenges and plan for the future. She has been involved with financial counseling for more than ten years. She regularly speaks on topics related to personal finance and money management.

Scott Rae
Adjunct Professor of Bioethics

BAS, Southern Methodist University
MA, University of Southern California
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Southern California

Dr. Rae is professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and chair of the department at Talbot School of Theology. He has served as an ethicist at several California hospitals and has published a number of works on bioethical issues, including Bioethics: A Christian Approach in a Pluralistic Age (Eerdmans), Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics (IVP), and Biotechnology and the Human Good (Georgetown University Press).

Michael J. Sleasman
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioethics

BA, Malone College
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Sleasman is Managing Director of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity on the TIU campus. He is an affiliate professor of bioethics for Trinity Graduate School and has served as an adjunct instructor and online course tutor at the college and graduate level  in the areas of philosophy, theology, and ethics. His particular area of specialization is the nexus of technology and culture assessment.

John Simons
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Church History
Director of Master's Programs

BA, JD, University of Florida
MA, Reformed Theological Seminary
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Prior to his role as Director of Master's Programs, Dr. Simons served Trinity in the Department of Digital Program Development, the Office of Extension and Affiliate Education, and the Academic Doctoral Office. He has previously taught at Knox Theological Seminary, Trinity College, and at the REACH Adult Undergraduate Program at Trinity International University. His dissertation explored the relationship between puritan theology and the work of the magistrates who governed the colonies of Connecticut and New Haven. Dr. Simons is admitted to practice law in Florida and Georgia and practiced law in both states before completing his doctorate. He and his wife Lynn have three adult children.

Greg Strand
Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology

BA, Concordia College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD cand., Evangelical Theological Faculty, Heverlee, Belgium

Rev. Strand is presently the Director of Biblical Theology and Credentialing for the Evangelical Free Church of America in Minneapolis, MN. He has served in local church ministry in a variety of capacities: youth pastor, associate pastor of adult ministries and senior pastor. He is also an avid runner, biker and sports enthusiast and loves spending time with his wife and three children.

Thomas G. Suk
Adjunct Instructor of Counseling

BA, Western Illinois University
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Mr. Suk is a therapist with nineteen years experience and the founder of Spring Tree Counseling. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and specializes in brief therapy interventions to motivate change, as well as development of educational programs to maintain change.

Paula Tipton
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Counseling

BS, California State University
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, Trinity International University
PhD, Regent University

Paula has been a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) in IL since 1999.

Visiting Faculty

Visiting faculty include faculty members who teach on an occasional basis, whether only one course or a full semester on a visiting basis. Visiting faculty members who have taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School during the last three years include the following:

Kenneth P. Minkema
Visiting Professor of Church History

BA, Calvin College
MA, Bowling Green State University
PhD, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Dr. Minkema is executive director of the Jonathan Edwards Center and assistant adjunct professor of American Religious History at Yale Divinity School. He edits the Yale University journal and Works of Jonathan Edwards and has written or edited a number of books and articles on Edwards and other Puritans.

Mirjam Schnabel
Visiting Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies
BA, Truman State University
MA, Illinois State University

Ms. Schnabel was raised in Germany before relocating to the United States.  Her masters degree is in foreign languages, notably French and German.  She has held numerous teaching and tutoring positions and has taught Introduction to German multiple times at TEDS.

Darrell Whiteman
Visiting Professor of Missions and Evangelism
BA, Seattle Pacific College
PhD, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Whiteman is Vice President for Missions Mobilization and Resident Missiologist of The Mission Society. His passion is training missionaries for cross-cultural ministry. He as authored or edited 5 books, served as editor of Missiology: An International Review, and is presently publisher for the American Society of Missiology.

On occasion, when their experience or expertise is particularly useful to the divinity school community, Trinity invites guest lecturers and visiting professors who may not be able to affirm all points in our doctrinal statement. Such invitations are approved by the Dean and Provost on a case-by-case basis.