Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate Faculty are those persons with annual part-time contractual responsibilities at Trinity in either teaching or administration; however, they also have major commitments to another employer that prohibits them from full participation in daily campus life. They are appointments of the Dean.

Gregory Forster
Affiliate Professor of Faith and Culture
BA, University of Virginia
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, Yale University

Greg Forster is the director of the Oikonomia Network, a learning community for theological educators, at the Center for Transformational Churches. The Oikonomia Network holds an annual event, Karam Forum, and publishes resources and curricular tools for theological educators. He is also a visiting assistant professor of faith and culture at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of nine books, including Joy for the World and The Keynesian Revolution and Our Empty Economy, as well as numerous scholarly and popular articles, and the editor of six books. 

Geoffrey Fulkerson
Affiliate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology

BA, University of Illinois at Chicago
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Fulkerson is the Director of the Henry Center for Theological Understanding. During his time at the Henry Center, he has administered several large grants, all related to the doctrine of creation in an age of modern science. His area of research focuses on the intersection of ecclesiology, spatial theory, and cultural analysis. He is the co-editor of Science and the Doctrine of Creation: The Approaches of 10 Modern Theologians and is currently working on his first major monograph, provisionally titled A Fragile Presence: Church Place Creation.


James E. Gruenewald
Affiliate Professor of Counseling

BS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
EdD, Northern Illinois University

Dr. Gruenewald is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice at the Baldwin Center in Deerfield, with more than thirty-five years experience in individual, marital, family, and group counseling. He came to Trinity in 1996 as affiliate adjunct faculty, where he taught in the Psychology Department at Trinity College for twelve years. In 2009, he became full-time faculty in the Counseling Department at TEDS, while still maintaining his practice in Deerfield. In addition to teaching and counseling, Dr. Gruenewald has served as an associate youth and singles pastor before beginning his counseling career and is currently an elder in his church. He has been a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association, Christian Association for Psychological Studies, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. He has been married since 1979 and is the father of two sons, two grandsons and one granddaughter. When it comes time for rest and rejuvenation, he spends time outdoors, particularly at the lake cabin he built in Wisconsin. Running, gardening, construction and long walks with his wife are among his passions.

Bradley J. Gundlach
Affiliate Professor of Church History
Professor of History, Trinity International University
AB, Princeton University
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, University of Rochester

Dr. Gundlach specializes in American intellectual, cultural, and religious history and also enjoys teaching broadly in world civilization, the philosophy and methods of history, and church history – having recently taken Trinity College students to Europe for the Western Cultural Heritage class and taught Reformation History and Theology for the Ambex program in Germany. He serves as director of the division of Humanities and as book review editor for Fides et Historia, the journal of the Conference on Faith and History. Dr. Gundlach is the author of Process and Providence: The Evolution Question at Princeton, 1845-1929, and is currently at work on a biography of Princeton theologian B.B. Warfield. Dr. Gundlach is the Director of the Division of Humanities.

Martin I. Klauber
Affiliate Professor of Church History

BA, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Dr. Klauber is an investment banker and author of several scholarly works on post-Reformation theology. In addition to teaching regularly on Trinity’s campus, he frequently teaches at Trinity’s extension sites.


Peter T. Lee
Associate Director, Korea DMin
Affiliate Professor of Intercultural Studies

BS, Georgia Institute of Technology
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Peter Lee is a missiologist whose life mission is to equip the body of Christ for participating in God’s mission in the world through his research and teaching. He has over two decades of ministry experiences in multicultural and intercultural contexts around the world. In addition to his international mission experiences, he brings his missiological research skills, holistic view of Christian ministry, and strategic thinking to his faculty role at Trinity. Dr. Lee has worked  with Operation Mobilization (OM) since 1997. He currently serves with OM as a missiological researcher, sharing his time between Trinity and OM. After serving as a pastor in immigrant churches in the Los Angeles area for six years, he worked for ten years in North Africa, during which he lived out a life of witness to Christ among Muslims, led a multinational ministry team, and trained international business and development workers in cultural adaptation and intercultural skills. He coached and mentored numerous mission workers and expatriate professionals during that time. He was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager. He sensed God’s calling to cross-cultural missions when he attended Urbana Mission Conference as a college senior, which entirely altered his life and career path. He studied mechanical engineering as an undergraduate and worked as an engineer in petrochemical plant construction projects in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He has lived in four countries, traveled to dozens in five continents, and regularly collaborates with Christian workers around the world through his work in mission research. Dr. Lee’s research and teaching interests include intercultural social relations, multicultural ministries, studies of cultural globalization, social scientific research methods, international migration, Christians and Muslims in the diaspora, gender and same-sex sexuality issues in Christian mission, Asian American Christianity, Christianity in Korea, and social changes in the Muslim world. He is married and has two sons in college and a daughter in high school. He currently lives in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Alice Ott
Affiliate Professor of the History of Mission and World Christianity

BGS, Ohio University
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Ott served as a missionary in Germany for twenty-one years. Her areas of expertise include German Pietism, Pietist missions, and the history of the missionary movement.  She has contributed chapters to various academic volumes on Pietism. Likewise Dr. Ott’s research on the religious history of the Harmony Society was published in 2014 as The Sunwoman in the Wilderness.  She has published an article on the role of gender, race, and world mission in the journal Studies in World Christianity.

Rick Richardson
Affiliate Professor of Mission and Evangelism

BS, Lafayette College
MDiv, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Richardson is Associate Professor of Evangelism at Wheaton College and an associate evangelist with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.  He has served in campus ministry for 20 years, regularly speaking and ministering as an evangelist on campuses in many different parts of the country. He is also an ordained Anglican priest and has served as a pastor. 

Ed Stetzer
Affiliate Professor of Research and Missional Ministry

BS, Shorter College
MAR, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
DMin, Beeson Divinity School
MDiv, PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Stetzer has planted churches in New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia and transitioned declining churches in Indiana and Georgia. He has trained pastors and church planters on five continents and has written dozens of articles and books. For three years, Dr. Stetzer was a professor at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the director of Lifeway Research and Lifeway’s Missiologist in Residence. His books include Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age (2003), Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church (with Elmer Towns, 2004), Strategic Outreach (with Eric Ramsey, 2005), Breaking the Missional Code (with David Putman, 2006), Planting Missional Churches (2006), Comeback Churches (with Mike Dodson).