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.

Geoffrey Fulkerson
Affiliate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology

BA, University of Illinois at Chicago
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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, 2009
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.

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).

Taylor Worley
Affiliate Professor of Pastoral Theology

BA, Union University
MDiv, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, University of St. Andrews

Taylor Worley serves as the managing director of the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University and provides administrative oversight that supports the executive director and the director of the Oikonomia Network. Taylor earned a Ph.D. in theology from the University of St. Andrews with a concentration in theological aesthetics and most recently taught for seven years at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. In his roles as both a faculty member and administrator of spiritual life initiatives for students, Taylor focuses on enabling students to see how their gifts and passions can be leveraged for greater vocational impact in the kingdom of God. He comes to Trinity excited to facilitate the integration of faith, living, and learning through the strategic work of the Center for Transformational Churches. His scholarly projects center on theological explorations in the visual arts and film as well as creatively applying Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s distinctive vision for discipleship and community in the church. Taylor and his wife, Anna, are growing their three kids to love God and His church, and they enjoy exploring their new community in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.