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.

Greg Forster
Affiliate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology
BA, University of Virginia
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, Yale University
PhD, Free University Amsterdam

Dr. Forster teaches theology and is a senior fellow at the Center for Transformational Churches at TEDS. In addition to his work at TEDS, Dr. Forster is the president of Karam Fellowship, a learning community of theological educators dedicated to theology for the life of the world, and editor of the peer-reviewed journal Faith & Flourishing. He serves as the chair of the Public Theology section of the Evangelical Theological Society, and on the board of Kenosha Christian Academy. He is the author or coauthor of nine books, including John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus (Cambridge, 2005), The Contested Public Square (IVP, 2008), The Joy of Calvinism (Crossway, 2012), Joy for the World (Crossway, 2014) and The Keynesian Revolution and Our Empty Economy (Palgrave, 2019), as well as numerous scholarly and popular articles. He is the editor or coeditor of six books, including Faithfully Rendering God's Word (Credo, 2020).

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 Faithlife Counseling in Arlington Heights, IL, with more than forty-four year’s 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. From 2018, he became and remains an Affiliate professor at TEDS. He 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. Jogging, 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. Lee is a missiologist whose life mission is to equip the global church for participating in God’s mission in the world through mentoring, research, and teaching. He has over two decades of ministry experiences in multicultural and intercultural contexts around the world. After serving as a pastor in immigrant churches in the Los Angeles area, 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. Dr. Lee’s research interests include intercultural social relations, multicultural ministries, globalization and culture, social scientific research methods, international migration, Christians and Muslims in the diaspora, gender and sexuality issues in Christian mission, Asian American Christianity, and Christianity in Korea. 

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 and world Christianity. She has published a religious history of a Pietist communal society, The Sunwoman in the Wilderness (2014), and contributed chapters to various academic volumes on Pietism. Likewise Dr. Ott has published several articles on the missionary movement in the journal Studies in World Christianity and in the volume Sixteenth Century Mission (2021). Her volume Turning Points in the Expansion of Christianity: From Pentecost to the Present appeared in 2021.

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).

Gregory Waybright
Affiliate Professor of Pastoral Theology

Diploma, Moody Bible Institute
BA, Wheaton College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Marquette University

Dr. Waybright was President of Trinity International University from 1995-2007. Upon his departure, he re-entered the pastorate as Senior Pastor of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, CA. Most recently, Dr. Waybright was Interim Chaplain at Wheaton College from 2020-2022.