Full-time and regular faculty include full-time teaching faculty and administrators, and faculty and administrators with part-time teaching loads and other institutional responsibilities. All are involved in daily campus life. In the case of teaching faculty, they have completed the regular full interview process, or in some cases, may be a Dean’s appointment. The date that follows the name of each faculty member indicates the year that full-time teaching at Trinity began.

James M. Arcadi, 2018
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology

BA, Biola University
MDiv, ThM, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Bristol

From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Arcadi was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Analytic Theology Project at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and, from 2015 to 2017, a Research Fellow in the Jewish Philosophical Theology Project at the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. Prior to these appointments, he taught history, theology, and writing for seven years at Gordon College where he was also a Visiting Fellow in the Center for Faith and Inquiry in 2014-2015. Dr. Arcadi writes at the intersection of theology, biblical studies, and philosophy. He is the author of is An Incarnational Model of the Eucharist (Cambridge University Press, 2018). His essays have appeared in such journals as Religious Studies, Scottish Journal of TheologyNeue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und ReligionsphilosophieJournal of Theological InterpretationJournal of Anglican Studies, Philosophy CompassTopoi, and The Heythrop Journal and such edited volumes as Being Saved (SCM, 2018), The Task of Dogmatics (Zondervan, 2017), Marking the Church (Pickwick, 2016), and Idealism and Christian Theology (Bloomsbury, 2016). He is the coeditor (with Oliver D. Crisp and Jordan Wessling) of Love: Divine and Human (Bloomsbury, 2019) and (with Joshua R. Farris) of special issues of the journals TheoLogica and Open Theology. In addition, (with J.T. Turner) he is presently coediting the T&T Clark Companion to Analytic Theology. Alongside his academic work, Dr. Arcadi is ordained in the Anglican Church in North America having served at parishes in Massachusetts, California, and Illinois.

Richard E. Averbeck, 1994
Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages
BA, Calvary Bible College
MDiv, MA, Grace Theological Seminary
PhD, Annenberg Research Institute, Dropsie College

Dr. Averbeck taught for four years at Dallas Theological Seminary, teaching in both the Old Testament and pastoral ministries departments. He also taught for ten years at Grace Theological Seminary, serving as chair of the Old Testament department for four years and chair of the seminary curriculum planning committee for five. His areas of expertise include Old Testament, especially the Pentateuch, ancient Near Eastern history and languages, Old Testament criticism, Hebrew, and biblical counseling. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, the American Oriental Society, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. Dr. Averbeck has been published in several journals and has contributed numerous articles to Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology (Baker, 1995), Faith, Tradition, and History (Eisenbrauns, 1994), Cracking Old Testament Codes: Guide to Interpreting Old Testament Literary Forms (Broadman and Holman, 1995), the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan, 1997), and Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch (InterVarsity, 2003). He has coedited the volume and written a major article in Crossing Boundaries and Linking Horizons: Studies in Honor of Micheal C. Astour (Bethesda, Maryland: CDL Press, 1997) and was the main editor with a major chapter in Life and Culture in the Ancient Near East (CDL Press, 2003). He has translated and written notes for Numbers 18-36 for The Holman Christian Standard Bible and Leviticus for The NET Bible (New English Translation).

David K. Bryan, 2020
Director of TEDS Undergraduate Programs
Assistant Professor of New Testament [UG]

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

Dr. Bryan started his work at TEDS as an adjunct professor and the Masters Programs Coordinator. 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. 

Steven M. Bryan, 2016
Professor of New Testament

BSc, Oklahoma State University
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Cambridge University

Before coming to TEDS in the fall of 2016, Dr. Bryan served as a missionary in Ethiopia for more than 23 years. He served as the first Dean of Studies of the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology for 6 years and taught for many years at the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa.  From 2009-2015, he was the Director of SIM Ethiopia, leading the work of 150 missionaries from Europe, Australasia, Africa, and North America, as well as 400 Ethiopian ministry and support staff, in a wide variety of church planting, disciple-making, leadership development and compassion ministries. Dr. Bryan was selected as part of the Ethiopian delegation to the 2010 Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his PhD in New Testament at Cambridge University, and his PhD thesis – Jesus and Israel’s Traditions of Judgement and Restoration - was subsequently published by Cambridge University Press. In addition, he has published a number of articles and reviews in a variety of journals and publications.  His research interests focus on Jesus and the gospels, mission, and Second Temple Judaism. He is married to Dawn, a graduate of Trinity College and they have three teenage sons.  Steve enjoys reading about culture, politics, and history and coaching his sons’ basketball teams.

Peter T. Cha, 1997
Professor of Church, Culture, and Society

BA, University of Chicago
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Northwestern University

Prior to joining the Trinity faculty, Dr. Cha was involved in a number of different ministries, including youth and young adult ministry in Korean immigrant churches, campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, church planting and pastoring a multiethnic congregation. He is currently a board member for Catalyst Leadership Center (an Asian North American Christian Leadership organization) and of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, USA. Dr. Cha is a coauthor of Following Jesus without Dishonoring Your Parents: Asian American Discipleship (IVP, 1998) and Growing Healthy Asian American Churches (IVP, 2006). He also contributed chapters to Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns (Zondervan, 2000), Korean Americans and Their Religions (Penn State University Press, 2001), This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith (Oxford University Press, 2006) and Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations (Judson Press, 2012).

Deborah A. Colwill, 2013
Associate Professor of Educational and Leadership Studies
BA, University of Minnesota
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Benedictine University College of Business

Prior to coming to Trinity in January 2013, Dr. Colwill served as Assistant Professor of Leadership and Director of Institution Research and Evaluation at Asbury Theological Seminary.  Her long-term areas of interest include development of emerging leaders, senior leadership team collaboration, bridging the generation gap between existing and emerging leaders, development of healthy churches and Christian organizations, and adult learning theory.  In addition to teaching, she has served in a variety of leadership and consulting positions.  She has written Educating the Scholar-Practitioner in Organization Development.

Fellipe do Vale, 2021
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology

BA, Calvin College
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Southern Methodist University

Dr. do Vale is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology. He has a perennial interest in utilizing the tools of theology to investigate those categories of identity that make being human so remarkably complex, like gender, race, disability, politics and the like. His research is driven by the conviction that the recognizable tools of theology, accountable as they are to the gospel, are suitable to address these complexities of being human in a distinctly Christian way. His dissertation focused on giving a theological account of gender, which is where the majority of his research has resided so far. He has published articles in the International Journal of Systematic Theology (where he won the Colin Gunton Prize), Philosophia ChristiThe Irish Theological Quarterly and TheoLogica, among others. He has presented his research nationally and internationally, including Rome and Helsinki. Dr. do Vale was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

William P. Donahue, 2012
Chief Coordinator of the English Professional Doctoral Program
Chair of the Pastoral Theology Department
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

AB, Princeton University
MABS, Dallas Seminary
PhD, University of North Texas

After working in the marketplace for P&G and PNC Financial Corp., Dr. Donahue served in various pastoral roles in churches in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, including 18 years with Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association. While at Willow Creek he developed leadership strategies and events for over 10,000 leaders on 6 continents.  He is also Founder and President of The LeaderSync Group, Inc., a leadership development and consulting organization. His areas of expertise include organizational strategy, team building, leadership development, and transformational community. He has published over 20 books and leadership training resources, including the best-selling Leading Life-changing Small Groups, Coaching Life-Changing Leaders (with Greg Bowman), Building a Life-Changing Small Group Ministry (with Russ Robinson), the DVD series Making Small Groups Work (with Henry Cloud and John Townsend), Building Biblical Community (with Steve Gladen), In the Company of Jesus, the Jesus 101 Series, and The Irresistible Community: An Invitation to Life Together.

Stephen P. Greggo, 1996
Chair of the Counseling Department
Professor of Counseling
Joint appointment at Trinity Graduate School

BA, State University of New York College at Oneonta
MA, Denver Seminary
PsyD, State University of New York College at Albany

Dr. Greggo is a licensed psychologist in NY and IL, and an ordained minister. His personal mission statement is equipping a new generation for a Christian ministry of soul care. For over three decades, Dr. Greggo has served as Director of Professional Practice for CCAHope in upstate NY. He provides consultation services, in-service training and supervision. He routinely presents at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC), and has taught internationally in South Korea, Kiev, Manila, and San Paulo. He consulted to develop a series of apps that Christian counselors can use to track critical outcomes in session (e.g. Pastoral Counseling Tracker; Couple’s Counseling Tracker).  At ETS, Dr. Greggo chairs the Counseling, Psychology and Pastoral Care section and gave long service on the CAPS National Board. With his family, Dr. Greggo enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, camping and fishing. He also enjoys getting away to their rustic log cabin in upstate NY. He is author of Assessment in Christian Perspective, (InterVarsity Press, 2019); co-editor of Counseling and Christianity: Five Approaches (InterVarsity Press, 2012); and author of Trekking toward Wholeness: A Resource for Care Group Leaders (InterVarsity Press, 2008) (https://www.stephenpgreggo.com/). Recent peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters address themes related to assessment, bioethics, counselor education, counseling/theology and group therapy. These contributions have appeared in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS), Journal of Psychology and Christianity (JPC), Edification: The Transdisciplinary Journal of Christian Psychology, and Journal of Psychology and Theology(JPT). His current publication interests are related to counseling assessment and theological worldview. Dr. Greggo has engaged in cross-cultural teaching ministry in South Korea, Philippines, Ukraine, and Brazil. He provided consultation to a seminary in the Czech Republic. Dr. Greggo has been a designated track coordinator for numerous world conference events. He presents on a consistent basis for each of these professional organizations.

David M. Gustafson, 2012
Chair of the Mission and Evangelism Department
Associate Professor of Evangelism and Missional Ministry

BB, Western Illinois University
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Linköping University

Dr. Gustafson served twenty-five years in ministry, first, as campus director with Campus Crusade for Christ at Fresno State University in California, and then as pastor in two Evangelical Free churches in the Great Lakes District. He has taught courses in Christianity and church history at Augustana College, North Park Theological Seminary, and the University of Houston, as well as courses in practical ministries at Houston Graduate School of Theology. Dr. Gustafson’s areas of expertise include evangelism, EFCA history, and missional praxis. Dr. Gustafson is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America. He is a member of the EFCA Ministerial Association and Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education. He serves on the Advisory Board of the journal Pietisten. Dr. Gustafson’s published works include his dissertation, D. L. Moody and Swedes: Shaping Evangelical Identity among Swedish Mission Friends, 1867-1899, and articles in Trinity Journal, Covenant Quarterly, Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, Strategies for Today’s Leader, and Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education. His most recent work is titled: “Swedish Pietism and American Revivalism: Kindred Spirits in the Evangelical Free Tradition,” published in The Pietist Impulse in Christianity by Pickwick/ Wipf and Stock. He and his wife, Sharon, have four children. He enjoys cycling, backpacking, and cooking stir-fry.

Donald C. Guthrie, 2012
Director, PhD Program in Educational Studies
Professor of Educational Ministries
The Jeanette L. Hsieh Chair of Educational Leadership

BA, Grove City College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
EdD, University of Georgia

Prior to joining the TEDS faculty in 2012, Dr. Guthrie served as a faculty member and the academic dean at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Previously, he served as a campus minister and senior administrator with the Coalition for Christian Outreach in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Guthrie currently serves on several university committees including the Kingdom Leadership Committee and the Oikonomia Steering Committee. He also represents Trinity as a member of the Kern Family Foundation’s Oikonomia Network Advisory Committee. Dr. Guthrie is a co-author of Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving. His current research interests include the promising pedagogy of facilitated agency and Christian formation in higher education. He has enjoyed serving as an elder in several local churches over the past twenty-five years and currently serves on the Discipleship Ministries board of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He is a frequent teacher at conferences and retreats, often addressing intergenerational ministry, vocational stewardship, sustainable vocational ministry, adult learning, and early adulthood transitions. He and his wife, Mary, have two young adult children.

Dana M. Harris, 2006
Chair of the New Testament Department
Professor of New Testament

BA, Stanford University
MA, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Harris taught as an adjunct at TEDS from 2001 to 2006. Her dissertation topic was The Eternal Inheritance in Hebrews: The Appropriation of the Old Testament Inheritance Theme by the Author of Hebrews. She is currently writing the volume on Hebrews for the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (Broadman & Holman). She recently wrote the article on “Priest,” in the NIV Study Bible. Her research interests include Hebrews, Revelation, Greek syntax, linguistics, hermeneutics, Second Temple Literature (particularly apocalyptic literature), and archaeology. In July 2010, Dr. Harris became the editor of the Trinity Journal. Dr. Harris has taught extensively at retreats, conferences, and adult Sunday school classes. She also teaches Bible and theology classes in various overseas contexts. Prior to coming to Trinity, Dr. Harris was the managing editor of the Hoover Digest, a quarterly academic journal covering public policy, economics, and foreign affairs, published by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. For the first five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she coordinated a program, funded by the Pew Charitable Trust that brought young diplomats from former Soviet-satellite countries to Stanford for four-month study programs. As an undergraduate, she double-majored in International Relations and French Studies. Prior to coming to Trinity, she was also extensively involved in ministry.

Joshua Jipp, 2012
Associate Professor of New Testament

BA, Northwestern College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
ThM, Duke Divinity School
PhD, Emory University

Dr. Jipp came to TEDS in the spring of 2012.  Prior to teaching at Trinity, he has lectured on the New Testament in a variety of settings, including Northwestern College, the Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta, GA), as a part of the Emory Theology Certificate program for incarcerated women in Atlanta, GA, and as a teaching fellow at TEDS. Dr. Jipp received the 2013 Paul J. Achtemeier Award through the Society of Biblical Literature for his paper, “Christ the King as Living Law: Paul’s ‘The Law of Christ’ and Ancient Kingship Discourse.”  His dissertation, Divine Visitations and Hospitality to Strangers in Luke-Acts: An Interpretation of the Malta Episode in Acts 28:1-10 was recently published (Leiden: Brill, 2013), as was Christ is the King: Kingship Ideology in the Letters of Paul (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015), He will soon be contributing a commentary on the book of Acts in the Two Horizons Commentary series.  Dr. Jipp has also published articles in reputed journals, like Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament Studies, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and The Journal for the Study of the New Testament.  He is married to Amber, who also graduated from TEDS, and they have two children.  Dr. Jipp enjoys reading, traveling, and is an avid fan of the Iowa State Cyclones and the Minnesota Twins.

H. Wayne Johnson, 2000
Provost, Trinity International University

Associate Professor of Biblical and Pastoral Theology
BA, Dartmouth College
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary

Dr. H. Wayne Johnson is the Provost of Trinity International University and Associate Professor of Biblical and Pastoral Theology at TEDS.  Before coming to Trinity, Dr. Johnson served as academic dean of Singapore Bible College where he also taught New Testament and hermeneutics. Over thirty years, he has served in a broad range of pastoral, educational, worship, and cross-cultural ministries. At Trinity, he has been the Dean of Chapel for Trinity International University, Dean of Students for TEDS, Director of the MDiv program, and Associate Academic Dean of TEDS before being appointed to his current position. As Provost, Dr. Johnson serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the university, providing overall academic leadership in the supervision, support and coordination of the Academic Deans and its constituent schools. He is an active member of the the Evangelical Theological Society and the Institute for Biblical Research. His current research interests include topics in biblical theology, hermeneutics, Christian worship, and spiritual formation. Dr. Johnson and his wife, Kristen, reside in Round Lake Beach, IL and they have four adult children. In his spare time, he enjoys singing, motorcycling and hiking. 

Michelle Knight, 2018
Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

BA, Lincoln Christian University
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Wheaton College

Dr. Michelle Knight is Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at TEDS. In 2018, Dr. Knight completed her dissertation on the narrative function of the Song of Deborah and Barak in the book of Judges, before joining the faculty later that year. While working toward her PhD, she taught Hebrew language and Old Testament courses as a Guest Professor at Wheaton College and an Adjunct Professor at TEDS. Michelle is an active member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. Her current research interests include theocracy, Old Testament Theology, the book of Judges, and poetry in biblical narrative. Dr. Knight and her husband, Kenyon, have a son, Oliver. In her spare time, she enjoys singing at her church, reading with her son, and seeing movies.

Te-Li Lau, 2008
Associate Professor of New Testament
BS, MS, Stanford University
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Emory University

Before pursuing theological studies, Dr. Lau served in the Singapore military for two and a half years and worked in Silicon Valley for ten years, obtaining patents in the field of computer engineering. He taught New Testament Greek at Singapore Bible College, TEDS, and Emory University, before joining the faculty at Trinity. His publications include The Politics of Peace: Ephesians, Dio Chrysostom, and the Confucian Four Books (Brill), a chapter in Global Perspectives on the Bible (Pearson), and the introduction and notes for Ephesians in the NIV Study Bible (2015). He is currently writing a monograph on Paul’s use of shame for moral formation. His current research interests include the relationship between emotions and ethics and the comparative analysis of New Testament and Confucian texts.

David J. Luy, 2012
Chair of the Biblical and Systematic Theology Department
Associate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology

BM, Wheaton College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Marquette University

Dr. David Luy earned his PhD in Religious Studies from Marquette University. Dr. Luy is Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at TEDS and a member of the American Academy of Religion as well as the Evangelical Theological Society. He has published a book with Fortress Press entitled, Dominus Mortis: Martin Luther on the Incorruptibility of God in Christ. Dr. Luy is animated by a wide range of theological questions. His research centers especially upon the historical development and modern appropriation of reformation theology. He has been a contributor for Luther Digest and the International Journal of Systematic Theology. 

Dennis R. Magary, 1979
Chair of the Old Testament and Semitic Languages Department
Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

BA, Fort Wayne Bible College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin

Dr. Magary joined the full-time TEDS faculty in 1984.  Dr. Magary has also taught at Trinity College (Bannockburn), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Institute of Christian Studies (Madison, WI) and Bethel College (Indiana).  He has taught as adjunct professor at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (Kingston, Jamaica), Visiting Instructor at Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology (Seoul, Korea), and professor of Old Testament for Timothy Training International (Hong Kong).  In addition to teaching at Trinity, he also serves as a lecturer with the U.S. Center for World Missions and has taught in China and Eastern Europe.  Dr. Magary’s publications include chapters contributed to Seeking Out the Wisdom of the Ancients (which he also co-edited), Preaching the Old Testament (Baker), and most recently co-edited Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Post-Modern Approaches to Scripture (Crossway).  He has contributed articles to the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis and to Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. He served as a translation consultant and contributor of notes to both the ESV Study Bible and Quest Study Bible.  He served as a theological advisor and content collaborator for the Jeremiah Study Bible.  He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.  Dr. Magary is a licensed minister in the Missionary Church.  Dennis and his wife, Pamela, reside in Vernon Hills, Illinois.  They have three married children and seven grandchildren.

Scott M. Manetsch, 2000
Chair of the Church History and the History of Christian Thought Department
Professor of Church History

BA, Michigan State University
MDiv, MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, University of Arizona

Dr. Manetsch joined Trinity’s faculty in 2000 after serving three years as Assistant Professor of Religion at Northwestern College (Iowa). Ordained in the Reformed Church in America, he served as an associate pastor of education and discipleship for three years. During graduate school, he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship and spent two years doing archival research on French Reformation history at the university of Geneva. He is the author of Theodore Beza and the Quest for Peace in France, 1572-1598 (Brill, 2000), Calvin’s Company of Pastors. Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536-1609 (Oxford, 2013), and co-editor of The Great Commission: Evangelicals and the History of World Missions (Broadman & Holman, 2008).  His articles have appeared in such journals as the Bibliothéque d’humanisme et renaissance, Calvin Theological Journal, Church History, Themelios, Trinity Journal, and Westminster Theological Journal. Dr. Manetsch is the associate general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series (InterVarsity Press) and is presently completing the volumes on 1 & 2 Corinthians.  He is a member of the Calvin Studies Society, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Sixteenth-Century Studies Society, and the American Society of Church History.

John M. Monson, 2008
Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

BA, Wheaton College
MA, Institute of Holy Land Studies
MA, PhD, Harvard University

Dr. Monson was born to missionary parents in Zaire but spent most of his youth in Jerusalem, Israel, where he developed an interest in biblical studies, archaeology, and historical geography. Prior to coming to Trinity, he taught for eleven years at Wheaton College, where he received the Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching. His archeological fieldwork has taken him to Syria, Lebanon, and numerous excavations in Israel. His most recent publications include Dothan I: Remains from the Tell (1953-1964) (Eisenbrauns), 1 Kings in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2016), and The Temple of Solomon (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

James R. Moore, 1995
Chair of Educational Ministries Department
Associate Professor of Educational Ministries

BA, MA, Indiana Wesleyan University
PhD, Trinity International University

Before coming to Trinity, Dr. Moore served as assistant pastor and director of Christian education at Lifeway Wesleyan Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was also the assistant pastor at Oak Park Wesleyan Church in Oak Park, Illinois, and a public school teacher in Indiana and Illinois. He served for eighteen years as Associate Dean at TEDS and has also served Trinity as an affiliate faculty member in the College, as Director of Administration for Doctoral Programs in the Divinity School and Assistant Dean of Trinity Graduate School. Dr. Moore has written articles and book reviews for the Baker Dictionary of Christian Education, Theological Education, and on Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi in a forthcoming volume edited by Dr. Elmer Towns.  He has developed curriculum in research theory and methodology, in leadership and management, as well as lessons for adult and child education in the local church. Dr. Moore is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and is a member of the Wesleyan Theological Society.

Emanuel Naydenov
Director of Masters Programs, Extension, and Affiliated Education
Associate Professor of Theology [UG]

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.

Harold A. Netland, 1993
Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies

BA, Biola College
MA, PhD, Claremont Graduate University

Prior to coming to Trinity, Dr. Netland was a missionary educator for nine years in Japan with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Dr. Netland was involved in ministries among university students, church planting, and teaching at Tokyo Christian University. Dr. Netland’s areas of expertise include religious pluralism, epistemology of religion, and missions in East Asia. Dr. Netland’s published works include Encountering Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith and Mission and Christianity and Religious Diversity: Clarifying Christian Commitments in a Globalizing Age.  He coauthored with Gerald R. McDermott, A Trinitarian Theology of Religions; coauthored with Keith Yandell, Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal; and coedited with Craig Ott, Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity.

Lucas O’Neill, DMin, 2018
Clinical Associate Professor of Homiletics

BA, Moody Bible Institute
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Lucas O’Neill was born in Lawrence, MA, and lived for several years in New Jersey before going to Chicago to study at Moody Bible Institute. After graduating, he married Tina and worked to complete his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology at TEDS. In 2007 he was called to pastor Christian Fellowship Church in Itasca, IL where he still serves as Senior Pastor today. In 2015 Lucas received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell. He has taught at Moody Bible Institute including the primary course on expository preaching. He has also served overseas by teaching homiletics in places such as Baptist Theological School in Novi Sad, Serbia and with Harmony Outreach in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He maintains involvement with local evangelical pastors through the ministry of the Chicagoland Gospel Network where he serves as Executive Director. Lucas has also served as an Associate Pastor at a Korean-American church from 2005-2007. Through his ministry he endeavors to equip preachers with both the skills to proclaim Christ effectively and the theological foundation to do so responsibly. He desires to see faithful preachers communicate engagingly and engaging preachers communicate faithfully. His current research interests include how the five solas of the Protestant Reformation should inform and shape evangelical preaching.

Craig Ott, 2002
Director of the Doctor of Philosophy (Intercultural Studies) Program
Professor of Mission and Intercultural Studies
ReachGlobal Chair of Mission
BA, California State University, Long Beach
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Ott was a missionary with ReachGlobal (EFCA) to Germany for twenty-one years. He served as academic dean and faculty member at the Akademie für Weltmission (Korntal, Germany), and planted several churches in both the United States and Germany. Areas of expertise include theology of mission, contextualization, church planting, and teaching across cultures. His published works include Missionary Methods: Research, Reflections, and Realities (coeditor), Encountering Theology of Mission (coauthor), Global Church Planting (coauthor), Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity (coeditor), and Das Triningsprogramm für Mitarbeiter  as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is a member of the Evangelical Missiological Society, American Society of Missiology, and the Midwest Mission Studies Fellowship and has taught or consulted in over forty countries.

David W. Pao, 1998
Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Professor of New Testament

BA, Wheaton College
MA, Wheaton Graduate School
MTS, MA, PhD, Harvard University

Prior to joining the faculty at Trinity, Dr. Pao taught and preached at the Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island while completing his doctoral work at Harvard, where he majored in Greco-Roman World/Early Christianity. He has taught as a visiting professor in several institutions in Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. His publications include Acts and the Isaianic New Exodus (2000), Thanksgiving: An Investigation of a Pauline Theme (2002), Early Christian Voices: In Texts, Traditions, and Symbols (coeditor, 2003), Commentary on the Gospel of Luke, 2 vols. (2008, 2009), After Imperialism: Christian Identity in China and the Global Evangelical Movement (coeditor, 2011), and Commentary on Colossians and Philemon (2012). He has also contributed to a number of collections of essays and reference works, including The Expositor's Bible Commentary (vol. 10; 2007), Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (2007), and The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary (2012). He is currently serving as the New Testament editor of the Tien Dao Bible Commentary series and the consulting editor of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series.

Madison Pierce, 2019
Assistant Professor of New Testament

BA, Ouachita Baptist University
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Durham University

Dr. Madison Pierce completed her PhD, "Divine Discourse in the Epistle to the Hebrews," in 2017 at Durham University. While a student at TEDS, she was a Teaching Fellow in New Testament and Assistant Book Review Editor for the Trinity Journal. During her PhD, she taught several biblical studies and Greek courses and presented at many conferences, including one she co-organized. This conference led to the publication of an edited collection, Muted Voices of the New Testament (T&T Clark, 2017), for which she was a contributor as well as a co-editor (with Katherine M. Hockey and Francis Watson). She has published essays in peer-reviewed journals, such as New Testament Studies and Biblical Theology Bulletin, as well as other edited collections, Paul and the Greco-Roman Philosophical Tradition (T&T Clark, 2017) and Retrieving Eternal Generation (Zondervan Academic, 2017). She is active in ETS, IBR, and especially SBL, where she serves as Program Unit Chair for the Hebrews section at both the annual and international meetings. Dr. Pierce is married to Curtis. Together they have a daughter names Isla. The three of them enjoy music, time outdoors, and, most of all, their dog Izzy.

Manuel R. Rauchholz, 2018
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Intercultural Studies

University of Tübingen
ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Heidelberg University

Dr. Manuel Rauchholz earned the PhD. from Heidelberg University in cultural anthropology, and the Th.M. in missions and evangelism from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He completed university studies at Heidelberg University and theological studies at Krelingen in Germany. Dr. Rauchholz’s research and publications have been primarily in applied anthropology on ethical topics such as human trafficking, sexual exploitation, adoption practices, human rights and economic development. In 2011, he received the prestigious Frobenius Research Award for his dissertation, titled: "Towards an Understanding of Adoption, Person and Emotion: The Ideal Norm and Reality of Life amongst the Chuukese of Micronesia.” Since 2016, Dr. Rauchholz has established and managed the Faichuk Educational Development and Research Project in Chuuk State. This is an interdisciplinary educational and research project focused on education and community development, based on a grant of $1.3 million from the Chuuk State Department of Education and the US Department of the Interior. Dr. Rauchholz’s academic teaching experience is extensive including three years as researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Anthropology, Heidelberg University where he also mentored masters’ theses and research projects. He has taught as adjunct professor at numerous institutions teaching Social Science Research Methods at Internationale Hochschule Liebenzell in Germany, Anthropology and Missions at Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary in Seoul, and Anthropology at the University of Guam. 

Julie West Russo, 2011
Program Director for the Mental Health Counseling and Chaplaincy and Ministry Care Programs
Clinical Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Counseling

BA, Northwestern University
MA, Trinity International University
EdD, Argosy University

Dr. Russo is a licensed professional counselor, providing individual and family counseling services, with particular expertise in the treatment of addictions. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Illinois Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

Phillip W. Sell, 1998
Director of Supervised Ministries
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

BA, Wheaton College
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Iowa

Dr. Sell brings more than twenty years of diverse pastoral experience to Trinity. He has been a director of Christian education in a church in Iowa, an executive pastor for a very large church in Southern California, and a senior pastor of a growing church in Texas. Dr. Sell taught educational ministries courses for his first seven years at Trinity and has published articles in such journals as Christian Education Today and the Christian Education Journal. His academic and practical passions revolve around the philosophy and strategy of ministry, small group ministry, adult development and ministry, spiritual formation and mentoring, and Christian leadership. Dr. Sell periodically consults with churches and Christian organizations and in his spare time enjoys most any outdoor activity, including ornithology, gardening, and hiking.

John Simons, 2019
Assistant Dean and Director of the MDiv Program
Assistant Professor of Church History [UG]

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

In his previous career, Dr. Simons practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia, and Ocala Florida for more than ten years. His legal practice included  commercial litigation, business law, health care law, and real estate law. In Fall of 2010, he stepped down from his legal practice to pursue advanced theological education. His research explores the intersection of church history, theology, and legal history. His dissertation focuses on the relationship between puritan theology and the work of the magistrates who governed the colonies of Connecticut and New Haven in the second half of the Seventeenth Century. He has taught in a variety of contexts at the undergraduate and graduate level. John and his wife, Lynn, have three adult children. John enjoys woodworking and cycling. He is an avid fan of University of Florida athletics.

Tite Tiénou, 1997
Research Professor, Theology of Mission
The Tite Tiénou Chair of Global Theology and World Christianity
Dean Emeritus

BS, Nyack College
Maîtrise en Théologie, Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique, Vaux sur Seine, France
MA, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Tiénou has served as founding president and dean of Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de l’Alliance Chrétienne in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. He has taught at the Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York. While pastor of a church in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, he founded and directed the Maranatha Institute. He is an active participant in numerous conferences and special lectureships and has contributed many articles to scholarly journals. He has authored The Theological Task of the Church in Africa.

Lucas M. Tillett, 2019
Instructor of Counseling

BA, Cedarville University
MDiv, MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD cand, Regent University

Luke is a licensed professional counselor in Illinois (LPC) and practices in Libertyville, IL with LifePlace Counseling. His research interests include the intersection of psychology, theology, pastoral care, and counseling; parenting of children with complex developmental trauma; and pre-marital and marital counseling. Luke enjoys hiking Lake County with his wife and children, painting, and aquatic sports.

Eric J. Tully, 2012
Director of the PhD (Theological Studies) Program
Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

BA, Moody Bible Institute
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin

Prior to coming to Trinity, Dr. Tully taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. His research interests include the prophetic literature, Hebrew linguistics, and textual criticism. He is the author of The Translation and Translator of the Peshitta of Hosea (Brill, 2015).  He is currently working on a book on Old Testament Textual Criticism and writing a commentary on the Hebrew text of Hosea.

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, 1986-90, 1998-2009, 2012
Research Professor of Systematic Theology

BA, Westmont College MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary
PhD, Cambridge University, England

Prior to his "third coming" to TEDS, Dr. Vanhoozer served as Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College and Graduate School (2008-11) and as Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at New College in the University of Edinburgh (1990-98), where he also served on the Panel of Doctrine for the Church of Scotland. He is the author of Biblical Narrative in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (Cambridge University Press, 1990), Is There a Meaning in this Text? the Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge (Zondervan, 1998), First Theology: God, Scripture, and Hermeneutics (InterVarsity Press, 2002), The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology (Westminster John Knox, 2005) and Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion and Authorship (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine and (with Owen Strachan) The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision. He has edited several books, including The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Baker, 2005), and a collection of essays by Trinity students entitled Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Influence Trends (Baker, 2005).

John D. Woodbridge, 1970
Research Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought

BA, Wheaton College
MA, Michigan State University
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Doctorat de Troisième Cycle, Université de Toulouse, France

Dr. Woodbridge was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and has done post-graduate study with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities [2] and the American Council of Learned Studies.  Dr. Woodbridge has taught history at the University of Toulouse, Northwestern University and Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, Paris.  He is the author of Revolt in Prerevolutionary France (Johns Hopkins) and Biblical Authority Infallibility and Inerrancy in the Christian Tradition (Zondervan).  He is the co-author with Timothy George, The Mark of Jesus (Moody), co-author with Frank James, The Zondervan History of the Christian Church Volume Two (Zondervan),  co-author with Maurice Possley, Hitler in the Crosshairs A GI’s Story of Courage and Faith (Zondervan), co-author with Collin Hansen, A God-Sized Vision Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir (Zondervan), co-author with D. A. Carson, Letters along the Way (Crossway) and co-author with Mark Noll and Nathan Hatch, The Gospel in America (Zondervan). 

He is editor of Great Leaders of the Christian Church (Moody Press; Gold Medal Award), Ambassadors for Christ (Moody; Gold Medal Award), More Than Conquerors:  Portraits of Believers from All Walks of Life (Moody Press; Gold Medal Award).  He is co-editor with Thomas McComiskey, Doing Theology in Today’s World:  Essays in Honor of Kenneth S. Kantzer (Zondervan),  co-editor with D. A. Carson, God and Culture:  Essays in Honor of Carl F. H. Henry (Eerdmans); co-editor with Jacques LeBrun, Richard Simon, Additions aux Recherhes curieuses sur la diversité des langues et religion (Press Universitaires de France); co-editor with Henning Graf Reventlow and Walter Sparn, Historische Kritik and biblischer Kanon in der deutschen Aufklärung (Otto Harrasowitz), co-editor with D. A. Carson, Hermeneutics, Authority and Canon (Zondervan), co-editor with D. A. Carson, Scripture and Truth (Zondervan) and co-editor with John N. Akers and John H. Armstrong, This We Believe: The Good News of Jesus Christ for the World (Zondervan). Dr. Woodbridge has also served as a senior editor for Christianity Today.  He enjoys composing music for relaxation.

K. Lawson Younger, Jr., 1998
Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages and Ancient Near Eastern History

BA, ThB, Florida Bible College
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
PhD, Sheffield University

K. Lawson Younger, Jr. (Ph.D. Sheffield University) is Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient Near Eastern History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School of Trinity International University, Bannockburn, Illinois. A specialist in Assyriology and Aramaic, as well as Hebrew Bible, Dr. Younger has published a number of significant works involving ancient Near Eastern texts and their relationship to the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Conquest Accounts: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical History Writing (1990), The Context of Scripture. 3 Volumes (1997-2002); The Canon in Comparative Perspective (1991); Mesopotamia and the Bible. Comparative Explorations (2002); Judges, Ruth (2002); and Ugarit at Seventy-Five (2007). He has also contributed to numerous collections of essays, dictionaries, and journals. He is a trustee of the American Schools of Oriental Research, as well as an active member of the American Oriental Society, the International Association of Assyriology, and the Society of Biblical Literature. Among his many scholarly papers, he has given lectures at the British Academy and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University. He has recently been the Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professor at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, Israel (2012). He is presently working on a book on the Political History of the Arameans.