Faculty

Members of the Faculty are the President, Dean, Program Directors, Librarian, Director of Academic Services as well as teaching faculty members. It is the decision making forum that deals with

  • development in all areas of AWM,
  • conceptual design from development to implementation and improvements,
  • curricular adjustments in the various programs,
  • professional development (pedagogy, methodology, etc) in order to stay on the cutting edge of adult education in the areas of Culture and Theology.
Tobias Menges
Interim Dean

Tobias Menges

(M.A. Intercultural Studies, CIU; PhD candidate) Tobias Menges is interim Dean of ESCT. Before that, since 2013, he directed the undergraduate course offerings at AWM. After a technical vocational training, ...
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The AWM Faculty in alphabetical order:

Sassan Attarzadeh
CFO

Sassan Attarzadeh

After eight years in various positions as a controller at a multinational corporation, Sassan Attarzadeh and his familiy lived in Zambia as a missionary from 2017-2020. There, he worked at "Life Trust" as d ...
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Yassir Eric
Director EIMI

Yassir Eric

(Dr. theol., Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel, M.A. Ev. Theologie, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg) Yassir Eric is an outstanding expert on Islam, not only academically, but also because of his ...
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Magnus Großmann
Teaching Faculty

Magnus Großmann

(Ph.D., South African Theological Seminary) is involved in youth ministry in Germany and South Africa, member of the Christian-Messianic Research Association and vice-chairman of Betzalel e.V. (Art.Spiritua ...
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Bernhard Ott
Teaching Faculty

Bernhard Ott

(Ph.D., Missiology, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies/The Open University, UK) After several years of work with an architect, Bernhard Ott changed course very early in his professional life. He studied theo ...
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Heike Patulla
Librarian

Heike Patulla

After graduating as a librarian, Heike Patulla was responsible for the digitalization of a corporate library and subsequently worked as a deputy branch manager in a bookstore. Since 1996 she directs the AWM ...
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Joachim Pomrehn
(Ph.D., Columbia International University) Theological Studies in Germany and Switzerland were followed by church ministry and pastoral care in a counseling program for Christians. During this time, Joachim ...
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Elmar Spohn
Teaching Faculty

Elmar Spohn

(D.Th., University of South Africa) Missionary in Tanzania for 8 years and has been a lecturer for intercultural Studies at ESCT since 2013.

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Peter Westphal
President

Peter Westphal

In June 2019, Peter Westphal took over the leadership of the AWM in Korntal. Dr. Westphal is originally from Northern Germany, but has spent 30 years working with different organizations in Asia. From the v ...
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European School of Culture and Theology
AWM and Columbia International University desire to share the Good News competently across cultural boundaries. more