Graduate Level Teaching Faculty

Raphaël Anzenberger
(D.Phil/D.Min., Columbia International University, USA) involved in church planting. Worked 7 years as IT Engineer for the Michelin Corp. Served 2 years as Hospital Administrator in Chad, Africa. He is an e ...
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Hans Bayer

(Ph.D., Aberdeen University, UK) Professor of New Testament Studies at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, USA, since 1994.

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Stephen Beck
(Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, USA) After planting churches in the USA and Canada he came to the FTH in Gießen, Germany, to teach as a university lecturer for Practical Theology. He ...
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Gunnar Begerau

(D.Th., Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn, NL) war im Gemeindedienst in Süddeutschland und im Lehrdienst in Südtansania. Er ist seit 2006 Dozent an der Biblisch-Theologischen Akademie Wiedenest.

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Chris Dippenaar
(D. Th. Stellenbosch University, South Africa) served as a missionary to Asia for 30 years (Taiwan and Singapore), mainly in the area of theological training of pastors and missionaries for the Chinese chur ...
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Marlene Enns

(Ph.D., Educational Studies, Trinity International University, USA) is on faculty at the Universidad Evangélica del Paraguay in Asunción.

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Yassir Eric
(M.A. Ev. Theologie, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg) Yassir Eric is an outstanding expert on Islam, not only academically, but also because of his personal migration background. He is a sought-after ...
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Jean-Georges Gantenbein
(Dr. theol., Université de Strasbourg) has been a pastor in France since 1991, now in Mulhouse. He is president of Vision-France and lecturer for missiology at the theological seminary in St. Chrischona. ...
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Christian Goßweiler
(D.Th., University of Tübingen) was a lecturer at Abdiel Theological College in Ungaran, Indonesia, employee of the Indonesian Bible Society and pastor for training churches and theological research in the ...
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Ekkehard Graf
(Dr. Phil., Technical University of Dortmund) Ordained pastor of the German Protestant State Church. Until 2018 he ministered in Owen, Germany. Since September 2018 he holds the possition of "Dekan des Evan ...
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Magnus Großmann
(Ph.D. cand, South African Theological Seminary; MA., CIU) was involved in youth ministry in Germany and South Africa. He is a member of the Christian-Messianic Research Community, the editorial staff of th ...
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Wolfgang Häde

(D.Th., University of South Africa), lebt seit 2001 in der Türkei, ist dort im türkischen Zweig des Martin-Bucer-Seminars in der theologischen Ausbildung und in der Gemeindearbeit tätig.

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John D. Harvey

(Th.D., Toronto School of Theology, Canada) Has been a member of the CIU faculty since 1992 and has been Academic Dean of the Seminary and School of Ministry at CIU since 2011.

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Andreas Jenny
Andreas Jenny, an agrarian economist, worked for "Christliche Fachkräfte International" in Nepal for 10 years. He is self-employed as an advisor and lecturer on issues such as "development cooperation" and ...
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Boaz R. Johnson
(Ph.D., Trinity International University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, USA) has been the Professor of Hebrew Bible and Theological Studies at North Park University in Chicago (USA) sin ...
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Volker Kessler
(Dr. theol., University of South Africa, Dr. Phil. University Cologne, Germany) Research projects on communication safety and seminars in the marketplace, director of the "Akademie für christliche Führungsk ...
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Martina Kessler
(D.Th., University of South Africa) Sie begann ihren Berufsweg als Krankenschwester. Dann ließ sie sich zur Psychologischen Beraterin ausbilden und studierte anschließend Theologie. Seit 1999 ist sie Dozent ...
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Markus Klausli

(Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary, USA) Professor and Dean at ESCT from 2009 until 2013. Associate professor for New Testament at Columbia International University, USA since 2013.

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Thomas Kröck
(Dr. agr., Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen; MA Interkulturelle Studien, CIU) War von 1989-99 in Tansania tätig. Von 1999 bis 2012 betreute er Projekte in Indien und Nepal. Seit 2012 ist er Studienleiter fü ...
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Michael W. Langston

(D.Min., Bethel Theological Seminary, USA) Professor of Chaplain Ministries at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina (USA).

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James Lanpher
(Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, USA) serves as Provost at Columbia International University (2011-present). Dr. Lanpher taught overseas at the Alliance Biblical Seminary (now the Alliance Graduate School) ...
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Eddy Lanz
(Dr. theol., Seminaire Libre de Theologie a Geneve) War 18 Jahre im Auftrag von Forum Wiedenest in Pakistan tätig, u. a. in der theologischen Ausbildung. Seit der Rückkehr nach Deutschland 2017 ist er als L ...
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Stefan Lingott
(Dr. phil., Universität Klagenfurt, Austria), Theological Studies (i.a. in Chicago), self-employed as an organisational advisor and lecturer. Founder and director of various profit and non-profit organisati ...
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Petros G. Malakyan
(Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, USA). Professor of Organizational Leadership in the School of Service and Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, USA (2010-2016). Since 2016 he se ...
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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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Sandra Menges
(B.Prim.Ed - Psychology., Stellenbosch University, South Africa) has been with OM since 1990. She works worldwide and independently as an intercultural coach and trainer. Her focus is on accompanying people ...
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Craig Ott

(Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA) PhD Program Director for Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield (Chicago), USA.

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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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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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Verena Schafroth
(Ph.D. Columbia International University) was born in Augsburg, Germany, but spent most of her working live abroad as a missionary in places like England (BA and MTh studies), Jordan, and South Sudan. She n ...
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Christoph Schrodt
(Dr. theol., University Erlangen) pastor within the Union of Free Evangelical Churches since 1999. From 2005 until 2019 he pastored FeG Böblingen. Since 2019 he has been working as a research fellow in the ...
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Perry Shaw

(Ed.D., Asian Graduate School of Theology-AGST Alliance) ist Professor of Christian Education and Associate Dean, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Libanon.

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Edward Smither

(Ph.D., University of Wales, UK; Ph.D. University of Pretoria, South Africa) Professor for Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University, South Carolina, USA since 2012.

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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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Paul Sydnor
(Ph.D., Middlesex University/Oxford Center for Mission Studies, UK), EU Regional Leader (International Association for Refugees - Europe) since 2010 as well as Network Leader for Refugee Highway Partnership ...
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Gary Vincelette
(D.Min., Columbia International University, USA) Gary and his wife Terri live in Florida, USA and are veteran SEND International missionaries. Their role is to come alongside SEND workers to coach them to r ...
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Regina Waschko
(D.Min., Columbia International University)Regina Waschko has been caring for people throughout her professional live – first as a nurse, then – after her theological studies – in a local church. During eig ...
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Marcus Weiand

(Ph.D., King’s College, London) ist als TCK in Peru aufgewachsen und arbeitet heute als Dozent und Berater am Institut für Konflikttransformation ComPax am Theologischen Seminar Bienenberg/Schweiz.

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Klaus Wetzel
(Dr. theol., Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz) served as ESCT-faculty member since 1994 and since 2018 as CIU-Professor Emeritus. He is involved in research projects and serves as reader for theses. ...
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