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Adjunct Faculty

Teaching in the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Diana Barber, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
CH330 PCUSA History, Worship and Polity
Associate Synod Executive for Leadership, Synod of the Lakes and Prairies, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Anita Bradshaw, B.A., B.S., M.Div., M.A., Ph.D.
IS351 Final M.Div. Integrative Seminar (with Trish Greeves)
Researcher - Online Church Project, Chicago Theological Seminary

Katherine S. D. Brink, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
CH110 The Orphan, the Widow and the Immigrant: Scripture and Social Justice
Visiting Instructor, Macalester College, St. Paul; Teaching Specialist, University of Minnesota

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, B.A., M.A., M.S.W.
TR736 Introduction to Judaism for Christians
Special Consultant for Interfaith Conversation, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

Janne Eller-Isaacs, M.Div.
CL331 Worship Theory and Practice in the UUA
Co-minister, Unity Church-Unitarian, St. Paul, Minn.

Neil Elliott, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
CH261 New Testament Texts in Context
Acquisitions Editor, Fortress Press

Neil Elliott holds a Ph.D. in biblical studies from Princeton Theological Seminary and serves as an Episcopal priest and scholar-in-residence at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the Hill in St. Paul. He is editor in biblical studies at Fortress Press and the author of numerous articles and books in biblical studies, most notably Liberating Paul: The Justice of God and the Politics of the Apostle (1994) and The Arrogance of Nations: Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire (2008). He is also an adjunct instructor at Metropolitan State University.

Linda Gesling, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
CH320 United Methodist History and Polity
CH430 Women’s History and Experience in the Christian Church
Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Stillwater, Minn.

Trish Greeves, B.A., M.Div., D.Min.
IS351 Final M.Div. Integrative Seminar (with Anita Bradshaw)
Ministry Consultant, United Church of Christ
Trish Greeves is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor. She completed a 16-year pastorate in Elk River, Minn., in 2006 and has served a number of interim positions at churches in Minnesota and Virginia. She is an instructor for the Leadership Development for Ministry (LDM) Program co-sponsored by the Minnesota Conference UCC and Minnesota Valleys Presbytery of the PCUSA. Trish is the author of Prophetic Faith: Preparing Your Church to Advocate Social Justice, an adult study published in 2010 by Logos Productions. She has co-authored seven Kerygma Bible Study Leader’s Guides. Trish majored in political science at Duke University. She received her M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary and her D.Min. from United.

John Gustav-Wrathall, B.A., Ph.D.
CH462-01 Introduction to American Religious Histories
CH462-02 Introduction to American Religious Histories

Independent Scholar

Carol Hepokoski, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
TR675 Seminar on UU Theology
Minister, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Rochester, Minn.

Tony Jones, A.B., M.Div., Ph.D.
CL330 Worship of the Church

TR150 Theologies of Atonement
Author; Theologian-in-Residence, Solomon’s Porch, Minneapolis, Minn.; Senior Acquisitions Editor, Augsburg-Fortress Press

William T. Mate, B.A., M.A., M.Div.
CS251 Religious Leadership, Organization, Administration & Finance in Context I and II (with Barbara Anne Keely)
Contextual Studies Coordinator, United; Retired Minister, United Methodist Church (UMC)

Bill Mate is a retired elder in the Minnesota UMC Conference. He recently concluded directing the Conference Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program for all UMC clergy through a Lilly Organization Grant received six years ago and currently assists teaching the Contextual Theology class at United. Before retiring he served several churches in the state as lead pastor: Central in Winona, Grace in Burnsville, and Good Samaritan in Edina. Before that he was campus minister at the University of Minnesota for 14 years. He has served on many UMC boards and agencies, locally and nationally, highlighted with chairing the UMC Conference Board of Ordained Ministry for several years. Bill and his wife, Mary, live in St. Louis Park and are active in the life of Hennepin United Methodist Church.

David McMahill, B.A., M.Div.
CH310 United Church of Christ History and Polity I
CH311 United Church of Christ History and Polity II
Retired Minister, United Church of Christ

Paul Myhre, B.A., M.F.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
TR249 Imagining God through Art: Engaging Theology and Religious Imagination through the Arts
Associate Director, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Crawfordsville, Ind.

Steve Newcom, B.A., M.A.
IS152 Integration of Ministry and Local Theologies (with Carolyn Pressler)
CS255 Peace and Justice Practicum
Founding Director, The Center for Public Ministry,
New Brighton, Minn.

Margery Otto, B.A., J.D.
CL525 Multicultural Foundation for Helping & Healing Practices (with Herbert Perkins)
Adjunct Faculty, ASDIC Program, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn.; Volunteer Coordinator, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Minneapolis, Minn.

Herbert Perkins ’10, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
CL525 Multicultural Foundation for Helping & Healing Practices (with Margery Otto)
Director, Theological Exploration of Vocational Program; Visiting Professor of Liberal Arts and Vocation, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn.

Jeanyne B. Slettom, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
TR545 Process Thought and Christian Faith: The Theology of John B. Cobb Jr.
TR546 James Luther Adams
Co-pastor, Brea Congregational Church (UCC), Brea, Calif.; Adjunct of Theology & Director, Process & Faith, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, Calif.
Jeanyne Slettom has ordained standing from the UCC. She received her M.Div. from United and her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in philosophy of religion and theology. She is the director of Process & Faith, a program of the Center for Process Studies and Claremont School of Theology. She has edited two volumes on process theology with John B. Cobb Jr. and is the editor of two journals: Process Studies and Creative Transformation. Her liturgical writing is widely accessed via the Internet. She is also an adjunct instructor at Claremont School of Theology.

Philip E. Stoltzfus, B.A., M.Div., Th.D.
CS746 Global Encounters at Our Doorstep

TR107 Christian Ethics
TR247 Theology and Music
TR509
Comparative Religious Ethics
Independent scholar

Linda E. Thomas, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
TR4211 Black Theology and Womanist Theology
Professor of Theology and Anthropology, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Ted Tollefson, B.A., M.Div., M.S.
TR749 Buddhism in America
Co-founder, Mythos Institute; Parish Minister, Unitarian Universalist Society, River Falls, Wis.

Jean Morris Trumbauer, B.A., M.A.R.S., D.Min.
CL541 Empowering Lay Leadership
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, United

Jann Cather Weaver, B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
TR271 Theological Interpretation of the Arts
Associate Professor Emerita of Worship, and Theology and the Arts, United

Pamela Wynn ’06, B.A., M.A.
IS100 Writing for Theological Study
Poet; Instructor
Pam Wynn is a poet who teaches poetry and creative, liturgical, and expository writing at United. Author of Diamonds on the Back of a Snake, she has published widely and received support for her work from the Dayton Hudson, Jerome, and General Mills Foundations, and others. She has completed a libretto for an opera based on the book of Ruth in collaboration with composer Barbara Rogers, which was first performed in April 2008.

Wilson Yates, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
TR248 Theological & Spiritual Reflections on 20th Century Art
President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Religion, Society and the Arts, United

 

Emeriti/ae Faculty

Helen A. Archibald, A.B., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita of Educational Ministry, 1987-1991

Lance R. Barker, B.A., B.D., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Church and Economic Life, 1970-2001

Mary Farrell Bednarowski, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, 1976-2004

Robert H. Bryant, A.B., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Constructive Theology, 1961-1991

Henry A. Gustafson†, B.A., B.D., S.T.M., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of the New Testament, 1968-1989

Eugene C. Jaberg ’54, B.A., B.D., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Communication, 1958-1991

B. Edmon Martin, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Contextual and Historical Studies, 1981-2001

Allan R. McAllaster, B.A., B.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Biblical Interpretation, 1960-1988

Arthur L. Merrill, B.A., B.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of the Old Testament, 1958-1995

James B. Nelson, B.A., B.D., M.A., Ph.D., S.T.D., LL.D.
Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics, 1963-1995

Clyde J. Steckel, B.A., B.D., M.A., Ph.D., D.D.
Professor Emeritus of Theology, 1970-1995

Jann Cather Weaver, B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita of Worship, and Theology and the Arts

Donald R. White, B.S., B.D., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Constructive Theology, 1965-2002

Wilson Yates, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Religion, Society and the Arts, 1967-
2005

†Deceased

Adjunct Faculty (not currently teaching)

David Bard, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Duluth, Minn.

Claire Bischoff, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
TR408 Introduction to Feminist Theologies
Adjunct Faculty of Religious Education, Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Ky.; Adjunct Faculty of Theology, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minn.

Beth Donaldson, B.A., M.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Lead Minister, United Church of Christ, New Brighton, Minn.

Mary Farrell Bednarowski, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Emerita Professor of Religious Studies, United
Mary Farrell Bednarowski taught at United for 28 years. Her teaching and research interests focus on the relationships between religion and American culture with special emphasis on theological creativity, gender, literature, spiritual autobiography, and new religions. In addition to editing Twentieth-Century Global Christianity, she is the author of three books on American religion.

Richard R. Bohannon II, B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Theology and Environmental Studies, St. John’s University

Richard Bohannon earned a doctoral degree in adult education and human resource organization development from the University of Georgia. He currently focuses on developing leadership in the church and is a co-editor of Grounding Religion: A Field Guide to Religion and Ecology (2010) and Inherited Land: The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology (2011).

Lydia Huttar Brown, B.A., M.A., D.Min.
Priest in Charge, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Sunfish Lake, Minn.

Arthur Clyde, A.B.
Retired Minister for Worship, Music and Liturgical Arts, United Church of Christ (UCC)

Art Clyde has spent a lifetime in music and arts ministries. In addition to his experience in congregations, he has created numerous resources and workshops as minister for worship, music, and liturgical arts for the UCC. He has been a worship designer and consultant for both UCC and ecumenical national gatherings and synods.

Beth Donaldson, B.A., M.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Lead Minister, United Church of Christ, New Brighton, Minn.

Denise Dunbar-Perkins, B.D., M.Div.
Staff Chaplain, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Bobbi Dykema ’03, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Independent Scholar
Bobbi Dykema holds a Ph.D. in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union and an M.A. in Theology and the Arts from United. She was a 2008-09 DAAD Research Fellow at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany, and a 2007-08 Newhall Teaching Fellow at the GTU. Bobbi is the author of several articles on depictions of Mary Magdalene in art, as well as numerous poetry publications, including two chapbooks from Finishing Line Press (2006, 2009).

Robert Eller-Isaacs, M.Div., S.T.D.
Co-minister, Unity Church-Unitarian, St. Paul, Minn.

Yvette Flunder, M.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Founder and Pastor, The City of Refuge UCC, San Francisco, Calif.; Presiding Bishop, The Fellowship

David Fredrickson, B.A., M.A., M.Phil., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.

Lisa Friedman, B.A., M.Div.
Consulting Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Mankato, Minn.

Alika Galloway, B.A., M.Div.
Co-pastor, Kwanzaa Community Church PC(USA), Minneapolis, Minn.

Kendyl Gibbons, B.A., B.A., M.A., D.Min.
Senior Minister, The First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis, Minn.

Jean Greenwood, B.A., M.Div.
Freelance Educator/Trainer; Consultant; Coach; Writer

Karen Gustafson, B.A., M.Div.
Minister, The First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis, Minn.

James Limburg, B.A., B.D., Th.M., Ph.D.
Independent Scholar

Katherine McLaughlin, CSJ, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minn.

Joyce Mercer, B.A., M.Div., D.Min, Ph.D.
Professor of Practical Theology, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va.

Craig Modahl, M.Div, MSW, CISW
Co-founder & Executive Director, Balance, Inc.

Russell N. Myers, D.Min., BCC
Chaplain, United Hospital and Allina Medical Transportation

David M. Mwihia, B.A., M.Div., M.Th., D.Miss., Ph.D.
Immigrant Ministry Pastor, Church of All Nations, Columbia Heights, Minn.

Paul Nancarrow, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Rector, St. George’s Episcopal Church, St. Louis Park, Minn.

Christie Cozad Neuger ’80, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Director, Institute for the Support of Pastoral Ministries & Distinguished Senior Scholar in Pastoral Care, United

Christie Cozad Neuger has served as a pastor, chaplain, pastoral counselor and professor. An ordained United Methodist elder, she received her M.Div. from United and her Ph.D. from Claremont School of Theology. Over the past 22 years, she has been a professor of pastoral counseling at United, Princeton Theological Seminary and Brite Divinity School, where she remains a distinguished visiting professor. She is a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and an active member in the Society for Pastoral Theology. United recently appointed her as distinguished senior scholar in pastoral care.

Theodore A. Park ’10, B.A., M.A.
Independent Scholar

Abigail Pelham, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.

Gary Reierson, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
CL549 Urban Social Justice Ministry
Director, Collegeville Institute Fellows Programs, Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Collegeville, Minn.

Bruce Robbins, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Senior Minister, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, Minn.

T. Michael Rock, B.A., M.Div.
Senior Pastor, Robbinsdale United Church of Christ, Robbinsdale, Minn.

Meg A. Riley
Former Director, Advocacy and Witness (UUA)

Victoria Safford, B.A., M.Div.
Minister, White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, White Bear Lake, Minn.

Cynthia Sautter, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Independent Scholar

Richard Scheerer, B.A., M.Div.
Ordained United Church of Christ, Retired

Judith Scoville, A.B., M.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Retired Associate Professor of Religion, Northland College, Ashland Wis.

Kent Shifferd, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor
Emeritus of History and Peace Studies, Northland College
, Ashland Wis.

Yolanda Y. Smith, B.A.E., M.A., M.Ed., M.Div., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Christian Education, Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, Conn.

Scott O. Stapleton, B.F.A., M.F.A., M.Div.
Senior Pastor, Grace-Trinity Community Church, Minneapolis, Minn.

Martha E. Stortz
Bernhard M. Christensen Professor in Religion and Vocation, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minn.

Sheryl Lyndes Stowman, B.A., M.Div.
Chaplain, Fairview CPE Center, Fairview University Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

David Tiede, B.A., B.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.

Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, B.B.A., M.A.C.E., M.Div., Ph.D.
University Chaplain, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn.

Kimberly Jo Vrudny, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

Mona West, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Independent Scholar

Claudia Windal (Lakota), O.S.F., B.S., R.N., B.A., M.Div., D.Min.
Episcopal Priest; Licensed Funeral Director


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