School of Congregational Ministry

Dean of School of Congregational Ministry

Daniel Overdorf Daniel Overdorf
Professor of Pastoral Ministry
D.Min. in Preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Ten years of experience as an associate and senior minister; joined Johnson in 2005.
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Full-time Faculty

Rory Christensen

Rory Christensen
Associate Professor of Congregational Ministry
D. Min. in Church and Parachurch Leadership from Lincoln Christian University
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Brian Leslie Brian Leslie
Associate Professor of Youth Ministry
Director of Youth and Children's Ministries
M.A. in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University
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J. Michael Shannon J. Michael Shannon
Professor of Congregational Ministry, Indiana/Kentucky Program Director
D.Min. in Ministry from the Reformed Theological Seminary
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Jeff Snell Jeff Snell
Professor of Congregational Ministry, Director of Preaching Ministries
D.Min. in Ministry in Expository Preaching from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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David Wheeler David A. Wheeler
Associate Professor of Congregational Ministry
M.A. in Leadership from Kentucky Christian University, M.Min. in Ministry from Kentucky Christian University
Worked in ministry for 25 years as a youth and senior minister; joined Johnson in 1997.
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Part-time Faculty

Chad Broaddus
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Preaching from Lincoln Christian University
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Lori Burns
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
M.A. in Counseling, M.A. in Practical Ministry from Cincinnati Christian University
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John Shannon Caldwell 
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
M.A. in Ministry, M.Min. in Ministry from Cincinnati Christian University
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Barbara Camblin
Lecturer in Children's Ministry
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Covenant College
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Jeremy Cox
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
M.A. in New Testament from Johnson University
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P. Dwayne Curry
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
M.A.R. in Church History from Emmanuel Christian Seminary
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Nick Demos
Lecturer in Strategic Ministry
M.A. in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University
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Steve Gross
Lecturer in Strategic Ministry
M.A. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University
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Carlus Gupton
Lecturer in Pastoral Ministries 
D.Min. in Preaching and Church Leadership from Abilene Christian University
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Todd Hardin
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary
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Joseph Harvey
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Pastor Care from Lincoln Christian University
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M. Scott Heller
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
M.A.R. in Leadership Studies and Pastoral Leadership from Cincinnati Christian University
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Lisa Horner
Lecturer in Strategic Ministry
M.A. in Christian Leadership from Hope International University
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Bruce Humphrey
Lecturer in Youth Ministry
M.A. in Practical Ministries from Cincinnati Christian University
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David Huskey
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Spiritual Formation from Lincoln Christian University
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Michael Johnson
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
M.A. in Christian Education from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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Ronald Kastens
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Pastoral Theology in Practice from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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Harold E. Keck
Lecturer in Homiletics
D.Min. in Expository Preaching from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Tom LaHue
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Ministry from Grace Theological Seminary
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Trent Lambert
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Leadership from Liberty Theological Seminary
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Curtis McGinnis
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
D. Min. in Church Leadership from Bethel University
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Mark Moore
Lecturer in Strategic Ministry
Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the University of Wales
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Robert G. O’Lynn II
Lecturer in Biblical Teaching and Preaching
D.Min. in Homiletics from Harding School of Theology
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Dwayne Pedroza
Lecturer in Strategic Ministry
Doctor of Ministry from Liberty University
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Rick Penny
Lecturer in Strategic Ministry
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University, M.A. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University
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Greg Robbins
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
Doctor of Ministry from Emmanuel Christian Ministry
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Thomas E. Roberts
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry and Leadership
D.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix
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Jonathan Roe
Lecturer in Strategic Ministry
D.Min. in Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary
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Garry Rollins
Affiliate Faculty in Business & Public Leadership, Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota
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Michael Sanders
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
M.A. in New Testament from Johnson University
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Mark Searby
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling/Pastoral Theology from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
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David Strange
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
M.Div. in Christian Education from Cincinnati Christian University
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Matthew Sullivan
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
M.Div. in Preaching from Lincoln Christian University
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Scott Sutherland
Lecturer in Biblical Teaching and Preaching
M.A. in New Testament Exposition and Preaching from Johnson University
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Dave Van Donge
Lecturer in Strategic Ministry
M.A. in Christian Leadership from Hope International University
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Shannon Warden
Lecturer in Pastoral Counseling
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Johnson University
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Michael Shane Wood
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry, Affiliate Faculty in Business & Public Leadership, Candidacy Coach
Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University
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Stephen A. Yeaton
Lecturer in Congregational Ministry
D.Min. in Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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Interdisciplinary Faculty

Karen Eastep
Field Experience Coordinator, Staff Instructor in Early Childhood Program Development
M.Ed. in Adult Education and Development from Strayer University
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Jody L. Owens
Professor of Bible and Pastoral Ministries
D.Min. in Old Testament Studies from Emmanuel Christian Seminary
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Twila Sias
Professor of Education
M.Ed. in English and Language Arts Education from the University of Central Florida
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Gary David Stratton
University Professor of Worldview and Spiritual Formation, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. in Education from Talbot Seminary
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Mark Ziese
Professor of Old Testament, Dean of the School of Bible & Theology
Ph.D. in Religion from Andrews University
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Administrative Faculty

Dametraus Jaggers
Assistant Professor of Arts & Sciences, Director of the Future of Hope Lilly Endowment Youth Theology Initiative, Director of Knoxville ExtendEd
M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University
Pursuing Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Tennessee
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William F. Wolf
Assistant Professor of Worship and Theology, Dean of the Chapel
Doctorate of Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Master of Letters in Theology, Imagination and the Arts from the University of St. Andrews
M.A. in New Testament Exposition and Research from Johnson University
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Staff

Kealy Mead
Congregational Ministry Internship Coordinator
Bachelor of Science
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Cathy Taylor
Administrative Assistant
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