Theology: Meet your MATS Program Director

Theology

We hope you are enjoying these monthly newsletters for the Theological Studies' called "THE-OLOGY." (Get the connection? Theology and THE-OLOGY?) We're hoping that this newsletter will help keep you better informed about what's happening in the program as well as our Graduate School of Ministry. We'll also be periodically highlighting some of you, our wonderful MATS students.

To kick things off, I thought it would be good for you to know a little more about me as your program director. I grew up in Richardson, right here in the North Dallas area. I went to Rice University in Houston on a track scholarship. I was a pre-med major until the Lord called me into ministry the summer of my junior year.

After graduating from Rice, I spent the next eight years at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, where I earned my MDiv and Ph.D. It was in seminary where I met and married my beautiful wife, Kathy. Be sure to ask me about how we first met...it was actually in a seminary Systematic Theology class. (See, good things can happen in a theology classroom!)

Following seminary, I began a journey in pastoral ministry that lasted for the next 25 years, serving churches in Missouri and the North Texas area. I came to teach at DBU in 2007, previously serving as the director of the Worship Leadership program and the Christian Ministry program.

For the past five years, I've been leading our Theological Studies program. I also teach in our undergraduate College of Christian Faith as well as our Ph.D. in Leadership program.

I love sports, working out, the guitar, and the theater. My son, Christopher, works in the Registrar's Office here at DBU. He and his wife Nancy now have six amazing children, all under the age of twelve! My daughter, Alyssa, (a 2010 DBU graduate) is now beginning her sixth year as a Radio City Rockette in New York City.

We are blessed and honored to have each of you in the MATS program, and I and our wonderful office staff are here to serve you in any way we can.

Written by The Graduate School of Ministry

The Graduate School of Ministry provides training for individuals who sense God's call to ministry. The mission of the Graduate School of Ministry integrates foundations of Christian faith and values with professional academic studies.

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