Graduate Level Teaching Faculty

Raphaël Anzenberger
(Ph.D./D.Min., Columbia International University, USA) Director of imagoDei, President of France Evangelisation and CEO of the Global Evangelists Forum. He serves as ambassador at large for the board of the ...
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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 chu ...
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Friedmann Eißler
(Dr. theol., Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen) studierte evangelische Theologie und Islamwissenschaft in Tübingen und Jerusalem. 2008-2020 wissenschaftlicher Referent der Evangelischen Zentralstelle für ...
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Marlene Enns
(Ph.D. Educational Studies, Trinity International University, Ill, USA). Born and raised in Asunción, Paraguay as a daughter of German background missionaries born in the former Soviet Union. Therefore, she ...
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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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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., 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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Wolfgang Häde
(D.Th., University of South Africa) has lived in Turkey since 2001 where he is active in the theological training and community work in the Turkish branch of the Martin Bucer Seminar. Since 2019 he has also ...
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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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Traugott Hopp
The native hesse studied theology at "Theologischen Seminar Tabor" and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Chicago (USA) with a focus on Old Testament and Mission Studies. He was a professor o ...
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Volker Kessler
(Dr. theol., University of South Africa, Dr. Phil. University Cologne, Germany) worked for a large international corporation for 12 years. Since 1998 head of the academy for Christian leaders, since 2002 de ...
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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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Deborah J. Kramlich
(Ph.D., Educational Leadership, CIU) Originally from the US, has lived since 1993 in Germany, Sweden, and now Thailand. She is currently doing a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at Payap University, ...
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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

(Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, UK; 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) studied theology, sociology, psychology and communication; doctorate in organizational development. Self-employed as an organisational advisor. Founder and direc ...
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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 ha ...
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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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Ulrich Neuenhausen

(Diplom Agaringeneur und Theologe, BTA Wiedenest/FTA Gießen) Vormals Entwicklungshelfer in Indien und Pakistan, jetzt Leiter von Forum Wiedenest und Lehrer an der Biblisch-Theologischen Akademie.

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Craig Ott
(Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA) Professor of Mission and Intercultural Studies and Director of the PhD in Intercultural Studies program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield ...
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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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Maher Samuel
Psychiatrist, public speaker, apologist, lecturer and author of books. He is the founder of Credologos, a Middle Eastern Christian ministry specialized in apologetics. With his profound expertise in the fie ...
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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 ...
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Hanna-Maria Schmalenbach
(Dr. med/D.Th., Missiology, University of South Africa) worked with her family as a missions doctor and missions pioneer among an indigenous tribe in Mexico. After returning she studied at the AWM and worke ...
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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) Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies, Professor for Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University, USA, sinc ...
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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 Centre for Mission Studies, UK), EU Regional Leader (International Association for Refugees - Europe). From 2010 to 2020 Network Leader for Refugee Highway Partnership (R ...
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Anatoli Uschomirski

(M.A., CIU), Messianisch-jüdischer Pastor, Redner und Buchautor, Studium der Theologie. Er stammt aus einer jüdischen Familie in Kiew, Ukraine, ist verheiratet, hat eine Tochter und zwei Enkelkinder.

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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 Bildungszentrum Bienenberg/Schweiz.

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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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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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