Our Faculty

FACULTY EMERITI

The designation of Professor Emeritus, granted by the Board of Directors of Grace Christian University, is an honor given to a retired faculty member who has demonstrated particularly meritorious service to the institution, its students, and the cause of scholarship in Christian higher education.

Evlyne Beyer (1963 – 1990)
Dale S. De Witt (1961 – 2003)
Gunvor K. Olson (1979 – 1995)
Marlin L. Olson (1977 – 1995)

FACULTY, ADJUNCT FACULTY, INSTRUCTORS

ZAWDIE ABIADE
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Interdenominational Theological Seminary
D.Min. Trinity Theological Seminary
D.Min. Chicago Theological Seminary

GEORGE ACKERMAN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S. Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A. Nova Southeastern University
J.D. Nova Southeastern University
Ph.D. Capella University

THOMAS ALDRICH
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Ed. Grand Valley State University

ANDREW ALEXSON 
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S. University of Maine 
M.Div. Columbia International University
D.Ed. Liberty University

MARK AMERMAN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S. Capella University
Ph.D. Capella University

LILIA ANAND
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. University of Oregon

DANA ARLEDGE
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Liberty University
M.T.S. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

VALISSA ARMSTEAD
Online and Graduate Online Adjunct Faculty
M.B.A. University of Phoenix

DEBRA BALDWIN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Webster University
D.Ed. Barry University

JORDAN BALLARD
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Liberty University
M.A.R. Liberty University
M.R.E. Liberty University
S.T.M. Dallas Theological Seminary

DAVID BARRY
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Western Michigan University
Ed.D. Western Michigan University

ADAM BARTON
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Malone University

KYLE BOHL
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty, Associate Vice President – Student Affairs
M.A. Cornerstone University

BRIAN BOSSICK
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. University of Akron
Ph.D. University of Akron

KELLI BOSSICK
Online Adjunct Faculty, Director of Career Services
M.Ed. Grand Valley State University

JEFFREY BRODRICK
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty, Director of Library Services
M.L.I.S. University of Pittsburgh
M.S. Wilkes University

DAVID BROWN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Hope International University
D.W.S. Institute of Worship Studies

GERALD BROWNING
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Illinois State University

INGRID BUCH-WAGLER
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.M. University of British Columbia
Ph.D. Trinity Theological Seminary

MARK CARROLL
Faculty
M.R.E. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Ed.D. Trinity Theological Seminary

RAYMOND CASE
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Trinity Theological Seminary

SCOTT CHEATHAM
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.R.E. Liberty University

KURT CLASSEN
On-Campus Faculty, Assistant Athletic Director/Events Coordinator
M.A. Walden University

JOHN COIN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
D.Ed. Min. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

MARK CONGROVE
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M.  Calvin Theological Seminary
D.Min. Dallas Theological Seminary

CHRISTOPHER CORNELL
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

MARTIN COVEY
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Michigan State University
Ph.D. Michigan State University

DANIEL DEFEVER
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Tyndale Theological Seminary

RICHARD DEVRIES
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Western Michigan University

MATTHEW DEYOUNG
Faculty, Dean of the School of Business
M.B.A. Cornerstone University

STEVEN DOBO
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Malone University

RICHARD WAYNE DOWNING
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.B.A. University of Phoenix

DEAN DYKSTRA
Faculty
M.Ed. Grand Valley State University

PAMELA EDWARDS
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Northcentral University

REBA EZELL
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Ed. Calvin College

ANDREW FERRIS 
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
B.M. Cornerstone University

JOHN FISCHLE
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Luther Rice Seminary & University
D.Min. Luther Rice Seminary & University

JIMMIE FLORES
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Fielding Graduate University
M.S. Regis University
M.S. DeVry University
M.B.A. The University of St. Thomas
M.Ed. Regis University
D.M. University of Phoenix
Ph.D. Fielding Graduate University 

GARY FORTNEY
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Wheaton College

ERIC FREEMAN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.B.A. The University of Portland

JAMES GAMBLE
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty, Campus Ministries Coordinator
B.A. Grand Valley State University

MADISON GEORGE
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty, Drum Instructor

MICHAEL GOHN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Th.M. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

DAVID GREYDANUS
Faculty, Chair of Criminal Justice
J.D. The University of Toledo

PAMELA GRISSOM
Faculty, Graduate Program Champion – Organizational Leadership
M.A. Indiana Wesleyan University
M.S. Indiana Wesleyan University
Ed.D. Indiana Wesleyan University

GARY HANSEN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology 

CHASTITY HARPER
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S. North Carolina Central University

RICHARD HARRELL
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A. National University

SUSAN HARRELL 
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S. Shenandoah University
M.A. National University

CASSIDY HAWF
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S. Capella University
M.S. Kaplan University

KELLY HAYES
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Liberty University
Th.M. Liberty University
Ed.D. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

ANGIE HENSON
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S.W. Indiana University

JEREMY HERR
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Liberty University

MADISON HETZLER
Online Adjunct Faculty, Senior Enrollment Advisor – Graduate Online
M.A. Liberty University

EBONI HILL-MATHIS
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Siena Heights University
M.S. Central Michigan University
D.M. University of Maryland University College

PHILLIP HOLMES
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty, Vocal Instructor
M.M. University of South Carolina
M.A. University of Michigan

KENNETH HOOD
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min. Erskine Theological Seminary

WILLIAM HORTON
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Regent University

ASHLEY HUISMAN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S.W. Western Michigan University

SHERITA JAHAZIEL
Faculty, Associate Professor of the School of Social Sciences & Human Services
M.A. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
M.S.W. Norfolk State University

SHANE JOHNSON
Online and Graduate Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Ashland Theological Seminary
D.Min. Ashland Theological Seminary

MICHAEL KAGER, JR.
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Malone University

KIZOMBO KALUMBULA, JR.
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Liberty University
Ph.D. Northcentral University

KENNETH KEMPER
Graduate Online Adjunct Faculty, President
M.Div. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Lancaster Bible College

SHEREA LACY
Online Adjunct Faculty, Associate Vice President of Talent Management
M.B.A. University of Phoenix

DAVID LAYTON
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Tennessee Temple University
D.Min. Tennessee Temple University

JOHN LINGELBACH
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Liberty University
M.Div. Liberty University
M.S. Joint Military Intelligence College
Ph.D. Liberty University

PHILLIP LONG
Faculty
M.A. Talbot Theological Seminary
M.A. Talbot Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Andrews University

MATTHEW LOVERIN
Faculty, Dean of the School of Biblical Studies
M.T.S. University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

ALLISON LOYD
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Liberty University

BETSY MARVIN
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Indiana Wesleyan University

BRIAN MATTSON
Faculty
M.Div. Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

GARY MAY
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

PATRICK MCGILLICUDDY
Faculty, Chair of Pastoral Ministry
M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary

SEAN-DAVID MCGORAN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Liberty University
M.Div. Liberty University
D.Min. Golden Gateway Baptist Seminary

MICHAEL MCGORMAN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Tennessee Temple University

BRIAN MCLAUGHLIN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Th.M. Calvin Theological Seminary

ROBERT MILLER
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Ed. Lynchburg College
D.Min. Covington Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Andersonville Theological Seminary

CONNIE MITCHELL
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.B.A. Liberty University
Ph.D. Tennessee Temple University

SCOTT MYERS
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.B.A. Corban University
M.Div. Liberty University

JOSHUA NELSON
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.Ed. Grand Valley State University
M.A. Western Michigan University

OLIVIA NOLAND
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Trinity International University

JOHN O’BRADOVICH
Online and Graduate Online Adjunct Faculty
M.B.A. Amberton University
Ph.D. Capella University

ATTAH OBANDE
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.B.A. Cornerstone University

LONNETTE OSTRANDER
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty, Piano Instructor
M.M. Northern Illinois University

TIMOTHY PETERSON
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty, Vocal Instructor
M.M. Southern Oregon University

KIMBERLY PILIECI
On-Campus and Graduate Online Adjunct Faculty, Provost & Chief Academic Officer
M.A. State University of New York
Ph.D. Western Michigan University 

RICK PILIECI
On-Campus and Online Adjunct Faculty, Campus Pastor
M.A. Grace Christian University

RENA POLING
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.M. Seattle Film Institute

DAVID PRICE
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
B.A. Police Academy

GAIL RAMESH
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Western Michigan University

ROBERT RENBERG, JR.
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Trinity Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Trinity Theological Seminary

JOSE RIVERON
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Buxton University

DAWN RODGERS-DEFOUW
Faculty, Assistant Professor of the School of Social Sciences & Human Services
M.A. Liberty University

JACOB RODGERS
Faculty, Assistant Professor of the School of Biblical Studies
M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary

DARLENE RUHL
Online Adjunct Faculty, Community Outreach Coordinator
M.S. Cornerstone University

TIMOTHY RUMLEY
Graduate Online Adjunct Faculty, Associate Provost, Accreditation Liaison Officer
M.A. Bob Jones University
M.Ed. Covenant College
Ph.D. Trinity International University 

JANICE SCHREGARDUS
Online and Graduate Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Michigan State University
Ph.D. Walden University

JB SEELEY
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty, Assistant Professor of English
M.S. Pensacola Christian College

BARRI SEIF
Faculty, Director of Online Teaching Effectiveness
M.B.A. Amberton University
Ph.D. Trinity Theological Seminary 

LUANNE SHAW
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Trinity Theological Seminary
M.S. Indiana State University
D.N.P. Grand Valley State University

SCOTT SHAW
Faculty, Dean of the School of Social Sciences & Human Services
M.A. Cornerstone University
M.T.S. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
M.A. Arizona State University
M.S.W. Grand Valley State University
Ed.S. University of Michigan
D.Min. Trinity Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Northcentral University

JAMES SHEMARIA, JR.
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Grace Christian University

JAMES SHEMARIA, SR.
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.C.M. Seattle Pacific University

PAMELA SHERSTAD
Faculty, Professor of Communication, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
M.A. Western Michigan University
Ph.D. Regent University

CYNTHIA SHYNE
Online and On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.S. Grand Valley State University

JENNIFER SIDEBOTTOM
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Ed. Whitworth College
Ph.D. Trinity Theological Seminary

MARK SIMPSON
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Denver Seminary
M.A. DePauw University
Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

RACHELE SLOTMAN
Online Adjunct Faculty, Associate Registrar
M.Ed. Grand Valley State University

MARK SOOY
Faculty, Chair of Leadership and Ministry, Director of Online Curriculum
M.A. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

JANICE SPANGENBURG
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S. Troy State University
M.A. Fielding Graduate Institute
Ph.D. Regent University

ROBERT STAUFFER
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.B.A. University of Maryland
D.B.A. University of Phoenix

LAWRENCE STEELE
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Liberty University
Th.M. Liberty University

TESS STOCKSLAGER
Faculty, Associate Professor of English
M.A. Liberty University
Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

JOYCE STORMS
Online Adjunct Faculty, Executive Assistant to the President
M.A. Grace Christian University

JOSEPH STRANO
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Trinity International University

PAUL SWEET
Faculty, Graduate Program Champion – Ministry
M.A. Moody Graduate School
Ph.D. Columbia International University

ROBERT TALLEY
Part-time Online Faculty, Director of Assessment
M.Min. Tennessee Temple University
M.Div. Tennessee Temple University
Ph.D. Liberty University

ELOISE THOMAS
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S. Evangel University
M.A. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

CHERYL TOROK OWEN
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S. Indiana University
Ph.D. Andrews University

MARIA TERESA TRASCRITTI
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.P.A. University of Central Florida
M.A. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ed.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

RAYMOND VAN DER VEER
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.B.A. Baker College

KEVIN VAN WYNSBERG
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Liberty University

KEITH VANDE VREDE
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.Div. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

KYLE VEGH
Faculty, Assistant Professor of the School of Biblical Studies
M.A. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

SAMUEL VINTON
On-Campus Adjunct Faculty
M.R.E. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
M.Div. Grand Rapids Theological Seminar
D.Miss. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

CHRISTINA WALKER
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.R.E. Liberty University

TRACY WALKER
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.B.A. Tiffin University
D.M. University of Phoenix

JASON WERKEMA
Faculty, Dean of the School of Music, Worship, & Technology
M.M. Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. Western Michigan University

JONATHAN  WHITMER
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Grand Valley State University
M.A. Baptist Bible Translator Institute

MARK WHYTE
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A. Dallas Theological Seminary

SHALIE WILLIAMS
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.A. Liberty University

THOMASINE WORTHAM
Online Adjunct Faculty
M.S.W. Michigan State University
Ph.D. Capella University