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Faculty

Bruce Coats, PhD

Academic Dean
bcoats@winebrenner.edu
419-434-4250

Dr. Coats leads the Academic Advancement department, including oversight of faculty distinction, compelling curriculum, and student success. He shares responsibility for the development of academic collaborative relationships, leads contextualizing theological education, and helps build the community of learners.

David Barbee, PhD

Assistant Professor of Christian Thought | Director of the Master of Arts in Practical Theology Program
david.barbee@winebrenner.edu
419-434-4252
Office 228

— George Fox University, B.A., 2000
— Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.A., 2003
— Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.A., 2005
— University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 2013
— Joined Winebrenner Faculty in 2014

James Sweeney, PhD

J. Russell Bucher Professor of New Testament Studies | Director of the Master of Divinity Program
jsweeney@winebrenner.edu
419-434-4253
Office 219

— Roberts Wesleyan College, B.A., 1989
— Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.A., 1993
— Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ph.D., 2000
— Joined Winebrenner Faculty in 2010

John Nissley, DMin

Professor of Spiritual Formation & Pastoral Theology | Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
jnissley@winebrenner.edu
419-434-4247
Office 217

— Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1974
— Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, M.R.E., 1983
— Bethel Theological Seminary, D.Min., 2000
— Winebrenner Theological Seminary, M.Div., 2010
— Joined Winebrenner Faculty in 2000

Karen McGibbon, PhD

Assistant Professor in Clinical Counseling | Practicum & Internship Coordinator Licensed Professional Counselor
karen.mcgibbon@winebrenner.edu
419-434-4249
Office 222

— University of the West Indies, B.S., 1990
— St. Stephen’s College, M.A., 2011
— Regent University, Ph.D., 2015
— Joined Winebrenner Faculty in 2017

Kelli Jo Arndt, PhD

Professor in Clinical Counseling | Director of the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Program
kellijo.arndt@winebrenner.edu
419-434-4248
Office 221

— University of Toledo, B.S., 1987
— Bowling Green State, M.Ed., 1992
— University of Toledo, Ph.D., 2006
— Joined Winebrenner Faculty in 2014

Mary Iiames, PhD

Assistant Professor in Clinical Counseling
iiames@winebrenner.edu
419-434-4246
Office 220

— Bluffton College, B.A., 1988
— Bowling Green State University, M.Ed., 1992
— The University of Toledo, Ph.D., 2000
— Joined Winebrenner Faculty in 2017

Emeritus Faculty

George Fry, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Church History & Biblical Studies Emeritus

— Capital University, B.A., 1958, B.D., 1962, M.Div., 1977
— Ohio State University, M.A., 1961, Ph.D., 1965
— Winebrenner Theological Seminary, D.Min., 1978
— Cranmer Seminary, D.D., 2001
— Holy Trinity College and Seminary, S.T.M., 2002
— Joined Winebrenner Faculty in 1999

James L. Resseguie, PhD

Distinguished Professor of New Testament Emeritus
jresseguie@winebrenner.edu

— University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1967
— Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1972
— Fuller Theological Seminary, Ph.D., 1978
— Fulbright Fellow, 1990
— Joined Winebrenner Faculty in 1976

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Diane S. Baltaeff, B.S., M.Ed., M.Div., D.W.S.

Dr. Joel Cocklin, B.A., M.S., M.S.S., M.Div., STM, D.Min

Dr. James Davison, B.A., M.A.(T.S.), D.Min.

Dr. Don Dennison, B.A., M.A.T., M.Div., D.Min.

Dr. Rob Douglass

Dr. Linda Draper, B.S., M.A.(TS), D.Min.

Dr. Thomas Gardner, B.A., M.A., D.Min.

Marlena Graves, B.A., M.Div.

Dr. Robert J. Guy, Jr., B.A., M.A., M.A., M.A.(T.S.), M.S.T., D.Min., Ph.D.

Dr. Kathryn Helleman, B.A., M.Div., D.Min.

Dr. Martin Johnson, B.A., M.S., M.Div., D.Min.

Dr. Kim Martinez, B.A, MAT, D.Min.

Dr. William Reist, B.A., M.Div., D.Min.

Dr. Michael A. Scoles, B.A., M.A., M.S.Ed., Ed.D.

Dr. Brent C. Sleasman, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Karen Wortman, B.A., M.A., M.A.H.E.