Oct 04, 2023  
Crown College 2023-2024 Catalog 
Crown College 2023-2024 Catalog

Administration and Faculty


Cabinet Officers

Andrew C. Denton, Ph.D., President
Martha D. Swift, M.Ed., Vice President of Student Development
Fawn E. McCracken, Ed.D., Chief Online Learning Officer
Christopher W. Mathews, D.M.A., Vice President of Academic Affairs
Daniel E. McDonald, Ph.D., Vice President of Enrollment & Marketing
Joel K. Johnson, Ph.D. (ABD), Vice President of College Relations
Michael I. Price, M.B.A., Chief Operating Officer
Jennifer M. Niska., Ed.D. (ABD), Chief of Staff and Communications


Administrative Offices

Office of the President

Andrew C. Denton, Ph.D., President
Jennifer M. Niska., Ed.D. (ABD), Chief of Staff and Communications

Academic Affairs Administration

Christopher W. Mathews, D.M.A., Vice President of Academic Affairs
William S. Bojan, M.A., Dean of the School of Business
Jennifer K. Corti, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Teacher Education
Krista L. Hoekstra, Ed.D., Dean of the School of Health and Science
Wilson R. Kuhn., Ed.D., Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry
Kimberely A. LaQuay, M.A., Registrar
Fawn E. McCracken, Ed.D., Chief Online Learning Officer
Mary M. Meehan, M.A. Director of Library 

Finance & Operations Administration

Michael I. Price, M.B.A., Chief Operating Officer
Amy L. Luesse, M.A.,SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator
Chet A. Leuthold, A.A.S., Director of Information Technology
Ronald L. Straka, B.A., Controller
Sharie M. Thoelke, M.B.A., Director of Operations

Enrollment & Marketing Administration

Daniel E. McDonald, Ph.D., Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing
Alyssa M. Gillette, M.A., Director of Financial Aid
TBD, Executive Director of Marketing

College Relations Administration

Joel K. Johnson, Ph.D. (ABD), Vice President of College Relations
TBD, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

School of Online Studies and Graduate School Administration

Fawn E. McCracken, Ed.D., Chief Online Learning Officer
Brandy L. Graef, A.A., Director of Programs Emergency Medical Training Institute
Emily N. Cano, M.A., Director of Veterans and PSEO
Daniel J. Diercks, M.A., Director of Educational Programs/Omaha
Darin M. Mather, Ph.D., Associate Dean/Online Studies
Elizabeth A. Venable, M.A., Director of Student Recruiting/Omaha
James D. Zapf, PhD., Director MA Counseling Program
Alexander K. Zell, Ph.D., Christian Ministry Programs Chair

Student Development Administration

Martha D. Swift, M.Ed., Vice President of Student Development
William E. Johnson, M.A., M.Div., Director of Counseling and Career Services
John Hyttsten, M.Ed., Dean of Students
MacArthur Moser, B.A., Campus Pastor/Director of Spiritual Formation

School of Arts and Sciences Department Chairs

Dean M. Erickson, Ph.D., Biblical, Theological and Ministry Studies
Dawn D. Locklear, Ph.D., Mathematics and Science
Leslie Mathews, Ph.D. Teacher Education
Joy A. Pieper, D.N.P., Nursing
Saju M. Alex, Ph.D., Business and Sport Management

Board of Trustees

Hector Belen, Assistant Director, The Alliance Center for Leadership Development

Patrick Costello, Certified Public Accountant

Gary Friesen, Vice President, Christian and Missionary Alliance

Darril Holden, Lead Pastor, Christ Community Churhc, Rochester, MN

Bret Hyder, Senior Project Manager, Jkath Design Build + Reinvent

Gregory Kummer, President, Security Trust

Art Hill, Professor Emeritus, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Wang Chao Lee, Director, Hmong Christian Institute

Joel Harmon, Alumni Board President, VP of Sales and Market Development for Polaris

Jim Nash, MN House of Representatives 

Juan Padilla, Neurosurgeon

Gordon Paisley, Senior Program Manager, United Airlines

Verna Price, CEO, The Power of People

Dan Scarrow, District Superintendent, North Central District (C&MA)

Robert Solfelt, Senior Vice President, Mortenson Development

Dale Teal, Founder and Senior Financial Planner, Strategic Financial Concepts

Kimberly Thomas, Office Manager, John A. Thomas Law Office

Eric Tompkins, Busines Unit Leader, Golden Ridge Rice Mill

May Vang, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Choua Yang, Consultant and Photographer


Saju M. Alex, B.S., University of Phoenix; M.B.A., Metropolitan College of New York; Ph.D., Indiana Institute of Technology, 2023-

Aaron J. Aslakson, B.A., Concordia College; M.A., Minnesota State University-Mankato; Ph.D., Concordia University. 2022-

Troy A. Backhuus, B.S., Nebraska Christian College; M.A., Grace University; Ph.D., Regent University. 2022-

Kevin C. K. Berg, B.A., Concordia University Chicago; M.F.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa. 2022-

William S. Bojan, B.S., DePaul University; M.A., DePaul University. 2022-

Emma J. Bondy, B.A., Crown College; M.A., University of Nebraska. 2023-

Don D. Bouchard, B.S., Eastern Montana College; M.S.Ed., Montana State University-Billings; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. 2004-

Anthony W. Bushnell, B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Bethlehem College & Seminary; J.D. University of Minnesota Law School. 2023-

Jennifer K. Corti, B.A., Baylor University; M.A. University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Denver. 2018-

Aaron B. Edmund, B.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. 2021-

Dean M. Erickson, B.A., Crown College; M.Div., Denver Seminary; Ph.D., Luther Seminary, 1999-

Jessica E. Fleck., B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.A., Wheaton College; M.Div. equivalency, Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary. 2021-

Nickolas A. Fox, B.A., Evangel University; M.Div., Bethel Seminary; Ph.D., Middlesex University, London School of Theology. 2023 -

Ryan D. Furlong, B.A., University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire; M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Iowa. 2023 -

Karen S. Gustafson, B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Universidad de Palermo. 2007-

Tyler J. Hajek, B.S., South Dakota State University; M.A., Minnesota State University-Mankato; Ph.D., (ABD), University of Northern Colorado. 2022-

Ryan G. Heinsch, B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.Div., Moody Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen. 2023 -

Krista L. Hoekstra, B.S., Behtel College; M.A., Bethel University; Ed.D., Bethel University. 2022-

Alexis C. Jones, B.S., Crown College; M.Ed., College of St. Scholastica. 2019-

Jessica L. Kesterson, B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.S., Bethel University. 2023-

Kayla M. Kubat, B.A., St. Cloud State University; M.A., American College of Education. 2023-

Dawn D. Locklear, B.A., St. Olaf College; M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Walden University. 2007-

Thomas B. McCracken, B.S., Penn State University; M.S.Ed., Indiana University of PA; Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 2011-

Juan Luis Mendez Sanchez, B.S., University of Nevada; M.A., University of London; M.B.A., Loyola Marymount University; MDiv in progress Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 2023-

Glenn E. Myers, B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Boston University. 1998-

Joy A. Pieper, B.A., St. Olaf College; M.S., Duke University; D.N.P., Vanderbilt University. 2021-

Aeisha D. S. Thomas, A.B., Harvard University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University. 2009-

J. Trevor Vannatta, B.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; M.S., University of Minnesota, Ph.D., Purdue University. 2022-

Justin G. Winzenburg, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Bethel University; Ph.D., London School of Theology. 2015-

Cassandra E. Woodland, B.S., University of St. Thomas; D.P.T., A.T. Still University. 2022-

James L. Zapf, B.S., Grace College; M.A., Grace Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Walden University. 2008-

Alexander K. Zell. B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity International University. 2017-

Adjunct Faculty

Juri Ammari, B.A., Ohio University; M.A., Saint Xavier University; M.Div., Moody Graduate School; D.Min., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

Laura E. Anderson, A.A., Central Lakes College; B.S., Crown College; M.A., Liberty University.

Norman D Anderson, B.S. South Dakota State University; M.A. Grace University; M.Div. Trinity Divinity School; D.Min. Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary.

Michael L. Ashley, B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.A., University of Northwestern.

Jeremy M. Baker, A.A. Crown College; B.A. Crown College. 

Shelly A. Baker, B.S., Colorado Technical University - Sioux Falls; M.S.M., Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs; Ph.D., North Central University.

Megan Baril, B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

William B. Bedford, B.A., Bob Jones University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

D. Elaine Bednar, B.A. Ohio State University; M.A. Ashland Theological Seminary; D.Min. Ashland Theological Seminary.

Hector Belen, B.A. Rutgers University; MPS, Alliance Theological Seminary; D.Min. Alliance Theological Seminary.

Erin Bell, A.A., North Carolina College of Theology; A.A.P., Cuyahoga Community College; B.S., University of Mount Olives; M.Div., Liberty University, D.Min., South University.

Kevin C. K. Berg, B.A., Concordia University Chicago; M.F.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Michelle D. Bethke-Kaliher, B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.A., University of California; Ph.D., Capella University.

Wanda Siena Blanco, B.S., Kansas State University; M.A., Fort Hays State University.

Kevin Boatman, B.B.A., LeTourneau; M.B.A., Morehead State University; M.A., Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.

Arlene E. Borner, B.A., University of Minnesota Morris; M.S., Minnesota State University Mankato.

Joseph D. Botana, B.S., Roosevelt University; M.S., Roosevelt University; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University.

Laura L. Boyd, B.A., Cornell College; M.A., St. Catherine University.

Benjamin P. Bouissieres, B.S., North Central University.

Amy C. Bourne, B.B.A., Texas Technical University; M.S., Texas Technical University; D.B.A., Anderson University.

Robert W. Brannon,  B.A., St. Paul Bible College; M.A., Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions; Ph.D., Oxford Graduate School.

Jerry D. Breedlove, B.S., Crown College; M.A., Crown College; D.S.L. Regent University. 

Michael D. Brewer, A.S. Ferrum College; B.A. University of North Carolina; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Amanda J. Burger, B.A., University of North Dakota; M.A., Maryhurst University.

Tina L. Callaway, B.S., University of Phoenix; M.S., University of Alabama; M.B.A., Liberty University.

Katherine R. Cash, B.A., Trinity University.

Joseph Chon (Joon Hong), B.S., Simpson College; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Paul A. Clark, B.A., Houghton College; M.A., NYACK; Ph.D., South African Theological Seminary.

Kenneth Cluck, Jr., B.S., M.Div., M.A., Crown College, D.Min in progress, Alliance Theological Seminary.

Craig A. Cook, B.A., Biola College; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Ateneo de Manila University.

Bari L. Courts, B.A., Kenyon College; M.B.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Capella University.

Kim Ngoc Dang, B.S., California State University; M.Div., Westminster Seminary California.

Brian J. Daum, B.S., Crown College; M.Div., Liberty University; M.A., Montana State University.

Roberto D. DeSagun, B.A., University of San Diego; M.A., Crown College; Ph.D., Regent University.

Randall P. Dirks, B.T.H., Canadian Bible College; M.Div., Bethel Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

William P. Dunham, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Akron.

Isaac D. Edlund, B.S. Crown College.

Daniel D. Ehresmann, B.A., Augsburg College; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Keldon E. Ellis, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Crown College. 

William G. English, B.S., Lock Haven University; M.A., Slippery Rock University of PA; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

Sondra C. Epley, B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Ed., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University.

Nathan R. Erickson, B.A., M.A., Crown College.

Timothy J. Evans, B.A., Spring Arbor University; M.A., Ph.D., Liberty University.

Carol G. Fast, A.A., Pensacola Jr. College; B.A., M.S., Florida State University.

Chelsey M. Fiecke, B.S. University of Northwestern, St. Paul; ABD., University of Minnesota.

Betsie C. Feldkamp, B.M., Crown College; M.M., University of Minnesota.

Lambers B. Fisher, B.A., University of Minnesota; M.S., M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Margaret A. Fletcher, B.A., Fairmont State University; M.S., M.Div., D.Min., Regent University.

Peter S. Flint, B.S., Pensacola Christian College; M.S., Bob Jones University; M.S. Clemson University; Ph.D., Liberty University.

Erin Flynn-Brown, B.S., University of Minnesota; D.C., Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Kayla R. Ford, B.S., M.S., Grand Canyon University.

Jeffrey C. Fox, B.S., Mary Washington College; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.B.A., Ph.D.,  North Central University.

Thomas C. Franklin, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Alliance Theological Seminary.

Kalli E. Franz, B.A., University of Northwestern, St. Paul; M.M. In Progress, Bethel Seminary.

Colleen C. Freeman, A.A., Joliet Junior College; B.A., Lewis University; M.A., Grace University.

Sara J. Garski, B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison; M.B.A., Upper Iowa University; Ph.D., Capella University.

John Scott Gerard, A.A.S., Milwaukee Area Technical College; B.S., M.S., Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.

Kimberly M. Geurts, B.S., Crown College; M.S., Liberty University; Doctoral Studies, Northcentral University. 

Beverly L. Gillen, B.S., University of Minnesota; M.B.A., Crown College.

Karissa J. Godel, B.A., Crown College; M.S., Minnesota State University - Mankato.

Andrew J. Graham, B.A., Hobe Sound Bible College; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Liberty University.

Harold Stephen Graham, B.S., University of Phoenix; M.B.A., LeTourneau University; M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University.

Richard T. Harrell, B.A., Coker College; M.A., National University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Susan E. Harrell, B.A., Mars Hill College; M.S., Shenandoah University; M.A. National University.

Tracy J. Harris, B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

R. Mark Harris. B.A., Columbia International University; M.A., Cincinnati Christian University; M.A., Moody Bible Institute; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Lindsey E. Herbert, B.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead; M.A., St. Catherine University.

Tracy L. Hiebert, B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.S., Mankato State University.

Abigail R. Hill, B.S., Saint Joseph’s College; M.A., Liberty University; Ed.D., Argosy University.

Long V. Ho, B.S., Dordt College; M.S., California State University, Fullerton; M.A., Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

David A. Hoehl, B.A. Bethel University; M.A. University of Minnesota.

Pamela B. Hoffmeyer, B.S., West Virginia University; M.L.I.S., Kent State University; M.A.Ed., Malone University.

Bryn L. Homuth, B.A., Concordia College; M.A., Kansas State University.

Jacob Huang, B.A., Aletheia University; M.A., Tunghai University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.

Andrew R. Johnson, B.A., Bethel University; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

John S. Johnson, B.A., Bible Missionary Institute; M.A., Azusa Pacific University; Ph.D., Biola University.

Jacob H. Johnston, B.A., University of Kentucky; M.A., Liberty University; M.F.A., Asbury University.

Kenneth E. Jones, A.A., University of Arkansas - Ft. Smith; B.S., John Brown University; M.B.A., Webster University; D.B.A., Anderson University.

Taylor I. Jones, B.S., Crown College; M.A., Crown College.

Bridget O. Juwah, B.A., Obafemi Awolowo University; M.S., University of Lagos; Ed.D., University of Phoenix.

Gary E. Keisling, B.A., Nyack College; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Mark E. Kennicott, B.A., M.Div., M.A., Crown College; Ph.D., In Progress, Liberty University.

Paul L. King, B. A. Oral Roberts University; M.A. Oral Roberts University; D.Min., Oral Roberts University; D.Th. University of South Africa.

Andrew J. Knisely, B.A., Houghton College; M.Div., Nyack College; M.A., Shippensburg University; Ed.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

Jerome D. Kragt, B.A., Crown College., M.A., Crown College.

David A. Krilov, B.A., University of Delaware; M.A., Liberty University.

Kevin M. Kroitor, B.S., M.Div., Crown College; M.A., Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D. In Progress Liberty University.

Aleta M. Krop, B.A., Crown College, M.A., Liberty University.

Tami L. Kuntz, B.A., St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX; M.A., St. Thomas University.

Victoria K. Kyarsgaard, B.S.N., University of Minnesota; M.S.N., University of Minnesota; D.N.P., St. Catherine’s University.

Derek J. Lee, B.S., M.A., Crown College.

Mark E. Linderman, B.A., Southern Illinois University; M.S., Indiana University.

Gregory M. Loomis, B.S. Clarion State College; M.Div., D.Min, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Sandra J. Lucas, B.M., St. Cloud State University; M.M., University of Illinois.

Jaime L. Lundgren, B.S., M.S., St. Cloud State University.

Annbridget Makena-Daggett, B.S., Crown College; M.A., Crown College. 

David O. Manske, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Columbia International University.

Robert J. Mapstone, B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Crown College.

Michael V. Mason, B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology.

Felice Y. Mayes, B.S., M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

C. Patrick Mealey, B.A., North Central University; M.A., Norwich University.

William R. Metcalf, A.A., Anne Arundel Community College; B.S., University of Maryland; M.A., Crown College.

Adelaide Adams Michlitsch, B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., Bethel University.

T. Harry Millen, B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.F.A. In Progress, Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

Mike Mitchell, B.A., University of West Florida; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Liverpool Hope University.

Ronald J. Morrison, B.A., Trinity Bible College; M.A., Trinity Theological Seminary; D.Min. Alliance Theological Seminary. 

Anthony J. Myles, B.S., M.A., Indiana Wesleyan University.

Marvin  E. Nelson, B.A., Nyack College; M.A., Crown College., M.Div., Crown College; D.Min. Alliance University.

Richard A. Noble, B.A., Geneva College; M.Div., D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Ronnie L. Pace, B.A., M.A., Louisiana Tech University; Ph.D., Walden University.

Douglas P. Parkinson. B.S., M.A., Crown College.

Marnie L. Pauly, B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.E., University of Phoenix.

Bethany L. Peterson, B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.A., Wheaton College; M.F.A., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., University of Missouri.

Megan E. Pieper, B.S.N., Minnesota State Mankato.

Elizabeth A. Potter, B.A., Northwestern College, M.A., Grace University.

Lindsay R. Puente, B.S., University of Wisconsin River Falls; M.A., Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

Kendall Qualls, B.S., Cameron University; M.A., University of Oklahoma; M.S., Oklahoma City University; M.B.A., University of Michigan.

Adam J. Rasmussen, B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology/Biola University.

Elizabeth F. Reich, B.S., M.A., University of Minnesota.

Victoria P. Riollano, B.A., Georgia State University; M.S., Capella University.

Karina M. Robbins, B.S., Crown College;  M.B.A.,  Crown College.

Amy L. Roedding, B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Columbia International University.

Daniel J. Scarrow, B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.A., Columbia University- Satellite Campus; DSL., Regent University.

David J. Scrabeck, B.S., North Central University; M.A. Crown College.

Barri C. Seif, B.A., Stephens College; M.B.A., Amberton University; Ph.D. Trinity Theological Seminary.

Koryn R. Smith, B.S., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; M.S., Mankato State University; Ph.D., Walden University.

John W. Spriggs, B.A., University of Western Ontario; M.A., Tyndale University College & Seminary (Ontario Theological Seminary); D.Min., NYACK College & Seminary.

Jay F. Steele, B.S., M.B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.Div., Ashland Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Chris J. StGeorge, B.S. University of Minnesota; M.B.A., University of Minnesota.

Michael V. Stine, B.A., Ohio State University; M.Div., Ashland Theological Seminary; D.Min., Ashland Theological Seminary.

Sandra A. Tebbe, B.S., M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D. In Progress, Walden University.

Jeffrey J. Thelen, B.S., Winona State University; M.A. St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

MaryRose K. Thill, B.A., University of Northern Iowa.

Trent L. Thomas, B.S., Hampton University; M.A., Trinity International University; D.Min., Alliance Theological Seminary.

David G. Thompson, B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., Webster University.

Lawrence B. Tindall, B.S., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; M.Div., Calvary Baptist Seminary.

David P. Tingley, B.A., Spring Arbor University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Debra E. Touhey, B.A., Florida International University; M.A., Liberty University; M.S., University of Phoenix; D.B.A., Northcentral University.

Marc D. Trujillo, A.S., College of Eastern Utah; B.A., Simpson College; M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Luther Seminary.

May Vang, B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.A., Cardinal Stritch University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Cathy P. Vann, B.S., Shorter College; M.S., Regis University; Ed.D, Ed.S., Nova Southeastern University.

David M. Veen, A.A., Los Angeles Mission College; B.S., M.M., D.B.A., University of Phoenix.

Enrique Velazquez, B.B.A., American InterContinental University; M.B.A., Crown College.

Tina E. Vinson, B.S.N., Crown College; M.S.N., College of St. Scholastica.

Dawn N. Vitek. B.S., Bethel University; Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines.

Megan M. Wagner, B.M., University of Northwestern - St. Paul; M.M., University of Minnesota; D.M.A., In Progress, University of Oklahoma.

Shawna J. Warner, B.A., M.A., Bethel University; Ph.D. Biola University.

Melissa K. Wetterlund, B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., Bethel University; M.F.T., Bethel Seminary.

Cornelia White, B.S.B.A., Ashland College; M.Div. Oral Roberts University; M.A.C., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary; D.Min., South University.

Michelle Whitehead, B.S. Texas A&M University; M.S. Texas Woman’s University.

Brian D. Wiersma, B.S., Southwest Minnesota State University; M.A., Drake University; D.B.A., Liberty University.

F. Nevin Wiest, B.A., M.Div., NYACK College Seminary Graduate Schools; Ed.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

James A. Willets, B.S., Cardiff University; P.G.C.E., University of Wales in Cardiff.

Esther Williamson, BS, Arizona State University; Master of Mathematics Education, University of Minnesota.

Roy L. Williams, B.A., Crown College; M.Div., Sioux Falls Seminary; M.A., College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary.

William Scott Wilson, B.S., M.A., West Virginia University; Doctoral Studies, Louisiana State University.

Luke B. Wynja, B.A., Covenant College; M.A. Crown College; M.Div, Covenant Theological Seminary; D.Min. (ABD), Covenant Theological Seminary.

Rachel M. Zabaneh, A.A., Skyline College; B.S., Golden State Baptist College; T.E.S.L/T.E.F.L., Notre Dame de Namur University; M.A., Crown College; Ed.D., Creighton University.

David L. Zapf, B.A., Grace College and Seminary; M.Div., Grace College and Seminary.


Faculty Emeriti

William B. Bedford, Professor of History and Political Science. B.A. Bob Jones University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia. 1976-2014.

Daniel L. Carlson, Professor of Teacher Education. B.S., University of Minnesota; M.A., Eastern Michigan University; graduate studies, University of Washington and University of Minnesota; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University. 1981-2008.

George G. Gianoulis, Professor of Greek and New Testament. A.A., University of Minnesota; B.A., St. Paul Bible College; M.Div., Bethel Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Ph.D., Lutheran School of Theology. 1975-2014.

Ronald L. Griffiths, Associate Professor of Christian Education/Youth, B.S., Nyack Missionary College; M.R.E., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Doctoral studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. 1976-2009.

Donald G. Hardy, Professor of Biology. B.S., Sioux Falls College; M.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. 1977-2020

L. Arnold Hustad, Professor of Theology and Philosophy; B.A., St. Paul Bible College; M.Div., Th.M., Bethel Theological Seminary; Ph.D., New York University. 1975-2017

Stanley R. Larson, Associate Professor of English. B.A., Trinity College; M.A., Northern Michigan University; graduate studies, University of Minnesota; doctoral candidate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 1967-1973; 1978-2000.

Wilbert H. Ratledge, Professor of Humanities. B.A., Tennessee Temple College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., North Texas State University. 1992-2012

Jay F. Steele, Professor of Business. B.S., M.B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.Div., Ashland Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. 1986-2015

Joseph M. Tewinkel, Professor of History and Bible. B.A., Whitworth College; Th.B., St. Paul Bible Institute; B.D., Bethel Theological Seminary; Th.M., Luther Theological Seminary; graduate studies, University of Minnesota; D.D., Crown College. 1955-1996.

Marilyn J. Weldin, Director of Extension and Cooperative Program Development; Professor of Education. Diploma, St. Paul Bible Institute; B.R.E., St. Paul Bible College; B.S., M.S., University of Nebraska-Omaha; Special Education Certificate, University of Nebraska- Lincoln; Ed.D., University of Kansas. 1962-1999.

Visiting Faculty

David and Evangeline Kindervater, International Workers in Residence; Appointed annually by the national office of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in consultation with Crown College.