Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

The faculty at Crown College blends higher learning with a higher calling. Going beyond teaching, they disciple, mentor and lead with the passion for Christ you would hope to experience at a Christian college. Nearly 90 percent of our faculty holds the highest degrees possible in their fields, and those who have come from the corporate world are seasoned, respected professionals. Learn more about the Crown College faculty below.

Crown Adjunct Faculty

  • Thomas Berscheid, Humanities, B.S., Northwestern College; M.A., Adler Graduate School of Minnesota
  • Benjamin Bouissieres, Music, B.A., North Central University
  • Shana M. Brath, Music, B.A., University of Cincinnati
  • Katherine R. Cash, Humanities, B.A., Trinity University
  • Paul S. Dreblow, Bible and Theology, B.S., Wheaton College, MDIV Bethel Seminary; D.R.S. Trinity Theological Seminary
  • Daniel D. Ehresmann, Mathematics and Science, B.A., Augsburg College; Ph.D., North Dakota State University
  • Victoria R. Farmer, Humanities, B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Laena M. Farniok, Nursing, B.S.N., St. Catherine University
  • Betsie Feldkamp, Music, B.M.E., Crown College; M.M., University of Minnesota
  • Nickolas A. Fox, B.A., Evangel University; M.Div., Bethel Seminary
  • Christy M. Garlets, Nursing, A.A.S., Butler County Community College; B.S., Regis University; M.S.N., Regis University
  • Deana A. Gaudreau, Nursing, A.S., Ridgewater College; B.S.N., Minnesota State University – Moorhead
  • Ann E. Gustafson, Mathematics and Science, B.S.N., University of Iowa
  • Rachel S. Harris, Communication Arts, B.S., Pensacola Christian College; M.A., Pensacola Christian College
  • Lindsey E. Herbert, Teacher Education, B.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead; M.A., St. Catherine University
  • James M. Hunter, Humanities, B.S., Pillsbury College; M.A., Crown College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Dennis E. Ingolfsland, Biblical and Theological Studies, B.A., Calvary College; M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; D. Phil., Oxford Graduate School
  • Sarah E. Johnson, Teacher Education, B.A.; University of Wisconsin
  • Jolene Konkel, Communication Arts, B.S. North Central University; B.F.A., University of Minnesota; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Bruce D. Konold, Biblical and Theological Studies, B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.A., Bethel Theological Seminary
  • Lacey M. West, Music, B.M.E., B.A., South Dakota State University – Brookings; M.M., Northern Arizona University
  • Wilson R. Kuhn, Christian Ministry, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, D.Ed., Saint Mary’s University
  • Dale L. Lemke, Humanities, B.A., Grace University; M.Div., NYACK Alliance Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston
  • C. Patrick Mealey, Humanities, B.A., North Central University; M.A., Norwich University
  • T. Harry Millen, Communication Arts, B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.F.A., in progress, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
  • John Moir, Music, D.M.A, Shenandoah University/Conservatory of Music; M.Music, Eastman School of Music; B.F.A., United States International (Alliant) University
  • Ginny L. Olson, Christian Ministry, B.A. Bethel College; M.A. Wheaton Graduate School
  • Patricia J. Pitts, Teacher Education, B.S., University of Wisconsin – La Crosse; M.A., Crown College
  • Timothy J. Prusha, Communication Arts, B.A., Cedarville University; M.B.A., University of St. Thomas
  • Jeremy J. Sather, Teacher Education, B.A., Bethel University; M.S., Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Garett K. Smith, Humanities, B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.A. University of Minnesota
  • Teresa L. Smith, Nursing, B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.S.N., Liberty University
  • Thuy-Thunh Tran, Teacher Education, B.S. University of Minnesota; M.A. University of St. Thomas
  • Benjamin E. Waurms, Business and Sport Management, B.S., Crown College, M.B.A. University of St. Thomas
  • Bret A. Wightman, Humanities, B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Oxford University; M.A. Temple University; Ph.D. LeHigh University
  • Kathryn S. Wilson, Mathematics and Science, B.S., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point; Ph.D., Wright State University
  • Justin Winzenburg, Biblical and Theological Studies, B.A., Crown College; M.A. Bethel University
  • Jennifer Leigh Wohlgemuth, Music, B.A., Crown College; M.A., University of St. Thomas
  • De Zhang, Humanities, B.A. Xiangtan University; M.A. Iowa State University; Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • Laura Anderson, A.A., Central Lakes College; B.S., Crown College; M.A., Liberty University
  • Joel Arndt, B.A., Crown College; M.Div., Bethel University
  • Shelly Baker, B.S., Colorado Technical University, Sioux Falls; MSM: Colorado Technical University – Colorado Springs; Ph.D., North Central University
  • Ross Beach, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Thor Benson, B.S., Wheaton College; M.Ed., Bethel University; Ph.D., University of MN
  • Siena Blanco, B.S., Kansas State University; M.A., Fort Hays State University
  • Joe Botana, B.S., Roosevelt University; M.S., Roosevelt University
  • Amy Bourne, B.B.A., MS, Texas Technical University; D.B.A., Anderson University
  • Paul Bowman, B.A., Lee University; M.A., University of Memphis
  • Bob Brannon, B.A., St. Paul Bible College; M.A., Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions; doctoral studies, Oxford Graduate School
  • Jordan Brown, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Wheaton College
  • Tim Buckheit, B.A., Washington College; MDiv-Columbia International University; doctoral studies, Biola University (Talbot School of Theology)
  • Gretchen Burau, B.S., Bradley University; M.F.A., Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Tina Callaway, B.S., University of Phoenix; M.S., University of Alabama; M.B.A., Liberty University
  • Emily Cano, B.S., M.A., Crown College
  • Robert Cannon, B.S., St. Joseph’s University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania; Ed.D, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dawn Casas, B.A., M.Ed., Roberts Wesleyan College; Ph.D., Regent University
  • Vernon Caston, B.S., Nyack Missionary College; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., New York University
  • William Chaney, B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.A., Ed.D., Memphis State University
  • Elizabeth Chavez, B.A., Asbury College; M.A., Azusa Pacific University; Ph.D., Regent University
  • Joseph Clem, B.A., Bethel University; JD, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Craig Cook, B.A., Biola College; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Ateneo de Manila University
  • Jennifer Cook, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University
  • Amanda Cornelius, B.A., Bethel University; M.A., Bethel University
  • Bari Courts, B.A., Kenyon College; M.B.A.-University of Cincinnati; Ph.D.-Capella University
  • James Cowman, B.S.-Nyack College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Trinity International University
  • Mark Creech, B.S., University of Central Florida; MDiv; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Kevin Dibert, B.S., Liberty University; M.S., Nova Southeastern University
  • Randy Dirks, B.TH., Canadian Bible College; M.Div., Bethel Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Brian Duggan, B.A., Wheaton College; B.S.N., Lenoir-Rhyne University; M.P.S., Alliance Theological Seminary; MSN, University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Amy Dykstra, B.A., University of Colorado; B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Scott Edgar, B.S., Calvary Bible College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Wales; D.Min. Ed., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Roger Eng, B.S., St. Paul Bible College; M.A. Southern Evangelical Seminary
  • William English, B.S., M.A., Slippery Rock University of PA; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • Sondra Epley, B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Ed., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Nate Erickson, B.A., M.A., Crown College
  • Carol Fast, A.A., Pensacola Jr. College; B.A., M.S., Florida State University
  • James Ferguson, B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., Bethel University
  • Melissa Ferguson, B.S., Northwestern College; M.A., University of St. Thomas
  • Lambers Fisher Jr, B.A., University of Minnesota; M.S. & M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Rob Freeborough, B.S., Virginia Technical University; M.Div., Regent University; Ph.D., Capella University
  • Richard (Alan) Fuhr, B.A., Appalachian Bible College; M.A., M.Div., Liberty University; M.A., Multnomah University; Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Sara Garski, B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.B.A.-Upper Iowa University; Ph.D.Capella Unversity
  • Tamarah Gehlen, B.A., Concordia St. Paul; M.A. – LMFT, Adler Graduate School
  • Kim Geurts, B.S., Crown College; MS-Liberty University
  • Sudi Gleibe, B.S., Crown College; MA, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Karissa Godel, B.A., Crown College; M.S., Minnesota State University – Mankato
  • Steve (Harold Stephen) Graham, B.S., University of Phoenix; M.B.A., LeTourneau University; MEd, Dallas Baptist University
  • Melodi Guibault, B.S., University of North Carolina; M.B.A.-Queens College; D.B.A., Anderson University
  • Sara Haimes,Psychology/Counseling, A.S., B.A., Crown College; M.A., Ph.D.–Biola University (Rosemead School of Psychology)
  • Jo-An Hamer, Humanites, B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., University of Akron
  • Rick Harrell, B.A., Coker College; M.A., National University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Jon Hefner, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Wheaton College
  • Abby Hill, B.S., Saint Joseph’s College; M.A., Liberty University; Ed.D., Argosy University
  • Shawn Hunskor, BRE, Prairie Bible Institute; B.S., Minot State University; M.S., Winona State University
  • James Hunter, B.S., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; M.A., Crown College; Ph.D., University of MN
  • Andrew Johnson, B.A., Bethel University; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Ken Jones, A.A., University of Arkansas; B.S., John Brown University; M.B.A., Webster University; D.B.A., Anderson University
  • Gary Keisling, B.A., Nyack College; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Paul King, B.A., M.A., D.Min., Oral Roberts University; D.Th., University of South Africa
  • Andrew Knisely, B.A., Houghton College; M.Div., Nyack University; M.A., Shippensburg University; Ed.D., The Pennsylvania State University
  • Lisa Korthals, B.S., Wayne State College; MATS, Bethel Theological Seminary
  • Mark Lambertson, B.S., Nyack College; M.A., Regent University
  • Jeff Lawson, B.S., Taylor University; M.A., Crown College
  • Greg Loomis, B.S., Clarion State College; M.Div., D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Melissa Macdonald, B.S., Crown College; M.A., Simpson University (AW Tozer Seminary)
  • Barri Mallin, B.A., Stephens College; M.B.A., Amberton University; Ph.D., Trinity Theological Seminary
  • Kerry McRoberts, A.S., B.S., College of Great Falls; M.A., Simon Greenleaf School of Law; Master of Christian Studies, Regent College; D.Min., George Fox University
  • Patrick Mealey, B.A., North Central University; M.A., Norwich University
  • Mike Mitchell, B.A., University of West Florida; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary; Doctoral Studies, Liverpool Hope University
  • Scott Moats, B.A., Kearney State College; M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary; M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • April Moen, B.A., Mount Marty College; M.A., The College of Saint Scholastica; Ph.D., Capella University
  • Lorena Morales, B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Abilene Christian University
  • Denny Morrow, B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Holly Munch, B.S., University of Wisconsin, River Falls; M.S., Washington State University
  • David Nehring, B.A., Anderson College; M.A., M.A., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Richard Noble, B.A., Geneva College; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Nathan Pederson, B.A., Crown College; M.Div., Trinity International University
  • Bethany Peterson, B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.A., Wheaton College; M.F.A. University of Wyoming; doctoral studies, University of Missouri
  • Tim Rupp, A.A.S, San Antonio College; B.S.OE, Wayland Baptist University; MSCJ, Texas State University; M.A., M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological University; D.Min., Western Seminary
  • Hanna Sanko, Bachelor of Economics, National University of Kyiv-Moyla Academy (Ukraine); Master of Accounting & Audit-Kyiv Economic University (Ukraine)
  • Sharon Short, B.A., Tabor College; M.A., Oakland University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical School; Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology
  • David Smith, A.A., Los Angeles Valley College; B.R.E., Canadian Bible College; M.Th., Regis College; M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary
  • Fred Smith, B.S., Toccoa Falls Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Koryn Smith, B.S., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; M.S., Mankato State University; Ph.D., Walden University
  • Janice Spangenburg, B.A., Saint Leo University; A.A., Tidewater Community College; M.A., Fielding Graduate University; M.S., Troy University; Ph.D., Regent University
  • Mark Stepaniak, B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.B.A., University of St. Thomas
  • Michael Stine, B.A., Ohio State University; M.Div., D.Min., Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Jon Sutton, B.S., Crown College; M.Div., Liberty University
  • Ryan Sweeney, B.S., University of Wisconsin, Stout; M.B.A., Regis University
  • Suresh Thomas, B.A., Harvest Bible College; M.A., Ambrose University; M.A. of Social Work, University of Madras, India; D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Larry Tindall, B.S., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; M.Div., Calvary Baptist Seminary
  • Marc Trujillo, A.S., College of Eastern Utah; B.A., Simpson College; M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary; Ph.D.-Luther Seminary
  • Tanya Vanderlinde, B.A., South Dakota State University; M.A., South Dakota State University
  • Cathy Vann, B.S., Shorter College; M.S., School of Professional Studies; Ed.D., Ed.S., Nova Southeastern University
  • David Veen, A.A., Los Angeles Mission College; B.S., University of Phoenix; Master of Management, University of Phoenix; D.B.A., University of Phoenix
  • Shawna Warner, B.A., M.A., Bethel University
  • Ben Waurms, B.S., Crown College; M.B.A., University of St. Thomas
  • Adelaide Weaver, B.A., Addiction Studies PBACC Certificate, University of Minnesota; M.A., Bethel University
  • Doug Wicks, AB, Gordon College; M.A., Wheaton College
  • Krystal Wiersma, B.S., M.S., William Woods University; M.A., University of St. Thomas
  • Roy Williams, B.A., Crown College; M.Div., Sioux Falls Seminary; M.A., College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
  • Scott Wilson, B.S., M.A., West Virginia University; Doctoral Studies, Louisiana State University
  • Andy Wood, B.A., University of Mobile; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Regent University
  • Alexander Zell, B.S. Taccoa Falls College; M.Div., NYACK College; Ph.D. Trinity International University