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

  • Laura Anderson, A.A., Central Lakes College; B.S., Crown College; M.A., Liberty University
  • M. Juri Ammari, B.A., Ohio University; M.A., Saint Xavier University; M.Div., Moody Graduate School; D.Min., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • 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
  • Thomas Berscheid, Humanities, B.S., Northwestern College; M.A., Adler Graduate School of Minnesota
  • Siena Blanco, B.S., Kansas State University; M.A., Fort Hays State University
  • Joe Botana, B.S., Roosevelt University; M.S., Roosevelt University
  • Benjamin Bouissieres, Music, B.A., North Central University
  • Amy Bourne, B.B.A., MS, Texas Technical University; D.B.A., Anderson University
  • John Braland, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Crown College; D.Min., Bethel University
  • Bob Brannon, B.A., St. Paul Bible College; M.A., Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions; Ph.D, Oxford Graduate School
  • Shana M. Brath, Music, B.A., University of Cincinnati
  • 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
  • Katherine R. Cash, Humanities, B.A., Trinity 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 Chon, B.A., Simpson University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southern Theological Seminary
  • Paul Clark, B.A., Houghton College; M.A., Alliance Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Program Doutoral Latino Americano
  • 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
  • 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
  • David Croteau, B.A., California State University; M.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Steve Dangaran, B.S., San Diego State University; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary, Biola University; Ph.D., Gonzaga University
  • Stacey Davis, B.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.A., Talbot Seminary; Ph.D. studies, Biola University
  • Roberto DeSagun, B.A., University of San Diego; M.A., Crown College; A.G.C., Regent University; Ph.D., Regent University
  • 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
  • Timothy L. Eckert, B.A., Shippensburg State University; M.Div., Columbia International University; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Daniel D. Ehresmann, Mathematics and Science, B.A., Augsburg College; Ph.D., North Dakota State University
  • William English, B.S., M.A., Slippery Rock University of PA; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • Dennis Episcopo, B.S., University of Massachusetts; M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Denver Seminary
  • Sondra Epley, B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Ed., Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dean Erickson, B.A., St. Paul Bible College; M.Div., Denver Seminary
  • Nate Erickson, B.A., M.A., Crown College
  • Tyler Escoubas, B.A., Lincoln Christian University; M.A., Seminary at Lincoln Christian University; Ph.D., Biola University
  • Victoria R. Farmer, Humanities, B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Carol Fast, A.A., Pensacola Jr. College; B.A., M.S., 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
  • James Ferguson, B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., Bethel University
  • Lambers Fisher Jr, B.A., University of Minnesota; M.S. & M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Cory Folkert, B.A., Willamette University; M.Div., George Fox University
  • Nick Fox, A.S., Germanna Community College; B.A., Evangel University; B.LS., Mary Washington College; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.B.A., Northcentral University; M.Div., Bethel Seminary; Ph.D. studies, Northcentral University
  • Tom Franklin, B.A., Crown College; M.P.S., ATS, Nyack; Board Certified Chaplain, Institute for Clinical Pastoral Education; Board Certified Chaplain Supervisor, Institute for Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Rob Freeborough, B.S., Virginia Technical University; M.Div., Regent University; Ph.D., Capella University
  • Christy M. Garlets, Nursing, A.A.S., Butler County Community College; B.S., Regis University; M.S.N., Regis University
  • Sara Garski, B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.B.A.-Upper Iowa University; Ph.D.Capella University
  • Deana A. Gaudreau, Nursing, A.S., Ridgewater College; B.S.N., Minnesota State University – Moorhead
  • Tamarah Gehlen, B.A., Concordia St. Paul; M.A. – LMFT, Adler Graduate School
  • Kim Geurts, B.S., Crown College; MS-Liberty University
  • 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
  • Stephen Grusendorf, B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.A., Capital Seminary and Graduate School; Ph.D., Capital Seminary and Graduate School
  • Melodi Guibault, B.S., University of North Carolina; M.B.A.-Queens College; D.B.A., Anderson University
  • Ann E. Gustafson, Mathematics and Science, B.S.N., University of Iowa
  • Sara Haimes, Psychology/Counseling, A.S., B.A., Crown College; M.A., Ph.D.–Biola University (Rosemead School of Psychology)
  • Jo-An Hamer, Humanities, 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
  • Rachel S. Harris, Communication Arts, B.S., Pensacola Christian College; M.A., Pensacola Christian College
  • Matthew Haste, B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Lindsey E. Herbert, Teacher Education, B.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead; M.A., St. Catherine University
  • Nathan Hieb, B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Abby Hill, B.S., Saint Joseph’s College; M.A., Liberty University; Ed.D., Argosy University
  • Long Ho, B.S., Dordt College; M.S., California State University; M.A., Biola University; Ph.D. studies, Biola University
  • Shawn Hunskor, BRE, Prairie Bible Institute; B.S., Minot State University; M.S., Winona State University
  • 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
  • Andrew Johnson, B.A., Bethel University; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Sarah E. Johnson, Teacher Education, B.A.; University of Wisconsin
  • Ken Jones, A.A., University of Arkansas; B.S., John Brown University; M.B.A., Webster University; D.B.A., Anderson University
  • Bridget Juwah, B.A., University of Life; M.S., University of Lagos; Ed.D. ABD, University of Phoenix
  • Gary Keisling, B.A., Nyack College; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Mark Kennicott, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Crown College
  • Long Khang, B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., Hamline University; Ph.D., Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary
  • Andrew Knisely, B.A., Houghton College; M.Div., Nyack University; M.A., Shippensburg University; Ed.D., The Pennsylvania State University
  • 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
  • Kevin Kroitor, B.S., Crown College; M.A., Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Div., Crown College; Ph.D. studies, Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Wilson R. Kuhn, Christian Ministry, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, D.Ed., Saint Mary’s University
  • Greg Loomis, B.S., Clarion State College; M.Div., D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Barri Mallin, B.A., Stephens College; M.B.A., Amberton University; Ph.D., Trinity Theological Seminary
  • Dave Manske, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Columbia International University
  • Jules Martinez-Olivieri, B.A., Universidad de Puerto Rico; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Mike Mason, B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Golden Gate Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Biola University
  • C. Patrick Mealey, Humanities, B.A., North Central University; M.A., Norwich University
  • Jim Medin, B.S., Crown College; M.A., Wheaton; D.Miss., Trinity International University
  • T. Harry Millen, Communication Arts, 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; 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
  • 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
  • Lorena Morales, B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Abilene Christian University
  • Ronald J. Morrison, BTh, Trinity Bible College; M.A., Trinity Theological Seminary; D.Min., Alliance Theological Seminary
  • Denny Morrow, B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Marvin Nelson, B.A., Nyack College; M.A., Crown College
  • Wendell Nelson, A.A., Crown College; B.S., Crown College; M.Div., Bethel Theological Seminary; SDC, Western Theological Seminary; D. Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Kevin Nguyen, B.S., University of Texas; M.A., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Biola University
  • Richard Noble, B.A., Geneva College; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Meredith Nyberg, B.F.A., University of Kansas; M.Div., Bethel Seminary; Ph.D. ABD., University of Gloucestershire
  • Ginny L. Olson, Christian Ministry, B.A. Bethel College; M.A. Wheaton Graduate School
  • Miguel Palomino, B.Th., Instituto Biblico Buenos Aires, Argentina; M.A., Instituto Superior de Teologia, Peru; M.Div., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
  • Nathan Pederson, B.A., Crown College; M.Div., Trinity International University; Ph.D. studies, Loyola University
  • Phil Petersen, B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Wayne State University; M. Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D. Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Bethany Peterson, B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.A., Wheaton College; M.F.A. University of Wyoming; doctoral studies, University of Missouri
  • Patricia J. Pitts, Teacher Education, B.S., University of Wisconsin – La Crosse; M.A., Crown College
  • Adam Rasmussen, B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D. ABD, Biola University
  • Gene Rivard, M.S., St. Cloud State University; M.M., Northwestern University; D.M.A, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary
  • William Ronzheimer, B.A., Crown College; M.S., Alliance Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Oxford Graduate School
  • 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
  • Jim Santoro, B.S., Ohio State University; M.S., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Grace University
  • Jeremy J. Sather, Teacher Education, B.A., Bethel University; M.S., Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Dan Scarrow, B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.A., Columbia University Satellite Campus; Ph.D., Regent University
  • Sharon Short, B.A., Tabor College; M.A., Oakland University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical School; Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology
  • Garett K. Smith, Humanities, B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.A. University of Minnesota
  • Koryn Smith, B.S., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; M.S., Mankato State University; Ph.D., Walden University
  • Teresa L. Smith, Nursing, B.S., Charter Oak State College; M.S.N., Liberty 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
  • J. Wayne Spriggs, B.A. University of Toronto; B.Ed University of Western Ontario; M.T.S. Tyndale Theological Seminary; D.Min. Alliance Theological Seminary.
  • Michael Stine, B.A., Ohio State University; M.Div., D.Min., Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Todd Stumbo, B.S., Crown College; M.A., Crown College
  • Jon Sutton, B.S., Crown College; M.Div., Liberty University
  • Lantzia C. Thao, B.A., Toccoa Falls College; M.Div., Denver Seminary; Ph.D., Bethel Seminary 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
  • Thuy-Thunh Tran, Teacher Education, B.S. University of Minnesota; M.A. University of St. Thomas
  • 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
  • May Vang, B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Cardinal Stritch University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Timothy Vang, B.S., Cincinnati Bible Seminary; M.Div., Canadian Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • 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
  • Adelaide Weaver-Michlitsch, B.A., Addiction Studies PBACC Certificate, University of Minnesota; M.A., Bethel University
  • Lacey M. West, Music, B.M.E., B.A., South Dakota State University – Brookings; M.M., Northern Arizona 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
  • Nevin Wiest, B.A., NYACK College; M.Div., Alliance Seminary; Ed.D., Southern Baptist Seminary
  • Bret A. Wightman, Humanities, B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Oxford University; M.A. Temple University; Ph.D. LeHigh University
  • Roy Williams, B.A., Crown College; M.Div., Sioux Falls Seminary; M.A., College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
  • Kathryn S. Wilson, Mathematics and Science, B.S., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point; Ph.D., Wright State University
  • Scott Wilson, B.S., M.A., West Virginia University; Doctoral Studies, Louisiana State University
  • Justin Winzenburg, B.A., Crown College; M.A., Bethel Seminary
  • Steve Witmer, B.A., University of Northwestern; M.A., Liberty University; Ph.D., Oxford Graduate School
  • Jennifer Leigh Wohlgemuth, Music, B.A., Crown College; M.A., University of St. Thomas
  • Andy Wood, B.A., University of Mobile; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Regent University
  • Alexander Zell, B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary, Ph.D., Trinity International University
  • De Zhang, Humanities, B.A. Xiangtan University; M.A. Iowa State University; Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • David Zapf, B.A., Grace College; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary
  • Jim Zapf, Business Administration, B.S., Grace College; Psychology, B.S., Grace College; Biblical Counseling, M.A., Grace Theological Seminary; Clinical Endorsement Coursework, Heidelberg College; Psychology, Ph.D., Walden University Baltimore