A staff of adjunct professors teach at MI. Some are pastors in the Twin Cities area who have a gift and passion for communicating the Christian message. Some are seminary professors whose values and gifting fit well with our program.

Carl Billings

Rev. Carl Billings, Senior Pastor of Discover Church Network

Chuck Lindquist

Pastor Chuck Lindquist and his family have served with the World Mission Prayer League since 1976, in Ecuador and in the Prayer League’s Home Office in Minneapolis. In Ecuador, Chuck served as Director of the Lutheran Center for Theological Education (CLET) as well as Coordinator for a regional consortium of Lutheran Bible Schools in the […]

Craig Case

Dr. Craig Case is a professor at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and an M.Div. from Bethel Seminary. In addition to teaching in the college setting for over 6 years, Case has served in pastoral ministry for 15 years in positions of student ministry, adult […]

Dale Durie

Dr. Dale Durie is Director of Antioch Way, a Ministry Leadership Program, and an Associate Professor at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He is also the Academic Dean of the Accredited Programs at The Master’s Institute. He earned his B.A. at Bethel College; his M.Div. at Denver Seminary; and his D.Min. at Gordon-Conwell Theological […]

Dan Clites

Rev. Dan Clites serves as the LCMC’s (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ) National Coordinator for New Ministry Development. Dan coaches and encourages existing pastors and church leadership teams on becoming missionally-minded and discipleship driven, as well as impacting a city for Christ. His passion, however, is to assess, train, equip and support those who […]

Danny Mullins

Rev. Danny Mullins began full-time vocational ministry in 1979. In that time, he has served as an associate pastor in three different congregations including 10 years as a senior pastor. He has always been involved with worship ministry wherever he was serving. He has spent the past thirteen years as associate pastor of Vineyard Community […]

David Glense

Dr. David Glesne was born and raised in Underwood, Minnesota, a small farming community in west central Minnesota. A lifelong Lutheran. Attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and received a D. Min. degree from Fuller Seminary, in Pasadena, California. Currently, he is senior pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church of […]

David Howard

Dr. David Howard grew up in Costa Rica and Colombia, and has taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Bethel Seminary (St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.), where he is currently Professor of Old Testament. He was educated at Geneva College (B.S.), Wheaton College (M.A.), and The University of Michigan (A.M., Ph.D.). […]

Eric and Pam Hulstrand

Revs. Eric and Pam Hulstrand have been married 26 years and have been a team in ministry just as long. After serving Lutheran churches in both North Dakota and Minneapolis, they began a new adventure in 2012 and planted ReaLife Church, a brand new LCMC church in Bloomington, MN. Pam has been a Seminar Director […]

Gary V. Smith

Dr. Gary V. Smith is part-time professor of Old Testament at Bethel Seminary. He retired from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where he taught from 2004-2010. Prior to coming to Union, Dr. Smith taught Old Testament and Hebrew at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City Missouri from 1998-2004. For two years he served as […]

Graeme Sellers

Rev. Graeme Sellers is the lead pastor of Wonderful Mercy Church in Gilbert, Arizona. He serves on the national leadership team of the Alliance of Renewal Churches (ARC), an emerging national network of kingdom-focused congregations. He is the author of The Dangerous Kind, a modern day manifesto for radical following of Jesus. Graeme has a […]

Greg Boyd

Dr. Greg Boyd is founder and Senior Pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota and founder and president of ReKnew ministries. He received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. For sixteen years Greg served as Professor of […]

Helmar Heckel

Dr. Helmar Heckel, born in Germany during the II World War, was nominally raised in the State Lutheran Church. After his parents divorced and his mother remarried an American soldier, he immigrated to America in 1958. One year later, on a street corner in Topeka , KS, Helmar asked Jesus to come into his life […]

J. Lee Grady

J. Lee Grady is contributing editor for Charisma. He was the magazine’s editor for 11 years. He has been involved in Christian journalism since 1981 and has faced a monthly deadline ever since. A native of Atlanta, he has been with Charismasince 1992, serving as news editor, managing editor and then becoming editor in 1999. […]

Jack Deere

Dr. Jack Deere is Senior Pastor of Wellspring Church DFW – Education: BA Philosophy – TCU 1971; Master of Theology – Dallas Theological Seminary 1975; Doctor of Theology – DTS 1984 \ Previous Line of Work: Professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Semitic Languages – DTS (1976-1987)

Jack Moraine

Jack Moraine is the senior pastor of Vineyard Community Church in Gilbert, Arizona, as well as the Southwest Regional Leader for Vineyard USA. He is the author of Healing Ministry: A Training Manual for Believers and is passionate about equipping the church for worship and ministry in the power of the Spirit. Jack has a […]

Jeremey King

Senior Pastor of Radiant Church, Huntington Beach, CA

Jim Anderson

Rev. Jim Anderson is the Presiding Overseer of Harvest Network International, an ordaining and oversight organization in the USA and 21 other nations, as well as lead pastor of The Harbor Church in Hastings, MN. His passion is seeing whole congregations mobilized around the Great Commission of Jesus Christ resulting in healthy churches, conversion growth […]

Jo Saxton

Rev. Jo Saxton is a pastor and regional leader within 3DM with specific responsibility for 3DM Form, 3DM Stand and 3DM Accelerate. Originally from the UK, Jo was a college pastor at St. Thomas Church in Sheffield, England, planting missional congregations amongst the college students and young adults. Since moving to the US in 2004, […]

Joe Johnson

Dr. Joe Johnson is Founder and Director of Heart of the Father Ministry. This is a ministry of healing prayer counseling, mentoring pastors and leaders, training the Body of Christ in spiritual formation and Jesus’ healing ministry. He teaches in Norway at the annual July Oase Conference and in many conferences, seminars and churches in […]

Kendra Diehl

Director, Spiritual & Character Formation

Kevin McClure

Rev. Kevin McClure currently serves as pastor of Family Room Church, has been in pastoral ministry for nearly thirty-six years, serving as a church planter, pastor, conference speaker and consultant. Kevin is also serving The Master’s Institute as Dean of Students. Kevin graduated with a B.A. from Trinity College in Deerfield, IL and with an […]

Kim Gustafson

Mr. Kim Gustafson is involved in training and equipping people to reach their Muslim friends, both here and overseas. Common Ground is a residential training community that is also reaching out to Muslims in the Twin Cities area. Kim oversees, and trains during, the two national “Insider Consultations” (Yearly in the U.S./January and June) and […]

Mark Herringshaw

Dr. Mark Herringshaw has been a pastor for 20 years. Before ministering in the local church he and his wife Jill were part of Youth with a Mission (YWAM). Currently Mark is a teaching pastor at North Heights Lutheran, in Arden Hills, Minnesota. Mark is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University. He has done graduate […]

Michael Bradley

Rev. Michael Bradley is the Director of ARC, the Alliance of Renewal Churches, and the former President of The Master’s Institute. He graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA with a Masters of Divinity (MDiv). He writes and speaks extensively on “Being a Safe Place for Dangerous People!” and “Healing Wounds from Toxic Beliefs.” […]

Nathan Hoff

Rev. Nathan Hoff has served as pastor at Trinity Lutheran in San Pedro, California since 2005. He graduated from Trinity Lutheran College (Lutheran Bible Institute) near a Seattle, Washington, and earned his M.Div. from Luther Seminary in St Paul, Minnesota, one year of which was as an exchange student at Misjonshøgskolen, in Stavanger, Norway. Nathan […]

Paul Cross

Dr. Paul Cross serves as Senior Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin, TX. He is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He also has a Master of Theology degree from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and a Doctor of Ministry degree […]

Paul Rhodes Eddy

Dr. Paul Rhodes Eddy (PhD, Marquette University) is Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He also serves as a teaching pastor at Woodland Hills Church (St. Paul). He has authored and edited a number of books, including Across the Spectrum: Understanding Issues in Evangelical Theology; and the award-winning […]

Paul Spaulding

Dr. Paul Spaulding attended Seattle Lutheran Bible Institute, Concordia College in Moorhead (BA), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Fuller Seminary (D.Min.) with a focus on the Christian message in postmodernity. Paul served at Zion Lutheran in Minneapolis, and Community Church of Joy, Glendale, AZ, was Pastor Developer of Living Christ Community Church, Flagstaff, AZ, then Senior […]

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Robert Walter

Rev. Robert Walter is Director of Training for LeaderSource SGA and also serves on the leadership team of a network called the “Alliance of Renewal Churches” (ARC). He facilitates U.S. based seminars and does frontline training and ministry in various nations – consulting for partners on how to build healthy church leaders. Before being called […]

Ron Keller

Dr. Ron Keller has been full time ministry for 39 years. He has an undergraduate degree in Business and Advertising, an M.A. in Theology and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. He is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor. He is a member of five national counseling organizations. In addition to his consultant work, Ron has a […]

Sean Kelly

Pastor Sean Kelly is a graduate of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA (Bachelor of Arts, Music), Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN (Master of Divinity), and Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA (Doctor of Ministry). Pastor Sean served as Associate Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley, MN for nine years before joining the […]

Steve Turnbull

Dr. Steve Turnbull is serving as senior pastor at First Lutheran Church. He first came on staff as the teaching pastor in February, 2004 and became the senior pastor in November, 2007. Helping to lead and teach a community of Christians is his vocation – in the ancient sense of that word. He’s a graduate […]

Steve Enderlein

Dr. Steve Enderlein is currently an associate professor at Bethel University. He earned his B.A.at Northwestern College; his M.A. at Wheaton College; and his Ph.D. at Marquette University. He teaches classes in Biblical Theology and New Testament, with special interests in Pauline studies and NT Greek.

Steve Weise

Rev. Steve Wiese is a pastor and licensed psychologist. He divides his working life between his private practice in Roseville, MN and pastoral and counselor-supervision duties at North Heights Lutheran Church. He holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Northwestern Seminary. […]

Tom Brashears

Rev. Tom Brashears has been an ordained Lutheran pastor for 26 years and has been a church janitor, youth worker, church staff member, assistant pastor, mission developer, senior pastor, and has worked with numerous employees and volunteers throughout his ministry. His educational background includes undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, Seminary at Pacific Lutheran Theological […]

Walter Sundberg

Dr. Walter Sundberg served as professor of Church History at Luther Seminary from 1984-2014. Walter has taught Systematic Theology at Luther from 1978-1981 and served as pastor at Como Park Lutheran Church from 1981-1984. He received his B.A. from St. Olaf College in 1969, received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1973 and his […]