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Rochelle Scheuermann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Evangelism and Leadership, Assistant Dean of Spiritual Formation and Leadership


Rochelle Scheuermann is Associate Professor of Evangelism & Leadership and serves as Program Director for the Doctor of Ministry degree and Chair of the Leadership in Evangelism and Ministry Department. She earned her M.Div. from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Prior to coming to Wheaton, Rochelle served as Program Director & Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Vice-President of Academics at Lincoln Christian University. She is an ordained minister and served as Associate Pastor at a church plant in downtown Salt Lake City, UT.


In addition to holding memberships in several academic societies, Rochelle participates on the national board for the Evangelical Missiological Society as society President, where she has twice served as national co-chair (2015 and 2020). She is an advisory board member of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center’s Preaching Institute, a consulting editorial board for Missio Dei Journal, a board member for Can Do Kids International, an advisory editor for Koinonia Journal and a member the Lausanne Mission and Disability Catalyst Group “Community of Practice.” Rochelle’s research interests include disability and the church, theology of mission, and the intersection of preaching and culture. She has contributed articles to numerous peer-reviewed journals and anthologies; is co-author of the textbook, Preaching in the Contemporary World (2006, Global University); and is co-editor of Communication in Mission: Global Opportunities and Challenges (2022, William Carey Library) and Controversies in Mission: Theology, People, and Practice of Mission in the 21st Century (2016, William Carey Library). In 2022 she received a Knox Fellowship Award for Research in Evangelism for her article "Apologetics and Disability: Reframing Our Response to the Question of Suffering."


Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ph.D., Intercultural Studies

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity


  • Disability and the Church
  • Preaching and Culture
  • Theology of Mission
  • Evangelical Missiological Society: President (2022-2024); National Board Member (2018-present); Regional Vice-President (2012-2017); Member (2008-present)
  • Lausanne Mission and Disability Catalyst Group (March 2023-present)
  • Koinonia Journal: Advisory Board (2023-Present)
  • Missio Dei Journal: Consulting Editorial Board (2012-present)
  • American Society of Missiology: Member (2014-present)
  • Association of Professors of Mission: Member (2020-present)
  • Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education (2021-present)
  • Can Do Kids International: Board Member (2019-present)
  • Illinois School of Ministry (Assemblies of God): Faculty Member (2014-2017)

Scheuermann, Rochelle. 2023. “Enabling Evangelicalism: How a Renewed Vision of Church as an Alternative Community of Reconciliation Necessitates the Inclusion of People with Disabilities.” Christian Scholar’s Review (Spring).

Scheuermann, Rochelle. 2022. “Apologetics and Disability: Reframing Our Response to the Question of Suffering.” Great Commission Research Journal 14, no. 2 (Fall): 85-102.

Cheong, John, and Rochelle Scheuermann. 2022. “The Character of the Incarnation in Preaching with Translators: Principles and Practices.” In Communication(s) in Mission: Opportunities and Challenges of Communicating God’s Mission, 15-27. Evangelical Missiological Society, EMS Monograph Series no. 30. Pasadena, CA: William Carey.

Scheuermann, Rochelle. 2022. “Not Whole Without Us: Including People with Disabilities in our Understanding of the Church, the Gospel, and the World.” Missiology: An International Review: 50, no. 3 (July-Sept): 290-303. (online first Oct 1, 2021)

Scheuermann, Rochelle. 2021. “Missiology Through the Lens of Disability: Assessing the Unreached People Group Idea.” In Advancing Models of Mission: Evaluating the Past and Looking to the Future. Evangelical Missiological Society, EMS Monograph Series no. 29. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 115-131.

Scheuermann, Rochelle Cathcart. 2018. “Paul G. Hiebert’s Anthropological Insights for Missionaries [1985] – Thirty-Three Years Later.” Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis 9, no. 1 (Winter-Spring).

Scheuermann, Rochelle Cathcart. 2016. “Integrating the Arts and Preaching.” Orality Journal 5, no. 2: 75-109. 

Cathcart, Rochelle L. 2012. “Culture Matters: How Three Effective Preachers (Timothy Keller, Rob Bell, and Father Pfleger) Engage Culture in the Preaching Event. Trinity Journal 33 (Fall): 209-222.

Cathcart, Rochelle L., and Mike Nichols. 2009. “Self Theology, Global Theology, and Missional Theology in the Writings of Paul G. Hiebert.” Trinity Journal 30, no. 2 (Fall): 209-22