M.A. in Leadership Faculty

Mollie BondMollie Bond, Ed.D.

Ed.D. Non-Profit Leadership,
Guest Faculty, MAL, MML, Wheaton College

Ed.D. from Governors State University
M.B.A. from Kansas Wesleyan University
B.A. from University of Montana

Mollie serves in the fundraising department of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a health and human services nonprofit with more than 25 offices in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. She also serves on the board of Providence Heights, a second-phase step for women on the brink of becoming homeless. Outside of these two roles, Mollie is the author of Hopelessly Hopeful During Separation, a 28-day devotional for people separated from their spouse due to marital strife.


Margaret DiddamsMargaret Diddams

Principal Consultant with The Diddams Group
Editor of Christian Scholar’s Review
Adjunct Faculty, MAL, MML, Wheaton College

Ph.D. from New York University
M.A. New York University
B.A. Wheaton College

Diddams is the editor of The Christian Scholar’s Review; the premier journal for scholarship that advances the integration of Christian faith and learning. She recently served as the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Wheaton College (2016-2020) a liberal arts college grounded in its Evangelical Christian faith tradition.

She began her academic career in the Social-Organizational Psychology Department at Columbia University in 1991, joining the faculty at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in 1993 and began consulting with Microsoft’s IT group soon after, with a focus on jointly developing strong teams with sustainable work processes; a combination that, she believes, is the key to organizational and employee flourishing. The Microsoft IT group hired her in 1996 to continue this work full-time.


Dr. Robert GallagherRob Gallagher, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College

Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary
M.St.Ed. from University of Wollongong
B.A. from University of Wollongong
B.Sc. from University of New South Wales

Dr. Robert Gallagher's fields of specialization include research into biblical theology of mission, the expansion of Christianity from postapostolic times to 1800, and leadership development of ministry workers. His research interests are biblical cross-cultural narratives, hermeneutics of mission theology, Lukan biblical theology of mission, and pneumatology and ministry. He is an ordained minister of the Australian CRC Churches International, and the Christian and Missionary Alliance in the United States. In addition, he has served as the president of the Midwest Mission Study Fellowship (2019-2020), and the American Society of Missiology (2010-2011).


Min-Dong LeeMin-Dong Paul Lee, Ph.D.

Norris A. Aldeen Professor of Business,
Co-Director of M.A. in Leadership
Director of Research Engagement, Center for Faith and Innovation, Wheaton College

Ph.D. from Cornell University
M.A. from The University of Toronto
M.Div. from Regent College
B.A. Honors from the University of Toronto

Currently, Paul serves as the Co-Director of M.A. in Leadership program and the Director of Research Engagement at the Center for Faith and Innovation at Wheaton College.  His research interests include how organizations integrate faith into their management and operations, corporate social responsibility, the source, and effect of compassion in organizations and business as mission.  He co-authored three books and published many articles.  His research has appeared in journals such as Organization Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Journal of Business and Society, Evangelical Missions Quarterly and International Journal of Management Review


Dr. Yuli LeeYulee Lee, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Educational Studies
Guest Faculty, MAL, MML, Wheaton College

Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago
B.A. from Tufts University

Yulee Lee is the Senior Director of Staff and Partnerships at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where she oversees the leadership development of staff, develops team culture and office systems, helps build strategic partnerships, and facilitates trainings.

She has served the local church for 12+ years in the areas of revitalization and innovation, worked in government on the local and national levels, and directed strategy for service learning in higher education while also teaching on the topics of organizational and change leadership.


Dave PedersonDave Pederson, Ph.D.

Online Projects Coordinator
Guest Faculty, MAL, MML, Wheaton College

Ph.D. from Evangelische Theologische Faculteit
M.Div. from TEDS Graduate School
B.A. from Wheaton College

Pederson has taught in seven different schools in areas of communication and theology. His current writing interests focus on theology and theories of addiction in the works John Owen. He served as Senior Pastor of English-speaking Congregations in three different countries (Greece, South Korea, and The Philippines). He serves in education and at the local church as a Senior Pastor, interim pastor, preacher, and as a layman.  


Rob RibbeRob Ribbe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, A. Duane Litfin School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership, Wheaton College

Ph.D. from Biola University
M.A. Wheaton College
B.S. Wheaton College

Ribbe serves as faculty in the Litfin School of Mission, Ministry and Leadership of Wheaton College. In recent years, he has contributed to the Christian Camping Movement worldwide and has worked with and trained leaders in Central America, Russia, India, Canada, Africa, and across the United States.


Rick RichardsonRick Richardson, Ph.D.

Professor of Evangelism and Leadership
Director of WCBGC Research Institute and the Church Evangelism Institute, Wheaton College

Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.Div. from Northern Baptist Seminary
B.S. from Lafayette College

Rick is Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College and directs the Church Evangelism and Research Institutes for the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. He worked in campus ministry for 25 years, and regularly speaks and ministers as an evangelist on campuses in many different parts of the country. In addition, Rick is an ordained Anglican priest, and served for several years as a Pastor of Evangelism and Small Groups. He consults widely with churches on Evangelism, Church Revitalization, Healing, Reconciliation, the emerging generation and contemporary missional churches and missional movements.


james spencerJames Spencer, Ph.D.

President of D.L. Moody Center
Faculty Chair at Right on Mission
Guest Faculty, MAL, MML, Wheaton College

Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.A. from Wheaton College Graduate School
M.Div. from Moody Theological Seminary
B.S. from University of Illinois Chicago.

James Spencer currently serves as President of D. L. Moody Center, an independent non-profit organization inspired by the life and ministry of Dwight Moody and dedicated to proclaiming the gospel and challenging God’s follow Jesus.  In addition, he leads the Shine Bright Project which seeks to mobilize God’s people to be and make disciples. 

James served as an administrator and leader in Christian higher education overseeing education marketing and finance, instructional design, part- and full-time faculty, call center operations, and program design and development.  He continues to consult with Christian colleges and seminaries, as well as non-profit organizations to help them build stronger organizational capacity, design strategic products and programs, and improve marketing, recruitment, and enrollment efforts. 


david-sveen-2021David Sveen, Ph.D.

Executive Chair & Managing Director, Cedarstone
Adjunct Faculty, MAL, MML, Wheaton College

Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.A. from Wheaton College
M.B.A. from DePaul University
B.S. from Northern Illinois University

David Sveen is the Founder and Executive Chair of Cedarstone Holdings, LLC. His professional background includes thirteen years in senior management with the investment banking firm Griffin, Kubik, Stephens, and Thompson, as well as an adjunct assistant professorship at Wheaton College. 


Junias VenugopalJunias Venugopal, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, & Leadership
Co-Director of M.A. in Leadership
Associate Professor of Evangelism & Leadership, Wheaton College

Ph.D. from Trinity International University
Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminar
M.B.A. from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management
B.E. (Hons.) from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India

Prior to coming to Wheaton, in 2018, he served as Provost and Dean of Education at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Earlier he served at Columbia International University, Columbia, SC as the Dean of the university's Seminary & School of Missions for seven years, also serving as Vice President of Educational Affairs for his last two years at Columbia.  In the Philippines, he taught Leadership courses and researched church planting teams. During his last three years there, he served as the Dean of the Asia Graduate School of Theology (AGST) for three years. 

Min-Dong Paul Lee Headshot
Min-Dong Paul Lee, Ph.D.
Co-Director of M.A. in Leadership; Norris A. Aldeen Professor of Business, Department Chair


Rick Richardson Headshot
Rick Richardson, M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor of Evangelism and Leadership, Director of WCBGC Research Institute, Director of the Church Evangelism Institute


Junias Venugopal
Junias Venugopal, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, & Leadership, Co-Director of M.A. in Leadership, and Associate Professor of Evangelism & Leadership