About Our Alumni

Where Are They Now?

Our alumni work in a variety of settings such as Colleges & Seminaries in North America and abroad, Pastorates, Publishing Companies, Christian Schooling, Parachurch Ministries, and Missions Organizations.


Sam Ashton, Ph.D. 2022

Tyran Laws, Ph.D. 2022

Jeremy Lundgren, Ph.D. 2022

Euntaek (David) Shin, Ph.D. 2022

Chris Smith, Ph.D. 2022

Johnathan Harris, Ph.D. 2021

Franklin Wang, Ph.D. 2021
Pastor, Zion Church China
President, Zion Bible Institute

Kevin Wong, Ph.D. 2021
Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
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Ty Kieser, Ph.D. 2020
Assistant Professor of Theology, Program Director of the Master of Arts in Theological and Biblical Studies, Criswell College; Dallas, TX

Mason Lancaster, Ph.D. 2020
Adjunct Professor, Pacific Theological Seminary and Point Loma Nazarene University; San Diego, CA

Nathan LeMahieu, Ph.D. 2020
Associate Pastor of Parish Music, St. John Lutheran Church; Wheaton, IL
Secondary School Teaching Faculty, Clapham School; Wheaton, IL
Guest Assistant Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College; Wheaton, IL

Matthew Monkemeier Ph.D. 2020
Lead Pastor

Jonathan Taylor, Ph.D. 2020

Justin Zahraee, Ph.D. 2020

Jared Brown, Ph.D. 2019

Eva Dittman, Ph.D. 2019
Lecturer for Old and New Testament, Rhineland School of Theology; Germany

Susan Rieske, Ph.D. 2019
Assistant Professor of Bible, New Testament, Moody Bible Institute; Chicago, IL
Dissertation:
A Tale of Two Families: 'This Generation' and the Elect in the Book of Matthew. (2019)

Samuel (Cooper) Smith, Ph.D. 2019
Pastor of Adult and Family Ministries, Heartland Evangelical Free Church; Annandale, MN
Dissertation:
Allusive and Elusive: Allusion and the Elihu Speeches of Job 32-37. (2022)

Susanne Calhoun, Ph.D. 2018
Co-Pastor, Life on the Vine; Long Grove, IL

Ryan Clevenger, Ph.D. 2018
Podcast Producer, Our Daily Bread Ministries
Chaplain Special Jurisdiction of Armed Forces and Chaplaincy, Anglican Church in North America

Ben Dally, Ph.D. 2018
Bivocational Church Planter, Christian and Missionary Alliance
Marriage and Family Therapist, Mansio Center; Glen Ellyn, IL

Caleb Friedeman, Ph.D. 2018
David A. Case Chair of Theology and Ministry, Associate Professor of New Testament, Ohio Christian University

Craig Hefner, Ph.D. 2018
Head of School, Covenant School; Huntington, West Virginia

Daniel Hill, Ph.D. 2018
Assistant Professor of Christian Theology, Truett Seminary
Books:
Hill, Daniel Lee. Gathered on the Road to Zion: Toward a Free Church Ecclesio-AnthropologyEugene, OR: Pickwick, 2020.
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Michelle Knight, Ph.D. 2018
Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Deerfield, IL

Paul Cable, Ph.D. 2017
Ethos Dean of Academic, Dean of Student Culture, and Chair of Bible, Greater Atlanta Christian School; Atlanta, Georgia
Visiting Lecturer in New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary; Atlanta, Georgia

Peter Green, Ph.D. 2017
Campus Minister, Reformed University Fellowship, West Virginia University

Daniel Lanz, Ph.D. 2017
Assistant Professor for Religious Studies, Forman Christian College; Lahore, Pakistan

Jeremy Otten, Ph.D. 2017
Associate Professor in New Testament, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit; Leuven, Belgium
Dissertation:
I Alone Am Left: Elijah and the Remnant in Luke-Acts. (2021)

Ashish Varma, Ph.D. 2017
Associate Professor of Theology, Moody Bible Institute; Chicago, IL 

Jordan Barrett, Ph.D. 2016
Chair of Bible and Theology Department, South Christian High School; Grand Rapids, MI
Dissertation:
Divine Simplicity: A Biblical and Trinitarian Account (2017)

Robbie Crouse, Ph.D. 2016
Professor of Systematic Theology, Knox Theological Seminary; Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Dissertation:
Two Kingdoms and Two Cities: Mapping Theological Traditions of Church, Culture, and Civil Order (2017)

Carmen Imes, Ph.D. 2016
Associate Professor of Old Testament, Biola University; La Mirada, CA
Books:
Imes, Carmen Joy. Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still MattersDowners Grove: IVP Academic, 2019.
Imes, Carmen Joy. Illustrated Exodus in HebrewGlossalHouse Illustrated Bible (Hebrew Edition). Wilmore, KY: GlossalHouse, 2017.
Dissertation:
Bearing YHWH's Name at Sinai: A Reexamination of the Name Command of the Decalogue (2018)
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Stephanie Lowery, Ph.D. 2016
Lecturer in Theology, Academic Advisor and Program Coordinator, Africa International University; Nairobi, Kenya
Part-time Lecturer and Administrator, Kalamba School of Leadership; Kenya
Dissertation:
Identity and Ecclesiology: Their Relationship Among Select African Theologians. (2017)  
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Abigail Schafer, Ph.D. 2016

Greg Thellman, Ph.D. 2016
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Lecturer in Biblical Theology, Visoko Evandeosko Teološko Učilište (Evangelical Theological Seminary); Osijek, Croatia

Rahel Wells, Ph.D. 2016
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Department of Religion and Biblical Languages, Andrews University; Berrien Springs, MI

James Gordon, Ph.D. 2015
Guest Professor of Philosophy and Biblical and Theological Studies, Wheaton College; Wheaton, IL
Lecturer in Philosophy, North Central College; Naperville, IL
Dissertation:
The Holy One in Our Midst: An Essay on the Flesh of Christ (2016)
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Jon Hoglund, Ph.D. 2015
Associate Professor of Theology and Global Studies, Bethlehem College and Seminary; Minneapolis, MN
Dissertation:
Called by Triune Grace: Divine Rhetoric and the Effectual Call (2016)

Austin Surls, Ph.D. 2015
Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary; Amman, Jordan
Dissertation:
Making Sense of the Divine Name in Exodus: From Etymology to Literary Onomastics. (2017)

Michael Kibbe, Ph.D. 2014
Academic Dean and Assistant Professor of Bible, Great Northern University; Spokane, WA
Books:
Kibbe, Michael. From Research to Teaching: A Guide to Beginning Your Classroom CareerDowners Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2021.
Kibbe, Michael. From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016.
Dissertation:
Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure? Hebrews 12 and the Sinai Theophanies (2016)

Brittany Kim, Ph.D. 2014
Part-time Adjunct , Northeastern Seminary Roberts Wesleyan College
Books:
Kim, Brittany and Charlie Trimm. Understanding Old Testament Theology: Mapping the Terrain of Recent ApproachesGrand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020.
Dissertation:
"Lengthen Your Tent-Cords" : The Metaphorical World of Israel's Household in the Book of Isaiah (2018)

Matthew Patton, Ph.D. 2014
Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church; Vandalia, OH
Books:
Patton, MatthewDeuteronomy: A 12-Week Study. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2017.
Patton, Matthew. Hope for a Tender Sprig: Jehoiachin in Biblical TheologyBBR Supplement 16. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2017. 

Henry Voss, Ph.D. 2014
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry, Taylor University; Upland, IN
Director, Sacred Roots Project
Books:
Anizor, Ughe, Rob Price, and Hank Voss. Evangelical TheologyDoing Theology Series. London: T&T Clark, 2021.
Voss, Hank. The Priesthood of All Believers and the Missio Dei: A Canonical, Catholic, and Contextual ApproachPrinceton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2016.
Anizor, Uche, and Hank Voss. Representing Christ: A Vision for the Priesthood of All BelieversDowners Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity, 2016.

Daniel Brendsel, Ph.D. 2013
Pastor, First Presbytarian Church; Hinckly, MN
Books:
Brendsel, Daniel J., G.K. Beale and William A. Ross. Interpretive Lexicon of New Testament Greek: Analysis of Prepositions, Adverbs, Particles, Relative Pronouns, and ConjunctionsGrand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.
Dissertation:
"Isaiah Saw His Glory": The Use of Isaiah 52-53 in John 12 (2014) 

Clayton Coombs, Ph.D. 2013
Academic Dean, Planetshakers College; Melbourne, Australia
Adjunct Lecturer, Harvest Bible College; Melbourne, Australia
Ministry Team Member, David McCracken Ministries
Dissertation:
A Dual Reception: Eusebius and the Gospel of Mark (2016)

Jason Gile, Ph.D. 2013
Chief Innovation Officer and Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Northern Seminary; Lisle, IL
Executive Director, Seminary Now
Dissertation:
Ezekiel and the World of Deuteronomy (2021)

Amy Hughes,  Ph.D. 2013
Associate Professor of Theology, Gordon College; Wenham, MA
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Matthew Newkirk, Ph.D. 2013
President and Professor of Old Testament, Christ Bible Seminary; Nagoya, Japan
Books:
Newkirk, Matthew. Exodus: A 12-week StudyWheaton: Crossway, 2015.
Newkirk, Matthew. Fill the Earth: The Creation Mandate and the Church's Call to MissionsEugene, OR: Pickwick, 2020.
Dissertation:
Just Deceivers: An Exploration of the Motif of Deception in the Books of Samuel (2015)

Nicholas Piotrowski, Ph.D. 2013
President and Academic Dean , Indianapolis Theological Seminary; Indianapolis, IN
Books:
Piotrowski, Nicholas. In All the Scriptures: The Three Contexts of Biblical Hermeneutics.
Dissertation:
Matthew's New David at the End of Exile: A Socio-Rhetorical Study of Inspirational Quotations (2016)

Benjamin Ribbens, Ph.D. 2013
Professor of Theology, Trinity Christian College; Palos Heights, IL
Dissertation:
Levitical Sacrifice and Heavenly Cult in Hebrews (2016)

Jeremy Treat, Ph.D. 2013
Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Reality LA; Los Angeles, CA
Adjunct Faculty of Theology, Biola University; La Mirada, CA
Dissertation:
The Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology (2014)

Uche Anizor, Ph.D. 2012
Associate Professor of Theology, Talbot School of Theology; La Mirada, CA
Books:
Anizor, Uche. Kings and Priests: Scripture's Theological Account of Its Readers. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2014.
Anizor, Uche. Trinity and Humanity: An Introduction to the Theology of Colin Gunton. Carlisle, UK: Pater Noster, 2016. 
Anizor, Uche and Hank Voss. Representing Christ: A Vision for the Priesthood of All Believers. Downers Grove, IVP Academic, 2016.
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Michael Daling, Ph.D. 2012
Pastor, Christ's Community Church; Fort Wayne, Indiana

Jean Decorvet, Ph.D. 2012
President and Professor of Theological Studies, Haute Ecole de Theologie; St-Legier, Switzerland
Visiting Professor of Historical Theology, Faculte Jean Calvin; Aix-en-Provence, France

Daniel Owens, Ph.D. 2012
Lecturer, Hanoi Bible College; Hanoi, Vietnam
Senior Lecturer, Cooperative Studies; Overland Park, KS
Books:
Owens, Daniel and Trấn Nguyễn Hữu Thiên, Ngữ Pháp Căn Bản Tiễng Hê-bơ-rơ (Fundamentals of Hebrew Grammar). Hanoi, Vietnam: NXB Tôn Giáo, 2015.
Dissertation:
Portraits of the Righteous in the Psalms: An Exploration of the Ethics of Book 1 (2013)

Stephen Pardue, Ph.D. 2012
Program Director and Faculty of Theology, Asia Graduate School of Theology; Quezon City, Philippines
Dissertation:
The Mind of Christ: Humility and the Intellect in Early Christian Theology (2013)

Charles Trimm, Ph.D. 2012
Associate Professor and Chair of Old Testament, Talbot School of Theology; La Mirada, CA
Books:
Trimm, Charlie. The Destruction of the Canaanites: God, Genocide, and Biblical InterpretationGrand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2022.
Trimm, Charlie. Fighting for the King and the Gods: A Survey of Warfare in the Ancient Near EastAtlanta: SBL Press, 2017.
Kim, Brittany and Charlie Trimm. Understanding Old Testament TheologyGrand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020.
Dissertation:
YHWH Fights for Them! The Divine Warrior in the Exodus Narrative (2014)

Michael White, Ph.D. 2012
Associate Pastor for Family Ministry, Gainsville Baptist Church; Lincolnton, NC

Christopher Ansberry, Ph.D. 2011
Associate Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College
Dissertation:
Be Wise, My Son, and Make My Heart Glad: An Exploration of the Courtly Nature of the Book of Proverbs (2017)

Mitchell Kim, Ph.D. 2011
Senior Pastor, Wellspring Alliance Church; Wheaton, IL

Laurie Norris, Ph.D. 2011
Professor of Bible, Moody Theological Seminary
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Elisee Ouoba, Ph.D. 2011
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Spring Arbor University; Spring Arbor, MI

Geoff Ziegler, Ph.D. 2011
Senior Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA); Hinsdale, IL
Dissertation:
Free to Be Sons of God (2018)

Christopher Bruno, Ph.D. 2010
Global Partner for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands , Training Leaders International
Pastor, Kailua Baptist Church Kailua; Oahu, HI
Books:
Bruno, Chris, Jared Compton and Kevin McFadden. Biblical Theology according to the Apostles: How the Earliest Christians Read the Story of Israel. New Studies in Biblical Theology. IVP, 2020.
Bruno, Chris and Matthew Dirks. Churches Partnering Together: Biblical Strategies for Fellowship, Compassion, and EvangelismWheaton: Crossway, 2014.
Dissertation:
"God Is One": The Function of "Eis O Theos" As a Ground for Gentile Inclusion in Paul's Letters (2013)

Chee-Chiew Lee, Ph.D. 2010
Senior Director of Advanced Studies, Associate Professor of New Testament, School of Theology, Chinese, Singapore Bible College; Singapore
Books:
Lee, Chee-Chiew and Cynthia Chang. A Handbook for Research Writing: For Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Ministry-related Studies. 3rd edition. Singapore: Singapore Bible College, 2019. [Chinese]
Lee, Chee-Chiew. When Christians Face Persecution: Theological Perspectives from the New TestamentLondon: Apollos (an imprint of IVP), 2022.
Dissertation:
The Blessing of Abraham, the Spirit, and Justification in Galatians: Their Relationship and Significance for Understanding Paul's Theology (2013)
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Dane Ortlund, Ph.D. 2010
Executive Vice President of Bible Publishing, Bible Publisher, Crossway Books; Wheaton, IL
Books:
Ortlund, Dane C. Defiant Grace: The Surprising Message and Mission of JesusDarlington, UK: Evangelical, 2011.
Ortlund, Dane C. Edwards on the Christian Life: Alive to Beauty of GodWheaton: Crossway, 2014.
Dissertation:
Zeal Without Knowledge: The Concept of Zeal in Romans 10, Galatians 1, and Philippians 3 (2012)
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Ryan Peterson, Ph.D. 2010
Associate Professor of Theology, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; La Mirada, CA
Dissertation:
The Imago Dei as Human Identity: A Theological Interpretation (2016)

Jamie Viands, Ph.D. 2010
Lecturer in Old Testament, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Africa International University; Nairobi, Kenya
Dissertation:
I Will Surely Multiply Your Offspring: An Old Testament Theology of the Blessing of Progeny with Special Attention to the Latter Prophets (2013)

Jerry Hwang, Ph.D. 2009
Academic Dean and Associate Professor of the School of Theology, English, Singapore Bible College; Singapore
Books:
Hwang, Jerry. Hosea: A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew BibleZondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament, vol. 24. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2021.
Dissertation:
The Rhetoric of Remembrance: An Investigation of the "Fathers" in Deuteronomy (2012)

Michael Allen, Ph.D. 2008
Jon Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology, Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary; Orlando, FL
Books:
Allen, Michael. The Fear of the Lord: Essays on Theological MethodLondon: T & T Clark, 2022.
Allen, Michael. The Knowledge of God: Essays on God, Christ, and ChurchLondon: T & T Clark, 2022.
Dissertation:
The Christ's Faith: A Dogmatic Account (2009)
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Benjamin Gladd, Ph.D. 2008
Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary; Jackson, MS 
Books:
Gladd, Benjamin. Handbook on the GospelsGrand Rapids: Baker, 2021.
Gladd, Benjamin. From the Manger to the Throne: A Theology of LukeWheaton: Crossway, 2022.
Gladd, Benjamin and G.K. Beale. Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of MysteryDowners Grove: InterVarsity, 2014. 
Dissertation:
Revealing the Mysterion: The Use of Mystery in Daniel and Second Temple Judaism with its Bearing on First Corinthians (2008)

Barry D. Jones, Ph.D. 2008
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary; Dallas, TX
Books:
Jones, Barry. Dwell: Life with God for the WorldDowners Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2014.

Stefanos Mihalios, Ph.D. 2008
Professor of New Testament
Dissertation:
The Danielic Eschotologic Hour In the Johannine Literature (2011)

Peter Spychalla, Ph.D. 2008
Associate Professor of New Testament and Spiritual Formation, Urbana Theological Seminary; Urbana, IL

Heiko Wenzel, Ph.D. 2008
Professor of Old Testament, Freie Theologische Hochschule; Gießen, Germany
Dissertation:
Reading Zechariah With Zechariah 1:1-6 as the Introduction to the Entire Book (2016)

Matthew Harmon, Ph.D. 2006
Professor of New Testament Studies, Grace Theological Seminary; Winona Lake, IN
Books:
Harmon, Matthew S. GalatiansEvangelical Biblical Theology Commentary. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2021.
Harmon, Matthew S. The Servant of the Lord and his Servant People: Tracing a Biblical Theme through the CanonNew Studies in Biblical Theology 54. Downers Grove: IVP, 2020.
Harmon, Matthew S. Rebels and Exiles: A Biblical Theology of Sin and RestorationEssential Studies in Biblical Theology. Downers Grove: IVP, 2020.
Dissertation:
She Must and Shall Go Free: Paul's Isaianic Gospel in Galatians (2010)

Chris A. Vlachos, Ph.D. 2006 
Visiting Associate Lecturer in New Testament Studies and Program Director of Semester in Jerusalem, Wheaton College; Wheaton, IL
Books:
Vlachos, Chris A. James. Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2013. 
Vlachos, Chris A. and Marvin R. Wilson. A Workbook for New Testament Greek: Grammar and Exegesis in First JohnReprint. Grand Rapids: Bake Academic, 2010. 
Dissertation: 
The Law and the Knowledge of Good and Evil: The Edenic Background of the Catalytic Operation of the Law in Paul (2009)

Christopher Beetham, Ph.D. 2005
Senior Editor of Biblical Languages, Textbooks, and Reference Tools, Zondervan Publishing; Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dissertation:
Echoes of Scripture in the Letter of Paul to the Colossians (2010)