Faculty

Northern Seminary was founded in 1913 with the purpose of training leaders for the church. Almost 100 years later, we are still focused on that goal. Northern’s vision is to prepare leaders who will faithfully serve Jesus Christ with evangelical passion and missionary skills in Biblically grounded and culturally relevant ministries.

Regular Faculty


Alistair Brown 
President, Professor of Missional Theoogy

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David Fitch 

Betty R. Lindner Professor of Evangelical Theology
Karen Walker Freeburg
Karen Walker Freeburg
 

Dean of Academic Programs, Associate Professor of Ministry & Christian Spirituality
Ricky Freeman
Ricky Freeman

Affiliate Professor of Practical Theology
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Jason Gile
Affiliate Professor of Old Testament
Wayne Gordon2
Wayne Gordon
Affiliate Professor of Urban Ministry

Sam Hamstra, Jr.
Sam Hamstra, Jr. 

Affiliate Professor of Church History and Worship

Jeff Hubing
Jeff Hubing 

Affiliate Professor of New Testament

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Geoffrey Holsclaw
Affiliate Professor of Theology

James Kent3
James Kent

Affiliate Professor of Ministry
Claude Mariottini
Claude Mariottini 

Professor of Old Testament
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Scot McKnight

Professor of New Testament  

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Cherith Fee Nordling

Associate Professor of Theology 
Robert Price
Robert Price 
Associate Professor of Evangelism and Urban Ministry

Michael Quicke
Michael Quicke

Charles W. Koller Professor of Preaching & Communication

Gary Sattler
Gary Sattler
Affiliate Professor of Pastoral Care
Blake Walter
Blake Walter 
Dean of Academic Administration, Director of the Brimson Grow Library

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Carla Waterman

Affiliate Professor of Spiritual Formation

Adjunct Faculty

Elizabeth Backfish
Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation
Vincent Bacote
Adjunct Professor of Theology
Ruth Haley Barton
Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation 
Kenneth Board
Adjunct Professor of Ministry 
Gerald L. Borchert  
Adjunct Professor
Tasha Vinson Brown
Adjunct Professor
Michael Bradburn
Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care
Deborah Colwill 
Adjunct Professor of Educational Ministry
Scott Field 
Adjunct Professor of Ministry
Jill Sidler Fleagle
Adjunct Professor of Formation and Internship
Joel Gregory
Adjunct Professor
Antonia Gonzalez
Adjunct Professor of Church History
Rudi Heinze
Adjunct Professor of Church History
Marshall Hatch
Adjunct Professor of Urban Ministry
Cheryl Henson
Adjunct Professor of Ministry
Mark Herringshaw
Adjunct Professor of Ministry
David Hughes
Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Formation
Mark Mulder
Adjunct Professor of Ministry
Joseph Murphy
Adjunct Professor of Theology
Robert Nordling
Adjunct Professor of Worship
Roy Oksnevad
Adjunct Professor of Missions
Harry Parker
Adjunct Professor of Preaching
Andrew Strait
Adjunct Professor of New Testament
Ted Travis
Adjunct Professor Youth Ministry
Andrew Tooley
Adjunct Professor Church History
Ralph West
Adjunct Professor
Joel Willits
Adjunct Professor of New Testament