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KLC Research Fellows

Below you will find profiles and important links for our KLC Fellows. We will be updating this page regularly as new Fellows are inducted. For links to Events, Publications and other Resources produced by KLC Fellows, head over to the KLC Fellows Publications, Resources and Events Page. KLC has different categories of Fellows. Note that some of our categories are still under discussion.

DR PETER ALTMANN

Associate Fellow

Peter grew up in Reno, NV and studied German (B.A.) and Theology (M.Div) in Seattle, WA. He worked briefly as an investment consultant in Austria before a stint with a church in South Africa. Since doctoral studies in Old Testament at Princeton Seminary, he has worked as a researcher and instructor in Hebrew Bible at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), though he now resides back in Reno, where he is deeply involved in nonprofit work with urban young adults. He does his best to take advantage of Reno's sunny weather to play tennis and hike in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains. Peter’s research has focused around two topics: meals and economics. His dissertation appeared as "Festive Meals in Ancient Israel: (2011), which has been followed by publications on feasting, famine, and related topics. In "Economics in Persian-Period Biblical Texts" (2016) he investigates ancient economics, especially in the Persian period of Ezra and Nehemiah. He is branching out into a new area in a new project on views of the Law/Torah in Persian and Hellenistic-period Judean communities.

DR BRUCE ASHFORD

Senior Research Fellow

Bruce Riley Ashford is a professor, speaker, columnist, speech writer, and political consultant. He is a columnist for First Things Magazine and is the author or co-author of nine books, including The Doctrine of Creation (IVP, 2020), The Gospel of Our King (Baker, 2019), Letters to an American Christian (B&H, 2018), One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics (B&H, 2015), and Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians (Lexham, 2015). You can find out more at bruceashford.net.

DAVID M. J. BALL

Associate Fellow & Trustee

David Ball is the retired chairman of DB Group Holdings Ltd which he founded in 1970. He was widely involved in business and commerce, notably as a member of the Concrete Society, the British Standards Institution and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Green Concrete Committee, and acted as advisor to several Engineering societies. His varied interests outside of commerce led to David contributing to education as a Trustee/ Director of Westcott House, Cambridge (2010-2015) and the Founding Governor of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge; serving as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts Technical Committee, on Historic Church trusts and as Chairman of Cambridge Philharmonic Society - and founding a radio station in Cambridge. David is a minister in the Church of England and a trustee of a number of boards and institutions, including the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology.

DR RICHARD BAUCKHAM

Senior Research Fellow

Richard is a biblical scholar and theologian. His academic work and publications have ranged over many areas of these subjects, including the theology of Jürgen Moltmann, Christology (both New Testament and systematic), eschatology, the New Testament books of Revelation, James, 2 Peter and Jude, Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament Apocrypha, the relatives of Jesus, the early Jerusalem church, the Bible and contemporary issues, and biblical and theological approaches to environmental issues. Until 2007 he was Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He retired early in order to concentrate on research and writing, and moved to Cambridge.

DR RAINER BEHRENS

Associate Fellow

Rainer is married to Bianca and originally from Ostwestfalen (East-Westfalia), his mother being from Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) – therefore, identity issues are not unfamiliar to him … After studying theology in Krelingen, Münster and Gießen he worked for five years as assistant pastor in the Evangelische Kirche von Westfalen in his hometown of Minden. About 20 years ago he did his PhD in New Testament Studies in Cheltenham. In 2002 he started to work as pastor of Chrischona-Gemeinde Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, at the Lake Constance. Since 2020 he is pastor of Christliche Gemeinschaft Hamburg-Altona. Rainer translated and edited several of the main works by N. T. Wright into German. His passion is bridging the worlds of the academy and the church. He is part of the support team of Urban Mosaic which is about the transformation of fragile cities into Shalom cities (see www.urbanmosaic.net).

DR DAVID BELDMAN

Fellow & Trustee

David Beldman is Associate Professor of Religion and Theology at Redeemer University, where he has taught in the area of biblical studies for some ten years. He has published extensively on the Old Testament book of Judges, including a commentary (Eerdmans), a monograph (Eisenbrauns), and a short theological introduction for a popular audience (Lexham). He has also done research and writing on Old Testament wisdom. His current project (co-authored with Dru Johnson) is an introductory textbook on the Pentateuch (Baker Academic). Prior to embarking on his academic journey, David did an apprenticeship in the electrical trade and became a journeyman electrician. He has never abandoned his love for working with his hands, and uses them in his spare time to work on vintage motorcycles, among other things. David loves art and music, old things, podcasts, the outdoors and travel, film and fiction, and good food. David resides in southern Ontario (Canada) with his wife, Elsie, and their four kids.

DR STEVE BISHOP

Associate Fellow

Steve is an independent researcher based in Wales, UK. He maintains the neo-Calvinist website www.allofliferedeemed.co.uk. He is a trustee of Thinking Faith Network. He earned his doctorate at the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa (2019), supervised by Renato Coletto. He is the co-editor of On Kuyper: A Collection of Readings on the Life, Work & Legacy of Abraham Kuyper (Dordt Press, 2013).

BRETT BRADSHAW

Associate Fellow

Brett is a son of the east Texas Pineywoods, Andrea’s husband, and a father of two daughters, Elizabeth (Ellie) Grace and Emery Joy. A graduate of Regent College, he serves as a director of spiritual formation in Dallas, Texas. Brett is an apprentice in the craft of writing, seeking to be grateful enough for precious things to write well what needs to be written.

REV DR SUSAN BUBBERS

Associate Fellow

Susan grew up on the Space Coast of Florida, loving science and the beach. After serving a short time in the secular profession of Systems Analyst, she was called into ordained ministry as an Anglican Priest. Alongside hands-on parish ministry, she continued academic interests including a post-graduate degree in Anglican Studies, a DMin in Spiritual Formation, and a PhD in Sacramental Theology. After serving in a number of parishes and universities, she has served as the Dean of the Center for Anglican Theology since 2012. Her published books are in both the academic field of Eucharistic Theology, and the practical field of Pastoral Care. She continues to write in both arenas for the Church and for the Academy. As the vision statement of the Center says, she is committed to keeping faith deeply rooted in Scripture, and keeping study deeply rooted in faith. She is also committed to practical applications of Scriptural spirituality, including issues of stewardship and animal welfare.

AJ CALHOUN

Associate Fellow

AJ leads data and evaluation for Leading on Opportunity, an initiative of Foundation for the Carolinas aimed at advancing economic mobility in his hometown, Charlotte, NC, USA. He holds a master's in public policy from the University of Chicago, a bachelor's in urban studies from Furman University, and is a two-time Fulbright Scholarship recipient. Currently, he is completing a master's at Reformed Theological Seminary where his studies explore the intersections of Reformed theology, urban space, economic justice, and hospitality. He’s a member of KLC’s Economics Research Hub.

DR JULIE CANLIS

Associate Fellow

Julie Canlis holds a PhD from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and is the author of Calvin’s Ladder (2010, Templeton Prize) and A Theology of the Ordinary (2017). She and her husband, Matt, ministered in the Church of Scotland for thirteen years and co-founded The Abbey Summer School – a “pop up” seminary that has been running since 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is the Liturgical Director for Trinity Church (Wenatchee, WA), lectures at Whitworth University in their theology MA program, and runs the non-profit Godspeed (livegodspeed.org).

RICARDO CARDENAS

Associate Fellow, Book Reviews Editor

Ricardo Cardenas was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He is the branch manager at Anythink Library - a public library in Commerce City - and also serves as lead pastor/elder at Calvary Commerce City, a church plant in northeast Denver. He and his wife Molly have three sweet children: Micah, Amelia and Benjamin. Ricardo received his Bachelor of Arts from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He enjoys reading, writing, and thinking about public theology, and he is particularly interested in studying Abraham Kuyper's understanding of common grace as it relates to the life and work of public libraries. Ricardo also cares deeply about planting churches in underserved communities throughout Denver and beyond. Outside of work he enjoys watching baseball, gardening, and of course, reading good books.

DR DANNY CARROLL

Associate Fellow

Dr. Carroll is half-Guatemalan and was raised bilingual and bicultural. In his youth, he spent many summers in Guatemala and later taught at El Seminario Teológico Centroamericano in Guatemala City for thirteen years. The realities of Central America sparked Dr. Carroll's fascination with the Old Testament. The relevance of the biblical text for the challenges of poverty, war, and politics in those developing countries led him to a passionate focus on the Old Testament prophets, Old Testament social ethics, and the social sciences. In addition, his studies in English literature and literary theory have generated an ongoing engagement with literary approaches to the Old Testament and critical studies. Experiences in this country and abroad have led him to a deep appreciation for the unique contributions that ethnic minorities, women, and the global church make to the interpretation of the Old Testament. Before coming to Wheaton, Dr. Carroll taught Old Testament at Denver Seminary for many years and founded a Spanish-language lay training program there. At Wheaton, he tries to model a commitment to connecting careful biblical scholarship with the mission of the church as it engages today’s complex realities. Dr. Carroll has been involved in Hispanic churches and teaching on the Bible and immigration for many years. He has just completed a major commentary on the book of Amos.

DR DELVYN CASE

Associate Fellow

Delvyn Case is a composer, conductor, scholar, writer, and speaker whose works explores the intersections between music and the Christian tradition. His works have been performed by over 80 orchestras, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, and Germany’s Philharmonie Sudwestfalen, as well as by numerous Grammy-winning artists. His writing on the theological dimensions of classical and popular music has appeared in The Christian Century, Sojourners, and The Biblical Mind, various academic publications, and his Patheos blog Alleluia: Music and the Christian Life. He is the founder of Deus Ex Musica, an international ecumenical organization that promotes the use of sacred music as a resource for faith formation. A graduate of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Case serves as Associate Professor of Music at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, USA. delvyncase.com

DR KYLA CLARK-GOFF

Associate Fellow

Dr. Kylah Clark-Goff is Professor and Dean of the School of Education at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. She is a native of Texas, but has enjoyed living and traveling internationally. She is a graduate of Baylor University as well as Southwestern Seminary, and earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M University. She has more than 19 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development, and leadership in public, private, domestic, and international settings. Her professional interests include brain-based learning, educator preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), and innovative pedagogy. Kylah loves learning, baking, exercising, and traveling with her family.

DR IAN CLAUSEN

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Ian Clausen is the chief editor of Augustinian Studies at the Augustinian Institute and is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Augustine & Culture Seminar Program at Villanova University. As a Marshall scholar he studied theology and ethics under Oliver O'Donovan and received his MTh and PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2014. He is the author of On Love, Confession, Surrender and the Moral Self (Bloomsbury, 2017) and has published on topics of moral agency, conscience, love, and bioethics.

DR ADRIAN COATES

Associate Fellow

Adrian lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where he works as the deputy director of the Student YMCA Christian Study Centre on the University of Cape Town campus. His commitment to integrating theology, interdisciplinary scholarship and practice was shaped through twenty years of teaching and learning in Youth With A Mission. During this time he completed an undergraduate degree in theology and philosophy with the University of South Africa, and then a Masters theology degree at Regent College in Vancouver, with interdisciplinary and arts concentrations. While a theology lecturer at Cornerstone Institute in Cape Town, he then completed a PhD at UCT in Religious Studies, under the supervision of John de Gruchy, on everyday aesthetic existence and discipleship. He is currently a research fellow in Historical and Constructive Theology at the University of the Free State.

REV DR GARETH COCKERILL

Associate Fellow

Rev Dr. Gareth Cockerill is Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Wesley Biblical Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Gary is a gradutate of Southern Wesleyan University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (now Union Presbyterian Seminary). He has written several books, including Hebrews in the New International Commentary on the New Testament (2012). Gary is also interested in the unity of Scripture, the continuing relevance of the Old Testament, cross-cultural interpretation of Scripture, and issues that pertain to the biblical canon. Gary, and his wife Rosa, also served for nine years in Sierra Leone, West Africa. They enjoy their three daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren.

SENATOR DAVID COLTART

Senior Research Fellow

Senator David Coltart was born in Zimbabwe and has practised law there since 1983. During his 38 years of practice he has represented many opposition politicians and human rights activists. He founded the Bulawayo Legal Projects Center in 1986, a public interest law institute. He is a founding member of the MDC opposition political party and was elected to Parliament in 2000, 2005 and 2008. Between 2009 and 2013 he was Minister of Education, Sport, Arts & Culture in the government of national unity. In 2016 he published "The Struggle Continues: 50 years of tyranny in Zimbabwe". He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and a lay preacher. He is married with 4 children

DR TREVOR COOLING

Associate Fellow

Trevor is Emeritus Professor of Christian Education and was Director of the National Institute for Christian Education Research at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK having retired in September 2020. Prior to that he was the Director of the Transforming Lives Project, an interdenominational initiative that promoted teaching as a Christian vocation amongst churches and Christian organisations in Britain. In 2021, he stepped down as Chair of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales, swapping that for becoming Chair of his local Church of England primary school. Trevor is married to Margaret who too is active in Christian education, mainly as an author of materials for schools. Margaret is just completing a PhD in Homiletics at Durham University. They have two sons, a foster-daughter and five grandchildren.

ELAINE COOPER

Associate Fellow

After studying at the University of Cape Town in beautiful South Africa, Elaine made passage to Europe via Italy, Swiss and English L’Abri, and now living in Cambridge, UK with her husband, grown children and grandchildren nearby. Envisioned by the possibility that people of all ages could live meaningfully in the finite present, while relating to an infinite God of love and communication, pointed her toward the field of educational philosophy and epistemology, especially as interpreted in the writings and work of Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) a fine late Victorian Christian educator. She has recently joined the KLC IDG (Inter-Disciplinary Group) in Cambridge.

PETER COPELAND

Associate Fellow

Peter Copeland is a husband, son, brother, Ontarian and Canadian. After pursuing graduate school in philosophy, he entered politics and public policy, where he now works as a policy advisor. His background is in business, political theory and philosophy, which he tries to weave into his work as a writer, contributor to think tanks, and Animator at Catholic Conscience: a non-partisan organization devoted to civic formation in Canada. Much of his life has been spent in Southwestern Ontario, though he's called Vancouver and Montreal home for multiple years. His travels have taken him to Denmark for studies, and Korea to teach english. He enjoys the riches and novelty of different cultures, though Canada will always be home.

DR LUIS CRUZ-VILLALOBOS

Associate Fellow

Luis Cruz-Villalobos, PhD (Santiago de Chile, 1976), is a writer, editor, and psychologist, with an extensive literary production in poetry and academic essays, with more than fifty published books. He is a specialist and postgraduate in clinical psychology. He has devoted himself to the study of resilience and posttraumatic growth, as well as applied hermeneutics, topics on which he based his doctoral research at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he graduated as Doctor of Philosophy. For 15 years, he was a Presbyterian minister (now retired), and he also served as regional secretary for the Southern Cone of the Latin American Theological Fellowship. He is currently working as a professor and clinical supervisor at the University of Talca (Chile), and conducts psychotherapy for adults and couples. He is a member of the Society of Writers of Chile.

DR AJ CULP

Associate Fellow

AJ Culp is a dual national of America and Australia, and he currently serves as Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Languages at Malyon Theological College. He also Co-Chairs the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar and is Honorary Research Fellow for the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland. Originally trained in English literature, AJ's research continues in the tradition of the humanities and its pursuit of big questions. He is particularly interested in how Scripture works as a 'world-building' text, wherein people encounter the divine and so become truly human. Most recently, AJ has explored Deuteronomy's use of memory in this regard (Fortress Academic, 2020).

REV DR BILL DEJONG

Associate Fellow

Rev Dr Bill DeJong is lead pastor at Blessings Christian Church in Hamilton, ON and adjunct faculty at Redeemer University in Ancaster, ON. A graduate of McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, ON, Bill is the author of Eucharistic Reciprocity: A Practical Theological Inquiry into the Virtue of Gratitude (Wipf and Stock, 2019). He and his wife Kim have four adult sons. Bill enjoys both urban life and wilderness hiking and canoeing.

REV DR JOHN DELHOUSAYE

Associate Fellow

Rev Dr John DelHousaye is Professor of Bible and Theology at Arizona Christian University and Theologian-in-Residence with Surge Network and The Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona. He is the author and editor of numerous books, and is currently working on a four-volume, formational commentary on the Gospels. John was born in Los Angeles, California, and completed his PhD under Dr. Donald Hagner at Fuller Seminary but has spent most of his life in the Sonoran Desert. John loves to paint and collaborate with artists. He serves as the elder of spiritual formation at Redemption Alhambra, an inner-city, multicultural church in Phoenix, Arizona.

DR JENNIFER GEORGE

Associate Fellow

Jennifer George was born and raised in SriLanka. She is now a Senior Lecturer, Head of Computing Department and leads on accessibility initiatives within Goldsmiths, University of London. She also has extensive experience in transnational quality of curriculum. She has a PhD in design as a research methodology and is fascinated by the story of design in the Bible. Jennifer has been a teacher and lecturer for over 25 years both in SriLanka and UK. Jennifer is married and is mum to a little boy. You may find Jennifer sketching and painting particularly during large, long and intense meetings.

DR JIM GIESER

Associate Fellow

Jim Gieser lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where he is the director of advancement and spiritual life at the Student YMCA Christian Study Centre at the University of Cape Town. Jim earned BA and MA degrees from Wheaton College, a MPhil in higher education from the University of Cape Town, and an EdD in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. Along the way Jim taught at an international school in Germany, served in international and student affairs at private and public universities, and managed a MA in organizational leadership designed for Christian leaders throughout the Global South. Jim is interested in how people navigate new social and cultural spaces. He is also interested in the interior journey of spiritual formation. Jim’s passion is helping others to enter lament, go deeper in Christ, and live who they’re meant to be.

DR MICHAEL GOHEEN

Associate Fellow

Michael Goheen is married to Marnie since 1979 and together they have four married children and eleven grandchildren. Their home is in Vancouver, BC, Canada for part of the year. Their second home is in Phoenix, AZ where Mike leads the Missional Training Center, an extension site of Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, MO, which has developed a new model of graduate-level missional theological education for urban church leaders. They also spend a number of months each year in Brazil, Chile, and Hungary training pastors. Mike has authored, co-authored, or edited twelve books which have been translated into twelve different languages. His PhD is from Utrecht University (Netherlands) and his dissertation was on the missionary ecclesiology of Lesslie Newbigin.

PIERRE GOLDIE

Associate Fellow

Pierre Goldie grew up mostly in Cape Town, attending Catholic schools and graduating a with Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) degree. He worked mainly in share and investment analysis and portfolio management. During the last five years of work in these fields, he was converted and became increasingly involved in church work, until the calling to the priesthood became clear. Before entering the seminary, he was involved with the Justice and Peace group and the St Vincent De Paul Society, working mainly in the poorer parishes and townships. He attained a degree in Bachelor of Sacred Theology (Honours), a Master’s degree in Missiology and is now finalising his doctoral dissertation. Pierre has written short articles on the Church in sport, politics and economics for his Catholic parish magazine. His work experience informs the dialogue between faith and the culture of work in his deliberations. His root metaphor is to bring people to a life-changing and energising relationship with Christ.

CHRIS GONZALEZ

Associate Fellow

Chris Gonzalez serves as President and co-founder of The Surge Network/Missional Training Center, a relational network of local churches that “desire to fellowship with one another and grow as servant-leaders of missional congregations." Chris grew up in New Jersey and Memphis. In 1997, he moved to Arizona to study at Arizona State University, where he earned a master’s degree in human communication. He also received a master’s in divinity from Phoenix Seminary in 2001. Previously, Chris served as lead pastor of Missio Dei Communities in Tempe, AZ. He helped plant Missio Dei in 2008 as a movement of missional communities that gather together for weekly worship and equipping, functioning in many ways like house churches.

DR JAMIE GRANT

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jamie Grant is Vice-Principal (Academic) and Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Highland Theological College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands. His main teaching and research interests focus on the Old Testament poetic texts, biblical languages and questions of hermeneutics. Jamie’s first degree was in law at Dundee University (1990), before completing an MA (Biblical Studies) at Reformed Theological Seminary (1999) and PhD from the University of Gloucestershire (2002). Jamie’s doctoral research adopted a canonical approach to the Psalter, examining kingship themes in the Psalms and Deuteronomy. From 1990-97, Jamie worked for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in Poland. Jamie loves the outdoors and is frequently to be found exploring the Highlands either on a mountain bike or a paddleboard… one is usually wetter than the other but, given the Scottish weather, sometimes you’d be surprised. He is married to Iwona and they have three adult children.

DR RICHARD GUNTON

Associate Fellow

Richard Gunton is a lecturer in statistics at the University of Winchester and director of Faith-in-Scholarship at Thinking Faith Network. He has published widely in ecology, conservation planning and philosophy of science, increasingly drawing inspiration from the tradition of Reformational philosophy. As well as teaching maths students at Winchester, he contributes to the university’s Institute of Value Studies, an interdisciplinary centre offering modules to students from all undergraduate courses. Richard is drawn to the breadth of the Kirby Laing Centre’s vision of redemption and flourishing under the lordship of Christ in all areas of life.

DR ASHLEY HALES

Associate Fellow

Ashley Hales holds a PhD in English from the University of Edinburgh. Her academic interests lie at the intersection of story, culture, faith and philosophy, with a particular emphasis on sympathy, place-making, and genre. She is the author of two books, Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much and the forthcoming, A Spacious Life: Trading Hustle and Hurry for the Goodness of Limits (published by InterVarsity Press). She enjoys good conversations with other Christian thinkers as she hosts the Finding Holy Podcast. She is married Bryce, a pastor, and they have four school-aged children. In her spare time, she enjoys curling up with a cup of tea and a mystery novel and finds a good walk can cure many things.

DR NIGEL HALLIDAY

Associate Fellow

Dr Nigel Halliday trained as an art historian at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the Courtauld Institute, London, where he gained his PhD in research on responses to Cubism and Surrealism in Britain in the 1920s and 30s. He wrote the history of Zwemmer's modernist bookshop and art gallery 'More than a bookshop: Zwemmer's and art in the twentieth century'' (London: Philip Wilson, 1991). He worked for many years as a church leader, while continuing to teach and to write on Christianity and art. He is currently researching the influence of the Reformation on Michelangelo's later works.

DR SUE HALLIDAY

Research Fellow in Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Dr Sue Vaux Halliday recently retired as Professor of Marketing and Head of Department, after a career in business and academia. She publishes in internationally excellent academic journals on service innovation, relational branding and sustainability. She is honorary Research Fellow at KLC, and served as Acting Director, KLICE during Craig Bartholomew’s writing leave summer 2019-summer 2020. She serves on the Boards of IVP, SPCK and the Jubilee Centre, Cambridge. She also serves on the International Scientific Advisory Board of a Swedish universities collaborative research project into mainstreaming sustainable consumption niche practices.

DR STEVE HARRIS

Associate Fellow

Steve Harris is a systematic theologian who works across historical and biblical theology. His work is concerned to retrieve the riches of the history of biblical interpretation, as well as to encourage (and model) much fuller engagement by theologians with the biblical text - the very soul of theology. He is the author of God and the Teaching of Theology: Divine Pedagogy in 1 Corinthians 1-4 (Notre Dame, 2019) and Resurrection from the Dead: Figural Eschatology in Christian Scripture and Theology (Baylor, forthcoming). He serves as Pastor of Discipleship at Elim Church, Saskatoon, Canada. In addition, he is Research Scholar at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto; and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Horizon College & Seminary, Saskatoon, and Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN.

MARLEEN HENGELAAR-ROOKMAAKER

Associate Fellow

Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker is editor-in-chief of ArtWay, www.artway.eu, a bilingual, ecumenical and international website about art and faith which she started in 2010. She has a doctoraal (cum laude) in musicology (University of Amsterdam) with minors in art history, philosophy and liturgical studies (Free University of Amsterdam). For many years she worked as a freelance editor, translator, researcher and writer. For 10 years she edited Lev, the journal of Dutch L’Abri. She edited the Complete Works of her father (art historian Hans Rookmaaker) and has written about popular music, church music, and the visual arts. She was the writer, editor and co-editor of four books in Dutch, one about popular music, one with discussions of artworks, a handbook for art in the church, and one about the Kuyperian tradition in the arts. She contributed to ca. twenty-five books and published many articles. In 2019 she was co-curator of Art Stations of the Cross in Amsterdam. She loves to sing and was part of choirs from Amsterdam to Geneva, Switzerland. She lives in Langbroek in the Netherlands, married to Albert, a proud mother of three and grateful grandmother of two.

DR C. HUGO HERFST

Associate Fellow

Dr. C. Hugo Herfst, OblSB, served in Guatemala from 1992 to 2015 as church planter, translation supervisor, seminary professor and founder of a Christian Development Association involved in post-disaster reconstruction, community projects, as well as working alongside churches to provide support for families dealing with HIV/Aids, Seniors’ wellbeing, etc., He served on the International Committee for La Red del Camino para la Misión Integral, a network of Latin American missiologists and practitioners engaged in holistic ministries from 2006 to 2015. From 2015 to 2021, he taught at Redeemer University as Assistant Professor of Ministry. Hugo was part of the committee for the Scripture and Church Seminar. As part of his vision for contextualized theology, Herfst obtained his PhD in applied theology under Drs Samuel Berberián and José Ramiro Bolaños at Universidad Panamericana in Guatemala. His thesis proposed how to recover missional ecclesiology centred on the Kingdom of God through a conversation between theology, missiology, ethics and liturgy. He is passionate about the South-North dialogue and seeks opportunities to explore how Latin American theologians can both enrich and learn from the global Church. As the Latin American Coordinator for the Henri Nouwen Society, he seeks to promote Nouwen’s writings among Spanish Speakers. Hugo is a Benedictine Oblate with Mount Saviour Monastery in Pine City, New York. He coordinates the Spirituality Hub for KLC. He and his wife, Jackie, returned to Guatemala in 2021. They have five married children in four different countries.

DR PETER HESLAM

Associate Fellow

Dr Peter Heslam is the Director of Faith in Business, Cambridge, and Research Associate of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide. He has research interests at the interface of business, faith and development, as well as in the life and work of the public intellectual, social entrepreneur and statesman Abraham Kuyper. Peter’s interdisciplinary scholarship reflects his academic background in social science, history, ethics, missiology and theology. After serving on the faculty of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC), he has held various appointments at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and as a Visiting Professor at various research institutions around the world. His recent publications include the anthology Abraham Kuyper on Business and Economics (Lexham, 2021). Peter is a Fellow of the SPES-Forum and of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also a Doctoral Supervisor at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and is involved in parish work as a priest in the Church of England and is editor of its popular ‘God on Monday’ reflections.

ROBBY HOLT

Associate Fellow

Robby Holt is an ordained Presbyterian Minister who has served the church in various ways since 1991. Prior to a recent move to Birmingham, USA, he served as Theological Dean for the Chattanooga Institute for Faith, Work and Culture and as an adjunct teacher in New Testament at Covenant College.  Robby has partnered with Craig Bartholomew, Aubrey Spears, Michael Rhodes, and Brian Fikkert to publish a few works. He is married to Chrissy. They have four adult children and four grandchildren – so far.

DR FRED HUGHES

Associate Fellow

Fred has been married to Viv since 1971. They have two daughters and three granddaughters. In the 1970s when working with UCCF Fred's interest in relating Christian belief to education increased. In the 1980s this took a particular focus while he was Director of Stapleford House Education Centre, in Nottingham. He was on the staff of the University of Gloucestershire 1985-2005 and completed a PhD exploring what people mean when they speak of 'Christian Education' (published by Paternoster in 1992). In 2005 he left the University staff as he was appointed Associate Pastor at Cambray Baptist Church in Cheltenham. Though not now employed he continues to be involved in pastoral care.

JON HYDE

Associate Fellow

Jon Hyde is a practising solicitor in London, specialising in defending claims, complaints and regulatory investigations against professionals and their insurers. He is a director in a large international law firm, with particular involvement in its diversity and inclusion work. Jon studied Philosophy & Theology at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford before training as a solicitor, and recently completed a Masters in Law (LLM) at UCL. He is chair of trustees for Lawyers' Christian Fellowship, and writes and lectures on issues around the intersection of law, legal practice and theology. Jon is involved with the KLC Research Collective and Inter-Disciplinary Group, and the KLC Scripture Collective (Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar), as well as the Jubilee Centre's Taskforce on companies and purpose, and blogging for theologyoflaw.org.

DR LYDIA JAEGER

Associate Fellow

After completing postgraduate studies in physics and mathematics at the University of Cologne (Germany) and in theology at the Seminary for Evangelical Theology in Vaux-sur-Seine (France), Lydia Jaeger obtained her Ph.D. in philosophy at the Sorbonne on the possible links between the concept of law of nature and religious presuppositions. She holds a permanent lectureship and is academic dean at the Institut Biblique de Nogent-sur-Marne (France). She is a research associate of St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, a Faraday Associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and a KLC Research Fellow at the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology (all based in Cambridge, UK). Lydia Jaeger is the author of seven books and numerous articles on the relation between Christianity and the natural sciences. She has edited six collective volumes; the most recent one is Une foi, des arguments: apologétique pour tous (with Alain Nisus, 2021).

DR ERIC L. JOHNSON

Associate Fellow

Eric L. Johnson is Professor of Christian Psychology at the Gideon Institute of Christian Psychology and Counseling at Houston Baptist University. Prior to this position, he taught psychology, worldview studies, and Christian counseling for 28 years. Eric is currently working on the 3rd edition of Psychology & Christianity: Five Views, and he co-edited Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy and Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World. In addition, he has written over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles or chapters, as well as Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal and God and Soul Care: The Therapeutic Resources of the Christian Faith, and he was a co-author of Christian Psychotherapy in Context. His wife is Rebekah, they have two children and three grandchildren, and they love traveling.

REV DR ANDREW KIRK

Associate Fellow

Andrew Kirk is an ordained minister in the Anglican Church. After a curacy in North Finchley, he lived as a mission partner in Argentina, teaching theological subjects in tertiary educational institutions (1967-78). On returning to England, he has been on the staff of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, the Church Mission Society, the Selly Oak Colleges and the University of Birmingham. He has also taught courses on all six continents. Since retirement (2002) he has been involved, on a part-time basis, with graduate institutes in Eastern and Western Europe, Canada and the United Kingdom, mainly supervising students doing research degrees in the field of mission studies. His current main mission interest is in a theological and philosophical interpretation of current 'culture wars'. Photo © 2020 Alasdair Kirk.

REBECCA KOENIG

Associate Fellow

Rebecca has been part of YWAM for over two decades. At the same time, earning her BA through the University of the Nations (UofN) in Intercultural Studies and a Masters in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies – specializing in Religious Extremism and Islamic Law - from Edinburgh University, currently pursuing a PhD at OCMS with a focus on Religious Violence. As a researcher & lecturer, her focus is on International Relations, Religious Violence, Gender-Based Violence, Just War Theory, and Critical Thinking. As the Dean of the College of Humanities & International Studies, Rebecca concentrates primarily on teaching, training, and creating curriculum for various Schools & Degree pertaining to Government & International Studies and creating a platform for Peace Studies, Justice, Law, & Advocacy as well as Geopolitics & History streams in the University of the Nations.

DR JAMES B. KROHN

Associate Fellow

Dr James Krohn is a theological educator, former pastor, and the founder-director of KRUX. He studied visual arts before moving on to focus on Theology; first studying under Dr JI Packer in Canada and later completing a DTh on Calvin’s Trinitarian vision in Stellenbosch. He has served on the faculties of the Bible Institute of South Africa and George Whitefield College, and as sessional lecturer at Regent College in Canada. He is married to Corli, and together with their five children they are avid outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers.

PIETER KWANT

Associate Fellow

Books are the singular passion for Pieter Kwant. He has an appreciation for many aspects of culture, not least art, music and film, but it is books that he has dedicated his life to in the service of the Lord. Originally from the Netherlands, it was in South Africa that Pieter met his wife, Elria and where he started his first job in the Christian book business, The NG Kerk Boekhandel. He went on to manage and own a bookshop, distributor and antiquariat and served professors, pastors and students. God eventually led Pieter back to Europe, this time to the UK where he and Elria raised their four sons. He first worked for IVP and then for Paternoster where for 8 years he led the way in publishing theological and biblical monographs, before eventually setting up his own publishing house and book agency, Piquant. It specialises in Mission, Theology and the Arts. Alongside Piquant, Pieter was then called to Langham Partnership to be the director of its literature program, focusing on resourcing institutions in the Majority World with evangelical theological books for libraries and students, developing and training Majority World writers and publishers, and pioneering partnerships to produce exceptional indigenous book projects such as the Africa Bible Commentary and the South Asia Bible Commentary, and many others.

DR SHAWN M. LANGLEY

Associate Fellow

Shawn’s scholarly work concentrates on the relationship between philosophy and theology, especially the confluence of continental with Anglo-American and Asian systems of thought. His most recent research engages with British Idealism and its role in the development of Christian philosophy throughout the twentieth century. He completed his PhD at the University of Aberdeen, writing on the epistemologies of Cornelius Van Til and Alvin Plantinga, and is presently pioneering the KLC Philosophy and Theology research hub. When his head is not in theoretical clouds, he enjoys flying through literal ones with his wife, Meredith, and their son, Reece.

DR DAVID LARSEN

Senior Research Fellow

For 25 years (1990-2015) David founded and managed an award-winning international consulting company, servicing the hotel industry in which his clients represented over 3,000 four and five stars hotels in 106 countries. After retiring, David completed a PhD in Theology at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, UK, in 2020, advancing placial hermeneutics and the mission of place. Craig Bartholomew was his external examiner. David has been married for 42 years, has three children and eight grandchildren.

STEPHEN LAZARUS

Associate Fellow

Stephen Lazarus directs the NextGEN initiative at the Canadian think tank Cardus. He is also editor of a recently published collection of Henri Nouwen's writings, Community, (Orbis Press, September 2021) and has served as a consultant and researcher for the Henri Nouwen Society. He also served as researcher and editorial advisor for the books On Retreat with Henri Nouwen; Engaging Life's Big Questions (July 2021, Twenty Third Publications) and Hope for Caregivers: A 42 Day Devotional in Company with Henri J.M. Nouwen (January 2017, Henri Nouwen Society).

DR MATTHEW LEVERING

Associate Fellow

Matthew Levering holds the James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He is the author or co-author of over thirty books including such works as Scripture and Metaphysics, Participatory Biblical Exegesis, Biblical Natural Law, Proofs of God, Aquinas’s Eschatological Ethics and the Virtue of Temperance, and Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? He is currently at work on a nine-volume quasi-dogmatics, whose first five volumes have appeared (most recently Engaging the Doctrine of Israel). He is the editor or co-editor of over twenty books, including such works as The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology, Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology, and The Reception of Vatican II. He is the translator of Gilles Emery, O.P.’s The Trinity. He is co-editor of two quarterly journals, Nova et Vetera and of the International Journal of Systematic Theology. For the year 2021-2022, he is president of the Academy of Catholic Theology.

DR BRIAN J. MATZ

Associate Fellow

Dr. Brian Matz is the CSJ Endowed Chair and Professor of the History of Christianity at Fontbonne University in Saint Louis, Missouri (USA). His research and teaching interests span patristic and medieval church history, in particular early Christian social ethics, Cappadocian theology, the reception of Augustine, and the theological controversies of the Carolingian era. Dr. Matz is the author of four monographs and dozens of articles, co-editor of several volumes, and is co-general editor of the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. He is currently co-editing also the new Oxford Handbook on the Pelagian Controversy. Dr. Matz earned his first PhD in early Christian studies at Saint Louis University and his second PhD in social ethics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He holds a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and a BSBA in accounting from Washington University. Dr. Matz entered academia after a first career in business. He and his wife, Heidi, have four children. Together, they occasionally indulge Brian’s wanderlust and his eagerness to visit America’s national parks.

DR GORDON J. MCCONVILLE

Senior Research Fellow

Gordon McConville grew up in Northern Ireland, and studied Modern Languages at Cambridge and Theology in Edinburgh, before doing a PhD in Old Testament with Prof Gordon Wenham at Queen's University, He has taught at Trinity College, Bristol and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Gloucestershire. His Old Testament work has focused mainly on Deuteronomy and the Prophetic books, but his leading interests are in Old Testament interpretation, theology, ethics, and spirituality. He recently completed a major commentary on Isaiah.

DR DAVID MCILROY

Fellow & Chair of Trustees

David McIlroy is a practising barrister, specialising in banking law. He is also Visiting Professor in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London and Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in England. As well as being Chair of Trustees for KLC, David writes and speaks widely throughout Europe on questions relating to the theology of law. In 2019, he published The End of Law: How Law’s Claims relate to Law’s Aims, and gave the 12th Richard O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture asking ‘Why can’t we stop pretending law has anything to do with justice?’ You can find out more about David and the work he does at the intersection of the Christian faith and legal practice at his website theologyoflaw.org.

DR STEVEN MCMULLEN

Associate Fellow

Steven McMullen is an Associate Professor of Economics at Hope College in Holland, MI. He is the executive editor of Faith & Economics, host of the Faithful Economy podcast, and a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. His current research focuses on the intersection of economics, moral philosophy, and theology, with particular interests in the ethics of redistribution, consumerism, environmental ethics, animal ethics, and Reformed theology. He also does empirical research in education policy and labour economics. He is the author or coauthor of three books: Animals and the Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Digital Life Together: The Challenge of Technology for Christian Schools (Eerdmans 2020), and Should We Redistribute Wealth? A Debate (Routledge, forthcoming).

DR ESTHER LIGHTCAP MEEK

Associate Fellow

Dr Esther Lightcap Meek is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Geneva College, in Western Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow/Scholar with the Fujimura Institute, and Board Member for the Michael Polanyi Society. As a creative philosopher, writer and speaker, she offers philosophy “for all of us.” Her books include Longing to Know: The Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People (Brazos, 2003); Loving to Know: Introducing Covenant Epistemology (Cascade, 2011); A Little Manual for Knowing (Cascade, 2014); and Contact With Reality: Michael Polanyi’s Realism and Why It Matters (Cascade, 2017). She is at work on the first volume, Doorway to Artistry, in a series, Doorways, relating her philosophy to different areas of life. Meek resides in Steubenville, Ohio. Learn more at estherlightcapmeek.com.

DR CAS MONACO

Associate Fellow

Cas Monaco is the VP of Missiology and Gospel Engagement for FamilyLife® and earned her MA and PhD in North American Missiology and Applied Theology at SEBTS. Her research and work is fuelled by a lifelong call to share the Good News of God’s kingdom.

DR JEFF MOONEY

Associate Fellow

Dr Jeffrey Mooney is Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and Theology at California Baptist University. His academic areas and scholarly interests include Old Testament Interpretation and Theology, Biblical Theology and Jazz History. He has written and published much work concerning the book of Leviticus and the Old Testament Justice Texts.

DAMBUDZO DARLINGTON MUSHAMBI

Associate Fellow

Dambudzo is Zimbabwean-born, but has spent most of his life in South Africa. He is married and has 3 children. Dambudzo is a law graduate from the University of Cape Town, and after receiving a call to ministry and studying theology, he worked at UCT's main campus doing student ministry with the Student YMCA for 7 years. In 2018, Dambudzo completed his MA in Historical Theology at Wheaton College in Illinois. Currently, he's a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria in the department of Systematic Theology and Ethics. His research project is an interdisciplinary study on the autobiography and political theology of Chief Albert Luthuli. He enjoys most things sci-fi and is always listening to music.

DR MIKAEL NORMANN

Associate Fellow

Dr Mikael Normann (FRAS, PhD, MPhil) is an associate professor at the South-Eastern University of Norway. His current research involves the study of Einstein’s theory of gravitation. He is also interested in the interplay between mathematics and theology and the foundations of mathematics. He is a member of the Interdisciplinary Group at KLC. He is married to Sarah and they have two beautiful children together. When the days are dreary and the mind full, he particularly likes to do photography (normannphotography.org) and play the piano.

DR BRANDON J. O'BRIEN

Associate Fellow

Brandon is Director of Content Development and Distribution for Redeemer City to City. In this role he has the privilege of serving local churches by serving pastors, of researching and writing, of preaching and teaching, and of helping discover and develop incredible contributors from all around the world. His own writing focuses on the significant influence of “cultural discipleship” (often unconscious) that takes place prior to and continues during our intentional Christian discipleship and that can compromise our formation as Christ followers. He has authored, co-authored and edited several books including Not From Around Here (Moody, 2019), Demanding Liberty (IVP, 2018), Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes (IVP, 2012).

REV DR WILLIAM OLHAUSEN

Associate Fellow

Having trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford (1995-1998), William served his title at Greyfriars Church in Reading. He went on to serve a second curacy at Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge and is delighted to have a reason to visit Cambridge again as a KLC trustee! Since 2011 he has been Incumbent of St Matthias' Church, Killiney, in the Church of Ireland Diocese of Dublin. He serves the diocese of Dublin and the wider Church of Ireland in several capacities and he is theological adviser to the Archbishop of Dublin. William was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1993 as a member of Middle Temple and he was awarded a PhD in biblical hermeneutics from Liverpool University in 2007. He is married to Tanya and they have three adult children.

DAVID PARISH

Associate Fellow

Former British Airways Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. In retirement I research and write about transport and the my theological interest is in the intersection of faith and work.

DR JORDAN PICKERING

Associate Fellow

Dr Jordan Pickering is an Old Testament scholar specialising in Genesis and Hebrew narrative. He is the author of two books, "Troubled Waters: A fresh look at baptism and why we argue" and "Turn Neither Right Nor Left: Re-centering evangelicalism". Formerly a biblical studies lecturer, Jordan now is on staff at the UCT Student YMCA and works part time as a graphic designer. Jordan is an occasional oil painter in his spare time.

DR DENNAE PIERRE

Associate Fellow

Dennae Pierre is one of the co-Directors for the Crete Collective and leads the Surge Network in Arizona. She also serves as one of the Co-Directors for City to City North America. She has her MA from Covenant Theological Seminary and DMin from Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) and is the author of Healing Prayers to Resist a Violent World. Dennae is married to Vermon, the lead pastor at Roosevelt Community Church, a multi-ethnic church in downtown Phoenix and they have four very fun children.

DR JACQUELYNN PLEIS

Associate Fellow

Dr. Jacquelynn Pleis is a KLC Fellow and a member of the Hub of Innovative Pedagogy. Her career in education spans over 20 years of public and private education in preschool through higher education. She is from Iowa, USA and currently lives in South Carolina where she is an Assistant Professor at Charleston Southern University preparing future educators. Her research interests include innovative pedagogy, faculty professional development, and teaching with a Christian Worldview. Jacquelynn is an active member of St. James United Methodist Church and loves to craft, read, and play board games with her husband and their two boys.

DR BENJAMIN T. QUINN

Associate Fellow

Benjamin serves as Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness and Assistant Professor of Theology and History of Ideas at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern. He also serves as pastor of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Spring Hope, NC. Benjamin earned his doctorate of philosophy in theology from the University of Bristol, U.K., and lives with his wife and four children in Youngsville, NC.

REV DR STEPHEN W. RANKIN

Associate Fellow

After twenty five years as a college professor and university chaplain and almost forty years in ministry, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Rankin has founded Spiritual Maturity Project, a teaching ministry that links people hungry for good resources with scholarship deeply rooted in historic orthodox Christianity. A graduate of Northwestern University, Saint Paul School of Theology and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Steve's research and advocacy efforts focus on the integration of pedagogy and discipleship in church and academy. He is author of Aiming at Maturity: The Goal of the Christian Life and a number of similarly themed book chapters and articles and is currently working on a project that advances a theological vision for higher education in the Wesleyan tradition. Steve is married to Joni Leeper and they have four grown children and seven grandchildren. Working in the garden is a new hobby and a spiritual discipline.

DR DANIEL G. REID

Associate Fellow

Dan grew up in Japan, where his parents were missionaries. After receiving his Ph.D in Biblical Studies, he returned to Asia where he taught at Asian Theological Seminary in the Philippines. In 1986 he joined InterVarsity Press USA as Reference & Academic Editor, and retired in 2017 as Senior Academic Editor and Director of IVP Academic. During his more than 30 years with IVP, Dan acquired and edited well over 200 academic and general-reader books, and was involved in the initiation, conceptualisation, and editing of more than a dozen reference works including, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, and many others. He is currently researching and writing about the history and context of his family’s missionary history in China and Taiwan, focusing on the U.S. Protestant experience there from 1889 to 1982. He and his wife live in Port Townsend, Washington State, have two adult children, and three delightful grandchildren. A lover of the outdoors, Dan is passionate about mountain climbing, hiking, backpacking, skiing, cycling, sailing, and trail running.

DR MICHAEL J. RHODES

Associate Fellow

Michael J. Rhodes is the co-author of Practicing the King's Economy: Honoring Jesus in How We Work, Earn, Spend, Save, and Give, and a lecturer in Old Testament at Carey Baptist College. Michael’s passion is to help the church hear and respond to Scripture’s call to embody God’s justice and mercy on behalf of the marginalized. This passion inspired Michael and his wife Rebecca’s decision to live, work, and worship in an economically impoverished community in his hometown of Memphis for the ten years prior to his coming to Carey, as well as Michael's academic research on moral formation and economic justice in Scripture. Michael is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

DR MEGAN C. ROBERTS

Associate Fellow

Dr. Megan C. Roberts holds a PhD in Christian Theology (HB/OT) from McMaster Divinity College (2020). Her doctoral research explored the connection between collective memory formation and the promises of comfort in Isaiah 40–55, and she is currently exploring how this research informs her Anglican sacramental and liturgical theology and practice. A native of Colorado, she enjoys climbing 14ers (mountain peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation) and gardening/landscaping. She discovered her gift and love for teaching during her fives years at Logos International School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2007–2012), and hopes to make teaching her long-term vocation. When she's not teaching or researching, she enjoys singing, making music with others, finding good food from all over the world, and spending time with her very large family of siblings, nieces, and nephews.

DR BOB ROBERTS JR.

Associate Fellow

Dr. Bob Roberts, Jr. is the founder of GlocalNet, a church planting family of churches and co-founder of Multi-Faith Neighbors Network, an organization committed to creating international religious freedom through intentional cross-cultural relationships.

JOSH RODRIGUEZ

Associate Fellow

Known for his energetic rhythms, rich harmonic language, and striking colors, Josh Rodriguez (b. 1982) continues to gain recognition as an emerging composer and collaborator on a national and international scale. Born in Argentina and raised in Guatemala and Mexico, Rodriguez’s musical imagination has been formed by the colors and cultures of his childhood. Rodriguez is composer-in-residence of the Corona Symphony Orchestra, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at the Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University. He regularly contributes to various arts & culture blogs and is co-director of Deus-Ex-Musica an initiative that brings musicians, pastors, and non-musicians together for concerts and conversations about the intersection of faith and new music.

JAN RUSSELL

Associate Fellow

Janice grew up in Surrey in south London. She went to Wimbledon and Bristol Colleges of Art, followed by a diploma in art education at Bristol University. During this time she first became acquainted with Hans Rookmaaker, Professor of Art History at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 1969 after marrying Richard she went with him to Trinity Christian College (Chicago) and taught sculpture, painting and art history. She was also a Fellow of the Institute for Christian Art which had just been established by Prof. Calvin Seerveld. After returning to the UK she continued painting and was actively involved in various Christian groups in the arts, teaching and mentoring. After some protracted illness she continues to paint, working out of the English landscape tradition, exploring the countryside around her in north Somerset. Richard and Janice have two son, Gabriel and Simon, who have both successfully made their careers in the arts.

REV RICHARD RUSSELL

Associate Fellow

Revd. Richard Russell spent his childhood in rural Somerset. He studied philosophy at Aberystwyth University (Wales) and McMaster University (Canada), and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). Then he taught philosophy at Manchester College (Oxford) and then, after marrying Janice in 1969 , atTrinity Christian College(Chicago).Then followed an MA in sociology of religion, a PGCE and and M.Ed. at Bristol University. After came teaching sociology at Derby Technical College and a Ph.D. in philosophy of education at Nottingham University. This was not completed due to moving to Trinity College (Bristol) for ordination training. Then after a curacy in Hartlepool(Durham Diocese) he became vicar of Widcombe in Bath, while also doing some part time teaching for Trinity College(Bristol) and Bristol University. Also with Janice he directed the Christian Studies Unit which involved much mentoring, networking, conferences and distributing Christian academic books in all disciplines within the Kuyperian tradition. This has continued in retirement at Radstock.

DR JAMES RUSTHOVEN

Associate Fellow

James Rusthoven is a retired practicing medical oncologist. He received broad undergraduate instruction in Reformational thinking at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois. After graduation from medical school in Chicago, he and his wife Thea moved to Canada where he completed his general and oncology medical training in Toronto. He subsequently gained extensive experience in cancer patient care, teaching, and clinical research in academic positions at the University of Toronto and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. After 16 years, Dr Rusthoven obtained an MHSc degree in bioethics from the University of Toronto, then a PhD in theology from Trinity College, University of Bristol. His PhD research explored a covenantal ethical framework from a Reformational perspective. This work was published as Covenantal Biomedical Ethics for Contemporary Medicine (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014). In his final four years before retirement, he was a medical officer and evaluator of new cancer biologics at Health Canada. He enjoyed exploring how a Reformational worldview could provide guidance for himself and for colleagues in identifying and responding to ethical issues arising during the evaluation of new cancer drugs. Dr Rusthoven continues to speak about bioethics from a Reformational perspective to university students, church goers, and to whoever else is interested.

DR DEREK SCHUURMAN

Associate Fellow

Derek Schuurman worked as an electrical engineer for several years and later completed a Ph.D. at McMaster University in the area of robotics and computer vision. He has taught computer science at both Dordt College and Redeemer University and is currently professor of computer science at Calvin University. He is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation and has written about faith and technology issues in a variety of publications. He is the author of the book Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology published by InterVarsity Press.

DR NIGEL SCOTLAND

Associate Fellow

Nigel spent the greater part of his life lecturing in church history at what became the University of Gloucestershire. He studied at McGill and Bristol Universities, earned a PhD in church history at the University of Aberdeen, and has been involved in church planting and led a C of E Fresh Expressions Church for thirteen years while lecturing full-time. From 2006-2017 he taught theology students at Bristol Baptist College and Trinity College Bristol. Nigel has authored more than twenty books, the most controversial being The New Passover Rethinking the Lord’s Supper for Today (Wipf and Stock) in which he argued that the Eucharist/New Passover was intended to be a domestic sacramental meal based in homes and small groups in the same way that the Jewish Passover was, and still is, kept to this day. He is an Honorary Research Fellow in Religious Studies at the University of Gloucestershire and still does some lecturing at the Gloucester hub of Ripon College, Cuddesdon. He and his wife live in Woodmancote on the outskirts of Cheltenham in the UK and worship locally.

ESGRID SIKAHALL

Associate Fellow

Esgrid was a Mathematics Lecturer in Guatemala, where he's from, before moving to the UK to study Philosophy and Theology at the University of Edinburgh. His research concentrates on Philosophical Hermeneutics and the possibilities it opens for the multilayered nature of the various science and religion discourses, mostly in western contexts and of western provenance, with the view of contextualising whatever insights such discourses may have to non-western contexts and simultaneously feeding back to western discourses from these proceses of contextualisation. Also, as an engineer and an educator, he's interested in showing as artificial the divisions between the humanities, the arts, and the sciences by way of attending to the spiritual nature of knowing and learning. Esgrid currently works as a Software Engineering Coach in the UK.

DR J. AARON SIMMONS

Associate Fellow

J. Aaron Simmons is professor of philosophy at Furman University and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. In addition to publishing more than 100 articles, essays, and reviews, he is author or editor of numerous books including: God and the Other; The New Phenomenology; Kierkegaard’s God and the Good Life; Christian Philosophy; and Kierkegaard and Levinas. He is the former president of the Søren Kierkegaard Society (USA) and the South Carolina Society of Philosophy, and he has held official positions with the Society of Christian Philosophy, and the American Academy of Religion. A professional drummer and avid trout fisherman, Simmons loves hiking and spending time in the mountains with his wife, Vanessa, and son, Atticus.

DR VUYANI SINDO

Associate Fellow

Vuyani Sindo is a Head of Biblical Studies and a Senior Lecturer at George Whitefield College (GWC) in Cape Town, South Africa. He joined the Faculty of GWC as a junior lecturer in 2014. Having completed his undergraduate degree at the college in 2008, Vuyani went on to work as a curate at Holy Trinity Church in Gardens, Cape Town, later serving as Assistant Minister there. During his term at the church, Vuyani also worked at the Student YMCA on the CPUT campus and still nurtures his interest in student ministry. Vuyani Sindo completed his PhD studies at Stellenbosch University in 2018. His thesis is entitled: “The interrelationship between leadership and identity formation in the Corinthian correspondence: A study of 1 Corinthians 1-4”. His main area of interest is the exploration of the relevance of Paul's letters to the Corinthians for the South African context, with a particular focus on the subjects of Paul and slavery, and Paul’s theology of reconciliation, identity and leadership. Vuyani is married to Ronel and they have two daughters.

DR JOSHUA K. SMITH

Associate Fellow

Joshua is a theologian researching the ethics of AI and robots. His work on the ethics of technology seeks to build an interdisciplinary community that will work towards the regulation of technology that leads to human and ecological flourishing. He hosts a podcast (The Dolores Project) that dialogues with international scholars about the possibilities and pitfalls of robot regulation. He serves as a senior pastor in Mississippi, where he lives with his wife and three children. He has two works forthcoming, Robot Theology with Wipf & Stock and On Violent Technologies with Trivent Transhumanism.

DR R. LUCAS STAMPS

Associate Fellow

Dr. R. Lucas Stamps serves as Associate Professor of Christian theology at Anderson University and the Clamp Divinity School in Anderson, South Carolina. He is the co-editor of Baptists and the Christian Tradition: Towards an Evangelical Baptist Catholicity and the author of the forthcoming Thy Will Be Done: A Contemporary Defense of Dyothelite Christology. He has published numerous articles and essays in the area of systematic theology, focusing especially on the Trinity and the Incarnation. Dr. Stamps currently serves as the chair of the KLC Scripture and Doctrine Seminar.

REV DR TODD STATHAM

Associate Fellow

Rev. Dr. Todd Statham is the Christian Reformed Chaplain at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus (Kelowna, Canada). After completing a PhD in theology (McGill University), Todd served as a lecturer at Zomba Theological College in Malawi and pastor in the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, and then as a sessional lecturer at the Universität Lüneburg (Germany). His teaching and research ranges from missiology and global Christianity to modern Protestant theology and history, especially in the Reformed and Lutheran traditions. As a university chaplain he seeks to be catalyst for students and professors to faithfully engage culture and ideas under the lordship of Christ.

BRENDAN STEVEN

Associate Fellow

Brendan Steven has spent nearly a decade as a professional writer, a career which includes founding a student newspaper at his alma mater, Canada's McGill University; serving as speechwriter for a former Canadian Finance Minister; and working as a senior creative copywriter within one of Canada’s leading communications agency families. Today Brendan is chief writer at a leading Canadian charity, ranked by Maclean’s and MoneySense magazines as one of Canada’s best charities in 2020. Brendan is passionate about Christian community-building and is an active leader within several Catholic organizations based in Toronto, including as executive director of Catholic Conscience—a non-partisan Catholic civic and political leadership lay apostolate, with the mission of forming faithful citizens through Catholic social teaching, and in turn, forming the Catholic community into a more impactful force for political love within civil society.

DR MICHELLE A. STINSON

Associate Fellow

Michelle A. Stinson is a broadly-trained biblical scholar whose research interests span the fields of biblical studies, agrarian studies, and rhetorical studies. She served as an Associate Professor of Old Testament (Simpson University) until 2020 and presently is a ‘Visiting Scholar in Old Testament’ at Denver Seminary. Her current research considers topics related to food, land care, and the Psalms and her work has appeared in a variety of edited-collections and academic journals (CBQ, Word&World, AVAR). Michelle serves as co-chair of the SBL ‘Meals in the HB/OT and Its World’ program unit, as well as the acting-chair of the KLC ‘Food, Agriculture, and Land Care’ Research Hub. In addition to scholarly pursuits, Michelle has enjoyed gaining practical training in all things ‘farm to table,’ including experiences as an amateur vintner and formal-training as a chef.

REV DR WALTER R. STRICKLAND II

Associate Fellow

Rev. Dr. Walter R. Strickland II is the Founder and President of The Strickland Institute LLC, and also serves as Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC (USA). Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, Walter’s passion is to equip people to flourish in their context from a deep commitment to God’s design. He has written and contributed to over 10 books and holds a PhD in Theology from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).

DR ROBERT TATUM

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Robert Tatum is the Cary Caperton Owen Distinguished Professor in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His teaching and research traditionally concerned international and development macroeconomics, supported in part through a Fulbright-Hays Award to Brazil. In recent years, he has begun exploring a new area of scholarship in theology-oriented economics-supported policymaking. Publications in this line of research can be found in the Journal of Markets and Morality, Faith and Economics, and the Journal of Economics, Theology, and Religion. Complementing this new scholarship, Robert has developed an interdisciplinary course on "Morality and Material Progress" with support from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities. Along with KLC, he considers one of his intellectual homes to be the Cambridge-based Association for Christian Economics. In his free time, Robert loves spending time with his wife and two children and enjoys traveling and exploring the great outdoors through hiking and trail running.

DR JENNY TAYLOR

Research Fellow in Communication, Media and Journalism

Jenny is our Research Fellow in Communication, Media and Journalism. She specialises in religious literacy and pioneered religious literacy in journalism. She has a doctorate in religion from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and has been published many times in academic journals and the mainstream and on-line media including the Guardian, the Times and, in translation, the European press. Her books include Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in ‘Secular’ Britain with Lesslie Newbigin and Lamin Sanneh (SPCK 1998 and Wipf&Stock 2005), and A Wild Constraint (Continuum 2008), an extended essay on contemporary sexuality.

JASON THACKER

Associate Fellow

Jason Thacker serves as chair of research in technology ethics and director of the research institute at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He also serves as an adjunct instructor of philosophy, ethics, and worldview at Boyce College in Louisville, KY. He is the author of "Following Jesus in the Digital Age" and "The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity." He also serves as the editor of "The Digital Public Square: Christian Ethics in a Technological Society" with B&H Academic and co-editor of a forthcoming series on essentials in Christian ethics. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethics and Public Theology. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons.

DR MICHAEL J. THATE

Senior Research Fellow

Michael is an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University’s Work, Ethics, and Faith Initiative and the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. He has held visiting fellowships and lectureships at Yale Divinity School, Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions, and the Département de Philosophie at l’École normale supérieure, Paris. He was a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt award, spending three years at Universität Tübingen in the Institute für antikes Judentum und hellenistische Religionsgeschichte. Michael’s academic interests and focus are informed and complemented by his prior business experience where he counseled corporate clients on matters relating to brand equity, communication strategy, and corporate trust. He is the author of two monographs: Remembrance of Things Past?, comparing the “historical Jesus” genre with recent trends in social memory theory; and The Godman and the Sea, where he reads varying representations of the sea in antiquity, Judaism, and early Christianity through the rubrics of desolation and trauma. Current works include a volume on “smell” and moral reasoning, and a second that engages the so-called attention economy. He is also co-editing a volume on the history of corporate responses to racial unrest and another on the future of work.

DR HEATH A. THOMAS

Associate Fellow

Dr. Heath Thomas (Ph.D., University of Gloucestershire) was installed as the 16th President of Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) in January 2020. He also serves as Professor of Old Testament at OBU. Dr. Thomas served as Dean of the Hobbs College and Professor of Old Testament from 2015-2019 and as Director of Ph.D. Studies and Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina from 2007-2015. His academic expertise lay in biblical books of Lamentations and the Minor Prophets, and he has written or edited major volumes on Lamentations (Bloomsbury, 2021; Sheffield Phoenix, 2013; Pickwick Press, 2011), Habakkuk (Eerdmans, 2018; Lexham, 2016), and the Minor Prophets (IVP Academic, forthcoming; Baker Academic, forthcoming). He also has a deep interest in theological reading, co-editing with Dr. Craig Bartholomew A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation (Baker Academic, 2016).

FRITZ VAN DER LECQ

Associate Fellow

Fritz lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where he works as the director of the Student YMCA Christian Study Centre at the University of Cape Town. He arrived there with undergraduate degrees in economics (University of Stellenbosch) and theology (North West University). During his two-decade stint at the UCT Student YMCA, he completed a Master of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies at Wheaton College, combining core course from the missions & intercultural studies and biblical studies programs respectively, and started (though, unfortunately, not completed) a PhD under the supervision of Dr Michael Goheen and Dr Craig Bartholomew during a year-long sabbatical in Canada. His theology and practice of mission was also profoundly shaped by several educational pilgrimages, most notably to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I studied under Dr René Padilla; to Jerusalem (and Palestine) where he read and did research at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute; and to Kampala, Uganda, where I participated in the Great Lakes Initiative (GLI, linked to Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation). He is married to Dr Tshilidzi van der Lecq (Ophthalmologist) and has a delightful little daughter.

EMMA VANHOOZER

Associate Fellow

Emma lives and works at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker House in South Bend, Indiana. She shares in the community work of hosting a drop-in shelter, tending a community garden and accompanying the marginalized and houseless through offering hospitality in her house. Emma grew up in Scotland, where she developed an interest in the connections between geographical places and interior landscapes. Spending her early years in a Scottish terrain, she became attuned to the borders and intersections between the wild and the gardened, habitable space. She has companioned herself to poetry, and finds there the enduring invitation both through fragility and rest to inhabit these border spaces. She seeks those poems that wire together the open edge of language with a trust of the earth.

MARY VANHOOZER

Associate Fellow

Mary Vanhoozer is a creative and engaging multi-instrumentalist (piano, violin, hurdy gurdy, and hammered dulcimer) and melodist. A classical pianist by trade, she has performed solo recitals and taught workshops throughout the United States. She is dedicated to the craft of live music and loves to organise concerts around themes, oftentimes lending a dramatic, almost narrative element to her performances. Mary released her debut album for solo piano, From Leipzig to LA, in 2018. Mary received her degrees in piano performance: her BM from Wheaton College Conservatory, her MM from the Eastman School of Music, and her DMA from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

REV DR MICHAEL R. WAGENMAN

Senior Research Fellow
Director, KLC Scripture Collective

Rev. Dr. Michael R. Wagenman is Senior Research Fellow and founding chair of the Scripture and Church Seminar at KLC. Michael completed his PhD at the University of Bristol on the nature of ecclesial power in the worldview of Abraham Kuyper. He studies and writes on issues related to power within the church's engagement with culture and society, especially the use of Scripture and proclamation as forms of communication. He is chaplain to Western University (London, Ontario) and teaches part time at Redeemer University (New Testament Interpretation), the Institute for Christian Studies, and Huron University College's faculty of theology.

GENEVIEVE WEDGBURY

Associate Fellow

Genevieve studied Theology at King’s College London, before doing an MA in European Classical Acting at Drama Centre London. She formed her own production company, touring the acclaimed one-woman drama Asena against sex trafficking (BBC Radio Northampton). She worked for three years as Development Officer at KLICE, which has now become The Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology in Cambridge and of which she has recently become a Fellow. Alongside managing her father’s small business, in the last year she has been presenting for Radio Maria England, including Faith and Family in the Time of Covid-19, Questions of Faith, and co-producing and presenting Women Together, which is now entering its second series.

DR DARIA BORISLAVOVA WHITE

Associate Fellow

Daria has 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health counseling, social work, and peacebuilding. Her work has been focused on individuals who have experienced personal and communal, current and transgenerational trauma, understanding cultural and individual barriers to, and resources for resilience. In her research and approach, she uses restorative justice and peacebuilding frameworks integrated with mental health counseling theory and practice. The populations she has worked with are ethnic minorities in the Balkans; refugees; domestic violence and sexual assault survivors; immigrants; the homeless. Daria received the Women and Gender Studies Feminist Scholarship Award at James Madison University for her work with Bulgarian elderly women and the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Department of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University for her dissertation research on joy and awe in four countries. Dr. White is a native of Bulgaria and since 2014 – an American citizen.

DR ANDREW WHITE

Associate Fellow

Andrew White holds a Ph.D. in English from Washington State University (2003) and has held faculty positions at Wheaton College, the American University in Bulgaria, and Eastern Mennonite University. His research interests include early American literature, early modern English literature, spiritual life writings, and Balkan studies. Andrew recently completed an M.Div. (biblical studies) and is seeking ordination in the Anglican Church in North America (Diocese of Christ Our Hope). He currently resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, but is a native of the “evergreen” Pacific Northwest.

MATTHEW WILEY

Associate Fellow

Matthew Wiley is a theologian and writer in Chicago. He is a PhD Student in systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and his research is on ecclesial disunity and pneumatology. He is the managing editor of Sapientia and the digital content manager for the Henry Center for Theological Understanding. Matt and his wife Ellyn belong to Boulevard Presbyterian Church, where they lead the youth ministry. He loves good coffee, Wendell Berry's poetry, and theology for the sake of the local church.

REV DR CHRIS J. H. WRIGHT

Senior Research Fellow

Rev Dr Chris Wright is Global Ambassador and Ministry Director of Langham Partnership (www.langham.org). After ordained ministry in Tonbridge, Kent, he taught the Old Testament in India for five years (1983-88) and then at All Nations Christian College in England, where he was also Principal from 1993-2001. In 2001 he took over the leadership of the Langham at the invitation of the founder, John Stott. Chris’s PhD (Cambridge) was in the field of O.T. economic ethics. His books include commentaries on Exodus, Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations and Ezekiel, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God; The Mission of God; The God I Don’t Understand; and The Mission of God’s People. Chris and his wife Liz, who come from Belfast, have four adult children and eleven grandchildren, and live in London as members of All Souls Church, Langham Place, where Chris serves as an honorary curate. Chris enjoys a bit of light running, birdwatching occasionally, and following Ireland’s fortunes in the rugby Six Nations.

DR JOHN WYATT

Senior Research Fellow

John is a doctor, author, speaker and research scientist. His background is as a consultant neonatologist and academic researcher focussing on the mechanisms, treatment and prevention of brain damage in newborn infants. He is now engaged in addressing new ethical, philosophical and theological challenges caused by advances in medical science and technology. He is also fascinated by the issues raised by rapid advances in AI and robotics, and the interface between cutting-edge science and Christian faith. John’s academic title is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics & Perinatology at University College London. He is also a senior researcher at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge. He worked as a paediatrician specialising in the care of newborn babies at a leading neonatal intensive care unit for more than 25 years. Through his clinical experience he became increasingly aware of the ethical maelstrom caused by advancing technology and contentious debates about the nature of humanity at the beginning and end of life. He has now retired from frontline medical practice and is focussing on the ethical, philosophical and theological issues raised by rapidly advancing technology.