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KLC Research Fellows

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Tersha De Koning

Associate Fellow

Tersha De Koning is a lawyer interested in criminal, constitutional, and Charter law, at the intersection of which she hopes to practice, publish, and teach. She currently works as a lawyer at Innocence Canada, a non-profit organization that does advocative, exonerative, educative, and reformative work for clients who have been wrongfully convicted of (culpable) homicides, i.e., murder, manslaughter, and infanticide. Tersha attended law school at Queen’s University, where she was a decorated student and mooter and where she served in leadership roles in criminal law, litigation, and advocacy associations. She articled as a clerk at the Superior Court and an ex officio clerk at the Divisional Court. Tersha will be applying for a master’s in law, to specialize in her areas of interest, during the 2022-2023 year. Tersha lives in Canada, where she lives with her family, attends and serves at her local church, and attempts (with sporadic success) to maintain her health, hobbies, and social life.

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 Fellipe do Vale

Associate Fellow

Fellipe do Vale (PhD, Southern Methodist University) is an assistant professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, north of Chicago. He specializes in the junction where theological anthropology and moral theology meet, and his work focuses on gender. He is the author of Gender as Love: A Theological Account of Human Identity, Embodied Desire, and Our Social Worlds.

Dr Geoffrey H. Fulkerson

Associate Fellow

Geoffrey H. Fulkerson currently serves as Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Dordt University. He works at the intersection of Christian theology, place, and the church. With over a decade of experience in interdisciplinary scholarship, he is especially enjoys working on collaborative projects that convene multiple people from different locations, skills, and knowledge to address the pressing challenges in the church and the world.

Alastair Furnival

Associate Fellow

Alastair is a Sydney-based consulting economist, specialising in two areas: the efficient finance of social goods; and value-chain maximisation, particularly in international trade. He is a member of KLC’s economics research hub, and is currently undertaking research on the economics of shame and empathy. Alastair holds degrees in literature, finance and theology, and is a Senior Fellow of the PM Glynn Institute at Australian Catholic University.

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.

Brandon Giella

Associate Fellow

Brandon Giella is a writer and entrepreneur. He owns Giella Media (giellamedia.com), which aims to be the most efficient marketing firm by embracing simplicity, speed, and smarts. Brandon earned an MA in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and an MBA in finance from the University of Texas at Dallas in which he completed an economics fellowship program. He writes an economics column for Common Good Magazine (commongoodmag.com) and a personal newsletter at brandongiella.com. Follow his work on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/brandongiella. Brandon is based in Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife, Christine, and daughter, Camille.

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 George H. Guthrie

Associate Fellow

Dr. George Guthrie is Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Before coming to Regent in 2018, he taught for twenty-eight years at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he served as the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible and Fellow in the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies. A focus of George’s research has been the New Testament book of Hebrews. His doctoral research was published as The Structure of Hebrews: A Text-Linguistic Analysis in the series Supplements to Novum Testamentum (Leiden/New York: E.J. Brill, 1994). He also has published commentaries on Hebrews (Zondervan, 1998; 2002, 2007), James (Zondervan, 2006), 2 Corinthians (Baker, 2015), and Philippians (Zondervan, 2023), as well as numerous articles, book chapters, and book reviews. George has also worked as a consultant on the ESV, CSV, NLT, and HCSB translations of the Bible. George has a passion for equipping church leaders and laypeople to read and live the Bible more effectively. To that end he has published a number of works designed to help the church better understand and apply Scripture, including Reader’s Guide to the Bible (LifeWay, 2011), Reading God’s Story: A Chronological Daily Bible(Broadman & Holman, 2011), Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God’s Word (Broadman & Holman, 2011), CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible (Holman, 2018), and a Short Guide to Reading the Bible Better (B&H, 2003). George and his wife Pat understand their calling to the Regent community as oriented to teaching, mentoring, and hospitality, along with a bit of gardening and fly fishing.