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Practical Theology Lecturers and Part-Time Faculty


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Leslie Harsch Altena
John Currie
Carl F. Ellis, Jr.
Steve Estes
Michael Ray Emlet Bruce Finn William Goligher  Mark R. Gornik
Roger Selles Greenway Robert G. Hall Allen Harris Gregory Charles Hobaugh
Mee Yong Monica Kim Frederick Klett Timothy Lane Diane Mandt Langberg
Julie Smith Lowe Bruce McDowell David Arthur Powlison David C. Rowe
Philip G. Ryken Mark Sallade Mark Sarracino Scott Ward Smith
William Paul Smith Winston Smith Edward Thomas Welch Constance M. Wieler
   
 

 

Leslie Harsch Altena
Lecturer in Advanced Theological Writing 

B.A., M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania, 1984; Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics; English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor, ESL Educational Services, 1989–90; ESL Instructor, American Language Academy, 1989–91; Adjunct Professor of Composition, West Chester University, 1991–93; Director, Academic Writing Summer Workshop for International Students, Lutheran Seminary, 1993; ESL Instructor, Korean Teacher Training Summer Intensive, 1994; Adjunct Professor of Composition of English for International Students, Beaver College, 1993–95; Book Review Editor, PTE Voices, 1996–2000; Editor, LEDnews, 1997–2007; Westminster, 1994– .

Representative Article: “One Body, One Spirit: The Integrity of Institutional Goals and Instructional Decisions.” In English Language Teaching in Theological Contexts, ed. Kitty Purgason, 21-31. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2010.

 

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John Currie
 Lecturer in Practical Theology
Currie
 

B.R.E., Peace River Bible Institute, 1991; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2004; Pastoral Ministry, Cranbrook Alliance Church, Cranbrook, BC, Canada, 1991–1994; Pastor of Youth, Grande Prairie Alliance Church, Grande Prairie, AB, Canada, 1994–1995; Senior Pastor, 1995–1999; Adjunct Professor of Bible and Theology, Peace River Bible Institute, 1999–2000; Pastor, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Ambler, Pennsylvania, 2001–2009 ; Westminster, 2006– .

Contributor: "Preaching by Faith, Not by Sight: A Sermon on 2 Cor.5:5." In Resurrection and Eschatology, edited by Lane G. Tipton and Jeffrey C. Waddington, pp.555-564. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2008.

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Carl F. Ellis, Jr.
Lecturer in Practical Theology
B.A., Hampton Institute, 1970; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1979; Campus minister, Tom Skinner Associates, 1969–1976; Staff, Center for Urban Theological Studies, 1978–1979; Adjunct Faculty, 1986–2000; Pastoral ministry, Tennessee, 1982–1984; Instructor, Prison Fellowship, 1979–1989; Pastor, Friendship Community Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1989–1991; President, Project Joseph, Tennessee, 1994– ; Senior Editor, Urban Ministries, Inc., Illinois, 2003– ; Dean of Intercultural Studies, Westminster, 2007– ; Westminster 1985– .

Carl Ellis

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Michael Ray Emlet
Lecturer in Practical Theology
Mike Emlet

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1983; M.D., 1987; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2001; Lovelace Family Medicine, South Carolina, 1990–1996; Bryn Mawr Family Practice Residency, 1997–2001; Adjunct Professor, Biblical Theological Seminary, 2001– ; Counselor and Faculty, The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, 2001– ; Westminster, 2001– .

Author: CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet; Asperger's Syndrome; Chronic Pain: Living by Faith When LIfe Hurts; Angry Children: Understanding and Helping Your Child Regain Control.

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Steve Estes
Lecturer in Practical Theology

B.S., Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University), 1974; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1980; Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1987; Senior Pastor, Community Evangelical Free Church, 1987-; Board of Trustees, CCEF, 1999-; Westminster, 2011-

Author: When God Weeps and A Step Further (both with Joni Eareckson Tada), Called to Die, A Better December.

 
Estes, Steve

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Bruce R. Finn
Lecturer in Practical Theology 
Bruce Finn
B.S., West Chester University, 1974; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1978; D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary, 2000; Associate Pastor/Acting Pastor, Hilton Head Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head, SC, 1984-1986; Founding Pastor, Faith Presbyterian Church, Richboro, PA, 1986-2005; Chairman, Church Planting Committee, Philadelphia Presbytery PCA, 1994-2005; Associate Pastor of Missions, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Doylestown, PA, 2012-; Founder and Church Planting Coordinator, Metro Philadelphia Church Planting Partnership, 2005-; Westminster, 2013-.

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Mark R. Gornik
Lecturer in Practical Theology 
Gornik B.A., Covenant College, 1985; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1987; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 2008; Pastoral ministry, Baltimore, 1986–1996; Church Planting and Community Development, New York City, 1997–2001; Director, City Seminary of New York, 2001– ; Westminster, 1993– ; Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2009-.

Author: Life in Christ: Union with Christ and Twofold Grace in Calvin’s Theology (Paternoster, 2008).

Contributor: “Imputation as Attribution: Union with Christ, Reification and Justification as Declarative Word,” International Journal of Systematic Theology 11:4 (2009): 415-27; “The Word Made Applicable: Frame on Biblical Theology Among the Disciplines,” in John J. Hughes, ed., Speaking the Truth in Love: The Theology of John M. Frame (P&R, 2009), pp. 233-47.

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Roger Selles Greenway
Visiting Professor of Practical Theology 
A.B., Calvin College, 1955; B.D., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1958; Th.M., 1963; Th.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1972; Graduate studies, Kennedy School of Missions, Hartford, Connecticut; Foreign missionary of the Christian Reformed Church, Ceylon, 1959–1962; Mexico, 1963–1970; Professor, John Calvin Seminary and Director, Mexico City Bible Institute, 1963–1970; Area Secretary for Latin America, Board for Christian Reformed World Missions, 1972–1978; Pastoral ministry, Michigan, 1978–1982; Executive Director for Board of World Ministries of the Christian Reformed Church, 1986–1990; Professor, Calvin Theological Seminary, 1990–2001; Westminster, 1982– .  

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William W. Goligher
Lecturer in Practical Theology

D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS;  Pastoral Assistant, Finaghy Baptist Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1971-1972; Minister, Rathcoole Baptist Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1973-1976; Senior Minister, Hespeler Baptist Church, Cambridge, Ontario, 1976-1980; Minister, Airdrie Baptist Church, Scotland, 1980-1986; Senior Minister, Duke Street Church, Richmond, London, 2000-2011; Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 2011-, Westminster, 2013-.

Author: A Window on Tomorrow; The Fellowship of the King; The Jesus Gospel; Joseph

Co-Author: Grace and Glory; Deep Impact; God Found Me; God's Royal Family; Rock Solid: Men of Truth; The Glory of the Gospel; The Church and the Power of the Spirit; Unshackled; Preach the Word; Creation, Chaos and Christ; Christ Centred Renewal; Business Ethics Today


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Robert G. Hall
Lecturer in Practical Theology
  B.A., University of Minnesota, 1969; M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary, 1972; Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1997; Pastor, The Bronx Household of Faith, 1972 – ; Westminster, 2006– .   

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Allen Harris
Lecturer in Practical Theology
 

 B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1964; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1968; Staff Member, InterVarsity, 1968-1978; Senior Pastor, Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1978 - ; Westminster, 1990 -

Author: Co-author, “Comparisons of Predictions of Single Random Events with Judgments of Population Bias” in The American Journal of Psychology, Dec, 1966.

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Gregory Charles Hobaugh
Lecturer in Practical Theology

B.A., Cedarville College, 1990; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1999; Th.M., 2000; Ph.D. Candidate; Associate Pastor, Chinese Christian Church and Center, Philadelphia, 1998–2008; Dean of Students and Ministerial Formation, Westminster, 2008–2012

 

Greg Hobaugh 

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Mee Yong Monica Kim
Lecturer in Practical Theology
B.A., University of Toronto, 1993; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1996; Counselor, The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, 2005– ; Westminster, 2007– .  

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Frederick Emil Klett III
Lecturer in Practical Theology
B.A., Towson State University, 1977; MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1982; Jewish Evangelism Specialist, Intervarsity 1984-88; Ministry at Large for the messianic Jewish center 1988-89; Founder, CHAIM ministry 1989-; Coordinator, Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism, North America, 1995-1999; Lecturer, Westminster Theological Seminary 1992-; Visiting Lecturer, Westminster Seminary California, 1999 -; Congregational Planter, Rock of Israel PCA, 2007-.
Contributor: LCJE International Bulletin; Issues, Messianic Times, Mishkan; On Global Wizardry (chapter on Kabbalah).

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Timothy Lane
Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology  
Lane 

B.A., University of Georgia, 1984; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1991; D.Min., 2006; Campus Minister, University of Georgia, Worldwide Discipleship Association, 1984–1987; Urban Ministry Coordinator, 1985–1986; Intern, Harvest USA, 1990–1991; Assistant Pastor, Clemson Presbyterian Church, 1991–1993; Pastor, 1993–2001; Counselor and Faculty, The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, 2001– ; Executive Director, 2007– ; Westminster, 2001– .

Author: How People Change (co-author); Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (co-author); Forgiving Others: Joining Wisdom and Love; Conflict: A Redemptive Opportunity; How People Change - Transformation Series Curriculum (co-author); Helping Others Change - Transformation Series Curriculum (co-author);Family Feuds: How to Respond; Mini Books - Conflict, Forgiving Others, Family Feud, Freedom from Guilt.

Representative Articles: “Walking the Razor’s Edge of Truth and Love in Personal Ministry,” Journal of Biblical Counseling, Vol. 22.1, Fall 2003; “Pursuing and Granting Forgiveness,” Journal of Biblical Counseling, Vol. 23.2, 2005; “More Than Counseling: A Vision for the Entire Church,” Journal of Biblical Counseling, Vol. 24.3, 2006.

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Diane Mandt Langberg
Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology  

B.A., Taylor University, 1970; M.A., Temple University, 1972; Ph.D., 1977; Licensed psychologist in private practice, 1977– ; Westminster, 1987– .

Author: Counsel for Pastors' Wives. Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse; On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse.

Representative Articles: (2002) Coping With Traumatic MemoryMarriage & Family: A Christian Journal, Volume 5, Issue 4, 447-456; (2002) Marriage: A Two-Voice Invention. Marriage & Family: A Christian Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, 37-45.

Langberg 

Contributor: Partnership Magazine; Christian Counseling Today; Journal of Psychology & Christianity; Competent Christian Counseling.

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Julie Smith Lowe
Lecturer in Practical Theology 
B.S., Toccoa Falls College, 1993; M.A., LPC, Biblical Theological Seminary, 1997; Foster care caseworker, Bethany Christian Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1997–1999; Guidance counselor, Calvary Christian Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999–2001; Counselor and Associate Faculty, The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, 1996– ; Westminster, 2006–.  

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Bruce McDowell
Lecturer in Practical Theology
B.A., Alderson-Broaddus College, 1978; M.A.T.S., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1981; D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1991; Ph.D., American University of Biblical Studies, 1999; Board Member, Philadelphia Area Muslim Ministries,  1985-1992; Chairman, Philadelphia Association of Christians Ministering to Internationals, 1992-1996; Vice-chariman and Chairman, Association of Christians Ministering to Internationals, 1994-1996; Board Chairman, International Christian Friends, 1996-2001; Director of Tenth International Fellowship, Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1982-2007; Board Member and Vice Chairman, Gospel Through Colombia, 2002-2013; Chairman of the Board, Global Gospel Mission, 2003-2007; Committee of Mission to the World, PCA, 2011-2013; Minister of Global Outreach, Tenth Presbyterian Church, 1992-; Westminster, 2013-.

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David Arthur Powlison
Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology  
Powlison

A.B., Harvard College, 1971; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1980; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1986; Ph.D., 1996; Counselor and Faculty, The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, 1977– ; Westminster, 1980– .

Author: Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare; Competent to Counsel?: The History of a Conservative Protestant Anit-psychiatry Movement; Speaking Truth in Love; Seeing with New Eyes; The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context.

 

Contributor: Introduction to Biblical Counseling; Power Religion; The Coming Evangelical Crisis; Faith and Psychology: Four Views.

Representative Articles: "Which Presuppositions? Secular Psychology and the Categories of Biblical Thought," Journal of Psychology and Theology, Winter 1984; "Human Defensiveness: The Third Way," Journal of Pastoral Practice, 1985; "Crucial Issues in Contemporary Biblical Counseling," Journal of Pastoral Practice, 1988; "Idols of the Heart and 'Vanity Fair,'" Journal of Biblical Counseling, 1995; "Understanding Anger," 3 parts, Journal of Biblical Counseling, 1995-96.

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David C. Rowe
Lecturer in Practical Theology 
  B.S., Ithaca College, 1982; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2001; Producer, American Broadcasting Company, New York, 1982–1986; Program Administrator, Disney/ABC Inc., New York, 1986–1997; Announcer, WCHR Radio, Trenton, New Jersey, 1997–2000; Counselor, Westerly Road Church, Princeton, New Jersey, 2000–2001; Pastor, 2001–2006; Pastor,  Hope Presbyterian Church, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 2006– ; Westminster, 2002– .

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Philip G. Ryken
Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology 

B.A., Wheaton College, 1988; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1992; D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1995; Pastor, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1995– 2010; Bible teacher and Executive Staff, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, 2003– ; Westminster, 2009– ; President, Wheaton College, 2010 - .
Author: City on a Hill: The Biblical Pattern for the Church in the 21st Century (2003); The Message of Salvation (2002); Ecclesiastes: Why Everything Matters (2010).

Phil Ryken

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J. Mark Sallade
Lecturer in Practical Theology 
B.S., Grove City College, 2002; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2006; Associate Pastor, Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2006-2008; Senior Pastor, Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2008-; Westminster, 2013-.

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Mark Sarracino
Lecturer in Practical Theology 

B.A., The King’s College 1975; MDiv., Talbot Theological Seminary 1980; D. Min., Columbia International University 2001;World Team Mission (short-term), Church planting in Sicily, Italy- 1984-1986; Pastor of Discipleship and Missionary Development, Church of The Saviour, Wayne Pennsylvania – 1987-1989; Vice President of Human Resources United World Mission, North Carolina - 1989-1995; Church Development/Church planting through Leadership Training, Florence, Italy - 1996-2004; Founder and Director of LAMPhilly Training  (inner-city training for pastors/church workers and church planters)– 2005 – 2008; Executive Director CityNet Ministries Inc. and LAMPhilly - 2008 –; Westminster 2011 -

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Scott Ward Smith
Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology
 

B.A., University of North Carolina, 1972; M.A., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1977; Pastoral Ministry, Franklin, Tennessee, 1979– ; Adjunct Professor, Covenant Theological Seminary, 2000– ; Adjunct Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2007– ; Westminster, 2010– .
Author: Unveiled Hope (1997); Speechless (1999); Objects of His Affection (2001); The Reign of Grace (2003); Restoring Broken Things (2005).

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William Paul Smith
Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

B.S., Drexel University, 1988; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1996; M.A., Rutgers University, 1999; Ph.D., 2001; Instructor, Schalick Evening School, New Jersey, 1983; Instructor, City Center Academy, 1988–1990; Co-director, Second Mile Center, Philadelphia, 1991–1993; Counselor, The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, 1994–2008; Faculty, 1997–2008; Director, Distance Education, 2005–2007; Lecturer in Practical Theology, Biblical Theological Seminary, 1998–2004;   Director of the Counseling Center at Chelten, Chelten Baptist Church, 2006– ; Pastor of Counseling, 2008–2010; Interim Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Wilmington, Delaware, 2008–2009; Pastor of Shepherding, 2010- ; Westminster, 1997– .

Smith Wm

Author: Starting Over: How Not to Screw Up Your Next Relationship (booklet); Who Should I Date?: Relationship Advice for the Real World (booklet); How Do I Stop Losing It With My Kids?: Getting to the Heart of Your Discipline Problems (booklet); How to Love Difficult People: Receiving and Sharing God’s Mercy (booklet); Should We Get Married?: How to Evaluate Your Relationships (booklet); When Bad Things Happen: Thoughtful Answers to Hard Questions (booklet); Caught Off Guard: Encounters with the Unexpected God

Representative Articles: "Power Religion: A Book Review," Journal of Biblical Counseling, Spring 1993; "Authors and Arguments in Biblical Counseling: A Review and Analysis," Journal of Biblical Counseling, Fall 1996; "Totally Sufficient: A Book Review," Journal of Biblical Counseling, Winter 1998; "Painstaking Truth for Painful Times," Journal of Biblical Counseling, Fall 2002; "I've Had It With You! Learning to Be Tender When People are Tough," Journal of Biblical Counseling, Fall 2003.

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Winston Smith
Lecturer in Practical Theology
Smith B.A., North Carolina State University, 1989; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1994; Director of Counseling, The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, 1994– ; Faculty, 1995– ; Lecturer in Practical Theology, Biblical Theological Seminary, 1996– ; Westminster, 1997– .

Representative Articles: "Let Me Draw a Picture: Understanding Headship and Submission," Journal of Biblical Counseling, Winter 1998; "Let Me Draw a Picture: Marital Expectations," Journal of Biblical Counseling, Winter 1998.

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Edward Thomas Welch
Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology
Welch 

B.A., University of Delaware, 1975; M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary, 1978; Ph.D., University of Utah, 1981; Research Associate in Electrophysiology, 1980–1981; Adjunct Faculty, Biblical Theological Seminary, 1984–1995; Counselor and Faculty, The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, 1981– ; Westminster, 1981– .

Author: The Counselor’s Guide to the Brain and Its Disorders; Running in Circles; Addictive Behavior; When People are Big and God is Small; Blame It on the Brain; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Depression: A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest.

Contributor: Leadership Handbooks of Practical Theology; Healing the Children of War; Power Religion.

Representative Articles: “Homosexuality: Current Thinking and Biblical Guidelines,” American Family Association Journal, January 1999; “Self-Injury: When Pain Feels Good,” The Journal of Biblical Counseling, Winter 2004; “Counseling Priorities, Jesus Christ, and the Imago Dei,” Christian Counseling Connection, Issue #4, 2006.

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Constance M. Wieler
 Lecturer in Speech

B.A., State University of New York, 1974; M.S., Adelphi University, 1975; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1993; Speech pathologist, Montana, 1976–1978; Illinois, 1978–1980; New York, 1986–1988, 1990–1992; Pennsylvania, 1988–1989; Communication consultant, New Jersey, 1989– ; Westminster, 1992– .


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