Faculty Directory


Dr. Matthew Friedman

Director of Intercultural Studies

Program Director: Intercultural Studies
Instructor: Biblical Studies, Intercultural Studies

B.A. in Psychology
Charter Oak State College, New Britain, CT
Asian Institute of Theology, Bangalore, India
Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies
Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1239


Dr. Sue Glidden

Director of Adult and Professional Studies

Director of Adult and Professional Studies
Instructor: Biblical Studies, Leadership and Ministry

B.A. in Bible and Theology
Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
M.A. in Linguistics
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Ph.D. in Education
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1247


Derrick Houle

Director of Applied Psychology

Program Director: Applied Psychology
Instructor: Counseling, Psychology

B.A. in Social Science
Providence College, Otterburne, MB, Canada
M.A. in Counseling and Psychology
Providence Seminary, Otterburne, MB, Canada
Clear Waters Life Center, Clearbrook, MN


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1216


Randy McKain

Dean of Student Life/Director of Youth Ministry

Program Director: Youth Minsitry
Instructor: Christian Ministry, Youth Ministry

B.S. in Behavioral Science
Sterling College, Sterling, KS
M.Ed. in Counseling and School Psychology
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Further Coursework at
North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL
Licensed Staff Minister
Evangelical Covenant Church of America


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1245


Dana Schnortz

Director of Small Business Administration

Department Chair: General Education
Program Director: Small Business Administration
Instructor: Business

B.S. in Business Administration, emphasis on Finance
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Professional Business Consultant
Northwest Small Business Development Center, Bemidji, MN


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1217


Dr. Gale Struthers

Director of Biblical Studies

Department Chair: Biblical Studies Program
Director: Biblical Studies, Associate in Arts in Biblical Studies, Certificate in Biblical Studies
Instructor: Biblical Studies, Hebrew

B.A. in Biblical Studies
Oak Hills Bible College, Bemidji, MN
Graduate Studies
Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem, Israel
M.A. in Biblical Studies
Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL
Ph.D. in Biblical Theology
Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1254


Dr. Steven Ware

Dean of the College/Director of Associate in Arts

Program Director: Associate in Arts
Instructor: General Education

B.A. in English
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
M.A. in Communications
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
Ordained Pastor
Free Methodist Church USA


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1275


Dr. Jeff Wisdom

Director of Pastoral Ministry

Department Chair: Christian Ministries
Program Director: Pastoral Ministry
Instructor: Biblical Studies, Greek, Pastoral Ministries

B.B.S. (Bachelor of Biblical Science)
Western Bible College, Morrison, CO
M.Div. in Pastoral Ministry
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, MA
Ph.D. in New Testament
University of Durham, Durham, England
Sell Lake Community Church, Park Rapids, MN


(218) 751-8670 or (888) 751-8670 ext. 1261