faculty directory

Matt Graf

College Chaplain

Instructor: Worship Arts and Christian Ministries 


Bachelor of Music and Worship  
Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO

M.A. in Christian Ministries                     
Northern Seminary, Lombard, IL

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

randy mckain

Director of Youth Ministry and Addictions Counseling

Department Chair: Christian Ministries
Program Director: Youth Minsitry and Addictions Counseling
Instructor: Christian Ministry, Youth Ministry, Addictions Counseling


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

Dr. Sherry Shindelar

Humanities Instructor and Director of Online Education

Program Director: Online Education
Instructor: Humanities, English


Bachelors of Fine Arts: Creative and Professional Writing 
Bemidji State University

M.A. in English 
Bemidji State University

PhD in Literature and Criticism 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. gale struthers

Director of 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

Dr. Jeff Wisdom

Dean of the College

Department Chair: Biblical Studies
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