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Welcome to my bio webpage! It's an honor to serve the Evangel University community. When I arrived on campus in the fall of 2007, I had no idea how quickly and completely I would fall in love with Evangel. This is a place where God is at work, connecting our students with their callings and equipping them to serve Him under the mentorship of a dynamic faculty and staff. I hope you'll feel free to come by or send me an email. I look forward to meeting you!
Title: Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies & Coordinator of Global Connections
Office: Trask Hall, 214P
Ph.D. (2014) in Intercultural Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
M.A. (2000) in Missions & Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College
B.S. (1989) in Pastoral Studies, North Central Bible College (now University)
Job Responsibilities: As an Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies I am responsible to provide quality education to students enrolled in the undergraduate Intercultural Studies program. As the Coordinator of Global Connections, I am responsible for the design, deployment, and assessment of the ICST 350: Global Connections curriculum, which is a component of the university’s core curriculum. As Coordinator of the Evangel Overseas Program, I help students connect to a wide range of opportunities to study outside the United States while remaining enrolled at Evangel University.
American Society of Missiology
Association of Professors of Mission
Evangelical Missiological Society
Southern Missouri District Council of the Assemblies of God - Ordained
Formerly: Assemblies of God World Missions - Appointed General
ICST 111 - Introduction to Intercultural Ministry
ICST 211 - Working Cross-Culturally
ICST 350 - Global Connections
SOCA 210 - Statistical Analysis
Plake, John Farquhar. 2014. “Amateurization and Professionalization from the Perspective of Missionary Effectiveness.” Missiology: An International Review 42, no. 2: 152-166.
________. 2006. Destination...Asia Pacific: Team members' guide. Springfield, MO: Assemblies of God World Missions.
________. 1999. "Beautiful feet for the ugly American: Helping short-term missionaries prepare for ministry in cross-cultural contexts." Wheaton, IL: Wheaton College Graduate School.
Started Work: Fall 2007
Favorite Thing About Work: I love working with the many talented students here at Evangel. Each of them has been gifted by God and called to impact their world for Christ, and it's a pleasure to help them succeed.
Was an Evangel Student: AGTS: 2011-present
Originally From: Carlinville, IL
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