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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. (A.B.D.) in Intercultural Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
M.A. in Missions & Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College
B.S. 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.
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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