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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: Campus Pastor & Director of Spiritual Life
Office: Spiritual Life Office, Chapel
Ph.D. (in progress) 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 Campus Pastor I give oversight to the chapel program at Evangel. I speak regularly in chapel, coordinate guest speakers, and serve on the Chapel Planning Committee. I am also responsible for the strategic direction of our chapel program. As Director of Spiritual Life, I lead the efforts of our CROSSwalk student discipleship corps. This group of student leaders - nearly 90 of them campus-wide - lead weekly devotions on campus and support their peers in the residence halls and the commuter community as we pursue God together. As Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies I serve part-time in the Intercultural Studies Department (STCM), helping students from every academic discipline discover how they can live and serve God with purpose. I hope that every Evangel student and alumnus will life as a "world Christian," leveraging their gifts and abilities for God's Kingdom.
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
Plake, John Farquhar. Amateurization and professionalization from the perspective of missionary effectiveness. Missiology (forthcoming).
________. 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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