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New Director in Practical Theology Named

Winebrenner Theological Seminary congratulates Dr. David Barbee on assuming the role of Director of the MAPT program effective April 1, 2018. Dr. Joel Cocklin had been the Director of the MAPT for the past eight years and will retire from the Seminary effective August 31, 2018.

Dr. David Barbee is the Assistant Professor of Christian Thought. He teaches in the areas of Church History and Theology. He received a Ph.D in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (2013), a certificate from Institut d'Histoire de la Réformation at the University of Geneva, an MA in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2005), an MA in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2003) and a B.A. in Religion and History from George Fox University(2000). Dr. Barbee has been a member of the Winebrenner Theological Seminary faculty since 2014. Dr. Barbee is the Director of the Master of Arts in Practical Theology Program (MAPT), serves on the Winebrenner Institutional Research Board, and as Coordinator of the Sacred Rhetoric conference held at Winebrenner in 2017.

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Clinical Counseling Program Receives CACREP Approval!

Winebrenner Theological Seminary recently received 2-year accreditation status from CACREP (The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). Congratulations to the faculty of the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Program. This accreditation status recognizes the educational quality of the program and allows graduates to apply for licensure in the State of Ohio. Please find information at this link: CACREP.org.

Fall semester 2018 registration begins July 15th for new students. If you are a prospective student considering the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC), now is the time to speak to Admissions about our Fall Cohort. Simply contact Jim Smarkel at 419-434-4220 or email admissions@winebrenner.edu to learn more about how the MACC will assist you in your equipping and training to change lives in your community.

If you are ready to take the first step to join the 2018 Cohort, click here to apply!

Employee Spotlight

Dr. M. John Nissley is the Professor of Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Theology and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Winebrenner. He joined the Winebrenner faculty in 2000 and has served as academic dean, professor, and program director.

When asked to comment on his 17 year journey at Winebrenner, Dr. Nissley share, "The vibrant milieu of kingdom service and presence of Jesus in the classroom with students who are dedicated to serving the Church and the Lord Jesus has been a blessing and the reason for teaching at Winebrenner. The testimonies of our students are an inspirational delight to see how the Holy Spirit is at work forming them into diligent, gifted servants of the Lord! Each class and student is another page in the book of grace that makes each class session a fresh encounter with God. Teaching at Winebrenner is a sacred privilege to share insights on spiritual and ministry formation."

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