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Katrina Blue

Katrina Blue, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Spirituality

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Katrina Blue, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Spirituality

Katrina Blue specializes in teaching theology and Christian spirituality. Her Ph.D. dissertation is on “Union with Christ in the Writings of Ellen G. White.” She has presented papers at the Ellen G. White Symposium on the Holy Flesh Movement, and has published articles in the Ellen White Symposium Journal, a series on Paul in Galatians for the Compass Magazine, as well as Spectrum magazine. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Adventist Society for Religious Studies, and the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. She has worked as a teaching assistant at Fuller Theological Seminary, a hospital chaplain, associate pastor (intern), and as an adjunct professor at Andrews University in the undergrad Religion Department as well as in the Theological Seminary. She is married to David, an anesthesiologist.


Degrees

B.A. Hons, Monash University

1995

M.A.I.C.S., Fuller Theological Seminary

2002

M.A.T., Fuller Theological Seminar

2008

Ph.D., Andrews University

2015

Young-Chun Kim

Young-Chun Kim, M.Div.

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

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Young-Chun Kim, M.Div.

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Young-Chun Kim specializes in soteriology (the study of religious doctrines of salvation), Karl Barth and Martin Luther. He has worked as a teaching assistant, lecturer, consultant, and instructor-in-training at Fuller Theological Seminary and has taught English at the SDA Language Institute in Seoul, Korea. Kim has played the violin for over 30 years and enjoys drawing, traveling and learning new languages. The example of his family serves as a constant inspiration in his life.


Degrees

B.A. in Theology, Andrews University

2000

B.A. in Spanish Studies, Andrews University

2000

M.Div., Andrews Theological Seminary

2004

James Wibberding

James Wibberding, D.Min.

Professor of Applied Theology and Biblical Studies

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James Wibberding, D.Min.

Professor of Applied Theology and Biblical Studies

Jim Wibberding specializes in Applied Theology and Biblical Studies. He is passionate about building up the God-created potential in others. Jim served as a pastor for seventeen years in Pennsylvania, Idaho, and Washington before joining the faculty of the Theology Department in 2017. While pastoring, he enjoyed training lay pastors, serving a term as Chaplain of the Idaho Senate, acting in Bible and Reformation stage plays, and finding innovative ways to translate the Adventist Message to our changing world. Jim also serves as Adjunct Professor to the Doctor of Ministry Program at Andrews University. In his recreational time, you might find him playing outdoors with his three children, chatting with his wife Laura about a new intellectual curiosity, working on his ’55 Chevy Station Wagon, or building a stringed instrument from reclaimed wood.


Degrees

B.A., Southern Adventist University

2000

M.Div., Andrews University

2004

D.Min., Andrews University

2010

Ross Winkle

Ross Winkle, Ph.D. - Chair

Professor of New Testament

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Ross Winkle, Ph.D. - Chair

Professor of New Testament

Professor Ross E. Winkle teaches biblical studies. He has a professional focus in the New Testament and wrote his doctoral dissertation was on clothing imagery in the book of Revelation. He is a member of the Andrews Society for Religious Studies, Society of Biblical Literature, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He has received several PUC Faculty Development Research and Honors awards as well as two Herber Faculty Development Awards. He has been a student missionary in Tokyo, Japan, a chaplain in Portland, Ore., and a pastor for thirteen years in three successive church districts in Oregon. He is an ordained minister and occasionally leads adult Sabbath School discussions on campus and preaches in surrounding churches. He is married to Darla, a health professional, and they have three children: Tristan, Elise, and Alexis.


Degrees

B.A., Walla Walla College

1983

M.Div., Andrews University Theological Seminary

1987

Ph.D., Andrews University

2012