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Mike Cahill, M. Div, M.A.

Associate Professor of Youth Ministry

A graduate of NC (2001), Mike joined the faculty team in 2011 to focus on helping the emerging generation of youth leaders clearly communicate the gospel message to today’s postmodern culture. He previously spent 13 years in ministry, both as a youth minister and as a senior pastor. He has also completed 7 marathons so far (and counting!). He currently mentors youth ministers on the field and preaches and teaches at churches throughout the Midwest regularly.

402-935-9403 or mcahill@nechristian.edu

Follow his blog! http://thelivingicon.blogspot.com


John Chilcote, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Worship Arts

Mr. Chilcote comes to Nebraska Christian after serving the last decade as the Minister of Worship & Arts at Westerville Christian Church in Westerville, Ohio. He holds a B. Music in Vocal Education from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a Master of Arts in Worship from Hope International University. A versatile worship leader and musician, he is passionate about preparing future worship leaders for ministry in the local church.

402-935-9430 or jchilcote@nechristian.edu

Connect with John on Twitter @johnchilcote!


David Haynes, M. Min.

Associate Professor of Preaching

With over forty years of experience as a pastor and church planter, Professor Haynes brings wisdom and compassion into his ministry at NC. Mr. Haynes joined the faculty in 2004. A graduate of Ozark Christian College and Creighton University, he is active in teaching, mentoring, and counseling students to love Jesus passionately and love others compassionately. He continues to preach regularly at a variety of churches.

402-935-9424 or david.haynes@nechristian.edu


Mark Huddleston, D. Min.

Professor of Biblical Languages, Church History, and Registrar

Following several years’ service as a missionary with Pioneer Bible Translators, Dr. Huddleston has served NC as a professor of missions and languages since 1997. With an educational background that includes studies in math (Milligan College), systematic theology (Emory University), linguistics (University of Texas), and a Doctorate of Ministry (Emmanuel School of Religion), Dr. Huddleston has a variety of disciplines that he brings to bear in thinking creatively about missions and church growth. Currently serves as a trustee for Alliance of Christian Missions International and as a guest instructor for various pastor training programs around the world.

402-935-9404 or mhuddleston@nechristian.edu


Christopher Kelleher, M.Div.

Assistant Professor of Greek, Director of Library Services

Christopher has spent the last two decades working in three areas, often simultaneously: pastoral ministry, libraries, and academics. He loves sharing his fascination with everything related to understanding the New Testament in its original context with anyone who will listen.

ckelleher@nechristian.edu


Mark Krause, Ph.D.

Academic Dean, Professor of Bible & Ministry

Dr. Krause has academic and church ministry backgrounds. On the academic side, he has taught in eight different schools and writes adult Bible school curriculum for Standard Publishing. He is also a writer for Logos Bible Software's Lexham Bible Dictionary project. On the ministry side, he has been on staff for six churches and was the senior pastor for a church in Los Angeles before coming to NC. He has done guest preaching or teaching in over 200 churches and continues to speak at churches in Nebraska and Iowa on weekends. He will be the featured Bible Lecturer for the Oregon Christian Convention in the summer of 2015. His blog, krausekorner.wordpress.com/ deals with theological and ministry matters and has had over 50,000 hits.

402-935-9420 or mkrause@nechristian.edu


Bob Milliken, Ph.D.

Professor of Christian Thought & Humanities

Dr. Milliken, or Dr. Bob as he is known around the college, is a graduate of NC and of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, at which he taught for 19 years. This summer Bob taught and preached at Bible Seminaries and churches in Jamaica and India. His hospitality work with international students at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln sees over 100 students each week, assisting them in adjusting to U. S. culture, and offering discipleship ministry to Christian students. He is in his 13th year preaching at the Sidney Church of Christ.

402-935-9401 or rcmilliken@nechristian.edu

Check out Doxa online: http://doxajournal.wordpress.com/


Rory Noland

Associate Professor of Worship Arts

Mr. Noland served as the Music Director at Willow Creek he founded the Willow Creek Arts Center and started the Willow Creek Arts Conference.

As the director of Heart of the Artist Ministries, Rory leads retreats for artists, speaks at workshops and conferences, mentors worship leaders, and consults with churches in the areas of worship and the arts. A published songwriter, Rory is also a regular contributor to “Worship Leader” magazine and leads worship for the Transforming Center, a ministry that cares for the souls of pastors and leaders.

Noland has authored four books published by Zondervan, including the instant-classic The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You and Your Ministry Team. He also writes a monthly column for Worship Leader magazine.

rnoland@nechristian.edu


Stefanie Rowe, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Family Ministry & Counseling

Stefanie Rowe is an NC alumna, and achieved her master’s in Community Counseling at UNO. She is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, and has invested over 10 years in the family service field. In addition to her teaching role at NC, Mrs. Rowe also has a private counseling practice and enjoys chasing her two young sons. Her passion is teaching and speaking to young adults. Mrs. Rowe is a guest preacher, service host, and small group leader at Stonebridge Christian Church. She loves the Nebraska Huskers! Follow her on Twitter: @StefRoweNC.

402-935-9402 or srowe@nechristian.edu


Bill Thornton, M.Min.

Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries

Mr. Thornton is a native of Garnett, KS, and a graduate

of Manhattan Christian College (B.A. Bible Ministries) and Creighton University (MMin Pastoral Counseling). Thornton served on the pastoral staff of Capitol City Christian Church in Lincoln, NE, for 30 years (17years as senior minister). In addition to guest preaching at a number of area churches as requested, Bill also preaches on Sunday nights at Jacob's Well, a church plant in the urban core of Lincoln.

402-935-9409 or bthornton@nechristian.edu


Andrew Wood, D.Min.

Associate Professor of World Missions

Dr. Wood directs the World Missions program at Nebraska Christian College. He is a Virginia native and a graduate of the University of Virginia (BA - Russian Studies, MA - Foreign Affairs), Cincinnati Christian University (MDiv), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Min. – Missions and Evangelism). He served as a full-time church planter in Ukraine and has helped train church leaders on a short-term basis in Bosnia, Nepal, and India. Locally, he leads a small group for US Air Force personnel and serves on the missions committee of Calvary Christian Church.

awood@nechristian.edu


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