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MIKE CAHILL, M.A., M. DIV.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY

A graduate of NCC (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.  

402-935-9422 or mcahill@nechristian.edu
Follow his blog: thelivingicon.blogspot.com

 
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JOHN CHILCOTE, M.A.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF WORSHIP ARTS

Mr. Chilcote joined the faculty of Nebraska Christian in 2013 after serving over a decade in full-time ministry as a worship pastor.  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, John is passionate about preparing future worship leaders for ministry in the local church.  He serves churches through the midwest as guest worship leader and worship coach.  John and is family attend Brookside Church in Omaha where he is an active volunteer in the worship ministry.

402-935-9430 or jchilcote@nechristian.edu

Connect with John on Twitter: @johnchilcote

 
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Dawn Gentry, M.A., M.Div.

Assistant Professor

Dawn Gentry joined the faculty of Nebraska Christian College in 2018 to head the Family Life and Counseling degree program. She has taught Children’s Ministry as an Intensives adjunct for NCC for several years previously and has taught at Milligan College in Tennessee. Dawn has also spoken at leadership training events across the country,  with topics including Volunteer Recruitment, Connections and First Impressions, and Women in Ministry. Her master’s degrees are from Cincinnati Christian University and Emmanuel Christian Seminary. 

402-935-9412 or dawn.gentry@nechristian.edu

Connect with Dawn on Twitter: @dgentry1905

Follow her blog: dawngentry.com

 
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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 NCC.  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

 
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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 NCC. He has done guest preaching or teaching in over 200 churches and continues to speak at churches in Nebraska and Iowa on weekends. He was 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

 
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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 NCC 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.

402-935-9410 or rcmilliken@nechristian.edu

Check out Doxa online: doxajournal.wordpress.com

 
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RORY NOLAND, D.W.S.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF WORSHIP ARTS

Dr. Noland served as the Music Director at Willow Creek Community Church where 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.

Dr. Noland has authored five books published by Zondervan, including the classic The Heart of the Artist: A Character-Building Guide For You and Your Ministry Team.  His latest book, Honest Worship: From False Self to True Praise, was published in 2018.

rnoland@nechristian.edu

 
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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

 
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ANDREW WOOD, D.MIN.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF INTERCULTURAL MINISTRY

Dr. Wood teaches Intercultural Ministry and History at Nebraska Christian College. He is 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. He edits the book series "Urban Ministry in the 21st Century: Global Faiths" for Urban Loft Publishers.

402-935-9404 or awood@nechristian.edu

 
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BECKY WYMER, M.A.L.S.

DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES

Mrs. Wymer graduated from NCC and went on to earn degrees from Wayne State College, and the University of Missouri Columbia. She brings to NCC twenty-five years of experience in higher education library leadership. In her career, she has worked to emphasize the use of technology to build information literary skills, and enhance user experiences. When she's not working, she enjoys being with her family and serving alongside her husband as a Senior Pastor's wife.

becky.wymer@nechristian.edu