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Multnomah Welcomes Five New Faculty Members To Campus

6/27/2007

This summer, Multnomah welcomes five new faculty members into the family - three in the college, and two in the seminary.

Mr. Stanford Campbell will be the professor of music ministry and department chairman, replacing Professor Miriam Gibby, who will be retiring this summer. "He has substantial experience in worship settings as well as formal educational settings," Dr. Wayne Strickland, the college academic dean said.

Professor Stanford has a Master of Music degree in vocal performance and a bachelor's in secondary instrumental education. He has been one of our adjunct music professors and has 20 years of experience as a worship minister including 10 years at Cedar Mill Bible Church in Portland, Oregon. Stan also comes with experience as an elementary, middle school, and high school music educator and a school administrator. Stan will be taking the helm of the Music Department beginning July 2007.

Dr. Roy Andrews will be the new professor of Educational Ministries and department chairman, replacing Dr. Steve Patty who resigned last fall. Dr. Andrews has a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and a Master of Arts in church administration from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He spent 13 years in the pastorate and has vast experience overseeing various ministries of the church. Dr. Andrews' publications include "The Pastorate as a Metaphor for the Seminary Presidency: A Focus Study in the Theological Education Journal," Theological Education Journal (2005) and "10 Commandments of Pastoral Leadership: A Theological Study of Pastoral Leadership in the Brethren Church," Ashland Theological Journal (2005). Dr. Andrew and his family will be moving from Indiana this summer. Expressing his approval, Dr. Strickland commented that, "He brings a vast wealth of practical church ministry experience to the classroom."

Mr. Matthew Rygg will be the new Director of Student Services, replacing Mr. Kelly Fried, who will retire to Montana this summer. "Matt brings to Multnomah significant student development experience and expertise," Dr. Strickland said. Mr. Rygg has a Master of Education in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and is currently the Assistant Director of the Community Service Learning Center at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Mr. Rygg will be taking the helm of the Student Services Department beginning June 2007.

The seminary welcomes Dr. Fred Mabie, Ph.D., a graduate of UCLA in Hebrew Language and Old Testament studies. He will be replacing Dr. Barry Davis as the associate professor of Hebrew and Old Testament studies. As a former associate professor at Talbot School of Theology, "Dr. Mabie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of Old Testament and Semitic studies," Dr. Donald Brake, the seminary academic dean said. Dr. Mabie also has experience writing in the field including two books with Lebai Publishing in Kazakhstan: Who was Jesus of Nazareth and Source of Hope - Thoughts on God, Man, & Eternity.

"I am really excited about coming to Multnomah where I can get involved in the students lives," Dr. Mabie said.

Dr. Jon Robertson, D.Phil. in Historical Theology from Oxford University in Oxford, England will be replacing Dr. Ronald Frost as the new assistant professor of historical theology and New Testament studies. Dr. Robertson brings a depth of knowledge in Patristic studies and New Testament Greek. His dissertation, Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra and Athanasius of Alexandria, has been chosen for publication by Oxford University Press in their Theological Monograph Series. Dr. Robertson looks forward to putting his extensive experience on the Mission field into practice at Multnomah.