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Multnomah Biblical Seminary Welcomes New Academic Dean


Multnomah University would like to welcome the newest Dean of Multnomah Biblical Seminary Dr. Robert Redman. Current Seminary dean Dr. Don Brake retires in December 2008, and Dr. Redman will assume deanship in early 2009.

Dr. Redman Brings Experience

Dr. Redman brings considerable administrative experience in higher theological education. He served for six years as the director of a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) program at Fuller Seminary, with approximately 1,200 D.Min students. More recently, Dr. Redman served as the dean of Tozer Seminary, a Christian Missionary Alliance seminary that is part of Simpson University in Redding, California.

Tozer is a new, non-campus-based seminary at which Dr. Redman had a significant role in founding and growing. In line with this, he has considerable experience in and immense knowledge of "distributed learning" models of theological education consisting of a combination of on-line courses, remote on-site courses (usually in local churches), and in-residence courses (on campus).

"We have been planning for these kinds of programs for several years, and Robb brings a wealth of experience to the table," said Dr. Daniel R. Lockwood, president of Multnomah University.


Dr. Redman has roots in the Northwest. He grew up in Yakima, Washington, then moved to Salem, Oregon where he graduated from Willamette University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. His theological training came from New College (of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland) where he earned his Bachelor of Divinity (BD). He then earned his Doctor of Theology (Dr. Theol) in systematic theology from the University of Erlangen in Germany.

Dr. Redman has also pastored churches in Oregon and San Antonio, Texas. He and his wife Pam have been married for 18 years and they have a daughter named Martha.


"Dr. Redman is a ‘people person' and a scholar–an important combination," Dr. Lockwood said. "He is very collaborative in his approach to problem-solving and decision-making. He also is a scholar combining an interest in theology and pastoral ministry-two of the primary pillars of our seminary."

"Dr. Redman brings energy and enthusiasm to his work at Multnomah Biblical Seminary," Dr. Lockwood said. "He has a tremendous understanding of the trends in seminary education and the challenges seminaries face. He brings experience and creativity to his work that will, I believe, direct the seminary well into the future."

"Having directed a seminary in the context of a university, he brings understanding of seminary-university dynamics that will be useful to Multnomah," Dr. Lockwood said.

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About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, a graduate school, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.