Biblical Seminary welcomes three new faculty members: Rev. Thomas Schiave, Dr.
Gene Curtis and Dr. Rick McKinley. All three have regular faculty appointments
and will continue their present ministries and teach part-time at Multnomah.
new professors' status as regular part-time full-faculty is unusual but best
fits the seminary's budget resources and enables the professors to continue
their pastoral ministries. Drs. Curtis and McKinley and Rev. Schiave fill the
faculty positions left by the departure of Dr. Calvin Blom and Dr. John Wecks.
adjunct faculty, Curtis and Schiave will continue teaching their current courses
but will potentially add new courses. McKinley will teach courses in leadership
development and connecting church with culture. The three new faculty members
will start July 1, 2010.
pastor with 30 years of church experience, Rev. Schiave comes highly skilled in
ministry communication and biblical discipleship. He has an M.Div from Denver
Seminary, and will complete his D.Min from Western Seminary in 2011. Rev.
Schiave is currently the senior pastor at Gateway Baptist Church in Portland,
Oregon. Also, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at Multnomah Biblical
Seminary for 14 years, teaching classes on communication and discipleship.
Curtis graduated from Multnomah Biblical Seminary in 1993 from the M.Div
program. In 1999, he received his D.Min in Preaching from Gordon-Conwell
Theological Seminary. Currently, Dr. Curtis is the teaching pastor at Meadow
Springs Community Church in Tigard, Oregon. At Multnomah, Dr. Curtis will
contribute his significant preaching and communication experience. He has been
an adjunct professor teaching Homiletics at Multnomah Biblical Seminary for the
past 14 years.
McKinley is a Multnomah alumnus and lead pastor of Imago Dei church in
Portland. He is a nationally-known speaker on spiritual formation, church
leadership and missional engagement and author of Jesus in the Margins, This
Beautiful Mess and The Advent
Conspiracy. Dr. McKinley earned his D.Min from Gordon-Conwell Theological
Seminary in 2007.
Gene Curtis, Tom Schiave and Rick McKinley really gives us an opportunity to
rebuild, retool and reload our pastoral ministry with quality ministry leaders,"
Multnomah Biblical Seminary Dean, Dr. Robert Redman, said. "Hiring faculty who continue in their ministries and yet have
a full-faculty status is a new arrangement, but it's a good indicator of the
new kind of partnership that Multnomah Biblical Seminary seeks to have with
local churches. Adding Curtis, Schiave and McKinley is moving Multnomah ahead
significantly with the right kind of teachers for the leaders of today and
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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, graduate programs, an adult
degree completion program and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah
issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and