Dr. Val Clemen

Val Clemen
Dr. Val Clemen R.N., M.Div., Ph.D.,
  • Assistant Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Practical Theology Division Chair
  • Pastoral Ministries Department Chair



R.N. - Phoenix College of Nursing; M.Div. - Multnomah Biblical Seminary; Ph.D. - Talbot School of Theology at Biola University;

Where I come from

I desire to invest in the lives of Christian leaders, encouraging them to grow in their walk with Christ. Born in Miami, Florida, I spent most of my childhood in Phoenix, Arizona. As a graduate of Phoenix College School of Nursing, I spent nearly ten years as a critical care registered nurse, specializing in trauma and surgical intensive care. I met my husband, Jim, during his surgical residency. Together we have become increasingly involved in a local church, as our family grew to seven children.

I have served in a variety of ministry opportunities including deaconess, women's ministry director, and retreat speaker. After completing my Master of Divinity degree, I sensed God's call for further education. I graduated in December 2009 with a Ph.D. from Talbot School of Theology in Educational Studies with an emphasis on Spiritual Formation.

Extra-curricular, non-ministry activities

I enjoy camping, hiking, water sports, and snow skiing with my family.