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
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
"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
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
"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.
For more information about Multnomah Biblical Seminary,
contact us at 503.251.6485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.