Luke Beck Kreider, MA, works on religious environmental thought and practice, focusing on Christian environmental ethics as they intersect with issues of justice, conflict, and peace.
Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics
Malinda Elizabeth Berry, PhD, is an educator-activist-doer. In addition to teaching, writing, and editing, she has served as interim pastor in New York City, and worked as a peace and social justice activist in Washington, D.C.
Laura L. Brenneman is a hospital chaplain and visiting religion professor at AMBS, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Eastern Mennonite Seminary.
Managing Editor, Institute of Mennonite Studies; Sessional Faculty
David Cramer is the teaching pastor at Keller Park Church, an urban congregation in South Bend. In addition to teaching courses in theology, he serves as Managing Editor of the Institute of Mennonite Studies at AMBS.
Luke Gascho is the director of the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, where he also serves as Professor of Sustainability/Environmental Education.
Katie Graber is an ethnomusicologist who studies race and ethnicity in a variety of contexts, including Mennonite music, American music and European opera. Katie is the Intercultural Worship Editor for the Voices Together project and the U.S. director of the Anabaptist Worship Network.
Assistant Professor of Peace Studies and Christian Social Ethics
Janna Hunter-Bowman, PhD, brings experience as a peace and justice worker in different settings to her academic study and teaching role. She has worked with Witness for Peace and with Justapaz in Colombia in the areas of documentation, education and advocacy.
Associate Professor of Congregational Formation
Rachel Miller Jacobs has a love for the church that leads her into many forms of ministry. She is a spiritual director and was the resources coordinator for Leader, a magazine of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.
Retired Professor of New Testament
Loren Johns is passionate about studying and teaching the Bible. His primary areas of research include the role of the Bible in the church, New Testament Greek, the letters of Paul, the Johannine literature, the development of the biblical canon, and eschatology.
Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Culture
Andy Brubacher Kaethler, PhD, has been committed to Christian formation for more than 25 years, working in educational, conference, congregational, and camp settings. He teaches in areas of theology, culture, and philosophy.
Vice President and Academic Dean; Title lX Coordinator
Beverly Lapp brings more than two decades of experience in academic affairs, teacher development, curriculum design and intercultural exchange to her work at AMBS.
Anneli Loepp Thiessen is an active song leader, classical musician and music educator across Ontario. She is the Canadian director of the Anabaptist Worship Network and is passionate about empowering congregations to create vibrant worship.
Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Safwat Marzouk, PhD, grew up where interfaith dialogue among Christians, Jews and Muslims influences daily life. As a Christian in Egypt, he focused on studying the Old Testament to better understand God’s vision of shalom.
Retired Professor of Biblical Theology
Ben Ollenburger is a storyteller. This gift often inspires both laughter and new insight. He also pursues the work of theology with passion and discipline.
Associate Professor of Anabaptist Studies; Director, Institute of Mennonite Studies; Editor, Anabaptist Witness journal
Jamie Pitts, PhD, seeks to join the Spirit's work of bringing healing, justice, and joy through teaching and research on global Anabaptist-Mennonite theology and history, participation in local congregational life and community organizing.
Sessional Faculty, Instructor
Betty Pries has worked as a mediator, trainer and consultant on conflict resolution and conflict management issues since 1993 nationally and internationally. She has developed expertise in managing faith community conflict, particularly within the church.
Associate Professor of Christian Proclamation
Allan Rudy-Froese blends a heart for the church, preparation in communicating the Good News of the gospel, and infectious humor with the ministry of teaching students how to communicate with diverse audiences in the church and in current culture.
Dan Schrock is co-editor (with Marlene Kropf) of An Open Place: The Ministry of Group Spiritual Direction (Morehouse, 2012) and author of The Dark Night: A Gift of God (Herald, 2009).
Carli Steelman, MA, is a social movement scholar with a focus on studying religious movements, including US civil rights and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins
Drew Strait, PhD, brings a contagious enthusiasm for the world of the earliest Christians to his work as a theological animator of Scripture, seeking to connect the dots between early Christians’ radical discipleship and the ways contemporary assemblies of Jesus followers can embody God’s future just world now.
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Contextual Education
Leah Thomas, PhD, brings to her new role an academic focus on pastoral care and Christian social ethics; commitment to undoing racism and intercultural learning; and professional experience in hospital chaplaincy, pastoring and nonprofit management.
Linda Lehman Thomas is a Gestalt Pastoral Care minister and trainer. She also serves as co-director of Pathways Retreat, a contemplative retreat center in Goshen, Indiana.
Gary Yamasaki is a faculty member at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, and has scholarly interests in New Testament Greek and cultural studies of the New Testament era.