Retired AMBS faculty

Lois Y. Barrett, PhD

Retired Professor of Theology and Anabaptist Studies

About Lois The nature of the church has been a long-standing interest for Dr. Lois B...

Jacob W. Elias, ThD

Professor Emeritus of New Testament

Jacob Elias served as pastor in Vancouver, British Columbia (1968–74), before com...

Loren L. Johns, PhD

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.

Gayle Gerber Koontz, PhD

Professor Emerita of Theology and Ethics

Gayle Gerber Koontz joined the AMBS faculty in 1982 and served as dean for five years. ...

Theodore J. Koontz, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Ethics and Peace Studies

Before coming to AMBS in 1982, Ted taught at Goshen College and Notre Dame. He also was...

Nelson Kraybill, PhD

President Emeritus

Nelson Kraybill began as president of AMBS in 1997, following significant experience as...

Marlene Kropf, DMin

Associate Professor Emerita in Spiritual Formation and Worship

Marlene Kropf was associate professor in spiritual formation and worship for 25 years, ...

Ben C. Ollenburger, PhD

Professor Emeritus 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.

John D. Rempel, ThD

Retired Professor of Theology and Anabaptist Studies

Through his work as a chaplain, as a pastor and with Mennonite Central Committee's ...

Walter W. Sawatsky, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Church History and Mission

Sawatsky was professor of church history and mission and director of the Mission Studie...

Mary H. Schertz, PhD

Professor Emerita of New Testament

Prior to joining the AMBS faculty in 1988, Mary taught at Goshen College for one year; ...

Daniel S. Schipani, DrPsy, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Prior to coming to AMBS in 1985, Daniel was associate professor of pastoral care and co...

Rebecca Slough, PhD

Academic Dean Emerita and Professor Emerita of Worship and the Arts; Affiliate Faculty

Rebecca Slough retired from her AMBS leadership and teaching roles in 2018. She continues to use her administrative skills and other gifts as Affiliate Faculty.

Willard Swartley, PhD

Professor Emeritus of New Testament

Willard Swartley served at AMBS from 1978 to 2004. In addition to teaching, he served a...

Sara Wenger Shenk

President Emerita

Sara Wenger Shenk retired as president of AMBS in June 2019 after serving in this role since fall 2010. She was named President Emerita by the AMBS Board of Directors in April 2020.

June Alliman Yoder, DMin

Professor Emerita of Preaching and Communication

June Alliman Yoder, who retired in 2009, taught preaching at AMBS for 27 years. She als...

Perry B. Yoder, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament

Perry Yoder's key interests were the Old Testament, particularly the Psalms; ecolog...