Sessional faculty at AMBS
David Cramer serves as the teaching pastor at Keller Park Church, an urban congregation in South Bend. He has been an adjunct instructor at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, and an editor for Baker Academic and Brazos Press in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Delores Friesen a licensed marriage and family therapist with specialties in aging, grief, sexuality, and marriage and family issues. She seeks to integrate faith and a practical, caring style with the cultural and family context of clients.
Jacqueline Hoover is a freelance lecturer in Islamic Studies who teaches regularly in Germany and Egypt and at the University of Nottingham in the UK. She has also taught courses for theological seminaries and church groups in Lebanon, the Sudan, Nigeria and the USA.
Tilda Norberg has had a private practice in Gestalt Pastoral Care since 1970. She is the founder and since 1982 has been director of a two-year basic training program for clergy, therapists and other professionals in Gestalt Pastoral Care.
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.
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). He serves on the pastoral team at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen, Indiana.
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.