Roland G. Kuhl, PhD

Instructor, Journey program; Faculty Mentor, Doctor of Ministry
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PhD, Educational Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1998
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983
BA, Oral Roberts University, 1979

About Roland

Roland has served in pastoral and academic contexts in both the United States and Canada for more than 43 years. His work includes associate and lead pastor roles in four churches, as well as in teaching and administrative roles in numerous seminary and graduate schools. Currently, Roland is semi-retired and still teaching in a graduate program, as well as at AMBS, and walking alongside those who are done with church but still open to God.

Why I am at AMBS

I have been associated with AMBS taking courses in the mid-1980s as I was serving a United Methodist Church in Elkhart. AMBS was instrumental in helping me realize my theological roots were indeed Anabaptist. In 2008, after journeying in various pastoral and theological roles, I became part of Mennonite Church USA by pastoring a Mennonite congregation. I became involved with AMBS once again by mentoring learners in the Journey program and participating in AMBS events.  

What I do at AMBS

I am an instructor in the Journey program and a faculty mentor in the newly formed Doctor of Ministry program.

How might students expect to interact with you?

Since I am not physically present on campus, students can interact with me online, through email, video conferencing, or by cell phone.  I seek to walk alongside with students guiding them to grow as disciples of Jesus as they engage in their callings in their ministry contexts.


  • “‘Teach them to obey’: A Missional Perspective on the Purpose of Obedience in Framing Discipleship as Identification with the Humanity of Jesus” in Missional Disciple-Making, David Gustafson and Michael Breen, eds. Greenville, SC: 3DM Publishing. 2019.
  • We Should Embrace ‘Missional,’ The Mennonite, Vol 15, No. 12 (December 2012), 31.
  • Church Growth Led by the Spirit: Organizing Church Around the Moving of the Holy Spirit.  The Mennonite, Vol.15, No. 5 (May 2012), 20-23.
  • Unfolding Ministry: Ten Thousand Gardens and the Mission of God. Missional Crossroads, Illinois Mennonite Conference, (June 2009), 3.
  • Leadership or Servantship? The Edge. Canadian Baptist Seminary. Vol. 7, No. 1 (Winter 2007), 1-2.
  • Educator as Theologian, Love, Meditation, Thomism, four articles in Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education, ed. by Michael J. Anthony. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. 2001.
  • Educating Christianly: The Reign of God as a Paradigm for Christian Education. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International. 1998, 2000.
  • The Reign of God: Implications for Christian Education. Christian Education Journal. ns 1, no 2 (Fall 1997), 73-88.

Memberships and associations

  • Mennonite Church USA, Ordained, 2009