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Accessible, Christ-Centered Education

When Philip Wiggins decided to go back to college, he knew he needed an accessible and flexible environment where he could receive a quality education and be available to help raise his baby daughter. He chose Jessup because it fit his needs and offered the Chrisitan Leadership major he hoped would jumpstart his career in ministry. With the help of his Jessup education, Philip…

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Life, Learning, and Leadership with Derek Zahnd, Ph.D.

For over twenty-years, Derek Zahnd has served as a church-planter in Mexico and a pastor in Sacramento.  His research has focused on Globalization, Ecclesiology, and Leadership.  He brings a vibrant outlook on Christian leadership -- in the culture and the church.  Derek spent a few minutes telling us about his journey.  Please welcome him to our Q&A discussion today. How many years have you…

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Growing with God at Jessup

Matthew Szczepanski’s desire to grow in his relationship with God was the first thing that drew him to Jessup. While at Jessup, he not only developed a deeper relationship with God, he found a supportive community that encouraged his growth and helped him better love others. Matthew is excited about a future career in ministry and he graciously took time out of his schedule…

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Leading and Teaching Youth Ministry with Fritz Moga, M.A.

Youth ministry is practically part of professor Fritz Moga’s DNA. After 20 years in church youth ministry, Fritz now teaches Jessup students about the practical issues of youth ministry and the theology needed to succeed in ministry. He recently celebrated his 20th year teaching at Jessup! It’s a pleasure to welcome Fritz to our Q&A discussion today. How many years have you taught at…

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Running the Race with Perseverance

The road to Jessup wasn’t easy for junior Michelle Flint. But her fierce determination to follow God’s call and her success in track & field helped pave the way. Michelle is thriving in Jessup’s Youth Ministry program and is excited to use what she has learned to reach today’s students, especially those who seem unreachable. Please welcome Michelle to our Q&A discussion today.  What…

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Transformational Leadership with Daniel Gluck, Ph.D.

After experiencing his own life transformation in college, Professor Daniel Gluck knew he wanted to help other students experience it too. After more than a decade serving as the Campus Ministries Director, Daniel now teaches full time in Jessup’s School of Christian Leadership. It’s a pleasure to welcome Daniel to our Q&A discussion today. How many years have you been at Jessup? 16 years…

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Laughing and Learning with Michael Obermire, MBA

Most people dream of golf, vacations, and relaxation when they retire. When business professor and academic business manager Michael Obermire retired from the manufacturing sector after 30 years in the industry, he wrote a book and began a teaching career. He jumped right into his new adventure, bringing his “real-life” experiences right into the classroom. Michael loves making his students laugh and have fun,…

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A Lifetime of Learning with Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Ph.D.

Teaching is so much more than a job for Associate Dean and Professor Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Ph.D. She’s passionate about learning and eager to share that passion with her students. As a field archaeologist, she has the unique opportunity to bring “real-world” knowledge into the classroom and beyond. We had a chance to ask Cynthia a little about her background, the way she incorporates experiential…

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A Calling to Teach with Mark Moore, Ph.D.

Theology professor Mark Moore’s passion for university-level teaching began in his college years. Inspired by his professors’ authentic faith, depth of knowledge, and unique personalities and teaching styles, Mark decided to follow his true calling to teach. He never looked back.  Not one to shy away from a challenge, Mark recently adapted his teaching style for 100% online learning. He graciously took some time…

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