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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Following God’s Lead

Trey Quinn was on the path to a successful career in the dance industry. When he transferred to Jessup, he felt God pulling his heart in a different direction. As a youth ministry major, Trey now realizes he doesn’t have to push to be…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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It’s Never too Late to Pursue your Dreams

Senior Ashley White was passionate about the theater. But she also loved teaching. After earning a BA in English and MA in Education, she taught high school English and theater. Three years into her career, she still felt the tug of the professional theater…

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Ministry in the Media

Growing up in South Carolina, Digital Communication and Design major Julia Findley dreamed of a career in media. As a child, she was obsessed with news and politics, hoping one day to become a journalist or a news anchor.  When Julia was fourteen, her…

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