ICETE Academy Directory

This resource features an updated list of the ICETE Academy fellows (Associate - AIAF, Full - IAF and Senior - SIAF)

Senior ICETE Academy Fellows (SIAF)

This status is conferred by the ICETE Steering Committe to significant individuals who contribute to educational development in theological education.  Senior Fellows are usually course writers in the ICETE Academy.


Abok, Anne - Nigeria and South Africa.   Anne is a certified training Facilitator and Assessor by the Education, Training and Development  Board of  South Africa. She is also certified by the Radio Netherlands Training Centre as an International Trainer of Trainers in broadcasting training. Anne holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of the Nations, a Bachelors of Arts in Theology from Faith Bible College, South Africa and she is currently completing a Masters Degree in Social Rehabilitation from University of Abuja, Nigeria.  View courses 

Asong, Joseph - Malawi. Joseph is a graduating student at London School of Theology/Middlesex University under the Masters in Theological Education program. He has taught as a part time lecturer at Cameroon Grace Bible Institute and also served there as the Registrar and helped start Malawi Grace Bible School in 2013 where he currently serves as a learning facilitator and the Dean of Academics.  View courses

Enyinnaya, John O. – Nigeria. John holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS), Ogbomoso, Nigeria with some concentration on New Testament Language and Literature. After some years in church pastorate, John became involved in theological education in 1999 as lecturer at the NBTS where he has taught courses in theology, exegesis and elementary Greek. He served as Rector of the Baptist College of Theology, Obinze-Owerri, Nigeria (2007 – 2017) after which he returned to the Ogbomoso Seminary as professor and Dean of the Post Graduate school. Exposure gained while pursuing the Post Graduate Certificate in Theological Education at the Belfast Bible College and the Master of Arts in Theological Education at the London school of Theology helped to turn his attention to the educational aspects of theological education.  John is now involved, among other things, in post graduate teaching, supervisions and assessment both within and outside the NBTS.  View courses

Hardy, Steve - Africa. Steve has worked as a missionary educator in a variety of global settings for about 40 years. He was the director of the Overseas Council Institute for Excellence, served as SIM’s International Coordinator for Theological and is current a senior consultant to ICETE. He has worked with both TEE and upper-leve formal theological education. His doctoral work was inmissiology looking at areas of learning cross-culturally.  View courses


Feliciano-Soberano, Joanna - Philippines. Joanna is Academic Dean and Faculty member of the Asian Theological Seminary in Manila and OC Regional Director for South-east Asia. Her main expertise is in the field of teaching and learning.  View courses

Ivins, Nicholas - USA.  Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Education, a master’s in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry, and half-empty suitcases, Nicholas and his wife arrived in southern China in 1987. He spent 17 years within the Chinese education system studying, teaching, and delivering his children to local schools. In 2006, he joined the international team of MAF Learning Technologies, where he served for a decade in e-learning and coaching international ministries to develop their training to have increased impact.  Currently, Nicholas works with several international teams that have a focus on transformative learning. These ministries include Increase Association, Asia Theological Association, Entrust4, More Than a Mile Deep, and With International Community.  View courses

Jaison, Jessy  - India.  Jessy has been a theological educator in India for the past 28 years as professor of Practical Theology and Qualitative Research, thesis supervisor for masters and doctoral researchers, editor of the  Journal of Theological Education and Mission (JOTEAM) and a devoted consultant for transformative theological education. Her recent contributions to theological education are:  Towards Vital Wholeness in Theological Education: Framing Areas for Assessment (ICETE-Langham series, 2017) and Qualitative Research and Transformative Results: A Primer for Students and Mentors in Theological Education  (SAIACS Press, 2018).  Jessy has conducted workshops and trainings for the leaders and faculty of ATA schools in India and beyond, and has served as a member of ATA’s Visiting Evaluation Team. Working closely with churches and missions, she upholds a ministry model in which theology and mission are inseparably interwoven and mutually enriching.  View courses

Central and South America

Deik, Anton - Bolivia.  Anton provides e-learning consultancies for theological colleges and training centres in Palestine and Bolivia and is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies (online) at Bethlehem Bible College where he also served as the Director of Online Education and launched and directed the college’s online program. He is also a Networking Team member of the International Fellowship of Mission as Transformation (INFEMIT) and a PhD Candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Aberdeen and Trinity College, Bristol. I hold an MA degree in Biblical Studies from London School of Theology and a Bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Birzeit University. Anton has published a number of academic papers in Biblical Studies and Computer Science. View courses

Castellanos, Fabio Miguel - Colombia.  Fabio has been linked to the field of theological education for most of his life mainly as a preacher and teacher. After finishing his studies in Biomedical Engineering, he was called to the missionary field in Colombia and Ecuador, where he remained for 15 years. A few years ago, he settled in the USA to continue his theological education. Currently, He is part of the adjunct faculty at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and continues his lifelong training with advanced studies in New Testament and postgraduate studies in Theological Education at London School of Theology. 

European Union

Stephanie Black - Africa, Asia, Europe and USA.  Stephanie is Associate Director for Orientation and Training for Theologians Without Borders. She taught in graduate schools of theology in Ethiopia (2000-2008) and Kenya (2008-2013), serving as ACTEA Accreditation Officer from 2007-2011. She is also Affiliate Associate Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. Stephanie serves as international Theological Education Specialist with Serge, in partnership with EPC World Outreach and travels to support leadership development in Africa, Asia and Europe.  View courses

Cheesman, Graham - Ireland. Graham has been involved in theological education for many years, always as a teacher, also as the principal of two theological colleges, the director of  a centre for the study of theological education , an accreditor and consultant in a number of countries and has been an examiner for a number of UK universities. After he left college he became a baptist minster and then a missionary lecturer in Nigeria before returning to the UK. His doctorate is in the bible college movement in the UK.  View courses

Deininger, Fritz. Fritz is well known in may circles of global theological education as one of the founders and workshop leaders of the ICETE Programme for Academic Leadership (IPAL) from which a series of Langham publications have developed in the area of academic leadership.  View courses

Oxenham, Marvin - Italy. Marvin's field of expertise are in educational philosophy, character education, quality assurance and online education.   He works as ICETE Academy Director, as programme leader at the London School of Theology for postgraduate and doctoral studies in theological education and is the General Secretary of the ECTE. View courses

Sanders, Paul - France. After his first degrees in History and Theology in the USA (Oregon State University and Western Seminary), Paul Sanders was awarded a doctorate in Modern History at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. After 10 years as pastor/church planter in the Paris region, il exercised successively the roles of academic dean and then director at the Institut Biblique de Nogent (Paris), then as provost of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary of Beirut (ABTS). He then became board chair of the European Evangelical Accrediting Association (EEAA), then director of the Middle East Association for Theological Education (MEATE), and the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE). Now retired, he serves as professor, consultant and facilitator of theological education projects in the Francophone and Arabophone worlds. View courses

Middle East

Al-Zoughbi, Grace - Palestine.   Grace is a Christian Palestinian born and raised in Bethlehem. She was the fifth top student at a national level upon graduating from Saint Joseph’s in Palestine. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bethlehem Bible College in Bethlehem and an M.A. in the Theology of Transformation: Church, Scripture and World from the London School of Theology in 2010. Grace served as a lecturer in Biblical Studies and Theology (2011-2018) and developed many courses in the area of Biblical Studies. She also served as Head of the Biblical Studies department at Bethlehem Bible College from (2014-2018). Grace currently serves as a member of the MENATE (Middle East and North Africa Association of Theological Education) accrediting committee.  Grace is currently working on her PhD. degree through the London School of Theology. Her research topic involves the Theological education of Women in the Middle East and North Africa.  View courses

Hamoud, Brent. Originally from the USA, Brent has lived in Lebanon since 2007 and worked on numerous faith-based initiatives serving vulnerable communities. He is the Programs Coordinator for the Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES) at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Beirut and received a Master of Religion in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the institution in 2016. Brent co-authored a practical theology book with Rupen Das, Strangers in the Kingdom: Ministering to Refugees, Migrants and the Stateless, in 2017 and contributes reflections on the IMES Blog.

Shaw, Perry - Lebanon.  Perry is the author of Transforming Theological Education and had a long-term passion to see theological schools create and implement multidimensional purpose-driven curricula that promote the development of missional leadership. His areas of expertise include theological perspectives on theological education, curriculum development, teaching methodology, and educational psychology. Perry was Professor of Education at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon from 1990-2019. View courses

North America

Clark, Paul - USA. Paul is Education Consultant for Overseas Council USA.  He has been involved in organising and leading many Institutes for Excellence in many parts of the world and brings various levels of expertise and resources to the world of theological education.  He specialises in theological reflection of the human being as learner, and its ramifications for theological teaching practice. View courses

Nickens, Mark - USA.  Mark is an experienced and creative Moodle trainer and he has helped several schools develop their virtual learning environments.  Mark has done work in the US, Canada, India, Belize and Kenya.   He has developed courses for the ICETE Academy to help theological schools use Moodle for online delivery. View courses

Kevin Lawson - USA.   Kevin has served in doctoral-level theological education for 24 years, directing Talbot School of Theology’s PhD and EdD programs for over 17 years and serving on over 100 doctoral dissertation committees.  He serves as chair of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Council for Collaboration in Doctoral Education and as co-chair of the ICETE Doctoral Initiative Steering Committee (DISC).  He has led faculty development sessions for doctoral education in several countries and contributed to a text by Ian Shaw on supervising doctoral student research (Langham, 2015).  His EdD in educational administration, was earned at the University of Maine, with a heavy emphasis on empirical research, both qualitative and quantitative.  He has served as the editor for the Christian Education Journal: Research on Educational Ministry for 16 years.  View courses


Allan Harkness - Allan has been involved in theological education in SE Asia for most of the time since 1988, including as the founding dean of AGST Alliance (2004-2015).  Now resettled in NZ, Allan is continuing to build on his Asian experience in theological education, as a theological education consultant for LeaDev-Langham (NZ) and Overseas Council Australia, and as Advisory Director of AGST Alliance. This role brings him into partnership with Asian-Pacific seminaries for leadership, program and curriculum development, faculty enrichment, and research ethics processes, all in order to enrich and/equip the seminaries to more effectively build a responsive Church in Asia.   View courses

Diane Hockridge. Diane is an educational designer who works collaboratively with theological educators at Ridley College to design online courses and to improve online and classroom learning and teaching through professional development of theological educators. Beyond her college she assists in organising annual professional development conferences for theological educators. Her research in online spiritual formation is aimed at identifying pedagogies and design principles for online courses that can be shared within the broader theological education community. View courses