ICETE Academy Directory

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.


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 an educationalists from the Philippines who has worked in capacity building with many theological schools in the Asian region. She is the Chair of the CE Dept. and faculty at Asian Theological Seminary. 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. She serves as the Director of Research and Advancement and the Coordinator for PG studies at New India Bible Seminary, in Kerala, South India. She has also served as professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS), Bangalore. She gained her M Th from the University of Oxford and Ph D from the Queens University of Belfast. 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. Through writings and consultations she imparts the vision of wholeness in teaching and learning, vitality of evangelical foundations, transformative impact of theological studies on individuals and communities, necessity of continuing assessments and, the subsequent missional outcome. 

Central and South America

Elisabeth Sendek - Colombia.  Elizabeth served for 14 years with UCU in evangelism and discipleship of college students and young professionals. She is the Rector at the Seminario Biblico de Colombia where she also teaches Greek and New Testament exegesis. She has designed a Biblical Exegesis and a N.T. Greek introductory course for the seminary extension courses. Currently she is working on a Greek Grammar textbook for first year seminary students.  Elizabeth also lectures on a Biblical Theology of Evangelism at the Singapore and Maui international training centers of the Haggai Institute. Elisabeth is an accomplished educationalist who is frequently involved in training events through GATE and other organisations.  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

Ott, Bernhard. Bernhard’s doctoral research focused on the integration of mission and theological education. The renewal of theological education has become his major field of expertise. He serves as chairman of the European Council for Theological Education and leads a PhD program in International Theological Education at the European School of Culture and Theology (Germany). He is a member of the board of The Association for Higher Education and Research in Europe (GBFE) and professor extraordinarius (Missiology) of the University of South Africa.

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

Shaw, Perry - Lebanon.   Perry is Professor of Education at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon, and the author of Transforming Theological Education. Perry has 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 and his family have been serving in the Middle East since 1990. View courses

Deik, Anton - Palestine and Bolivia.  Anton is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Bethlehem Bible College (online), and he works as an e-learning consultant for theological colleges and training centres in Palestine and Bolivia. Previously, Anton served as the Director of Online Education at Bethlehem Bible College where he launched and directed the college’s online program, including the development of 18 online courses and the production of 200+ videos. He is also a Networking Team member of the International Fellowship of Mission as Transformation (INFEMIT). He also has several years of experience working in the ICT sector as a Computer Science researcher at Birzeit University, Palestine and as an E-government Interoperability Engineer with the Palestinian Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology. He has a number of published academic papers and book chapters in the fields of Biblical Studies and Computer Science. 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 will be developing courses for the ICETE Academy to help theological schools use Moodle for online delivery.


Allan Harkness - New Zealand.  Allan has been involved in theological education in South East Asia since 1988. From 2004-2015 he was the founding Dean of Asia Graduate School of Theology (Alliance). In recent years he has been a mentor/trainer for a Bible college faculty; enriching, equipping, and helping curriculum development for more effectively building a responsive Church in Asia.  View courses