Personnel Directory

Dr. Margareth Alexandersen

Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Instruction Design
Staff
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Tenure: 2011-present

Education: BS in Elementary Education, Trenton State College, Ewing, NJ; MAR, Lutheran Brethren Seminary, Fergus Falls, MN; MS in ED, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN; EdD, Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL.

Experience: Teacher, Timothy Christian School, Piscataway, NJ; Teacher, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, Fergus Falls, MN; Pre-School Superintendent and Elementary School Principal, Community Baptist Academy, Somerset, NJ; Basic Skills Teacher, PleasanTech Academy Charter School, Pleasantville, NJ; Supervisor of Curriculum & Basic Skills, PleasanTech Academy Charter School, Pleasantville, NJ; Supervisor of Curriculum, Technology Coordinator, Tabernacle Township School District, Tabernacle NJ.

Brent Andrews

Librarian/Media Specialist/Director of Student Life
Staff
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Tenure: 2014-present

Education: BA Music, Luther College, Decorah, IA; MA Library Science, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; MDiv, Lutheran Brethren Seminary.

Experience: 1995-1996 Head of Information & Reference Services, Viterbo University – Todd Wehr Memorial Library, La Crosse, WI; 1996-1998 High School Library Media Specialist/Gifted & Talented Coordinator, Valders Area School District, Valders, WI; 1998-2000 High School Library Media Specialist, School District of Jefferson, Jefferson, WI; 2000-2002 Middle School Teacher/Elementary Music Teacher, Faith Community Christian School, Fort Atkinson, WI; 2002- 2009 District Media Specialist/Elementary & Middle School Technology Teacher, Hilbert School District, Hilbert, WI; 2009-2014 Appraisal Data Specialist, Forensic Appraisal Group, Neenah, WI.

Dr. Daniel Berge

Professor of New Testament
Adjunct Faculty
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Dr. Allan Bjerkaas

Director of Distance Education
Staff
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Tenure: 2013-present

Education: BS Physics and Math, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; MS Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, IL; PhD, Physics University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign, IL.

Experience: 1973-2005 Technical Staff, John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Baltimore, MD; 2001-2010, Associate Dean for Engineering for Professionals programs, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Eugene Boe

CAO/Dean/Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology
Administration
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Tenure: 1983-present

Education: BS, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; MDiv, Lutheran Brethren Seminary, Fergus Falls, MN; STM, Concordia Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN; PhD in Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO; Additional studies: Christian Counseling & Education Foundation, Laverock, PA; University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; Goethe Institute, Prien, Germany; Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel.

Ministry: 1969-71, Student Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Brethren Church, Jewell, IA; 1971-72, Pastor to Youth, 59th Street Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, NY; 1972- 74, Student Pastor, Inspiration Lutheran Brethren Church, Wahpeton, ND; 1974-77, Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church, Huntington Station, NY; 1978-83, Hope Lutheran Brethren Church, Appleton, WI; 1994-present, Trinity Lutheran Church, Wendell, MN.

Publications: “The Relationship between Faith, Baptism, and Conversion in the Theology of Carl Fr. Wisløff.” in Teologian Carl Fr. Wisløff: En antologi hundre år etter fødsel redaktør, Sverre Bøe, 22-44. Olso, Norway: FMH-forlaget; “Pietism and the Sacraments in the Christian Life: The Contribution of Erik Pontoppidan” in Pietism and the Challenges of Modernity Editor, David J. Goa, Occasional Papers of the Chester Ronning Centre, I. Camrose, Alberta: The Chester Ronning Centre for The Study Of Religion and Public Life.

Kathleen Garvin

Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Staff
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Tenure: 1996-present

Education: Graduate of Alexandria Technical College, Alexandria, MN.

Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen

Professor of Mission and Evangelism/Registrar/Director of Graduate Studies
Faculty
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Tenure: 2005-present

Education: BA, Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN; MDiv, Lutheran Brethren Seminary, Fergus Falls, MN; Diploma, Japan Missionary Language Institute, Tokyo, Japan; PhD, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN.

Ministry: 1979-1985, Founding Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Brethren Church, Park Rapids, MN; 1985-1996, Missionary Staff, Church of the Lutheran Brethren, Japan; 1988-1996, Founding Pastor, New Life Church, Sendai, Japan; 1996-2005, Professor, Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN.

Publications: A Theology of Mission: Challenges and Opportunities in Northeast Asia, Lutheran University Press.

Nate Oldenkamp

Professor of Practical Theology
Faculty
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Tenure: 2014-present

Education: BA, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA; MDiv, Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN; CPE: Level I & II, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, WI; (Pending) DMin, Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN.

Ministry: 2007-2008, Chaplain Resident, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, WI; 2008-2009, Visitation Pastor, Chapel Heights United Methodist Church, Eau Claire, WI; 2009-2014, Chaplain – Spiritual Care Director, Dove Healthcare, Eau Claire, WI; 2014 – Present, Chaplain, LB Homes, Fergus Falls, MN.

Brad Pribbenow

Professor of Old Testament
Faculty
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Tenure: 2011-present

Education: BME, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI; MDiv, Lutheran Brethren Seminary, Fergus Falls, MN; (Pending) PhD, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO.

Ministry: 2007-2008, Teacher, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, Fergus Falls, MN; 2008- 2010, Pastor, Bethel Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, MN.

LaWayne Rogness

CFO/Director of Finance
Administration
Phone: 218-739-3336
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Dr. Tony Rogness

Professor of Practical Theology
Adjunct Faculty
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Education: AA Lutheran Brethren Bible College, Fergus Falls, MN; BA, Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN; MA, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD; EdD; Educational Administration, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.

Ministry: 1998-2011, Instructor of Education and Counseling, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. August, 2011-present: Operations Director, Inspiration Point Bible Camp.

Dr. David Veum

CEO/President/Professor of Practical Theology
Administration
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Tenure: 2005-present

Education: BA, Western Washington State College; MDiv, Lutheran Brethren Seminary; DMin, Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN.

Ministry: 1971, Pastor, Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, Great Falls, MT; 1971- 73, Pastor, Emmanuel Lutheran Brethren Church, Edmonton, AB, Canada; 1977-78, Pastor, Gethsemane Lutheran Brethren Church, Rochester, MN; 1983-87, Pastor, Bethesda Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI; 1990-2005, Senior Pastor, Bethel Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, MN.

Patti Zwiers

Administrative Assistant to the President
Staff
Phone: 218-739-3375
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Tenure: 2009-present

Education: BS, Bemidji State, Bemidji, MN.