|Dr. Karen Jones|
|Dr. Luke Fetters|
|Dr. Tom Bergler|
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Three Huntington University ministry professors are helping to shape the look of Christian education through service on national boards.
think it’s very good for Huntington University that three of us are on
the highest professional boards of the associations in our disciplines,”
said Dr. Luke Fetters, professor of ministry and missions. “It’s a cool
place to be because we’re thinking about helping to shape the
curriculum that’s going to be used in Christian education departments in
seminaries and in Bible Colleges and places like HU — kind of setting
the standard of what Christian preparation looks like.”
serves on the board for the Society for Professors of Christian
Education. Meanwhile, Dr. Karen Jones, professor of ministry and
missions, and Dr. Tom Bergler, professor of ministry and missions, serve
on the executive board for Association of Youth Ministry Educators.
was a founding member of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators.
She has also served on the executive board and held the position of
president in the past. She currently is serving her second term but has
had experience sitting on the Society for Professors of Christian
Education board, as well.
“It’s pretty unusual when you think of
all the Christian universities across the country, and the boards are
small, maybe 10 people on a board, that three of our four ministry
professors are on the leadership boards,” Jones said.
the author of “The Juvenilization of American Christianity” which has
sparked debates across the ministry community and was featured on the
cover of Christianity Today. He is the co-founder of the Spring Academy
and serves currently as the senior associate editor of The Journal of
Youth Ministry. He was responsible for directing the national conference
this past fall for his board.
Fetters and Jones are slated to direct their respective department’s conferences in 2015.
Fetters is excited to have the opportunity to serve on the board due to the extensive impact their work has on his field.
The HU faculty were nominated by their peers for the various boards.