Current Adjunct Faculty
Rev. Helen Cepero
Rev. Helen Cepero is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and teacher who served on faculty at North Park Theological Seminary as the director of spiritual formation before relocating to Anchorage, Alaska. An ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Helen is the author of Journaling as a Spiritual Practice: Encountering God through Attentive Writing (2008), and has published in the formation series by InterVarsity Press as well as other journal articles and essays. She completed her spiritual direction training at Mercy Center in Burlingame, Calif., and maintains an active practice as a director and teacher. Currently, she is an online instructor for the Center for Spiritual Direction.
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University
Dr. Johnson is an authority on evangelicalism and world religions, and the Hebrew Bible. Having grown up wrestling with injustice in the slums of New Delhi, he enjoys guiding students through life’s big questions.
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Rev. Dan Pietrzyk
Rev. Dan Pietrzyk is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church who holds a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University. He has served churches in Illinois, New York, Iowa, and Kansas, and is currently the interim pastor at Covenant Community Church in Fairfield, Ohio. His pastoral ministry has been characterized by revitalization.
Dan has lectured and taught at several universities and does consulting for nonprofit and business organizations across the country with an emphasis in organizational development, strategic planning, conflict management, and team building. He was a founding team member in the development of the Center for Spiritual Direction at North Park Theological Seminary and served as an interim director for the center. Prior to his current role as a pastor in Ohio, he served as the director of Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) for the Evangelical Covenant Church, developing the SPE program from its beginning.
Andrew Thompson is the founding and lead pastor of Columbia Grove Covenant Church in Wenatchee, Wash., a church known for the creative arts. His songs are sung by churches around the United States and Canada and have been featured at Midwinter Conference. Andrew earned his master of divinity at North Park Theological Seminary.
Geoff Twigg has been involved in music and ministry for many years. He was worship pastor at West Shore Evangelical Free Church (near Harrisburg, Penn.) from 1994–2008, and at Bethany Covenant Church (Bedford, NH) from 2008–2011. A Fellow of Trinity College, London, Geoff studied composition with John Tavener, played guitar on BBC radio and TV, as well as on commercial recordings; he also hold many production credits. As a board member of the Music and Worship Foundation, he worked with Jeremy Begbie and David Peacock to design the degree in music, worship, and theology at the London School of Theology, and has also taught at the Royal Academy of Music, the University of London, London International Film School, and Messiah College in Pennsylvania.
Director of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies
Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry at North Park University
With an extensive history of urban youth ministry, Dr. Daniel White Hodge is a leading authority on the socio-theological aspects of hip hop culture.
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Elizabeth Odette Pierre
Elizabeth Odette Pierre is completing a PhD in the pastoral theology, personality, and culture clinical track program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill.. She holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Boston College and served as a counselor and supervisor at a drug treatment program for women in Boston prior to continuing her doctoral studies. Her research interests involve learning how to provide adequate pastoral care for trauma survivors, particularly in countries experiencing chronic violence, and the role forgiveness and reconciliation in such violent contexts. This research has taken her to places including Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.