Faculty Emeriti

Teaching Faculty

Philip J. Anderson

Philip J. Anderson

Professor Emeritus of Church History

Dr. Phil Anderson began teaching at North Park in 1979 after earning his doctor of philosophy degree at England's Oxford University, focused on English Puritanism. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota, his MDiv from Bethel Theological Seminary and his ThM from Princeton Seminary. He  is ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church and teaches the Seminary's core courses on Covenant history and theology. Anderson has published extensively, as both editor and author, including a history of the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, volumes on Swedish-American life in Chicago and Swedish-American life in the twin cities, and essay collections in honor of C. John Weborg, H.A. Barton, and Zenos Hawkinson.

Dr. Robert Hubbard

Robert Hubbard

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament

Dr. Robert Hubbard served on the North Park Theological Seminary faculty from 1995 to 2012, and continues to teach Old Testament courses in retirement. He previously taught at at Denver Seminary from 1976–1995 and served as an active duty chaplain in the U.S. Navy for four years and chaplain in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1974 to 2000.

He is author of The Book of Ruth: New International Commentary on the Old Testament (Eerdmans, 1988), which received the Christianity Today Critics Choice Award as the best commentary of 1989. He is also author and co-author of numerous other books and serves as general editor of several commentary series. Fluent in Spanish, he is liaison to the Hispanic Summer Program, of which North Park is a member. He is ordained by the Evangelical Free Church of America and he and his wife, Pam, are members of Grace Covenant Church.

Emeritus Faculty

Norma Sutton

Professor Emerita of Theological Bibliography

Norma Sutton served as the Seminary librarian and professor of theological bibliography from 1979 to 2012. Her legacy includes shaping the theological and biblical collections, and teaching courses in the spiritual formation program. She was also a primary coordinator of the Prayer and Life in the Spirit course, which has brought together seminarians from across Chicagoland to study and learn together.

Professor Sutton holds an MA in librarianship from Emory, an MA in theology from Notre Dame, an MDiv from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, and a BS in Nursing from Goshen College.

C John Weborg

C. John Weborg

Professor Emeritus of Theology

Dr. C. John Weborg developed the spiritual formation and spiritual direction programs at North Park Theological Seminary during his tenure as full-time professor of theology (1975 to 2003) and in the years following his formal retirement. He continued to teach regularly until 2011, and remains active in the life and spiritual development activities of the Seminary. In addition to his interest in spirituality, he has also taught widely in the areas of Pietism, worship, and liturgy; pastoral issues in healthcare; and systematic theology.

In 2010, North Park's spiritual direction program was named in honor of Weborg. The C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction continues to train women and men in the practice and ministry of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition.

Additional Faculty Emeriti

Frances Anderson, Professor Emerita of Christian Education

Fredrick Holmgren, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Literature

Everett Jackson, Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Care

Wayne C. Weld, Professor Emeritus of Missions