The North Park community is grateful for the service and ministry of many faculty members throughout the years. These faculty members are among the saints who have helped shape the lives and future ministries of many women and men studying at North Park Theological Seminary.
Professor Emeritus of Ministry
served the North Park community as professor of ministry and director of the C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction. He came to the faculty at North Park Theological Seminary in 1975 and taught a variety of courses in spiritual formation and ministry until 2012.
He earned his MDiv from Union Theological Seminary in New York and his DMin from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. Carlson has served churches in New York, New Jersey, and Chicago, and was ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church in 1967.
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament
served on the NPTS faculty from 1995 to 2012 after teaching at Denver Seminary from 1976–1995. He 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.
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 course "Prayer and Life in the Spirit," which has brought together seminaries in the Chicago area to study and learn about a yearly topic.
She 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
Professor Emeritus of Theology, BA, BD, ThM, PhD
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 until 2011. 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.
Professor Emerita of Christian Education BSN, BRE, MA, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Biblical Literature AB, BD, STM, ThD
Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Care BS, MEd, MDiv, DMin
Wayne C. Weld
Professor Emeritus of Missions AB, BD, MA, DMiss