Seminary Faculty

At Saint Paul School of Theology, you’ll learn from experienced scholars: active, celebrated church leaders and distinguished academics. Our community of seminary faculty members are uniquely qualified to prepare you for a rewarding career as a ministry leader. Meet our professors and explore their specialties below.

Dr. Joshua Bartholomew

Assistant Professor of Ethics, Church and Society

Dr. Jim Brandt

Professor of Historical Theology

Dr. Jeanne Hoeft

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean,
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care and Franklin and
Louise Cole Associate Professor in Town and Country Ministries

Dr. Nancy Howell

Professor of Theology and Philosophy of Religion and Oubri A. Poppele
Professor of Health and Welfare Ministries

Dr. Israel Kamudzandu

Lindsey P. Pherigo Associate Professor of New Testament Studies and Biblical

Dr. Henry H. Knight III

Donald and Pearl Wright Professor of Wesleyan Studies and E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism

Dr. Kris Kvam

Professor of Theology

Dr. Elaine Robinson

Professor of Methodist Studies and Christian Theology

Dr. Casey Sigmon

Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship and Director of Contextual Education


headshot of Bishop Robert E. Hayes

Bishop Robert E. Hayes


Adjunct Faculty

Rabbi Michael Zedek


Dr. Amy Oden

Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality

Affiliate Faculty

Dr. Sharon Betsworth

Oklahoma City University Professor of Religion & Director of the Wimberly School of Religion

Dr. Lisa Wolfe

Oklahoma City University Professor of Hebrew Bible, Endowed Chair

Faculty Emeritus

Dr. Young-Ho Chun, Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology and Director of Asian Studies

Dr. Mike Graves, Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of William K. McElvaney of Preaching and Worship

Dr. Sondra H. Matthaei, Emerita

Professor Emerita of Christian Religious Education

Dr. Harold Washington, Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Bible


Fr. W. Paul Jones
Dr. L. Shannon Jung
Dr. Eugene L. Lowry
Dr. William K. McElvaney
Dr. Tex S. Sample
Dr. Laurence A. Wagley
Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.