Chapel

Rediscovering God’s Vision for Male/Female Partnerships in Ministry

Dr. Sandra Glahn moderates a panel of contributors to the book “Vindicating the Vixens” mixed with other DTS and church leaders to discuss the partnership between men and women in ministry.

Barbara Neumann
Dr. Neumann is DTS Adjunct Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership and an Academic Advisor on the DTS-Houston campus. She earned a Doctor of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary with a focus on Ministry With Women. A former women's ministry director, Dr. Neumann is a lecturer on mentoring next-generation women and a co-author of Organic Mentoring. She is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 11. Her hobbies include growing fruit trees in her backyard, floral design, and stained glass.
Glenn R. Kreider
Dr. Kreider is professor of theological studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He identifies his motivations as his passion for the triune God and his desire to help others respond to divine revelation in spirit and truth. Prior to coming to DTS he served as director of Christian education and pastored a church in Cedar Hill, Texas. Dr. Kreider’s research interests include Jonathan Edwards, theological method, and our eschatological hope. He is married to his best friend, Janice, and they have two grown children, a son-in-law, and one granddaughter, Marlo Grace. He and Janice enjoy live music, good stories, bold coffee, and their four rescue dogs—two pugs, a chihuahua, and an adorable black lab named Chloe.
Jim Howard
Dr. Howard has earned a ThM as well as a PhD in New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. His passion for teaching has led him to international ministry where he annually teaches at schools in Nepal, India, and Mozambique. After high school he joined the US Navy’s nuclear program and was stationed in San Diego, CA where he met his first wife, Judy. She went to be with the Lord after they had been married 5 years from complications relating to Cystic Fibrosis, leaving him with a 1 and 3 year old. Jim and Nancy have been married since 1984 and they have four children and nine grandchildren. In addition to hiking, camping, skiing, sailing, four-wheeling, taekwondo (he has his 2nd Dan black belt) and reading, Jim loves being pastor at Dillon Community Church in Dillon, Colorado.
Sandra Glahn
Dr. Glahn serves as associate professor in Media Arts and Worship and is a multi-published author of both fiction and non-fiction. She is a journalist, and a speaker who advocates for thinking that transforms. Dr. Glahn’s more than twenty books relate to bioethics, sexuality, and reproductive technologies as well as ten Bible studies in the Coffee Cup Bible Study series. She is a regular blogger at Engage, Bible.org’s site for women in Christian leadership, the owner of Aspire Productions, and served as editor-in-chief for Kindred Spirit from 1999 to 2015.
Sharifa Stevens
Sharifa Stevens (ThM, 2004) is a Manhattan-born, Bronx-raised child of the King, born to Jamaican immigrants. Sharifa's passion is to serve God's kingdom by leading His people in worship through music, speaking and writing. A graduate of both Columbia University and Dallas Theological Seminary, Sharifa writes for Insight for Living Ministries. She currently lives in Dallas with two energetic sons and her renaissance husband, Jonathan.
Willie J. Bolden
Dr. Bolden completed his undergraduate studies at Biola University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Education in 1980. He earned a Master of Arts in Theological Education from Talbot Theological Seminary in 1992. In 2006, Dr. Bolden earned a Doctor of Ministry in Missions and Evangelism from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Community and Church Relations at DTS-Houston. As a conference speaker, preacher, and teacher, Dr. Bolden speaks on subjects that range from successful biblical marriage, blended families, and evangelism to Bible doctrine and Christian education. He is married to Loretta C. Bolden. They are the parents of seven children and eight grandchildren.
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