faculty

The faculty of New Hope are dedicated to the educational and spiritual growth of the students.

New Hope has a well educated faculty, many of which have served in vocational ministry in the past. As a College, we strive to hire quality instructors who combine a mastery of subject matter, engaging teaching techniques and a passion for serving Jesus to better equip students for the ministry and marketplace.

mark amerman

Mark Amerman - Instructor

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

  • B.A., George Fox University
  • M.S., Capella University
  • Ed. D., ABD, Grand Canyon University
  • Serving NHCC since 2014
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winston arblaster

Winston Arblaster - Instructor, Music and Worship Concentration Chair

Music and Creative Arts

  • B.A., University of Oregon
  • M.A., University of Oregon
  • Serving NHCC since 2010
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James Beaird

James Beaird - Instructor, Masters Program Manager

Christian Ministry

  • B.A., Open Bible College
  • M.Litt., Oxford College
  • M. Div., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • D. Min., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • Serving NHCC since 2015
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Richard Beswick

Richard Beswick - Instructor

Philosophy

  • B.S., University of Oregon
  • M.Div., Yale University
  • Serving NHCC since 2006
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Elizabeth Bilynskyj

Elizabeth Bilynskyj - Instructor

Philosophy

  • B.S., Maryville College
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • Serving NHCC since 1996
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David Buttacavoli

David E. Buttacavoli - Instructor

Bible, Theology, and Ministry Leadership

  • M.A., Western Seminary
  • Ed.D., Biola University
  • Serving NHCC since 1996
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Zhuo Job Chen

Zhuo Job Chen - Instructor

Mathematics

  • B.A., Wuhan University
  • M.S., University of Tennessee
  • M.S., University of Oregon
  • Ph.D., ABD, University or Oregon
  • Serving NHCC since 2016
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Pastor Wayne Cordeiro

Pastor Wayne Cordeiro - Chancellor, Fdr. of Pacific Rim Bible College

Leadership

  • Alumnus Eugene Bible College
  • B.A., New Hope Christian College
  • Serving NHCC since 2009
Fay DeMeyer

Fay DeMeyer - Instructor, Christian Counseling Chair and Psychology

  • B.S., Psychology, Western Oregon University
  • M.S., SPED, University of Oregon
  • Ed. D., ABD, University of Phoenix
  • Serving NHCC since 2014
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Donald Grafton

Donald Grafton - Instructor, Online Program Manager, Registrar

Bible and Theology

  • B.A., New Hope Christian College
  • M.Div. Regent University
  • Serving NHCC since 2013
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Eliot J. Grasso

Eliot Grasso - Instructor, Creative Arts Director

Music and Creative Arts

  • B.A., Goucher College
  • M.A., University of Limerick
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • Serving NHCC since 2014
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Corey Jackson

Corey Jackson - Instructor

Psychology

  • B.S., Abilene Christian University
  • M.A., Northwest Christian University
  • Serving NHCC since 2013
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Lynn Jacobson

Lynn Jacobson - Instructor

Bible and Business

  • B.S., Pepperdine University
  • M.B.A., US International University
  • M.S., University of Oregon
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
  • Serving NHCC since 2015
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Michael Jaskilka

Michael Jaskilka - Instructor

Bible

  • M.A., University of Colorado
  • Th.M., Western Seminary
  • D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Seminary
  • Serving NHCC since 2010
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William Kapahu

William Kapahu - Instructor, Academic Dean

  • B.A., Pacific Rim Christian College
  • M.A., McMaster Divinity College
  • Serving NHCC since 2014
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Janet Kelley

Janet Kelley - Librarian

  • B.S., Friends University
  • M.L.S., Emporia State University
  • Serving NHCC since 2010
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Mark Kelley

Mark Kelley - Instructor, President

Bible

  • B.A., George Fox University
  • M.A., George Fox Evangelical Seminary
  • D.Min., Drew University
  • Serving NHCC since 2012
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Tristan J. Kelley

Tristan J. Kelley - Instructor, Pastoral Studies Concentration Chair

Bible and Theology

  • B.A., New Hope Christian College
  • M.Div., George Fox Evangelical Seminary
  • Serving NHCC since 2013
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Constance Kempf

Constance Kempf - Instructor

Writing

  • B.S., University of Oregon
  • M.S., University of Oregon
  • Serving NHCC since 2015
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Cindy Kenny

Cindy Kenny - Instructor, Drama and Dance Concentration Chair

Music and Creative Arts

  • B.M., University of Hawaii
  • M.M., University of Hawaii
  • Serving NHCC since 2010
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Gary Matsdorf

Gary Matsdorf - Instructor, Ministry Leadership Chair

Bible and Theology

  • B.A., Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Serving NHCC since 2010
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Ricky Poon

Ricky Poon - Instructor

Ministry Leadership

  • B.S., University of Washington
  • M.S., University of Washington
  • M.Div., Multnomah Biblical Seminary
  • Serving NHCC since 2015
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Brooks Rice

Brooks Rice - Instructor

Bible and Theology

  • B.S., University of Oregon
  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Serving NHCC since 2015
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Aaron J. Swoboda

Aaron J. Swoboda - Instructor

Bible and Theology

  • B.A., Eugene Bible College
  • M.A., George Fox Evangelical Seminary
  • Ph. D., University of Birmingham
  • Serving NHCC since 2013
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Melissa Thibodeau

Melissa Thibodeau - Instructor

Writing

  • B.A., University of Texas at Arlington
  • M. Ed., University of Texas at Arlington
  • Ed. D., University of North Texas
  • Serving NHCC since 2014
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Tracy Vermilyea

Tracy Vermilyea - Instructor

Science

  • B.S., Northwest Nazarene College
  • M.S., Oregon State University
  • Ph. D., University of Deleware
  • Serving NHCC since 2014
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Mark Wall

Mark Wall - Instructor

Business

  • B.S., California Polytechnic State University
  • M.B.A., University of Oregon
  • Serving NHCC since 2011
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James Williams

James Williams - Instructor

Ministry Leadership

  • B.A., Oral Roberts University
  • M.B.A., Regent University
  • Serving NHCC since 2015
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