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Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries Faculty

The faculty members of the department have earned degrees from a variety of scholarly backgrounds. They bring experiences in pastoral ministry, research, scholarship and world travel and seek to serve you not only in the classroom, but also informally through life together at Gordon.


Sharon Ketcham

Department Chair
Professor of Theology and Christian Ministries

Sharon Galgay Ketcham is professor of theology and Christian ministries at Gordon College in Massachusetts. She earned her Ph.D. in theology and education from Boston College. Sharon’s two decades of experience in ministry include serving the local church, researching, writing, teaching, and mentoring. As a practical theologian, she is a scholar for the Church and invites people to reflect theologically on lived Christian faith. She is the ... more ➔

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Daniel Ahn

Sung Ho (Daniel) Ahn

Assistant Professor of Global Christianity and Theology

A dedicated scholar specializing in Global Christianity, his academic journey has led him to gain extensive experience teaching and engaging in intercultural and pastoral ministries over the past twenty years across numerous locations, spanning Europe, North America, North Africa, and Asia.

His extensive teaching journey in diverse educational environments, both Western and non-Western, ... more ➔

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Mark Cannister

Professor of Christian Ministries

Mark Cannister is the author of Teenagers Matter: Making Student Ministry a Priority in the Church (Baker Academic), and a contributing author to Teaching the Next Generations: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching Christian Formation  ... more ➔

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Daniel Darko

Professor of New Testament
Director of Church Relations

A native of Ghana, Dan served in executive and pastoral roles in Ghana, Croatia, England and here in the United States. Prior to Gordon, he taught at Central University (Ghana) and the University of Scranton, PA (Jesuit). He is a Visiting Professor at Regent University College ... more ➔

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Amy Brown Hughes

Associate Professor of Theology

Amy Brown Hughes received her Ph.D. in historical theology with an emphasis in early Christianity from Wheaton College and is the author (with Lynn H. Cohick, Wheaton College) of Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries ... more ➔

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Steve Hunt

Steven Hunt

Professor of New Testament

Born and bred in a windy city out in the mid-west, Steve came to Gordon in 2001. Focusing on the New Testament, he specializes in literary analysis of the Gospel of John and socio-rhetorical approaches to the letters of Paul. He especially enjoys the “intertextual echoes” embedded in all of these texts.

Together with his colleagues, Prof. D. Francois Tolmie (University of the Free State, South Africa) and Prof. Ruben Zimmermann ... more ➔

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Joanna Kline

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Joanna Greenlee Kline grew up in the beautiful state of Minnesota and majored in Biblical Studies and English at Gordon College as an undergraduate. After college she spent two years teaching English in Russia and traveling throughout Russia, Eastern Europe, and Turkey. Joanna went on to receive an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University’s Committee on the Study of Religion. During her time in ... more ➔

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Robert Whittet

Chaplain of the College
Professor of Christian Ministries

Rev Bob Whittet is a professor of Christian ministries and also serves as the Chaplain of Gordon College. During the 2019-20 academic year, he served as the Interim Chaplain before being appointed to the role of Chaplain during the spring of 2020. Bob brings years of ministry experience to his work in the chapel as well as to the classroom with his students. A strong supporter of missions, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience gained leading ... more ➔

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