ABOUT ILT

Providing an education through online technology gives ILT the freedom to have a diverse Lutheran faculty and student body from around the world, while keeping tuition rates and overhead costs low. Work towards your degree at your pace and still have the ability to work a full-time job and stay active in your own congregation.

FACULTY

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CHRIST SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY FACULTY (GRADUATE)

Robert Benne, Ph.D.

Robert Benne, Ph.D.

B.A. Midland University (1959)

M.A. University of Chicago Divinity School (1963)

Ph.D. University of Chicago Divinity School (1970)

Professor of Theological Ethics

Rev. Dennis Bielfeldt, Ph.D.

Dennis Bielfeldt, Ph.D.

B.S. South Dakota State University (1977)

M.A. University of Iowa (1984)

Ph.D. University of Iowa (1987)

Professor of Philosophical Theology

Rev. Mark Hillmer, Ph.D.

Mark Hillmer, Ph.D.

B.A. Northwestern College (1957)

M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary (1962)

M.A. University of Wisconsin (1963)

Ph.D. Hebrew Union College (1966)

Professor of Biblical Theology

Jack Kilcrease, Ph.D.

Jack Kilcrease, Ph.D.

B.A. Luther College (2001)

M.A. Luther Seminary (2003)

Ph.D. Marquette University (2009)

Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology

Rev. Eddie Kwok, Ph.D.

Eddie Kwok, Ph.D.

​B.Sc. University of Singapore (1980)

Ph.D. London School of Theology (2004)

M.Div. Regent College, Vancouver (1986)

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

Rev. Dan Lioy, Ph.D.

Dan Lioy, Ph.D.

B.S. University of Southern California (1981)

M.Th. Dallas Theological Seminary (1988)

Ph.D. North-West University – Potchefstroom (2002)

Professor of Biblical Theology

Rev. David Patterson

David Patterson

B.A. Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle (1999)

C.P.S. Trinity Lutheran College (2000)

MLIS University of Washington (2002)

M.R. Institute of Lutheran Theology (2015)

Dean of Library and Research

Rev. Timothy Rynearson

Timothy Rynearson

B.A. Concordia College -Ann Arbor (1981)

M.Div. Concordia Seminary (1985)

S.T.M. Concordia Seminary (1995)

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

Rev. Jonathan Sorum, Th.D.

Jonathan Sorum, Th.D.

B.A. University of North Dakota (1976)

M.Div. Luther Seminary (1980)

M.Th. Luther Seminary (1985)

Th.D. Luther Seminary (1994)

Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology

CHRIST SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY – PH.D. FELLOWS

Paul Hinlicky
B.A. Concordia Senior College (1974)
M.Div. Christ Seminary – Seminex (1978)
Ph.D. Union Theological Seminary (1983)

Mark Mattes
A.A. Waldorf College
B.A. St. Olaf College
M.Div. Luther Seminary
Ph.D. The University of Chicago

Dennis Nygien

CHRIST SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY – RESEARCH FELLOWS

Roland Bennet
B.Adm College Militaire Royal (1990)
B.Sc University of Victoria (2000)
M.A. University of Victoria (1997)

Dan Hackmann
B.A. University of Iowa
M.A. University of Iowa
Ph.D. University of Iowa

CHRIST SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY FACULTY – ADJUNCT

Dan Hackmann
Philosophical Theology and Ethics
B.A. University of Iowa
M.A. University of Iowa
Ph.D. University of Iowa

Steven Hein
Pastoral Theology
B.S. San Jose State University (1967)
M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne (1971)
M.Th. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1973)
Ph.D. St. Louis University (1988)

David Knefelkamp
Biblical Theology – New Testament Greek
B.S. Central Michigan University (2003)
M.Div. Concordia Seminary (2007)

Mark Mattes
Historical and Systematic Theology
A.A. Waldorf College
B.A. St. Olaf College
M.Div. Luther Seminary
Ph.D. The University of Chicago

John Rasmussen
Pastoral Theology
B.A. Luther College (1973)
M.Div. Luther Seminary (1978)
M.Th. Luther Seminary (2007)

Timothy Swenson
Pastoral Theology
M.Div. Luther Seminary (1990)

Steven Theiss
Pastoral Theology
A.A. Concordia Lutheran Junior College (1975)
B.A. Concordia Senior College (1977)
M.Div. Concordia Seminary (1981)
M.P.Ed. Concordia University, Seward (1993)

CHRIST COLLEGE FACULTY (UNDERGRADUATE)

Rev. Thomas Jacobson, Ph.D.

Thomas Jacobson, Ph.D.

B.A. Augustana College (2002)

M.Div. Luther Seminary (2006)

Ph.D. Luther Seminary (2018)

Assistant Professor of History

Rev. Eddie Kwok, Ph.D.

Eddie Kwok, Ph.D.

B.Sc. University of Singapore (1980)

M.Div. Regent College, Vancouver (1986)

Ph.D. London School of Theology (2004)

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

Rev. Douglas Morton

Douglas Morton

B.A. Wartburg College (1974)

M.Div. Concordia Seminary (1979)

Assistant Professor of Biblical Theology

Rev. David Patterson

David Patterson

B.A. Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle (1999)

C.P.S. Trinity Lutheran College (2000)

MLIS University of Washington (2002)

M.R. Institute of Lutheran Theology (2015)

Dean of Library and Research

Rev. John Rasmussen

John Rasmussen

B.A. Luther College (1973)

M.Div. Luther Seminary (1978)

M.Th. Luther Seminary (2007)

Assistant Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology

Rev. Timothy Swenson

Timothy Swenson

M.Div. Luther Seminary (1990)

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology

CHRIST COLLEGE FACULTY – ADJUNCT

Chad Christensen
Sociology
B.A. South Dakota State University (1993)
M.Div. Luther Seminary (2000)
M.Th. Princeton Theological Seminary (2006)
Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia (2019)

John Eidsmoe
Pastoral Theology- Apologetics
B.A. St. Olaf College (1967)
J.D. University of Iowa (1970)
M.Div. Lutheran Brethren Seminary (1980)
M.A.B.S. Dallas Theological Seminary (1980)
D.Min. Oral Roberts University (1985)
S.H.D. Emmanuel College of Christian Studies (2001)

Seth Flick
Biblical Theology
B.A. Concordia University-Wisconsin (2003)
M.Div. Concordia Seminary (2011)

Mark Jamison
Pastoral Theology
B.A. Luther College (1972)
M.Div. Luther Seminary (1980)

Leon Miles
Humanities
B.A. Concordia University, NE (2002)
M.A. Institute of Lutheran Theology (2014)

Trey Thames
Humanities
B.A. Howard Payne (1990)
M.Div. Hardin Simmons (1999)
M.Div.B.L. SWBTS (1999)
M.A. SWBTS (2012)

Patrick Welton
Mathematics
B.S. Texas A and M University (1989)
M.A. University of Texas (1996)

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