Dr. Michael DeLashmutt
Academic Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Interim Co-Chair of Biblical Studies
Contact: 425.249.4766, Michael.DeLashmutt@TLC.edu
Holding a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow (Scotland), DeLashmutt's passion and academic expertise lies at the intersection of religion and culture. He is passionate about inspiring and preparing leaders for work in a church that is truly multicultural. Students enjoy DeLashmutt's enthusiasm for educating future leaders to serve in God's world. Read full biography.
Dr. Jan Fekkes
Interim Co-Chair & Professor of Biblical Studies
Contact: 425.249.4719, jan.fekkes@TLC.edu
Holding a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester (England), Dr. Fekkes specializes in Old Testament-New Testament intertextuality, the Book of Revelation, and the theological interpretation of Scripture. He also plays the guitar and piano and enjoys leading worship at church and in the classroom. Students enjoy his quality as a teacher and scholar, and his belief in the value biblical texts hold for life today. Read full biography.
Dr. Bruce Grigsby
Professor of Biblical Studies
Contact: 425.249.4767, bruce.grigsby@TLC.edu
Dr. Grigsby’s several years of study include a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), where he studied under scholars such as F. F. Bruce. Students appreciate his solid understanding of biblical languages and Latin, his rich knowledge of the classical world, and his ability to take the British style of lecture and seminar style coursework into Trinity’s Living-Learning Community. Real full biography.
Dr. Timothy Burdick
Interim Professor & Chair of Psychology
Burdick holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Birmingham (U.K.) and a M.S. in Psychology in mental health counseling. He has worked in fields related to adolescent chemical dependency and has research interests in church history and Quakerism. Real full biography.
Dr. Robin Dugall
Affiliate Faculty in Biblical Studies
Dugall holds a D.Min. from Haggard Graduate School of Theology (Azusa, Calif.) and serves as senior pastor for Peace Lutheran Church in Monroe, Wash. He has research interests in missiology, student ministry and leadership development, and the New Testament.
Dr. Elizabeth Hayes
Affiliate Faculty in Biblical Studies (Hebrew)
With a D.Phil. from Oxford University, Dr. Hayes specializes in both the Hebrew Bible and the Hebrew language. She is also proficient in educational technology and its use in aiding research and inductive Bible study.
Rev. Erik Samuelson
Campus Pastor, Director of Vocational & Spiritual Formation
Faculty in Biblical Studies
Rev. Samuelson serves Campus Pastor and Director of Vocational & Spiritual Formation. He also teaches courses in the biblical studies program, including Vocation and Formation, Lutheran Confessions, and Theology of the Cross. Samuelson holds a B.A. in Religion and a B.A. in Classics from Pacific Lutheran College, and an MDiv from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Read full biography.