Faculty

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Janet R. McCormack, DMin

Dr. Janet McCormack joined the Denver Seminary faculty in 2000 and serves as chair of the Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Programs and associate professor of chaplaincy and pastoral counseling. Dr. McCormack earned a DMin from Denver Seminary, a MDiv from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BA from Lock Haven State College. She is a…

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Reginald Moore, PhD

Dr. Reginald Moore is chair of the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Program and assistant professor of counseling. Dr. Moore earned a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Colorado Christian University, and a BA in chemistry from the University of Kansas….

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Dieumème Noelliste, PhD

Dr. Noelliste joined the Denver Seminary faculty as professor of theological ethics and director of the Grounds Institute for Public Ethics in 2007. He received a PhD from Northwestern University in theological studies, focusing on modern and contemporary Christian thought. He earned an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a ThB from William Tyndale College,…

Elizabeth (Liz) Norris, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Norris holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Mercer University (May 2021). She holds an MA in professional counseling and a trauma specialization from Richmont Graduate University and a BA in speech communications from Valdosta State University.   Dr. Norris is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and Georgia, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC),…

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Don J. Payne, PhD

Dr. Don J. Payne was named the VP of Academic Affairs, Academic Dean in 2021. He joined the Seminary in 1998 as director of the suburban and rural training centers in the Training and Mentoring department. In 2001, he was appointed as associate dean and provided overall leadership for the Training and Mentoring program until…

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Patty Pell, MA

Patty Pell received her BA from the University of Wyoming and her MA in Biblical Studies – Old Testament from Denver Seminary. She is currently working on her PhD at Trinity College in Bristol, UK. She has served in ministry as a campus staff member, area director, associate regional director and training specialist with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She…

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Wilmer Ramirez, PhD

Dr. Wilmer Ramírez joined the faculty in 2013 as an instructor in Hispanic studies. Since 2008, he has been the director of the Hispanic Initiative at Denver Seminary. He received his BA in theology from the Central America Theological Seminary (SETECA) in Guatemala. While teaching at SETECA, he also received his MA and a ThM…

Nathan Scherrer, MA

Nathan Scherrer has served students in the Training and Mentoring Curriculum since 2017. He has earned degrees from Colorado Christian University (BA) and Denver Seminary (MA) as well as certifications from the National Outdoor Leadership Institute and Jerusalem University College. His professional experience includes over 12 years in multi-national Leadership Development programs. Nathan specializes in experiential…

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Marshall Shelley, DD

Marshall Shelley joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 2016 and serves as director of the Doctor of Ministry program and associate professor of pastoral leadership and ministry. He was editor of Leadership Journal for 34 years, and as a vice president at Christianity Today, oversaw Christian History, Marriage Partnership, Church Law & Tax Report,…

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Dan Steiner, ThM

Dan Steiner joined the Training and Mentoring team as an assistant lecturer of training and mentoring in 2016. He spent 13 years working in churches in Oregon and Colorado, with leadership experience in youth ministry, small group ministry, preaching, teaching, mentoring, and leadership development. Dan has a passion for equipping people to carry out their…