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Tim Koller, PhD

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Timothy Koller joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 2017 and serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, director of the Leadership program, assistant professor of Leadership, one of the hosts of Engage360 Podcast, and chair of the Christian Thought and Ministry Division. He is also the Seminary’s accreditation liaison for the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), as well as a Peer Reviewer for the ATS. Dr. Koller earned his PhD in Leadership Studies from Capital Seminary & Graduate School and his MA in Ministry and BS in Bible from Lancaster Bible College. In addition, he is a certified Capable Life coach and a staff coach with the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club.

Dr. Koller’s doctoral research was on the relationship between emotional intelligence and use of power style among lead pastors. He continues to examine emotional intelligence, social power, personal formation, organizational leadership, second-order change, systems thinking, and the intersection of theology and social science. His passion is to develop competent servant leaders with integrity and a holy imagination.

Before coming to Denver Seminary, Dr. Koller was a youth pastor, small business owner, church planter, theological higher education administrator, and professor. He has served on the board of the Reading-Berks Conference of Churches and as an elder of Koinos Community Church and Bloom Church.

In Perspective – Emotional Intelligence

In Perspective: Race and Theological Education – Developing Theological Education that Engages People of Color

Listen to Dr. Tim Koller on Engage360:

Business Development

Emotional Intelligence Training, Core Ventures, Littleton, CO, March 2020

Emotional Intelligence Training, GQue BBQ, Lone Tree, CO, April 2022


Retreat Speaker

Lifeline Christian Mission, September 2023

Christian Retreat Center Teens In Missionary Service camp, August 2016

Manheim Brethren in Christ student ministry, April 2016

Calvary Bible Fellowship Church student ministry, January 2011

South Ridge Community Church student ministry, September 2008


Pastor Enrichment

EquippingU Christian & Missionary Alliance seminar, April 2023

Atlantic Brethren in Christ Pastor Enrichment seminar, September 2016


Guest Preaching

Connection Church of the Nazarene; Castle Rock, CO; June 2023

Strasburg Community Church; Strasburg, CO; October 2019

Koinos Community Church, Reading, PA; August 2015, July 2016

  • US Soccer Grassroots Coaching License (March 2023)
  • SafeSport Certification (February 2020; July 2022; August 2023)
  • State of Colorado Nonprofit Board Governance Certification of Completion (May 2021)
  • Capable Life Certification, Level 1 (April 2021)
  • HLC Annual Conference (2021-2023)
  • IUPUI Assessment Institute (2020-2022)
  • Q Nashville (2019)
  • Q Commons (2018-2019)
  • Catalyst One Day (2015-2016)
  • Society of Professors in Christian Education (2014)
  • Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit (2006-2016)
  • Society of Professors in Christian Education (2014-2015; 2016-2017)