Dr. Lynn H. Cohick Named Provost/Dean

Dr. Lynn H. Cohick Named Provost/Dean

Dr. Cohick brings almost 20 years of teaching, research, and leadership experience to new position.

Denver Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Lynn H. Cohick has been named provost/dean beginning July 1, 2018. Dr. Cohick is an accomplished and widely respected New Testament teacher, scholar, and author. She has served at Wheaton College since 2000 as professor of New Testament and most recently as interim dean of humanities and theological studies.

Regarding the hire of Dr. Cohick, Denver Seminary president, Dr. Mark Young, states,

“Dr. Cohick's experience in biblical scholarship, academic administration, international mission, and the ministry of the local church has given her the deep and balanced wisdom needed to lead the Seminary forward in its mission. We couldn't be more pleased that she is willing to join us in preparing men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture.” 

In addition to her experience at Wheaton College, Dr. Cohick taught at Messiah College and brings international experience and cultural awareness to the new role of provost/dean having lived in Kenya while serving at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. She is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, an international society of New Testament scholars in which one must be nominated and elected for membership. Dr. Cohick received a PhD in New Testament/Christian Origins from the University of Pennsylvania.

“I am delighted that Dr. Cohick will be joining us. Her fervent love of Jesus Christ and her outstanding gifts in academics and administration will advance the mission of Denver Seminary,”

says Dr. Richard S. Hess, distinguished professor of Old Testament.

And Dr. Reggie Moore, assistant professor of counseling adds,

“Dr. Cohick’s ability to think and lead systemically, situationally, and relationally represent unique giftings for her time at Denver Seminary. Truly for her life, and for the life of Denver Seminary, this is a ‘for such a time as this’ moment.” 

Dr. Cohick will be taking over the position for Dr. Randy MacFarland who is retiring in June 2018. Dr. MacFarland has served the Seminary in various capacities since he joined the faculty in 1997. He was vice president of training and mentoring and associate professor of pastoral ministry and evangelism from 1997-2001. He was the vice president/dean from 2001-2008 and has served as provost/dean since 2008.

We are grateful for Dr. MacFarland's many years of service and pray God's blessings on him as he retires. And we look forward to welcoming Dr. Cohick to our administrative team.