Bev Hislop

Dr. Bev Hislop is currently Professor of Pastoral Care at Western Seminary, developing and teaching pastoral care to women courses. She also served as the Executive Director of the Women’s Center for Ministry at Western. She authored Shepherding Women in Pain and Shepherding a Woman’s Heart, Moody Publishers. Bev has established and led ministries for women in churches and communities on the west and east coasts of the U.S. and overseas. She has a passion for more effective shepherding in church and parachurch environments.


Chad Hall

Chad  is the Director of Coaching for Western Seminary and also serves as a leadership coach for ministry and corporate clients through his role as Partner with Coach Approach Ministries and iNTERNAL iMPACT.  Prior to joining the Western faculty, his career path included service as a corporate coach with software leader SAS Institute and as a ministry consultant/coach with the Baptist State Convention of NC.

Chad’s interests include leadership, organizational development, and the interplay of church, culture and business.  He is the co-author of two books: Faith Coaching (2009) and Coaching for Christian Leaders (2007), is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal and Christianity Today’s Out of Ur blog, and serves as editor of Christian Coaching Magazine.


John Johnson

John is the lead pastor at Village Church in Portland, OR and Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Western Seminary. He also has a strong commitment to building the church worldwide, partnering and teaching  ministries in Lebanon and India.

John loves reading and writing about pastoral theology and leadership, and he particularly enjoys reading Eugene Peterson, Michael Frost, and Thomas Oden. He’s also an avid fan of tennis, kayaking, and gardening.


Todd Miles

Todd Miles has been a follower of Jesus from a young age. A native of Oregon and resident of Portland, he is married to Camille. They have six children, Natalie, Ethan, Levi, Julius, Vicente, and Marcos.

Todd is the Director of the Master of Theology program and an Associate Professor of Theology at Western Seminary where he teaches Theology, Hermeneutics, and Ethics. He currently serves as an Elder at Hinson Church. Prior to working at Western Seminary, he was employed for ten years as a research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Todd is an alumnus of Oregon State University, Western Seminary, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Todd enjoys “all-things athletic,” “all-things Oregon State,” and reading military history and biographies.

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