Indigenous Theology Units 2018 - Meet the Faculty

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Terry LeBlanc

Areas of specialization: Intercultural Studies, Mission, Theology, Community Development, and Ethics

Terry has been active in full-time vocational ministry with the Native North American community since 1978. He is currently CEO and Director of Indigenous Pathways overseeing the programs of My People, iEmergence, and NAIITS. He has been the recipient of three fellowships and the Student of Highest Distinction award. He completed his Ph.D. at Asbury Theological Seminary and was awarded the D.D. honoris causa by Acadia University in 2015.

 

Casey Church

Areas of Specialization: Intercultural Studies, Indigenous Spirituality

Casey is a Pokagon Band Potawatomi member of southwest Michigan. His Potawatomi name is Ankwawango, which means, “Hole in the Cloud”. His wife Lora, their five children and he live in Albuquerque, New Mexico where they have lived for the past fifteen years.

Casey and his wife Lora have pastored a Native church plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1996 to 2000 which would become one of the first contextualized worship services in the country.

     
 

Susie Patrick

Susangeline Patrick is a PhD candidate in Intercultural Studies. She has an MA in Intercultural Studies and an MA in Theological Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. Her cross-cultural mission experiences are twelve years in Central Asia and in the United States, and the historical theologies of the visual arts on a global scale since 2012. She authored a few articles focused on mission history, theology, and art. She is also a prolific painter and vocalist. She illustrated a recently-published book Born to Fly. She enjoys hiking and traveling adventures with family and friends.

 

Danny Zacharias

Areas of Specialization: Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages

Danny is a graduate of Acadia Divinity College, with both his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (Theology). Previous to this Danny resided in Winnipeg where he earned his Bachelor of Arts at Providence College. He currently teaches Introduction to Greek, Introduction to Hebrew, along with other classes in biblical studies, alongside his administrative responsibilities relating to technology at ADC.

More than any other achievements, Danny is most proud to call Maria his wife, Lex and Jack his sons, and Ella-Rose his little princess.