Faculty & Staff

Northeastern Seminary is grateful for expert and supportive faculty and staff.

Get to know the Northeastern Seminary faculty

Members of the Seminary faculty invite you to join them on a coffee run to talk about theology and Northeastern's programs, along with a few unique, entertaining conversations.

Core Faculty

David Basinger , Ph.D.
David Basinger
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics 585.594.6550
David Carr , Ph.D.
David Carr
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies 585.594.6132
Scott Brenon Caton , Ph.D.
Scott Brenon Caton
Professor of History and Culture 585.594.6336
Douglas R. Cullum , Ph.D.
Douglas R. Cullum
Vice President and Dean; Professor of Historical and Pastoral Theology 585.594.6807
Elizabeth L. Gerhardt , Th.D.
Elizabeth L. Gerhardt
Professor of Theology and Social Ethics 585.594.6607
Fred Johnson , D.Min.
Fred Johnson
Director of Field Education; Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry 585.594.6811
Rebecca S. Letterman , Ph.D.
Rebecca S. Letterman
Professor of Spiritual Formation 585.594.6572
J. Richard Middleton , Ph.D.
J. Richard Middleton
Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis 585.594.6971
Josef Sykora , Ph.D.
Josef Sykora
Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation 585.594.6820
Christopher Zoccali , Ph.D.
Christopher Zoccali
Director of Doctor of Ministry Program; Assistant Professor of New Testament 585.594.6068
Northeastern Seminary is a school with an excellent foundation in the Scriptures. The faculty are excellently prepared with a deep sense of God's mission in the world. It is their main interest to prepare good servants of God to share the Good News of Christ.
-Olga E. González

Academic Support

Faith Sharp
Faith Sharp
Project Technician, Academic Services 585.594.6623
Joyce Trussell
Joyce Trussell
Coordinator of Academic Planning 585.594.6240

Administrative Support

Benjamin Espinoza , Ph.D.
Benjamin Espinoza
Executive Director of Seminary Administration 585.594.6803
Maria Gilluly
Maria Gilluly
Executive Assistant to the Vice President 585.594.6807


JP Anderson
JP Anderson
Associate Vice President for Seminary Enrollment 585.594.6832


Carrie Starr
Carrie Starr
Director of Seminary Advancement 585.594.6257

Adjunct Faculty (Ministry Specialists) 

  • Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens
  • Dr. Kristen Brown
  • Mr. Charles H. Canon III
  • Ms. Julie Durbin
  • Rev. Walter S. Fleming
  • Rev. Dr. Dana L. Goodnough
  • Rev. Suzi Harriff
  • Dr. Harry J. Heintz
  • Mr. Maurice Hopkins
  • Rev. Dr. Dan Jones
  • Ms. Christine Kerekes
  • Dr. Brittany Kim
  • Dr. Mike Lastoria
  • Rev. Bryan McMullen
  • Dr. Charles Meeks
  • Rev. Doug Milne
  • Dr. Gregory VanDussen
  • Dr. Norman Wetterau

Emeriti Personnel 

  • Dr. Barry Hamilton
  • Dr. Paul Livermore
  • Dr. Wayne G. McCown


Doctor of Ministry Guest Faculty Have Included

  • Kim Alexander
  • Christena Cleveland
  • David Fitch
  • Ruth Haley Barton
  • Craig and Médine Keener
  • Soong-Chan Rah
  • Mandy Smith
  • Frank Thomas
  • Phyllis Tickle
  • Mark Tyler
  • Mike Walters
  • Brian Zahnd