Doctor of Ministry

Leadership Faculty


Donald J. Brash

Donald J. Brash is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Palmer Seminary.  Dr. Brash is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA and has extensive experience in pastoral ministry.  Among the retreats and workshops Don has led are those on navigating worship-style transitions in local churches, training teachers to teach, renewal of the Church for mission, and spiritual formation.  He teaches the course "Models of and Leadership in Renewal."

LaSeng Dingrin

La Seng Dingrin, pastor of the Philadelphia Burmese Baptist Church, also works as a telephonic and onsite English and Burmese interpreter for several organizations, including the Nationalities Service Center, Language Services Consultants, and Language Services Associates. A guest lecturer at Eastern University, he holds a Ph.D. in History and Ecumenics and a Th.M., both from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Dr. Dingrin teaches the course "Missional Renewal in a Cross-Cultural World."

Charles McNeil, Sr.

Dr. McNeil is Director of the D.Min. program and supervises the Orientation portion of the program.

Marybeth Morrison

Dr. Morrison teaches the course "System Transforming Leadership for a Mission-Oriented Church."

Francesca Debora Nuzzolese

Francesca Debora Nuzzolese is Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Care at Palmer Seminary.  Dr. Nuzzolese's professional experience includes extensive experience in chaplaincy and pastoral psychotherapy, theological education, mission work, and (more recently) spiritual direction.  As an ordained clergy, she also leads spiritual retreats and lectures and teaches on psycho-social issues, here and overseas.  She teaches the course "Personal Transformation."

Bonnie Ortiz

Dr. Ortiz teaches the course "Church Resource Development."

McKenzie Pier

Rev. Dr. McKenzie "Mac" Pier is President of The New York City Leadership Center (NYCLC), an independent non-profit organization planted by the group Concerts of Prayer Greater New York. The mission of the Center is to encourage, unify, and support faith leaders throughout the New York metropolitan area and beyond. He is the author of the book Spiritual Leadership in the Global City (New Hope Publishers) and co-author of The Power of a City at Prayer (Pier & Sweeting, InterVarsity Press). Dr. Pier teaches the course "Community Transformation."

Eduardo Ramirez

Eduardo M. Ramirez is Associate Professor of Youth Ministry at Eastern University. He teaches courses on Small Groups, Programming, Evangelism, and Preaching and Teaching for Youth. An ordained Christian and Missionary Alliance Pastor, Eduardo worked from 1979 until 2003 with Scripture Union, a Christian organization geared to reach and disciple un-churched children and teenagers. He first served as Director of Scripture Union Argentina and then became Regional Secretary for Scripture Union Americas Region (North, Central and South America and the Caribbean) where he provided leadership and training to national movements in the Americas Region. Dr. Ramirez teaches the course "Contexts, Perspectives and Ministries in the 21st Century."

Al Tizon

Al Tizon is Ronald J. Sider Associate Professor of Evangelism and Holistic Ministry.  Al is Co-Director of The Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy and Co-President of Evangelicals for Social Action.  He is also a member of the American Society of Missiology; the Academy of Evangelism in Theological Education; and the Institute for the Studies in Asian Church and Culture.  A native of the Philippines, Dr. Tizon is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church.  He teaches the course "Congregational Transformation."