NNU Offers Personal Support for Online Learners


When you join our ranks as an online graduate student at Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries, you can expect to receive the support you need for success. From our online graduate assistant to my faculty colleagues and me, you’ll have a team that is at the ready—to answer your questions, to offer you encouragement, or just to listen.

Here’s your team:

Andrew Sinift Let’s start with Andrew: As our online graduate assistant, Andrew Sinift is committed to help you with issues you might encounter with, say, iCampus, our online learning platform. If he can’t help you, he will connect you with someone who can assist you.

Vicki FunkGraduate Program Coordinator: That’s Vicki Funk. Vicki is in her 10th year with our program so she knows it inside and out. She is your first go-to person if you have questions or problems about program-related issues. Vicki is a literal clearinghouse of information and resources who can always point you in the right direction.
Heidi Tracht

Director of Academic Advising & Disability Services: Professor Heidi Tracht works closely with our faculty to ensure all courses are delivered in ways that are consistent with students’ best learning styles. She’s the one to contact if you have a learning disability and require special accommodations.

Jay Akkerman

Your faculty: The women and men who make up our faculty are extraordinarily gifted in their areas of expertise. With earned doctoral degrees from many of the finest educational institutions worldwide, they are fully committed to both ministry and theological education. But beyond that, they’re also people you can turn to with your questions, concerns, and problems—about your studies or about your life. They’re available, accessible—and interested. Feel free to contact me as a starting point.

Dr. Mark MaddixWant to learn more?

Then meet our dean Dr. Mark Maddix for our next live “ProfTalk.” The topic will be “Missional Discipleship: Partners in God’s Redemptive Mission.” The event is at 4 p.m. (MDT) on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

As an expression of our ongoing commitments to both ministry and scholarship, Dr. Maddix will be talking about the recently published book he and I released under the same title as the ProfTalk. (Missional Discipleship: Partners in God’s Redemptive Mission is available on Amazon).

RSVP for this free discussion today. Dr. Maddix will also be available to answer any of your questions about our fully online Master of Divinity or Master of Arts programs.




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