Vincent Bacote

Associate Professor of Theology and Director of Center
for Applied Christian Ethics, Wheaton College
Affiliate Professor, Kilns College

Dr. Bacote has a rich background in Theology and Religious Studies. He has written multiple books including The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life. He enjoys teaching on the intersection of Christian ethics and public life.


Leroy Barber

Director, The Voices Project
Affiliate Professor and College Pastor, Kilns College

Leroy Barber is Director of the Voices Project, an initiative to nurture young leaders of color worldwide. He has dedicated more than 20 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism.  He is the the author of the book, Embrace.

Rev. Traci Blackmon

Executive Minister of Justice & Witness Ministries of The United Church of Christ
Affiliate Professor, Kilns College

Rev. Traci Blackmon teaches Pastoring a Movement at Kilns College. She gained national recognition for her leadership in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, Jr., in Ferguson, MO. Subsequently she was appointed to the Ferguson Commission by Governor Jay Nixon. Rev. Blackmon also served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.

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Mike Caba

Affiliate Professor, Kilns College

Dr. Caba was one of the founders of Kilns College. He has completed volunteer archaeology work in Israel, and teaches a number of classes on modern philosophy, biblical archaeology, and religious cultures.


Brant Himes

Assistant Professor in Humanities Azusa Pacific University
Managing Editor, Theological Resonance
Affiliate Professor, Kilns College

Dr. Himes holds dual Ph.D. in Theology degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He enjoys teaching courses in biblical studies, theology, ethics, and leadership. He is the Managing Editor for Resonance, a theological journal.

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Wynand J. de Kock

Associate Professor of Leadership & Formation, Palmer Theological Seminary
Affiliate Professor, Kilns College

Dr. De Kock is author of the book Out of My Mind: Following the Trajectory of God's Regenerative Story which explores the impact of God's story in times of uncertainty and doubt. Originally from South Africa, he immigrated to Australia in 2004. He speaks frequently on theology and creativity.

A.J. Swoboda

Associate Professor, Fuller Seminary and Portland Seminary
Affiliate Professor, Kilns College

Dr. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor. He has written books on ecological theology, pentecostal studies, and Christian living.  He teaches a number of courses on theology, biblical studies and virtuous leadership.


Marie Teilhard

Director of Academic Services and Affiliate Professor, Kilns College

Marie Teilhard has a background in non-profit administration, art history, and science-faith apologetics. She is also a visual artist specializing in conceptual portrait photography. She integrates her interests through teaching courses which explore how beauty, art, and nature advance the Christian worldview. 

Adam Thomason

Visionary, I Am Red Rev
Affiliate Professor, Kilns College

Adam Thomason speaks around the world, conveying the peace of Jesus. He has over seventeen years of experience in preaching and teaching in ethnically divided countries, cultures, sub-cultures and relationships. He has degrees in biblical studies and race relations.

Ed Underwood

Affiliate Professor

Ed Underwood has a heart for sharing radical faith and radical hope in Jesus Christ. He has written three books most recently, The Trail: A Tale about Discovering God’s Will.  He is passionate about teaching on authentic leadership.

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Ken Wytsma

Global Lead Pastor, Antioch Church
President and Affiliate Professor, Kilns College

Ken is President and Founder of Kilns College.  He has written books on justice and creativity.  He planted Antioch Church in Bend, Oregon in 2006 where he serves as the Global Lead Pastor. He speaks around the world on issues of reconciliation, equality, and creativity.