Jan Elfers, Master of Arts in Applied Theology alum, will take on the role of interim executive director at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon in June 2015.
Department of Religious Studies
D.Min., Drew University
M.Div., Associated Mennonite Seminary
MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA, Wichita State College
BA, Tabor College, Kansas
Biblical Prophets: Inspirations to Create a Better World
Contemporary & Personal Theology of Pastoral & Spiritual Care
Torah: Pentateuch, First Five Books of the Bible
Writings, Psalms, & Wisdom Literature in the Bible
Biblical Hebrew I, II, III
New Testament Greek I, II, III
Garry Jost's special interests are biblical languages, biblical interpretation, Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), and Ethiopic Old Testament manuscripts..
In recent years he has studied Modern Greek in Athens, Russian in St Petersburg, Italian in Assisi, Yiddish in Portland, and Irish at Marylhurst.
He completed a Doctor of Ministry degree program at Drew University (Madison, New Jersey). The topic of the project and dissertation was the development of the introductory Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek courses.
He is an ordained minister, and his background includes working as a high school German and Spanish teacher, and as pastor of a Mennonite congregation.