Faculty

Mary Ellen Pereira, Th.M.

Adjunct Professor, Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies

Email: mepereira@hiu.edu

EDUCATION:

  • Th.M., Biblical Studies/New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., New Testament, Emmanuel Christian Seminary
  • M.A.R., Christian Ministry, Emmanuel Christian Seminary
  • B.R.E., New Testament, Great Lakes Christian College

CAREER HISTORY:

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor: Hope International University, 2010 - Present
  • Pastor: Wi-Ne-Ma Christian Church (Cloverdale, OR), 2008 - Present
  • Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Chair of Ministry Program: Northwest Christian University, 2004 - 2008
  • Associate Professor of New Testament Studies: Puget Sound Christian College, 1996 - 2003

COURSES:

  • Bible Study Methods and Tools
  • Jesus and the Kingdom of God
  • The Holy Spirit

KEY AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • Estal Taylor Sermon Award; Emmanuel Christian Seminary

ACADEMIC INTERESTS:

  • Greco-Roman Backgrounds to the NT
  • Women’s Roles in the New Testament and Early Church
  • Women in the Early Restoration Movement

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “‘I Never Knew You’: Hearing Jesus’ Rebuke in Mt 7.23.”  Leaven 16/4 (2008): 167-71.
  • “Hairstyles and Heretics: Exploring the Backgrounds and Applications of 1 Timothy.” Leaven 13/1 (2005): 22-27.
  • “Babcock, Clara C. Hale.” The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement. Eerdmans, 2005: 54.
  • “The Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John.” Leaven 12/3 (2004): 143-46.
  • “Living the Gospel of the Cross.” Leaven 5 (Fall 1997): 8-10.
  • “An Examination of the 1892-93 Christian Standard Controversy Concerning Women’s Preaching.”  M.A.R. thesis, Emmanuel School of Religion, 1990. 
  • “An Exegetical Study of 1 Timothy 2:9-15, With Special Reference to Cultural Backgrounds.”  M.Div. thesis, Emmanuel School of Religion, 1990.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Oregon Christian Convention, Turner, OR, Morning Bible Lectures: “Living Inside Out: Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount”
  • North American Christian Convention workshop: “Hairstyles and Heretics: What Does First Timothy Mean for Women in Ministry Today?”
  • Keynote Speaker, Christian Women’s Retreat; First Christian Church, Roseburg, OR: “The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength”
  • Participant, Leaven Symposium on Living the Sermon on the Mount; Annual Bible Lectures, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
  • Keynote Speaker, School of Christian Living, Junction City, OR, "Living the Cross-Shaped Life,"
  • Speaker, “Women in Ministry in Higher Education,” Christian Heritage Conference, Wi-Ne-Ma Christian Camp, Cloverdale, OR
  • Participant, Leaven Symposium on Ministry Themes in 1 Timothy; Annual Bible Lectures, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
 Ron and Mary live in Eugene, OR (home of the U of Oregon Ducks).  Besides serving as an adjunct instructor for online classes through HIU, she pastors a small church on the Oregon coast. Her other ministry experience includes hospital/hospice chaplaincy and youth ministry in addition to some mission work--all of which have given her the opportunity to keep growing in this life of faith and relationship with God. 

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE:
“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death . . .” (Phil 3:10)

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