We are a ministry team whom God has called to various ministries over the years. We serve together as much as possible. God has gifted each of us in different ways and complement each other in what we do.

Rhonda’s Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing, Kansas City, Missouri, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts in Compassionate Ministries, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, 1989

David’s Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Religious and Theological Studies,major in Biblical Interpretation, Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2000
  • Master of DivinityCum Laude, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts, Religion (Pre-Seminary), Magna Cum Laude, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, 1989

Rhonda’s Ministry Experience

  • Ordained Elder, Intermountain District, Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, Idaho, 2007
  • Global Missionary, Church of the Nazarene, Philippines, Micronesia, Australia, 1999-2008, 2016-present
  • Ministry Leader, Guam First Church of the Nazarene, 2019-present
  • Member Care Coordinator, Philippines/Micronesia Field, Church of the Nazarene, 2016-present
  • School Nurse,  Children’s Ministry, President’s Assistant, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Philippines, 1999-2004, 2006-08
  • Part-time Office Staff, Children’s Ministry, Principal’s Assistant, Nazarene Theological College, Queensland, Australia, 2004-06
  • Women’s and Children’s Ministry volunteer at numerous churches.

David’s Ministry Experience

  • Ordained Elder, Intermountain District, Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, Idaho, 1999
  • Global Missionary, General Board, Church of the Nazarene, Lenexa, Kansas, 1999-2008, 2016-present
  • Field Education Coordinator, Philippines/Micronesia Field, Church of the Nazarene, 2016-present
  • Chair, Asia-Pacific Regional Course of Study Advisory Committee, 2017-present
  • Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene, Guam, 2019-present
  • Head Chaplain, Spiritual Care Advisor and Bereavement Coordinator, Hospice Visions, Twin Falls, Idaho, 2014-16
  • Interim Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, Filer, Idaho, 2016
  • Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, Buhl, Idaho, 2011-14
  • President, West End Ministerial Association, Buhl, Idaho, 2014
  • Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene, Sheridan, Wyoming, 2008-11
  • Pastor, Spirit of Life Church of the Nazarene, Thornlands, Queensland, Australia, 2002-04
  • Interim Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, Gooding, Idaho, 1998
  • Pastor, Eastside Church of the Nazarene, Denver, Colorado, 1994-96
  • Interim Pastor, Grace Church of the Nazarene, Denver, Colorado, 1994
  • Summer Youth Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, Great Falls, Montana, 1987-88

Rhonda’s Other Experience

  • Registered Nurse, the State of Idaho
  • Registered Nurse, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1997-99, 2011-16
  • Registered Nurse, Sheridan County School District #2, Sheridan, Wyoming, 2009-11
  • Registered Nurse, The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, Colorado, 1994-97
  • Registered Nurse,  Mercy Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, 1993-94
  • Registered Nurse, Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1993
  • Unit Secretary/Nursing Assistant, Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri, 1989-92

David’s Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2016-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Nazarene Theological College, Thornlands, Queensland, Australia, 2017-present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, 2009-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Simpson University, Redding California, 2015-2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, 2010-17
  • Adjunct Professor, Union University of California, 2015-2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2009-16
  • Adjunct Professor, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, 2011-2012
  • Adjunct Instructor and Course Writer, Union College, Westminster, California, 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon, 2010-11
  • Professor of New Testament, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Taytay, Rizal, The Philippines, 2005-08
  • Lecturer in Bible, Nazarene Theological College, Thornlands, Queensland, Australia, 2002-04
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of New Testament, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Taytay, Rizal, The Philippines, 1999-2002
  • Adjunct Professor, Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado, 1996
  • Graduate Assistant, Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver, 1994-95
  • Faculty Assistant, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, 1990-92
  • Faculty Assistant, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, 1986-89

Administrative Experience

  • Chair, Asia-Pacific Regional Course of Study Advisory Committee,  2016 – present
  • Technology Manager, Webmaster, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2005-08
  • Convener and Organizer, Asia-Pacific Regional Theology Conference, Korea Nazarene University, Cheonan, South Korea, October 2003
  • Successfully wrote major five-year accreditation review for the Asia Theological Association for Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2002
  • Wrote a $10,000 grant to obtain funding for computer infrastructure at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2001

Memberships

  • Phi Delta Lambda Honor Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Wesleyan Theological Society

David’s Publications

Books
  • Editor, with Larnie Sam Tabuena, Making Christ-like Disciples through Theological Education (Central Philippines Nazarene College, 2021).  
  • Interpreting Paul’s Letters (Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, forthcoming). Grammatical Notes for New Testament Greek (Amazon ebook, 2020).
  • The Emmaus Model: Discipleship, Theological Education, and Transformation, with Bruce G. Allder (Global Nazarene Publications, 2019).
  • Transformation in Christ: Paul’s Experience of the Divine Mystery (Eugene: Pickwick, 2019).
  • 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, New Beacon Bible Commentary (Kansas City: Beacon Hill, 2016).
  • Lo, I Tell You a Mystery: Cross, Resurrection, and Paraenesis in the Rhetoric of 1 Corinthians, Princeton Theological Monograph Series 52 (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2006).
  • Editor, Scripture’s Distinctives and Dynamics: Toward an Asia-Pacific Hermeneutic of Holiness (Taytay, Philippines: Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2004).
  • Editor, The Challenge of Culture: Articulating and Proclaiming the Wesleyan-Holiness Message in the Asia-Pacific Region (Taytay, Philippines: Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2002).
Refereed Articles
  • “The Revenge of the Man of God: Conflict and Resolution in The Rise and Fall of the Divided Monarchies.” Sanctum Domine: Jurnal Teologi, 19:2 (2020), 1-16.
  • “The God of All Compassion: A Wesleyan Theology of Grief.” Wesleyan Theological Journal (Fall 2019).
  • “Atonement and Community Reconciliation in Paul’s Letters: The Shame of the Cross as the Means for Restoration,” Wesleyan Theological Journal (Spring 2015).
  • Review of Jeffrey S. Lamp, The Greening of Hebrews? Ecological Readings in the Letter to the Hebrews (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2012), Wesleyan Theological Journal (Spring 2015).
  • “Forward in Christ: Ephesians as Source for Unity in Diversity,” Didache: Faithful Teaching (Vol. 14, Issue 1, August 2014); http://didache.nazarene.org/index.php/volume-14-1/1034-didache-v14n1-11-forward-in-christ-ackerman/file).
  • “The Bible as a Community Encounter: An Essay on Challenges for Faculty and Students of Scripture,” Didache: Faithful Teaching (Vol. 11, Issue 2, 2012); http://didache.nazarene.org/index.php/issues-topmenu-38/71-vol11/46-vol-11-2.
  • “The High Priesthood of Jesus and the Sanctification of Believers:  New Covenant Possibility in Hebrews 7-10,” Wesleyan Theological Journal (45:1, Spring 2010), 226-45.
  • “Fighting Fire with Fire:  Community Formation in 1 Corinthians 12-14,” Evangelical Review of Theology (29:4, October 2005), 347-62.
  • Review of Joel B. Green and Mark D. Baker, Recovering the Scandal of the Cross:  Atonement in New Testament and Contemporary Contexts, in Evangelical Review of Theology (29:4 October 2005), 378-79.
Other Articles and Chapters
  • “Love Empowered Knowledge: How the Way of the Cross determines Behavior in 1 Corinthians 8,” in Listening Again to the Text: New Testament Studies in Honor of George Lyons, ed. Richard P. Thompson; Claremont Studies in New Testament and Christian Origins 5 (Claremont: Claremont Press, 2020), 117-32.
  • “Rest,” in Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Biblical Theology, forthcoming in 2018.
  • “Conscience,” in Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Biblical Theology, forthcoming.
  • “No Room in the Inn?  A Glimpse at Early Christian Hospitality through Lukan Redaction,” The Mediator (Volume 7 Issue 1, 2009), 29-59. http://www.apnts.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Mediator-7.1-1.pdf
  • Co-authored the Thesis Handbook, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Taytay, Rizal, Philippines.
  • “New Covenant in Christ: A Biblical Theology of Holiness,” in International Nazarene Festschrift in Commemoration of Dr. Kim, Young Baik (Korea Nazarene Publishing House, 2007), 590-607.
  • “Fruit of the Spirit:  Peace,” Holiness Today (March, 2003). “Paul and Wesley on Grace, Conscience, and the Law,” The Mediator (April 2002), 23-66. http://www.apnts.edu.ph/resourcecenter/mediator/Ackerman_Paul_and_Wesley%283.2%29.pdf
  • The Mediator, The Theological Journal of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, editor from 2000 to 2003, associate editor from 2003 to 2012.
  • “Proclaiming Biblical Holiness for the Twenty-First Century: The Central Task of Wesleyan Biblical Studies,” The Mediator (October 2000), 1-25. http://resourcecenter.apnts.org/mediator/Ackerman_Proclaiming(2.1).pdf
  • “The Crisis of the Cross,” in What Generation X is Saying to the Church of the Nazarene, ed. Thomas Oord (Kansas City, Missouri:  Beacon Hill Press, 1999).
  • “What Ever Happened to Our Women Preachers?” Preachers Magazine, 1988.
Curriculum
  • “Judging in the New Testament,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2021.
  • Six Commentaries, “Ten Commandments,” for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2019.
  • “Gifts from God,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2018.
  • “Mercy,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2017.
  • “Titus,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2016.
  • “Who do You Say that I Am?” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2015.
  • “Self-Control,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2015.
  • Six Commentaries, “Encounters with God,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2014.
  • “Stone Stories,” in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2013.
  • Commentary on Titus, in Illustrated Bible Life, for Word Action Sunday School Curriculum, Beacon Hill Press, 2012.
Other Writing
  • “We have this Treasure,” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, May 31, 2011.
  • “Being and Doing,” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, January 18, 2011. “What is Thankfulness all about?” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, November 20, 2010.
  • “Spring into Life,” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, April 25, 2010.
  • “The God of the Earthquake,” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, January 19, 2010.
  • “Seeking the Resource for Life,” The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, Wyoming, September 14, 2009.
Conference Presentations
  • Paper, “The God of All Compassion: A Wesleyan Theology of Grief,” presented at the Wesleyan Theological Society annual meeting, March 6-7, 2015.
  • Paper, “Atonement and Community Reconciliation in Paul’s Letters: The Shame of the Cross as the Means for Restoration,” presented at the Wesleyan Theological Society annual meeting, March 8, 2014.
  • Workshop, “Community:  The Indispensible Link between Bible and Church,” presented at the “Bible Tells Me So” Wesley Center Conference, Northwest Nazarene University, February 2011.
  • “The High Priesthood of Jesus and the Sanctification of Believers:  New Covenant Possibility in Hebrews 7-10,” presented at the Wesley Theological Society annual meeting, March 2009.
  • “A Dialogue with Church Planting Movements by David Garrison,” Workshop Presentation, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, January 10, 2005.
  • “Jesus’ Victory over the Forces of Evil:  A Biblical Perspective,” presented at the Asia-Pacific Regional Theology Conference, Korea Nazarene University, South Korea; published in Scripture’s Distinctives and Dynamics, 2003; http://didache.nazarene.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=194&Itemid=51
  • “Passing the Faith Along,” presented at the Nazarene Asia-Pacific Regional Theology Conference, Korea Nazarene University, South Korea, 2003; http://didache.nazarene.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=100&Itemid=51
  • “Covenant as a Key to Unlocking the Story of the Bible,” Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2003. “Discipleship, Prayer, and Evangelism Training,” Mackay, QLD, Australia, 2003.
  • “Biblical Theological Reflections on the Y2K Bug,” Harris Memorial College, Antipolo, The Philippines, 1999.

Courses Taught or Written

Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Taytay, Philippines (all graduate level)

  • Advanced Greek
  • Apocalyptic Literature (Daniel and Revelation)
  • Beginning Greek
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Intermediate Greek
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Luke/Acts
  • New Testament Theology
  • Matthew/Mark
  • Psalms and Hebrew Poetry
  • Romans
  • The Biblical Concept of Covenant
  • The Corinthian Correspondence
  • The Doctrine of Holiness
  • The Epistle to the Hebrews
  • The Pastoral Epistles
  • The Red-Letter Edition, a study of the words of Jesus
  • Thesis Advising (Master of Science in Theology)

Asia Graduate School of Theology, Manila, Philippines

  • The Corinthian Correspondence (Master of Theology/Doctor of Philosophy course)
  • Thesis Advising (Master of Theology)

Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, Colorado

  • The Parables of Jesus ( undergraduate)

George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon (graduate)

  • New Testament Christology
  • New Testament Greek for Ministry

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana

  • Advanced Inductive Bible Study
  • Basics of Christian Doctrine
  • Biblical Studies Colloquium
  • Evangelism and Global Outreach
  • Historical Books
  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Johannine Literature
  • Major Prophets
  • Methods of Bible Study
  • New Testament Survey
  • Pentateuch
  • Romans and Galatians
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Synoptic Gospels Course Writer
  • Wrote the course Introduction to the New Testament
  • Revised the course on Johannine Literature
  • Rewrote the course Synoptic Gospels
  • Presently rewriting course Romans & Galatians

Indonesia Nazarene Bible College, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

  • The Pastoral Epistles

Melanesia Nazarene Bible College, Mt. Hagen, Papua New Guinea

  • The Corinthian Correspondence
  • Greek for Ministry

Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colorado (undergraduate)

  • Biblical Interpretation
  • The Book of Acts
  • New Testament Gospels
  • Old Testament Introduction
  • Old Testament Historical Books
  • Old Testament Prophets
  • Pauline Epistles
  • Pentateuch

Nazarene Theological College, Brisbane, Australia (all under-graduate)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Hebrew and Greek
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • New Testament Letters
  • Old Testament Prophets
  • Pauline Epistles
  • Pentateuch
  • Self-Revealing God
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Parts of courses on Worship and The Biblical Doctrine of Holiness

Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri (graduate level)

  • 2 Corinthians
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Gospel of Matthew
  • Reading the Biblical Story
  • Romans

Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho (graduate level)

  • Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • Interpreting the Bible for Life and Ministry

Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College (Thailand)

  • Evangelism

Union College, Westminster, California (undergraduate level)

  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Wrote course Examining the Bible as Literature in Context
  • Wrote course Examining the Bible as the Word of God

Various courses in the Nazarene Course of Study throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.