April 17, 2019

Nazarene Theological Seminary is pleased to welcome Dr. Jenny Matheny as Assistant Professor of Old Testament. Dr. Matheny has previously served as Associate Professor of Theology at Manhattan Christian College and as an adjunct professor at Multnomah University and George Fox University.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Matheny to the NTS faculty,” said NTS President Dr. Jeren Rowell. “Her scholarship, engagement in local church ministry, and authentic love for students combine to make her an outstanding and exciting addition to our Seminary community.”

Dr. Matheny received a B.A. in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College. She has an M.A. in Theological Studies with a concentration in the Old Testament from Regent College and has completed additional graduate studies at George Fox Seminary and Mennonite Biblical Brethren Seminary. She successfully defended her doctoral thesis in February 2019 at the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom, where her scholarly research concentrated on the books of Judges and Ruth.

“We are excited to have Dr. Matheny join our learning community,” said Dean Dr. Josh Sweeden. “Dr. Matheny has an infectious passion and brings constructive engagement to her teaching and scholarship on the Old Testament. Such traits are invaluable to the church and our students as we encounter the wisdom of scripture for today’s dynamic contexts of ministry.”

Dr. Matheny’s church experience deeply shapes her vocation as a professor. Together with her husband Art, Pastor of Connections and Discipleship at Westview Community Church (Wesleyan), they have worked in various church contexts and know the rhythms, challenges, and gifts of church leadership.

“I’m passionate about the church,” said Dr. Matheny. “Our family has served in the local church for over twenty years. We’ve been involved in youth ministry, church planting, and church revitalization. I am looking forward to becoming part of the future trajectory of NTS as it serves the Church of the Nazarene and the broader ecclesial community in training and equipping students for local and global ministry.”

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