Spring/Summer 2020 Situation

Fall 2020 Scenarios

Longer-Term Impacts


Pastoral Care

A Few Helpful Courses Offered by ICETE Academy

ICETE Academy has a course on assessing institutional readiness for online education based on the OC Institute for Excellence. They also have several courses to help professors develop online courses and teach effectively online. Most (though not all) ICETE Academy courses are self-paced. Cost for ICETE Academy access is $60 for a 3-year membership for an individual, with additional plans for schools. Some schools may have access through their membership with a regional ICETE accrediting body, such as ACTEA or ATA.

Other potentially useful courses:

Emmanuel Bellon

Prof. Emmanuel Bellon is the former Vice Chancellor of Nairobi International School of Theology/International Leadership University and former President of five other institutions in four African countries. He is Vice President (Executive Network) of ScholarLeaders and Director of the Vital SustainAbility Initiative, designed to guide theological institutions in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia to plan strategically for institutional sustainability.

Evan Hunter

Evan’s passions for the Church and the seminary shape his work as Vice President for the ScholarLeaders LeaderStudies program and as Executive Editor for the InSights Journal for Global Theological Education. He joined ScholarLeaders in 2004 after working as a missions pastor and in campus ministry. He also serves on several boards, including those of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education, Northern Pines Christian Family Camp, and Tyndale House Foundation. Located in Minnesota, Evan and his wife Becky keep up with three very active sons.

Evelyn Reynolds

Evelyn serves ScholarLeaders in communications and as an Editor for the InSights Journal for Global Theological Education. She joined the team in 2019. She manages foundation relationships and facilitates storytelling. She has a PhD in medieval English literature and an MFA in poetry, and she and her husband live in Indiana.

Linzay Rinquest

Linzay joined ScholarLeaders in 2020 to help lead the Vital SustainAbility Initiative. From 2006 to 2019, he was Principal/CEO of Cape Town Baptist Seminary in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2018, he was also President of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa. He continues to minister as a member of the National Executive of the Baptist Union of Southern Africa. He lives in Cape Town with his wife and three children.

Marcos Orison de Almeida

Marcos has served with the ScholarLeaders Vital SustainAbility Initiative since 2016. Since 1998, he has worked at South American Theological Seminary in Londrina, Brazil as a full-time teacher and in many administrative positions, including as President from 2006 to 2010. Marcos is also an Evaluator of Theological Institutions and Courses for the Brazilian Department of Education. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister. He received a LeaderStudies scholarship for his PhD at Fuller. He and his wife Patricia have two children.