Center for

Leadership & Specialized Ministry



This Concentration in Master's and Doctoral Degrees

features Oxford-Style Courses researching

Wesley's Life, Journals, Sermons, and Theology


Rev. Robert J. Duncan, Jr. D.Min

Center Director

President, Northwind Institute|Seminary

Professor of Leadership & Specialized Ministry

Degree programs are offered through Northwind Seminary. 


Certificate programs are offered through Northwind Institute.


Intersectional Church Leadership Program

This program is designed for Pastors, Church Planters, and Church Leaders who are seeking new notions and approaches to ministry.


Intersectional Leadership is an ministry notion that provides new approaches to church leadership in our postmodern, digital, social media culture.

Dr. Rick Diamond, Program Director

Wesleyan Studies

This program offers two degrees:

  • Master in Contextual Ministry

  • Doctor of Specialized Ministry

Our Wesley Studies Track is anchored in the Oxford-style tutorial course entitled, “The Theology of John Wesley.” The course explores a progressive Wesleyan theology as an “order of salvation,” which is rooted in the Trinity, and expressed as a theology of love, a journey of grace, and a formation in personal and social holiness. The justice message and mission of Wesleyan theology is a major emphasis of this course and the entire degree track.

Steve Harper

Dr. Steve Harper -  Program Director

Contemporary Psychoanalytical Models

This program is designed for Masters level therapists seeking training in Contemporary Psychoanalytic models using the tri-partite model:

1. Training therapy

2. Supervised control cases

3. Academic coursework.


Dr. Donn Peters PsyD -  Program Director


Bishop Montgomery

DCM candidate

Guest Lecturer

Faith-Based Education

Program Coordinator

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Guest Lecturer

Faith-Based Education

Program Coordinator

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Core Faculty


Program Director


Rev. Annie Allen

M.Div, MPA

Visiting Faculty

Non-Profit Ministry

Program Coordinator