Chair, Department of Religion and Philosophy
Dr. Meister is an accomplished author, speaker and researcher. He has authored or edited more than 30 books, has written many journal articles and book reviews and is the general editor of three book series—two with Cambridge University Press and the other with Routledge. He has been a faculty member at Bethel since 1998. Meister earned a Master of Arts from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and his doctorate from Marquette University. His primary area of research during the past decade has been on the problem of evil, and he also writes about the nature of God and the history of Christian thought. At Bethel University, Meister is Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy and teaches courses in philosophy and theology. He also speaks at academic and church conferences throughout the U.S. and abroad. He recently spent a semester as a visiting research scholar at the University of Oxford.
Missionary Church Endowed Professor of Biblical Theology
Dr. McCabe has loved scripture from an early age and first felt called to teach when he was in elementary school. He has been a faculty member at Bethel since 2008. McCabe earned a Master of Arts in biblical studies and Master of Arts in theological studies from Asbury Theological Seminary and earned his doctorate from The University of Edinburgh. In 2018, McCabe was named the Missionary Church Endowed Professor of Biblical Theology. This new position was designed to address the critical importance of comprehensive and biblically faithful theological academic training for future pastors and church leaders. McCabe also leads summer trips to biblical lands to see the world of the Bible opened afresh for fellow pilgrims.
Dean, Adult and Graduate Studies
Dr. Linhart is an accomplished author, speaker and researcher. He has authored eight books, including The Self-Aware Leader: Discovering Your Blind Spots to Reach Your Ministry Potential (IVP, 2017) and Teaching the Next Generations: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching Christian Formation (Baker, 2016). He has been a faculty member at Bethel since 2001. Linhart earned a Master of Arts from Huntington University and his doctorate from Purdue University. He teaches Christian ministries and worship arts at Bethel, and started and manages HCM records, a Nashville-based record agency that produces recording projects by Bethel students. He is also a speaker, connecting with organizations and conferences around the world. Linhart is the founder of the Arbor Research Group, an agency committed to helping mission-driven organizations and businesses make data-driven decisions.
Associate Professor of Mission
Dr. Eby’s professional areas of teaching and practice are in intercultural studies, with a primary focus on theology of mission, cultural learning and engagement and critical reflection and interaction with issues related to community development and international ministry. He has been a faculty member at Bethel since 2007. Eby earned his Master of Ministry from Bethel and his doctorate from Trinity International University. At Bethel, he serves in the athletic department as faculty athletic representative and serves students as a leader on multiple task force teams. He has also served on various boards and committees locally and internationally.
Adjunct Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
Professor Brubaker is a Bethel alumnus. She earned a Master of Ministry and Master of Arts in theological studies from Bethel and her Master of Theology from the Lutheran School of Theology. She is currently a doctoral candidate for a Ph.D. in biblical studies. Brubaker has been a faculty member at Bethel since 2014. While pursuing her Master of Theology, Brubaker was awarded the Edgar Krentz Prize for Greek Exegesis for her paper, An Ecological Reading of Romans 8:18-30: For the Healing of Creation. She specializes in the Old Testament wisdom texts and Deuteronomy, both of which will play an integral role in her dissertation. Brubaker is passionate about equipping students as they prepare for ministry by fostering a greater love and deeper understanding of biblical texts. Brubaker previously worked as an administrator and a teacher at Crossing Educational Center, a faith-based alternative school for at-risk youth.