Dr. Mike Severe
Associate Professor and Program Director of Christian Educational MinistriesOffice Location: Reade 227
Phone: (765) 998-5149
Specialties: Youth ministry, educational philosophy, discipleship
Major career accomplishments:
The Christian Education program is currently working with a grant to form a Student Leadership Institute. We are excited to equip ministries with tools to develop adolescents into ministry competencies. I am currently on the Board of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators, a professional organization that provides, networking, research, a journal and professional opportunities for those in the field of formal youth ministry education.
My Ph.D. Education was earned at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Fall 2008. I have done extensive research into youth ministry, ministry philosophy, evaluation/assessment, spiritual formation, adolescent identity/culture, networking, transformative learning and more. Multnomah Bible College and Seminary asked me to help design their first Graduate program and I consulted with Trinity Evangelical Divinity School to reform and re-launch their M.A. in Christian Education. I have developed evaluation tools for networks in the National Network of Youth Ministries and been utilized as a consultant on the national level. I have spearheaded and designed institutional research for academic enhancement and consulted with the ethnic inclusion committee at Toccoa Falls. In 2011 I designed and led a series of professional development seminars for the faculty at Toccoa and participated in a redesign of departmental curriculum across four majors.
I have led seminars, lectures and training in half dozen states and three continents, including both colleges and seminaries. I feel called to a lifetime of youth/family ministry and training and currently have over a decade of professional experience in youth ministry and Christian education.