Visiting Faculty

Neal Presa
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Neal D. Presa is Senior Visiting Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Leadership. He teaches for UTS’ Innovative Theological Education Program (ITEP) during August and on-line. He is an Associate Pastor and Coordinator for the Faith & Work Initiative at the Village Community Presbyterian Church (Rancho Santa Fe, California), Visiting Professor of Practical Theology at the International Theological Seminary (West Covina, California), Research Fellow of Practical and Missional Theology at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa), and a Fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians (Oak Park, Ilinois). He is the Chairman of the Board of the Presbyterian Church Foundation (Jeffersonville, Indiana). He holds the PhD/MPhil in liturgical and ecumenical theology (Drew University), the ThM in pastoral theology (Princeton Theological Seminary), the MDiv (San Francisco Theological Seminary), the BA in political science w/ highest honors and history w/ honors (University of California, Davis). He is a candidate for the MBA in project management (Missouri State University). 
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J Samuel Subramanian
New Testament Theology
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Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Subramanian, Ph.D., is a well-published author, theologian, and  pastor and the Associate Professor of New Testament Theology, United Theological  Seminary of the Twin Cities, Saint Paul, Minnesota. He currently teaches at Union  Theological Seminary in the Philippines. He served the local church as an Elder in  the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church for eighteen years.  He taught at Bangor Theological Seminary, The Methodist Theological School in  Ohio, Wartburg College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska at  Omaha, and seminaries in India. In addition to his numerous degrees from India, he  holds a MDiv (summa cum laude) from Southern Methodist University; a CISS from  The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest; and a PhD in New Testament  from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His publications include The  Synoptic Gospels and the Psalms as Prophecy (London: T & T Clark. 2007),  Resourcing New Testament Studies: Literary, Historical, and Theological Essays in  Honor of David Dungan (London: T & T Clark, 2009), and The Four Gospels: An  Introduction for Teaching and Preaching (Nashville, TN: The General Board of  Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, 2020).