Prior to teaching at Northwestern, Dr. Lemke was an Assistant Professor of Ministry Leadership at Crown College, taught English as a second language at Ball State University, and was also an Adjunct Instructor at Nyack College. He has done missionary work in Japan through The Christian and Missionary Alliance.
I have been married to my beautiful wife, Heidi, who happens to be a Northwestern alum, for 20 years. We adopted our two girls, Mia (10) and Selah (9), while living in Japan. Since returning to the States we have added two cats (Moon and Zoe) to the family, even though two of us would prefer to have a dog.
My hobbies include reading, watching movies, cooking, gardening and lawn work, travel, playing card games, and hanging out with my wife and girls.
Biola University, Ph.D. (in process), Educational Studies
Alliance Theological Seminary, M.Div., Missions
University of Massachusetts Boston, M. A., Applied Linguistics
Grace University, B. A., Pastoral Ministry and Bible
Assistant Professor of Ministry Leadership, Crown College
ESL Instructor, Ball State University
Missionary to Japan, The Christian and Missionary Alliance
Adjunct Instructor, Nyack College
Young Adult Ministries, Allegheny Center Alliance Church
Professional Interests and Contributions
Theology of Work and Vocation
Disciple-centered Leadership for Ministry Multiplication
Multiculturalism, Globalization, and the Social and Cultural Foundations of Ministry
Diversity in Ministry and Leadership Teams
Grant Writing and Administration
Professional Memberships and Qualifications
- The Christian and Missionary Alliance, Ordained Minister
- Christian English Language Educators Association, Member
- Society of Professors in Christian Education, Member
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” (Philippians 2:5)