D.Min., Columbia International University
Regina Waschko is responsible for student support at CIU-Korntal (European School of Theology and Culture). She has been the Professor of (Member Care) since 2013. Regina served for over 8 years with SEND in the Philippines and later on as the member care provider for German-speaking SEND missionaries before joining the European School of Culture and Theology (ESCT) in 2009.
M.A. Columbia International University; D.Th. University of South Africa
Elmar Spohn has taught Intercultural Studies at the European School of Culture and Theology (CIU-Korntal) since 2013. He served as a missionary in Tanzania for eight years. Spohn also works part-time at a vocational school, mentoring young men with various challenges in their lives.
He and his wife Marietta have three daughters.
Ph.D. (Missiology), Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
Dr. Bernhard Ott has served as the EdD Program Director since 2006 and the Academic Dean of the European School of Culture and Theology (ESCT) since 2013. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Theologischen Seminar Bienenberg (Switzerland) and Chairman and Director at the European Evangelical Accrediting Association (EEAA).
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Traugott Hopp has served as president of AWM since 2002. The native Hesse studied theology at Theologischen Seminar Tabor and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Chicago. The emphasis of his studies was Old Testament and Mission. He was a professor of Old Testament and Mission at Theologischen Seminar Tabor from 1990-1995. Hopp has gained a wide scope of experience and insights through his five years with the Marburger Brazilian Mission, service in the local church, chairmanship of the Hessischen Gemeinschaftsverband, as representative of the student body in Tabor and as a lecturer.
Columbia International University welcomes Bill Brindley as the new men’s head soccer coach.
Brindley comes to the CIU Rams from the Trinity Baptist College Eagles in Jacksonville, Florida where he built TBC’s soccer program from scratch in 2012 to consecutive regional tournament championships, and the 2015 NCCAA D2 National Championship.