Award for Excellence in Doctor of Ministry Research

Toward the end of the academic year, a committee of Seminary faculty selects one outstanding Doctor of Ministry project that demonstrates excellence in research, execution and results. The award, which was initiated in 2005, recognizes accomplishment with a certificate as well as a monetary token. (The award program was temporarily suspended in 2018 and 2019.)

Recipients of the award and the titles of their projects (linked to full-text where available) are...

Steven Walikonis
Associate Pastor, College Place Village Church
College Place, Washington


The Phenomenon of Power in the Church: an Investigation and Analysis of the Relational Dynamics Experienced in the Context of the Assertion of Authority

William Bossert
Pastor, Riverview Adventist Church, and Sea of Glass Tongan-American Group, Reno, Nevada

The Process and Adaptation of the Ministries of the Wausau Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Liquid Modernity Matrix to Those Born After 1964

Paulo Oliveira
On mission assignment in Dubai

Developing an Interdisciplinary Analysis and Application of Worldview Concepts for Christian Mission

Robert Quillin
Retired pastor in Michigan Conference

Developing Jewish Awareness Seminars: A Model Implemented in Adventist Churches in Michigan

Rodney Mills
Pastor, Scenic Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, San Antonio, Texas

An Evaluation of the Implementation of Natural Church Development Within SDA Churches in the United States

Milton Adams
Director, Simple Church Network, a house church network sponsored by the North American Division

Developing, Planting and Multiplying an Adventist House Church Using Principles of Missiology in The Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

James Wibberding
Pastor, Silver Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church, Washington State

Lay Pastor Development: A Curriculum to Equip Lay Pastor Candidates to Serve in the Pennsylvania Conference

Samuel Garbi
Pastor, Lancaster SDA Church; Prairie du Chien SDA Church; Richland Center SDA Church, Wisconsin

Safety as a Foundational Prerequisite to Spiritual Growth and Effective Church Life in the Fox Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church of the Fox Valley District in Wisconsin

Kamil Cak
Director of Patient Relations at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia

Using Spiritual Practices to Reduce Moral Distress Among Nationwide Children's Hospital's NICU Nurses

Tara Vincross
Senior Pastor, Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church
Grand Terrace, California

Discipleship Process as a Catalyst for Mission Orientation in the Chestnut Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church

Stephen Yeagley
Assistant Vice President for Student Life/Director of Co-Curricular Education/GSA Sponsor
Andrews University

Teaching Media Literacy as a Pastoral Skill for Seventh-day Adventist Seminary Students

Allan Chichester
Senior Pastor, Toronto Central Seventh-day Adventist Church
Ontario, Canada


A Strategic Marketing Plan for Community Ministries at the Toronto West Seventh-day Adventist Church

Osvaldo de Lima Ferreira
Pastor, Santa Genebra district of the Central São Paolo Conference
São Paulo, Brazil

    Development of a Program to Increase Pastoral Motivation and Engagement Levels in Mission in the East São Paulo Conference, Brazil