Faculty

drmillerDr. Robert Stephen Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Muhlenberg College, a Masters of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Marriage & Family Ministry from Palmer seminary.  Dr. Miller recently received the Orlando E. Costas Award for Mentoring (Palmer seminary, 2007) and is passionate about seeing the next generation succeed in ministry.

He currently serves as pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship (the church he helped to establish in 1989), is president of the Identity School for Christian Ministry, and is currently constructing what he calls a spiritual space elevator (a new paradigm of training, sending, and planting for the Kingdom of God).

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Rev. Tracy Saletta received her Masters of Divinity from Palmer Seminary and serves as Associate Pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in West Chester, PA.

She is the vice-president of the Identity School for Christian Ministry and is assisting Dr. Miller in formulating a two-year internship that will be the basis of planting churches and missionary endeavors around the world.

pschrecksclrDr. Peter Schreck is on the faculty at Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he holds the position Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling.  He also maintains a part-time private practice at the Kairos Counseling Center in Devon, PA as a licensed marriage and family therapist.  In addition to working with individuals, he and his wife, Carol, provide co-therapy for couples and families.

Peter was born in Germany, but moved to the U.S. as a child, growing up in Rochester, NY.  He graduated from Houghton College and continued his academic and professional training at Gordon-Conwell and Princeton seminaries, and at The Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

A clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Peter has addressed the professional therapeutic community through presentations at conventions and through publications. More recently, he was trained in various psychoeducational programs and modalities which he now uses to complement the psychotherapeutic work he does.

Teaching responsibilities at Palmer Seminary for Peter lie mainly with the school’s Doctor of Ministry program in Ministry to Marriage and Family, in which he has taught since 1980 and of which he currently is the Academic Director . He also has taught at seminaries in Switzerland, Russia and Nigeria, and he and his wife regularly lead marriage workshops and seminars in churches.  Peter’s professional roles have enabled him to combine his strong commitments to teaching, counseling, and enhancing the life of the local church.

Peter is an ordained minister with the American Baptist Churches, and he has pastored congregations in Massachusetts and California.

He and Carol are parents of two adult children, Jonathan and Rachel, and grandparents to four grandchildren.

altizonDr. Al Tizon is Assistant Professor of Holistic Ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University and the director of Word & Deed Network of the Evangelicals for Social Action/Sider Center for Ministry and Public Policy both in Wynnewood, PA.

He received his B.A. and M.A. in Religious Educational and Church Leadership Studies from Vanguard University of Southern California in Costa Mesa, CA and his Ph.D. in missiology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. He and his family engaged in community development work, ministry to street children, and church leadership development among the poor in his native Philippines for almost ten years as missionaries with an international mission sending agency called Action International Ministries. An ordained minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Al served several churches in both the Philippines and the United States as associate and interim pastor for seven years and as lead pastor for five.

Al is the author of Transformation After Lausanne: Radical Evangelical Mission In Global-Local Perspective(Regnum, 2008) and co-author of Linking Arms, Linking Lives: How Urban-Suburban Partnerships Can Transform Communities (Baker, 2008), along with Ron Sider, John Perkins and Wayne Gordon.  His numerous articles have appeared in publications such as Prism Magazine, Missionalia, Radix, and Covenant Quarterly.

Father of four, Al resides in Upper Darby, PA with his wife Janice and their two remaining school-age children, Corrie (17) and Zoey (14). Their two older children—Candace (24) and Christian (21)—live in Berkeley, CA, where the whole family resided for eight years prior to moving to Philadelphia. In addition, their oldest daughter and husband had their first child last June, making Al and Janice proud grandparents!

untitled11 Dave Wiedis is the founder and Executive Director of ServingLeaders Ministries, a ministry that focuses on ministering to pastors, ministry leaders, and their families.

Dave graduated summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey with a BA in History Education in 1979. He taught American History and Law at West Windsor Plainsboro High School. He then attended Villanova University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude in 1986. While at Villanova he was honored to have served on the Villanova Law Review, and to have taken first place in the Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition. He practiced law with Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz in Philadelphia where he handled medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation and toxic tort cases. He also served as a Philadelphia Assistant City Solicitor. In 1991 he helped establish the law firm of Jose & Wiedis and specialized in radiation litigation. His firm served as national defense counsel to nuclear utilities, and created much of the federal case law applying to personal injury actions arising from radiation injury. He has published many articles, and has given well over one hundred speeches and seminars to nuclear utilities and health physics organizations. Dave is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Dave also has a Masters degree in Christian Counseling from Philadelphia Biblical University where he earned a Certificate of Advanced Specialization in Christian Counseling. In addition to providing personal and marriage counseling at ServingLeaders Ministries, Dave serves as an adjunct professor in the graduate and undergraduate schools at PBU. Dave served as Director of Development for the Alliance Defense Fund.

Dave served as an Elder for over a decade at Meadowcroft Presbyterian Church in Westtown, Pennsylvania where he led the worship team and small groups. Dave currently serves on the Church Planting Team for the Philadelphia Metro West Presbytery, and is on the advisory council to the Church Planter Community. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Providence Forum whose mission is to promote a Judeo-Christian worldview within our culture. He also serves on the Board of the Pennsylvania Family Council. Dave is married to Miho Kahn, an artist and interior decorator. They have two teenage children.

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Dr. Philip Monroe is Associate Professor of Counseling & Psychology and the director of the Masters of Arts in Counseling program at Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Phil is a graduate of both Westminster Seminary and Wheaton College Graduate School. He is a licensed psychologist and an associate at Diane Langberg & Associates of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Phil’s areas of specialty are sexual addictions, anxiety, marital distress, and consultation and spiritual renewal for pastors, elders, and their families. His academic interests include training counselors in effective counseling processes.

He has been married to Kim for 18 years and they are raising two young boys. His personal, professional, and spiritual musings may be found at www.wisecounsel.wordpress.com.

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Neil Lozano has a Master’s degree in religious education from Villanova University, where he also lead an evangelistic outreach to students for 18 years. Married since 1973, Neal and Janet have four sons and seven grandchildren and reside in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Neal has more than thirty years of pastoral experience helping people find freedom in Christ.  He is the author of UNBOUND: A Practical Guide to Deliverance From Evil Spirits.  An international speaker, Neal has spoken at seminars and conferences throughout the would.  Neal and Janet have traveled doing outreach ministry to Poland, Latvia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Haiti, Turkey, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.  Neal has become a respected authority in deliverance ministry.  Hes has developed a unique and balanced approach to this often controversial area of ministry which includes detailed biblical grounding, real-life examples and immense practicality.

Neal has also written The Older Bother Returns and three children’s books, Will You Bless Me?, Can God See Me in the Dark?, and What Can I Give God?.

Neal currently serves as senior coordinator of the House of God’s Light, an interdenominational Christian Community, which he has pastored for 34 years.

Neal, a Roman Catholic, has had experience ministering across the body of Christ.  In Philadelphia he lead a ministry for eight years called Renewal and Reconciliation which brought Christians together across denominational, cultural, racial and economic divides.  Neal and Janet have devoted their ministry to give expression to the Father’s heart, and are committed to being instruments of the Father’s Love.

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Angel RW Halstead received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services counseling from Old Dominion University.  She will receive a Masters Degree in International Development (concentration in Urban Community Development) in Dec. ’09 and having completed coursework for a Masters of Divinity awaits graduation in May ’10.

has worked in Christian ministry leadership in various capacities for over twenty years.  While in college she served in student ministry on both campus and state level leadership.  Her local church ministry experience includes serving as a youth minister, an associate minister and interim pastor in a small church within an at-risk neighborhood in Norfolk.  During her nearly ten years in Boston, she served in a local church as a deacon, an associate minister and as an elder.

her years in both Norfolk and Boston, Angel also worked for community-based and faith-based non-profits.  She worked in programs for children and adults with developmental delays.  She moved to Boston to work in a faith-based organization focused on at-risk youth and families.    As program director, she managed after school and summer camp programs, youth career and job readiness programs, youth (male and female) support groups, school and court advocacy efforts, as well as youth prisoner re-entry and coordinated a partnership that provided technology training to thousands of youth and adults in the city.  She then accepted employment with a ministerial association in an initiative to build the capacity of local faith and community organizations serving at-risk youth through training and funding opportunities.

work in the church and the faith-based community has shaped her understanding of the difficulties associated with ministerial work.

The Identity School adjunct faculty is growing and still being established.  Please continue to visit this page for future updates.