Faculty & Staff
B.A. West Virginia Wesleyan College; M.S. The University of Dayton; Psy.D. Wright State University
Course(s): Introduction to Psychology
Anthony L. Rivers, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has practiced in the Columbus and Dayton areas for the past 14 years. He has worked in the social services field for the past 24 years. Dr. Rivers is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Ohio Psychological Association. Dr. Rivers provides counseling and psychotherapy to children, teens, and families. He also offers parents behavior management skills and parent training so that they are better equipped to parent their children and teenagers. He conducts psychological assessments for cognitive functioning (e.g. IQ tests), ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other problems. His other areas of specialty include working with teenage issues, child depression and anxiety, grief and bereavement, and helping parents determine if their child’s behavior is a “phase” or a more serious concern. Anthony brings an abundance of experience and a Biblical perspective into his Introduction to Psychology course.
B.S. Urbana University; M.A. Urbana University
Course(s): Principles of Accounting
Brian has taught high school and middle school computer and business courses since 1996. He currently lives in West Liberty Ohio with his wife Sherrie. They have two adult children.
B.S. Ohio State University
Course(s): Introduction to Missions
Davy and his wife Collette live in Hilliard, Ohio with their four children, one of which is married. Early in their marriage, Davy and Collette served as missionaries in the Middle East and then later as department directors for REACH, a short term missions program with Rosedale International. Davy currently serves as an associate pastor at Agape community fellowship. He is also a senior cloud database engineer for Marqeta Inc.
World Missions Certificate, Rosedale Bible College; B.A. Eastern Mennonite University; M.A. Ohio State University
Course(s): Engaging Contemporary Culture
Dion and his wife, Natacha have been married for 21 years and have two children, Gabriela and Marcus. They’ve spent most of their life together as a family living in the cities of Columbus, Ohio and recently five years in Quito, Ecuador. Dion loves teaching, especially about missions and the Kingdom of God. He also loves finding and trying international foods with his family, hiking, and biking. Dion has great memories from when he studied at Rosedale, and hopes to help students form wonderful memories for their lives as well.
B.S. Eastern Mennonite University; M.A. Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary; D.Min. Palmer Theological Seminary
Course(s): Leadership, Communications, & Ethics
Dr. John Stahl-Wert is the Founder of Center for Serving Leadership. He has pioneered training solutions for twenty-five years, working with organizations around the world that want to produce outstanding results by investing in their people. He has written eight books, including the international best-sellers, The Serving Leader and Ten Thousand Horses. He has coached executives in Progress Rail (a Caterpillar Company), Pan Pacific Hotel Group (Singapore), Honda’s North American Lean Network, Veterans Administration, as well as hundreds of businesses in the U.S., Singapore, and Hong Kong. John served as president of Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, created the international training institute for Leadership Foundations, and birthed half a dozen social-sector organizations in Pittsburgh, including PULSE, Amachi Pittsburgh, City as Parish, and The Union Project. He has been married for 40 years to Milonica, his business partner, and more than anything else, loves spending time (building stuff, traveling, going to church, etc) with his daughters, son-in-law, and grandson.
TiM Instructor; Adjunct Faculty
B.A. Ohio State University; M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; doctoral studies, Ohio State University
Course(s): Anabaptist History & Theology (TiM); Core Christian Beliefs I; Western Civilization; Christian Apologetics; Contemporary Christianity
Jon Showalter is the instructor for the Anabaptist History & Theology course that is part of the Training in Ministry program at Rosedale Bible College. He also teaches a few courses on campus. From the start, you will notice Jon’s experience, passion, and knowledge. Married to Dawn, Jon and his wife live in Rosedale Ohio, at least most of the time. Along the way, they have also lived in China, Morocco, and Costa Rica. They are the parents of four young adult sons—all married—and recently became grandparents for the first time. Showalter became interested in the history and theology of Anabaptism as he grew up in a family and church that took their Mennonite identity seriously. While a student at Rosedale Bible College in 1977, Jon participated in their first Anabaptist history study tour to Europe, and his interest developed further from that point. After Rosedale Bible College, an undergraduate degree in philosophy at Ohio State University opened windows to a broader world of ideas. Church planting with Rosedale International in Ecuador raised questions about if and how Anabaptist identity matters outside of the Mennonite enclaves into which Jon was born. Jon would go on to study theology and church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he asked new questions regarding how the Mennonite tradition has been shaped by the controversies which unfolded among American fundamentalists and evangelicals in the twentieth century. Jon returned to Ohio, to study at Ohio State University, for additional study at the doctoral level. His doctoral studies focused on the Protestant Reformation and the world in which Anabaptism first emerged. While at OSU, an invitation to teach one course at Rosedale Bible College opened the door to what turned into twenty-five years of teaching courses in history, theology, and ethics. All of these courses are connected by the common thread of shared questions: how did the ideas so unique to Anabaptism in the Reformation era develop in the centuries which followed? To what extent do those themes continue to shape Mennonites and other groups in the twenty-first century? And perhaps most importantly, why and how does any of this matter?
B.S. Ohio State University; M.S. Purdue University; M.B.A. Ohio State University
Course(s): Principles of Microeconomics
Josh has served in a variety of roles on his family’s farm and ag retail seed dealership since coming back to the farm in 2010. In addition to farming 1,800 acres of corn and soybeans with his father, Josh serves as president of Yoder Ag Services, providing agronomic support to customers in the area of seed, precision agriculture, soil health and nutrition management. Josh has extensive experience in the area of economic and financial analysis. He holds a BS in agricultural economics from The Ohio State University, a MS in agricultural economics from Purdue University and an MBA in operations from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
B.S. Leeds University, England; M.A. Leeds University; M.A. Cambridge University; M.Div. Eastern Mennonite Seminary; D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary; continuing studies: School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary
Course(s): Engaging Contemporary Culture (Spain); Spanish I
Phil and his wife Maretta currently live in Malaga, Spain where they serve as missionaries with Rosedale International. They help teach and facilitate the study abroad trip to Spain which takes place during winter term every three years. Phil has filled a number of missions and pastoral roles. Prior to his time in Spain, Phil served as a resident faculty member for 10 years at Rosedale Bible College.
B.A. Messiah College; M.S. Kutztown University of PA
Course(s): Computer Programming; Introduction to Web Design
Rich was born and raised in Belleville, PA. After graduating from college, he spent a year volunteering at Rosedale, assisting with various technology related projects. Following that year, he moved to eastern PA, where he earned his masters degree and began his career. Rich has always been involved with his church, serving in various youth ministry, leadership, and worship team roles. For many years, Rich would donate a week of his summer to RBC to assist with website and database projects. Rich moved to the Rosedale area in 2017 when he married his wife Bethany. They currently are active members of Shiloh Mennonite Church, where they both serve on the worship team, and co-lead a life group. In their spare time, Rich and Bethany enjoy spending time outdoors taking care of their property and hiking at various state parks. Rich looks forward to introducing students to a field of study they may have never considered pursuing in the past. He enjoys interacting with the students, and watching them grow throughout the semester. It is such a joy to watch when things start to "click" for students, and they are able to put all the pieces together to create something special.
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