New Faculty Members Join Wesley Seminary

New faculty members

Two new faculty members, the Rev. Dr. Kwasi Kena and the Rev. Dr. A. Safiyah Fosua, join Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind., on July 1.

Kena will serve as assistant professor of Christian ministry. Fosua, his wife, will serve as assistant professor of Christian ministry and congregational worship.

Kena and Fosua each hold a Master of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

The couple joins Wesley Seminary faculty after several years of service with the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, in which Dr. Kena directed Evangelism Ministries and Dr. Fosua directed Invitational Preaching Ministries. They bring a background of experience in various ministry settings including as missionaries, pastors, writers and college professors.

"While Dr. Kena has specific expertise in evangelism, and Dr. Fosua likewise in the area of worship and preaching, their multidisciplinary capacity and breadth of experience in a variety of contexts will benefit all students in a holistic approach to effective ministry," said Dr. Wayne Schmidt, vice president of Wesley Seminary.

Wesley Seminary, the first in The Wesleyan Church, began offering classes in 2009 and has more than 250 students. Master of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees are offered online and onsite. The MDIV degree is offered in English and Spanish.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis. The University was founded in 1920, and is committed to liberal arts and professional education.

More than 3,200 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the University's main campus in Marion. Another 12,200 adult learners attend classes at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and online.

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