January 07, 2013
Categories: General News, Adult & Graduate
Dr. Jules Glanzer, President of Tabor College is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Rick Bartlett, Fresno, Calif., as the first Director of the Theological Education program. He will also serve as an assistant professor of Ministry and provide direction to the Christian Ministry undergraduate program and the newly created Masters being offered in Entrepreneurial Ministry Leadership.
“We are blessed to have Rick Bartlett provide leadership and expertise as we begin a new chapter at Tabor College. Rick has a rich understanding of our Anabaptist heritage and brings practical experience in ministry and theological education,” Glanzer said.
The graduate theological program, which Bartlett will be developing and implementing beginning with the 2014-15 academic year was made possible, in part, by funding that was provided by the USMB conference and MBBS for the purpose of serving our constituency with distance theological education.
Dr. Bartlett expressed his excitement for the new position. “I am honored for the new opportunity at Tabor College,” he said. “It is an exciting time. Developing programs that will help people achieve their goals of advanced degrees in ministry and be able to serve the Lord in greater capacities is a wonderful opportunity, in which I am blessed to play a role.”
Tabor College is participating with other MB institutions of higher learning in providing courses in Anabaptist history, theology, and principles. Bartlett will administer this program as well. Bartlett comes to Tabor after serving as the lead Pastor for the Bethany Church in Fresno, Calif. He has also served as the Dean of Students and Director of Constituency Relations at the MB Biblical Seminary and as Director of Ministry Quest, while teaching at the Seminary as well as Fresno Pacific University.
He holds a Doctorate of Ministry from George Fox Evangelical Seminary, a Master of Divinity from the MB Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts from Fresno Pacific University.
He and his wife Karen have two children.