Dr. Wageeh Mikhail
Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Christianity, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (Egypt)
Wageeh earned his PhD in Arab Christian Theology at the University of Birmingham (UK). Currently, he directs the Center for Middle Eastern Christianity at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC). Founded in 1863, ETSC is one of the oldest seminaries training Christian leaders for the Arabic-speaking world and is also a VSI client school. Wageeh teaches courses on the theology of Theodore Abū and Qurrah, ‘Ammār al-Basrī, early church history, and the missiology of John Stott.
Dr. Xue Xiaxia
Associate Professor, China Graduate School of Theology (Hong Kong)
ScholarLeaders first supported Xiaxia for her master’s-level work at China Graduate School of Theology (CGST) and then for her PhD studies in New Testament at McMaster Divinity School in Canada. Xiaxia now serves as Associate Professor of New Testament at CGST in Hong Kong. For more than 40 years, CGST has developed holistic leaders for the Church in Hong Kong and in mainland China. CGST has more than 1,500 alumni serving the Chinese Church and now offers programs at both the master’s and PhD levels. Xiaxia was a recipient of the Liefeld Scholarship. Learn more about how Xiaxia is reaching China’s intellectuals here.
Dr. Abel Ngarsoulede
President, Shalom Evangelical School of Theology (Chad)
Abel was the first graduate of the PhD program at Faculté de Théologie Évangélique de Bangui (FATEB, a VSI client school) in the Central African Republic, making FATEB the first Evangelical seminary in Francophone Africa to offer a doctorate. After earning his degree in Old Testament, Abel returned to the faculty at Shalom Evangelical School of Theology (ESTES), the only degree-granting Protestant seminary in Chad. Within two years of his return, Abel was appointed as President of the school.
Dr. Nelson Morales
Director of Postgraduate Programs, Central American Theological Seminary (Guatemala)
Nelson earned his PhD in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA) and now serves as the Director of Postgraduate Programs at Central American Theological Seminary (SETECA in Spanish) in Guatemala City, Guatemala. SETECA, a VSI client school, is one of the largest evangelical seminaries in Latin America, with programs that range from diploma training for pastors to doctoral studies for theological educators. SETECA enrolls nearly 1,000 students, including those at its satellite campuses and in online programs. The school has nearly 3,000 alumni serving the Church throughout the Spanish-speaking world.