OMSC Contact Information

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Rev. J. Nelson Jennings, Ph.D.
Executive Director, OMSC
Editor, IBMR
(203) 285-1556

Curriculum Vitae

Nelson and Kathy Jennings joined the Overseas Ministries Study Center’s staff on July 1, 2011, he as director of program and community life and she as the English for Speakers of Other Languages teacher. Dr. Jennings became the executive director on July 1, 2013, when Dr. Jonathan J. Bonk retired.

In 1999 Dr. Jennings joined the faculty of Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, where he was professor of world mission; he was also editor of Missiology: An International Review and president of Presbyterian Mission International. A native of northern Alabama, he graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and mathematics in 1980, having had four years of varsity baseball scholarships. In 1985 he earned a master of divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary.

Raised in Miami, Florida, Kathy Jennings attended Vanderbilt University, where she and Nelson met. She taught ESOL for more than ten years before coming to OMSC. From 1986 to 1999, Nelson and Kathy were church-planting missionaries in cooperation with the Presbyterian Church in Japan, and he was assistant professor of international Christian Studies at Tokyo Christian University. During those years of international service, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, studying under Professor Andrew F. Walls, Kwame Bediako, John Parratt, and others at the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World.

Nelson and Kathy are parents of three daughters and grandparents of twin girls.

Dr. Jennings is author of God the Real Superpower: Rethinking Our Role in Missions (2007) and Theology in Japan: Takakura Tokutaro, 1885–1934 (2005, the subject of his doctoral dissertation), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is coauthor of Philosophical Theology in East-West Dialogue (2000).

Rev. Jin Bong Kim
Director of International Church Relations
(203) 285-1568, office
(203) 285-1540, home

Former missionary with the Fulani through WEC International and GMS (Global Mission Society) in Guinea, West Africa.

Rev. Daniel J. Nicholas
Director of Communications, Publications,
and Church Relations
(203) 285-1566

Former pastor-church planter in Vermont and Managing Editor for the Baptist Convention of New England. Rev. Nicholas is Managing Editor of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research.

Raymond W. Sola, Jr.
Property and Facilities Manager
(203) 285-1569

Mr. Sola is owner of a residential painting company and a member of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America.

Mrs. Judy C. Stebbins
Director of Finance and Housing
(203) 285-1552

Former Director of Administration and Finance, Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut.

Mrs. Maureen Alonso
Study Program Registrar
(203) 285-1565

Rev. Dwight P. Baker, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Editor, IBMR
(203) 285-1518

Former Associate Director of OMSC.

Rev. Jonathan J. Bonk, Ph.D.
Executive Director Emeritus
Senior Mission Consultant

Curriculum Vitae

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Ms. Hoin Choi
Administrative Assistant,
Korean Global Mission Leadership Forum
(203) 285-1557

Ms. Patricia Dowling
Assistant Director of Finance and Housing
(203) 285-1555

Rona Johnston Gordon, Ph.D.
Assistant Editor, IBMR
(203) 285-1558

Mrs. Pamela S. Huffman
Guest Relations
Business Office Assistant
(203) 285-1551

Mrs. Kathy Jennings
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
(203) 285-1536

Rev. Jin Bong Kim
Mrs. Soon Young Jung
Resident Hosts, Doane Hall
(203) 285-1540

Miriam Martin-Goula
SPANetwork Administrative Assistant
(203) 285-1557

Craig A. Noll, Ph.D.
Assistant Editor, IBMR
North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Ms. Becka Sisti
Publications Assistant
(203) 285-1559

Mrs. Pamela Sola
Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director
(203) 285-1564

Mr. Bruce Toth
Maintenance Caretaker
(203) 285-1567

Ms. Eda R. Uca
Archival and Communications Assistant
(203) 285-1558

Mr. Chee Seng Yip
Information Technology Manager
Program Assistant
(203) 285-1523

Mr. Chee Seng Yip
Mrs. Hwa Pek (Sharon) Low
Resident Hosts, Great Commission Hall
(203) 285-1523

Updated 22 December 2014