Our Faculty

Students in this program take courses taught by our residential faculty who are respected experts in their fields. In addition to doctorate degrees from world class institutions, many of our faculty members are also able to bring real world ministry experience into the classroom. Our teaching faculty are complemented with adjunct instructors who have practical experience and specialized education.

Program Directors

Mary L. Jensen

Program Director, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Education: Ed.D., University of St. Thomas

Experience: Jensen’s research interests include the impact of graduate school on marriage, double-loop learning, emotional processes in organizations, leadership development, and organizational justice.

Tina Watson Wiens

Lead Faculty and Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy

Education: B.S., Northwestern College; M.A., Bethel Seminary; Ph.D. (in progress), University of Minnesota

Experience: Wiens is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Minnesota and a clinical member and approved supervisor of AAMFT. She has taught in the department of Marriage and Family Studies at Bethel Seminary as an adjunct faculty member since 2004 and became a resident faculty member in 2013. Her clinical and research interest include the integration of faith and science, social justice and human rights, culture and diversity, military families, trauma, spiritual and personal formation, forgiveness and virtues. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Family Social Science and Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Minnesota.