Regional Board of Visitors
The Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity is overseen by a board of leading scholars in the Midwest region.
Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago
Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University
Patrick W. Carey, Marquette University
Charles L. Cohen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Timothy Larsen, Wheaton College
George M. Marsden, University of Notre Dame (Emeritus)
Michael J. McClymond, St. Louis University
Josh Moody, College Church, Wheaton, IL
Richard A. Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary
Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame
Kurt W. Peterson, North Park University
Peter J. Thuesen, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Rachel Wheeler, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Daniel Cooley, Senior Fellow & Book Review Editor
Daniel is a PhD student in the church history department and came to TEDS in order to continue his study of American church history and Jonathan Edwards that he began at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is working on Jonathan Edwards’s “History of the Work of Redemption.” He hopes to show in his dissertation that this “History” provides an important framework for understanding Edwards’s eschatological vision of history and the world and for understanding his life and ministry. Daniel has also presented papers on Jonathan Edwards at the Evangelical Theological Society meetings and completed a masters thesis on Edwards at Dallas Seminary. After finishing his course of study at TEDS, he intends to teach in Christian higher education.
When Daniel is not reading about Edwards or church history, he spends time with his wife Gloria and their 18-month old daughter.
Nathan Chang is a PhD student in the Church History program at TEDS. His research interest is in the life, theology, and works of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, founder of American deaf education. All too often scholarly works on Gallaudet have been primarily focused on his pedagogical approach to deaf education, his administrative work to get the first deaf school up and running, and his promotion for the use of American Sign Language. Chang argues that one cannot fully understand the man unless one also grasps his theology, since as one influenced by the New Divinity, he clearly saw his work as a missionary endeavor in bringing the gospel to deaf people to come closer in realizing the postmillennial kingdom of God.
Mark Draper is a department fellow in the Church History Department at TEDS. Mark does research on the impact of the Edwardsean tradition on antebellum social reform. Currently he is studying Philadelphia clergyman and the author of the text Barnes’ Notes on the Bible, Albert Barnes and his influence on the Benevolent Empire. When not studying nineteenth century evangelicalism, Mark teaches religion at Elmhurst College and works as a Librarian at the Elmhurst Public Library.
Dongsoo Han did his M.Div. at Chongshin Theological Seminary in Korea after earning a degree of BLL at Younsei University in Seoul. He was ordained by Korean Presbyterian Church. He completed a Th. M. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, focusing on New Testament, and also completed the course work of M.A.R. there, concentrating on American Church History. He is now a PhD (HT) student at TEDS working on twentieth century Pentecostalism with a special focus on the Pentecostal impact on the Korean Presbyterian church. He is the Korean translator of George Marsden’s Jonathan Edwards: A Life which was translated and published in 2006 in Korea. He is also working on a project to present Edwards’ theology in a Korean context by working with a Korean publisher that is publishing translated versions of Yale’s Works of Jonathan Edwards. He has a wife, two daughters and a son.
Yongnam majored with a B.A. in Philosophy at Kon-Kuk University and an M.Div. at Chongshin Theological Seminary in Korea. He completed a Th.M. at Calvin Theological Seminary, under Dr. Richard Muller, focusing on Post-Reformation Calvin studies. He is now a PhD (HT) student at TEDS working on the theology of Jonathan Edwards; his research interest is in Edwards’ Christology and his doctrine of the Trinity. He is deeply interested in introducing Edwards to Korean readers with plans to translate Owen Strachan and Douglas Sweeney’s The Essential Edwards Collections in 2011. When Yongnam is not reading about Edwards or church history, he loves to be home with his wife, Eunha, and two kids, Jinmyung and Jinsuh. He enjoys playing tennis as well.
Hye-Kyung Kaylee Cho
Kaylee Cho is a PhD student in the Church History program at TEDS. She received her PhD degree in Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University in 2002 and a B.S. from Ewha Women’s University and M.S. from Seoul National University. Although she worked as a Post-doctoral researcher in Korea, she realized God’s calling for His church and started her M.Div. at TEDS in 2008. She is interested in Jonathan Edwards and intends to promote his theology and Godly ministry to Korean churches. She is also interested in the history of missions and revivals. After finishing her study at TEDS, she will serve All Nations Church in Korea by teaching God’s works in church history alongside her husband, David Jung, a PhD student in New Testament at TEDS.
With a B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University and an M.A. from Wheaton College, Brandon is a student of Historical Theology at TEDS. He is currently researching the influence of the work of Jonathan Edwards on the theology of Isaac Backus and, secondarily, how Backus’ theology informs his argument for religious disestablishment. He is also interested in the relationship of American religion and literature.
John Van Wyk
Having a B.A. from Wofford College and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Erskine Theological Seminary, John Van Wyk is pursuing a PhD in Historical Theology with a Church History concentration. He serves as a teaching assistant in a U.S. history class at Trinity College. His research interest is Edwards as a missionary to Native Americans and his impact on subsequent missions endeavors.