Pieter F. Theron
PIETER F. THERON is a South African. After twenty-six years of intercultural ministry in Zambia, the Philippines and Mongolia, he served for one year as professor of Missiology at Simpson University, Redding, USA. Currently he is serving as the lead pastor of South Umpqua Community Church in Tiller, Oregon, USA. Pieter is married to Haniki and they have two daughters, Anri and Sonja. Pieter is a graduate of North-West University and the Universityof Pretoria. His doctoral dissertation was in missiology, developing a model for program development for training missionaries based on the educational philosophy of Paulo Freire. He also completed studies in cultural anthropology with the University of South Africa, and in educational management with the University of Bath, UK.He has served in various educational leadership capacities: faculty member, dean of students, academic dean, president, and board member. He has been involved in various aspects, settings, levels, and formats of education: teaching, administration, accreditation, governance, program/curriculum development, strategic planning, organizational development, recruitment, international schooling, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate, formal and non- formal education.