Religion prof elected president of fellowship

Dr. John Hubers, assistant professor of religion at Northwestern College, has been elected to serve as president of the Midwest Mission Studies Fellowship.

Midwest Mission Studies Fellowship is an organization comprised of professors and doctoral candidates in the area of Christian missions and intercultural studies from Christian colleges, universities and seminaries in the Midwest region. An annual conference is held each year to share work, garner feedback and exchange new ideas in the field of missiology.

This year’s conference was held on Nov. 1 at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. Hubers was one of three speakers chosen to present his work. His topic was drawn from his research for his doctoral dissertation entitled “A Reasonable Mission in an Unreasonable World: An Examination of the Life and Thought of the Rev. Pliny Fisk, First American Missionary to the Middle East.”

During the event, Hubers was also elected to serve as president of the organization for the forthcoming year. His duties will include the scheduling and setup of next year’s conference, to be held at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

A member of Northwestern’s faculty since 2010, Hubers spent 13 years in the Middle East engaged in educational and pastoral ministry with the global mission division of the Reformed Church in America. He also served for five years as the supervisor of the RCA mission program in the Middle East and South Asia.

Hubers earned a Master of Divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary and a master’s and doctorate in world Christianity and global mission from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.