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Passion Meets Purpose

Our Team

Our President

The Reverend Dr. LaKeesha Walrond

Chief advocate and leader of the Seminary’s mission to prepare faith and thought leaders to engage in relevant, restorative, and revolutionary ministry

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Meet our Team

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  • Tony Lin

    Research Faculty Member

    Tony Lin

  • Jin Hee Han

    Wilbert Webster White Professor of Biblical Hermeneutics and Technology, Associate Dean, Director of the Master of Divinity Program, Director of Online Learning

    Jin Hee Han

  • Willie D. Francois III

    Willie D. Francois III

    Professor & Director of Master of Professional Studies at Sing Sing Correctional Facility

    Willie D. Francois III

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    LaKeesha Walrond

    President and Professor of the Practice of Ministry

    LaKeesha Walrond

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    Tamara Henry

    Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean & Professor

    Tamara Henry

  • HumbertoAlfaroProfessional HumbertoAlfaroPersonality

    Humberto Alfaro

    Professor of Ministry Studies & Director of Center for Pentecostal Leadership

    Humberto Alfaro

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    Moses O. Biney

    Associate Professor of Religion & African Diaspora Studies

    Moses O. Biney

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    Nancy Fields

    Assistant Professor and Director, Supervised Ministry

    Nancy Fields

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    Alfred Johnson

    Visiting Professor of Urban Leadership, Director of Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Administration & Director of Center for the Study and Practice of Urban Religion (C-SPUR)

    Alfred Johnson

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    Insook Lee

    Professor & Director of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling

    Insook Lee

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    Wanda Lundy

    Assistant Professor of World Christianity

    Wanda Lundy

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    C. Vernon Mason

    Director, NYTS Doctor of Ministry Program & Visiting Professor of Urban Ministry, African -American History and Religion

    C. Vernon Mason

  • Tony Lin

    Tony Lin

    Tony Lin

    Research Faculty Member
  • Jin Hee Han

    Jin Hee Han

    Jin Hee Han

    Wilbert Webster White Professor of Biblical Hermeneutics and Technology, Associate Dean, Director of the Master of Divinity Program, Director of Online Learning
  • Willie D. Francois III

    Willie D. Francois III

    Willie D. Francois III

    Willie D. Francois III

    Professor & Director of Master of Professional Studies at Sing Sing Correctional Facility
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    LaKeesha Walrond

    LaKeesha Walrond

    LaKeesha Walrond

    President and Professor of the Practice of Ministry

    Ph.D., MDiv, MA, MS, BA

    Office or Field of Operation: Office of The President

    Highest Level of Education and Institution: Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Something Cool About Me/My Favorite Things: I love spending time with family, traveling, reading, and cooking. My favorite food is Mexican Food – especially enchiladas and tamales.

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    Tamara Henry

    Tamara Henry

    Tamara Henry

    Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean & Professor

    Dr. Henry holds three degrees from Fordham University: a Ph.D. in Religious Education, an M.A. in Religious Education and an M.S.W..  She holds a B.A. from Georgetown University. Professor Henry’s academic interests focus on how religiosity found in popular cultural artifacts, such as the hip hop movement, and womanist spirituality can generate theological pedagogies that are liberative for marginalized young people.

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    Humberto Alfaro

    Humberto Alfaro

    Humberto Alfaro

    Professor of Ministry Studies & Director of Center for Pentecostal Leadership

    DMin, MARE, BA

    Office or Field of Operation: Academic Faculty

    Highest Level of Education and Institution: Doctor of Ministry, New York Theological Seminary

    Something Cool About Me/My Favorite Things:My favorite hobbies: traveling to different countries, chess, and scuba diving.

  • MosesO.Biney

    Moses O. Biney

    Moses O. Biney

    Moses O. Biney

    Associate Professor of Religion & African Diaspora Studies

    M.Phil. Th.M. PhD

    Office or Field of Operation: Academic Faculty

    Highest Level of Education and Institution: Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

    Something Cool About Me/My Favorite Things: Movies, especially dramas and documentaries. Reading.

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    Nancy Fields

    Nancy Fields

    Nancy Fields

    Assistant Professor and Director, Supervised Ministry

    DMin

    Office or Field of Operation: Academic Faculty

    Highest Level of Education and Institution: Doctor of Ministry, New York Theological Seminary

    Something Cool About Me/My Favorite Things: I have traveled overseas to West Africa, Ghana, and to Oxford, England. I had amazing experiences at both places, but my greatest joy was on a dusty road in Akropong, Akupapem. Several youngsters, ages 3 to 5, surrounded me and shouted, “obrimi”. In those moments, I felt unconditional love.

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    Alfred Johnson

    Alfred Johnson

    Alfred Johnson

    Visiting Professor of Urban Leadership, Director of Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Administration & Director of Center for the Study and Practice of Urban Religion (C-SPUR)

    AAS, BA, ThM, DMin

    Office or Field of Operation: Academic Faculty

    Highest Level of Education and Institution: DMin, Wesley Theological Seminary, Wash. DC

    Something Cool About Me/My Favorite Things: I am a proud 50 year + member of the distinguished first predominantly African American college and alumni level incorporated fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha. While inducted into the Fraternity in the home of my birthplace, Philadelphia, I currently serve as the Vice President of my Chapter in Monmouth/Ocean County, NJ area, where I now reside. I also enjoy practicing the Chinese martial art form of Tai Chi.

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    Insook Lee

    Insook Lee

    Insook Lee

    Professor & Director of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling

    Insook Lee teaches pastoral theology, care, and counseling at NYTS, as well as directs the Seminary’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling Program. Her research interests include Asian/Asian-American feminist pastoral psychotherapy, multiple identities, intercultural and interreligious pastoral care, and counseling, and Zen meditation and psychotherapy.

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    Wanda Lundy

    Wanda Lundy

    Wanda Lundy

    Assistant Professor of World Christianity

    DMin, MDiv, BA

    Office or Field of Operation: Office of Academic Affairs and Services

    Highest Level of Education and Institution: Doctor of Ministry, New York Theological Seminary

    Something Cool About Me/My Favorite Things: Billiards; Counted Cross Stick; Dance, love to travel – especially Africa; drive long distances; music lover.

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    C. Vernon Mason

    C. Vernon Mason

    C. Vernon Mason

    Director, NYTS Doctor of Ministry Program & Visiting Professor of Urban Ministry, African -American History and Religion

    DMin, MDiv, JD, MBA, BA

    Office or Field of Operation: Academic Faculty

    Highest Level of Education and Institution: Doctor of Ministry, New York Theological Seminary

    Something Cool About Me/My Favorite Things: When I was in Elementary School, my Oldest Brother Jesse introduced me to Jazz and my favorite Trumpet player was Miles Davis. I started playing Trumpet and in High School was in our Marching and Concert Bands. At Morehouse College, when I was pledging Kappa Alpha Psi, my Big Brothers nicknamed me BOP because of the way that I walked.

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