The New International University

Meet our Team & Faculty

At The New International University, we work with leading Christian thinkers and practitioners around the world. 

The Team

Dr. Peter van Breda

tniu president & Professor of theology and church administration

The first forty years of Peter’s life were spent in South Africa, where he trained and worked as an Accountant and later as the owner and CEO of an engineering company. In 1978 in cooperation with the founding pastor and group of 12 people he and his wife, Gabriella, pioneered a church which today is one of the largest churches in South Africa.

In 1984 they pioneered a second church. They also founded one of the first multi-racial Christian schools in 1986. In addition to the church responsibilities, in 1989 he was appointed as Africa Director for World Missionary Assistance. In 1993 Peter was appointed the Executive Director of the organization. He also served on the board of the Canadian organization. As Executive Director he was responsible for setting up and teaching leadership seminars in many developing nations and has traveled to numerous countries teaching.

In 1996 Peter and Gabriella established a 501(3c) non-profit humanitarian aid and leadership development organization, “World Impact Network”, which currently works locally and in developing nations. In 2017 he and Gabriella started The New International University which offers six degrees. Peter earned a joint Doctor of Ministry Degree from Bakke Graduate University and Asia Graduate Theological Seminary. He served on the Academic Affairs Committee of the University and was the faculty member overseeing the China program. Peter also served as adjunct faculty for The Kings College and Seminary and established a graduate level seminary program for the Chinese Christian leadership. 

Peter and Gabriella have served as the Senior Pastors of Bellevue Foursquare Church since 1996. He is an ordained minister of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and has served on theSeattle District Council as well as being the Licensing Coordinator for the SeattleDistrict. The van Breda’s have three children, six grandsons and one granddaughter who all serve the Lord and attend the church in Bellevue.

Education
D.MIN. Joint Degree,Bakke Graduate University, Asia Theological Seminary

Contact
Peter.vanbreda@tniu.org

Dr. Gabriella van Breda

Chief Academic officer & Professor of theology

Dr. Gabriella van Breda is the Executive Director of World Impact Network the non-profit organization from which TNIU was born. She currently serves as the Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer. Together with her husband Peter she has served as senior Pastor of Bellevue Church for 25 years. An ordained Foursquare minister, Dr. Van Breda served as divisional superintendent for the Seattle District of Churches for eight years. She also served in various capacities on the board of the Foursquare Foundation.

Dr. Van Breda spent the first 40 years of her life living and working in Africa. More than 34 years ago, she and her husband started their first church in Johannesburg; they went on to found Calvary Christian College, one of the first multiracial schools in South Africa. With a passion for Africa, van Breda has worked in many squatter settlements and together with her husband Peter pioneered bible schools around Africa. Van Breda has also worked extensively in Uganda and Kenya delivering informal leadership and community-based education to pastoral, community, business and political leaders. She holds diploma’s from Rhema Bible Training Center in Johannesburg, Fill the Gap Ministries in Lafayette, Louisiana, a master’s degree in Inter-cultural studies from Hope International University, CA.

She spent eight years doing PhD
research at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies in the UK. Her doctorate from George Fox
University, Portland focuses on the influence of holistic reflection on transforming pastoral
leadership practices. Van Breda and her husband have worked in partnership with several American accredited universities to deliver much needed education to Christian leaders in the emerging world. Dr. Van Breda has presented papers at various conferences, most recently at the Society for Pentecostal conference at Vanguard University. Her doctoral dissertation and paper can be viewed on Academia.edu.

Education
D.MIN. George Fox University
M.A.Hope International University

Contact
Gaby.vanbreda@tniu.org

Dr. Keith Warrington

Academic Dean & Professor of theology

Dr Keith Warrington [BA, M.Phil., PhD] (keith@wordandspiritonline.com) was, for over 30 years, a lecturer in NT at Regents Theological College, (keith.warrington@regents-tc.ac.uk), England, during which time, he was also the Director of Doctoral Studies, Vice-Principal, and Principal, during which time also, he wrote ten books and many articles. In 2013, with his wife, Judy (judy@wordandspiritonline.com), they launched Word and Spirit, which is dedicated to helping Christians engage with the Bible in ways that are enjoyable and transformative, encouraging them to explore the Bible and encounter God as they do.

As a result, he regularly preaches/teaches in churches, conferences and Colleges, in and outside of the UK, and is particularly focussed on setting up and supporting Word and Spirit training programmes and Colleges for leaders and other Christians, in Europe and especially the Majority World, whereby the attendees take either individual courses, or study with others, for a Certificate/Diploma/Masters in Bible and Ministry, engaging in courses that are focussed on
the Bible and application; the courses consist of streamed (or dvd-based) teaching and associated
booklets (that provide more opportunity to explore the respective topics). Please see
www.wordandspiritonline.com to find out more, including his full academic and ministerial cv.

Education
Ph.D King’s College, University of London
M.Phil.London School of Theology
BA(Hons)London School of Theology (FKA London Bible College)

Contact
Keith.Warrington@tniu.org

Claire Ngo

University Registrar

Claire is very excited to join the TNIU staff as Registrar to serve the TNIU students and faculty worldwide. Claire has over 20 years of experience in the software engineering industry. Her most recent role had been as an engineering leader with Amazon for 14 years. Claire has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from McGill University in Montreal Canada and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Phoenix in USA. Claire can speak English, French and Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese).

Education
BSc McGill University
MBA University of Phoenix

Contact
Claire.ngo@tniu.org

Aimee Coombs

administrATIVE DIRECTOR

 

Education
B.A. University of Washington

Contact
Aimee.coombs@tniu.org

Frederick Breedlove

UNIVERSITY CHAPLAIN

Fred holds a Master of Ministry degree from TNIU. Since 2001, he actively participated in numerous Christian ministry projects in several countries including Mexico, Sri Lanka, Kenya and USA. He volunteered generously his time for American Red Cross, Search & Rescue, Hurricane Katrina Relief, Leadership Training, etc. Fred serves as a certified volunteer Chaplain at hospitals as well as at TNIU. He is married to his wife Deborah and they have two children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Education
B.A. English, Bellevue University
M.M.The New International University

Contact
chaplain.breedlove@tniu.org

Lisa Wan

International Development Director

Education

B.B.A. University of Hong Kong
M.Div. The King’s University
D.Min. (in progress) The New International University

Contact



Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Daniel J. Ebert

Professor

Education 

M.Div. Asian Theological Seminary
M.Th. Biblical Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Trinity International University

Rev. Dr. Jamys J. Carter

Professor

Education 

B.A. University Birmingham
M.A. University of Leeds
Ph.D. University of Leeds

Dr. Alan Chu

Professor

Education 

Higher Diploma Information Systems, City Polytechnic, Hong Kong
B.Sc. (Hon.) Economics, University of London
B.Sc. (Hon.) Computer Sciences, University of Ulster
M.B.A. Open University of Hong Kong  
D.Min. The King’s University

Dr. Terry A. Samples

Professor

Education 

B.A. Life Bible College
M.A. Azusa Pacific University
Ph.D. University of Southern California

Dr. Darrel Peregrym

Professor

Education 

B. Th. Central Pentecostal College
M.A. Trinity Western University
D.Min. Bakke Graduate University

Dr. Mark Glenn

Professor

Education 

B.A. Southeastern University
M.B.A. Indiana Wesleyan University
M. Christian Education Northwest Nazarene University
M.Div. The King’s University
D.Min. The King’s University
Ph.D. Trinity Seminary
Ph.D. Grand Canyon University

Dr. Jeremy Chambers

Professor

Education 

B.A. Northwest University
M.B.A. University of Washington
M.A. Northwest University
D.Min. Assembly of God Theological Seminary

Dr. Simon Mould

Professor

Education 

B.Th. Portland Bible College
M.A. Regent University
D.Ed. Regent University

Alan Ross

Professor

Education 

B.A. (Hon) Social Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
M.Th. Jacksonville Theological Seminary
D.Min. (in process) Bakke Graduate University

Michael Bave

Professor

Education 

M.A. Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Nancy Hutchison

Professor

Education 

B. Ed. Seattle Pacific University
M.Ed. City University

Matt Coombs

Professor

Education 

B.S. University of Washington
M.A. Trinity University

Aaron Hunter

Professor

Education 

B.A. Northwest College
M.A.
Life Pacific University

Thomas Frisinger

Professor

Education 

B.A. Northwest University
M.A. Gonzaga University

Cindy Hutter

Professor

Education 

B.A. Whitman College
M.B.A. City University

Academic Advisory Board

Dr. Peter van Breda

President WIN/TNIU, Senior Pastor Bellevue Church.

Education
D.MIN. Joint Degree,Bakke Graduate University, Asia Theological Seminary

Dr. Gabriella van Breda

TNIU Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, WIN Executive Director, Senior Pastor Bellevue Church, Chaplain- Marketplace Chaplains.

Education
D.MIN. George Fox University
M.A.Hope International University

Dr. Keith Warrington

TNIU Academic Dean, Director, Word and Spirit, Reader in Pentecostal Studies, Regents Theological College.

Education
D.MIN. George Fox University
M.A.Hope International University

Dr. David Koop

Founder and Senior Pastor Coastal Church, Canada.

Education 

D.Min. Bakke Graduate University

Dr. Jeremy Chambers

Business owner; Senior Pastor -The Fairwood Church; Adjunct university professor at TNIU, Northwest University.

Education 

B.A. Northwest University
M.B.A. University of Washington
M.A. Northwest University
D.Min. Assembly of God Theological Seminary

Frederick Breedlove

TNIU alumni, TNIU Chaplain. Healthcare Chaplains Ministry Association (BCC), American Red Cross - Disaster Spiritual Care Team (DSC), American Red Cross - Individual Care and Condolence Team (ICCT).

Education
B.A. English, Bellevue University
M.M.The New International University

Dr. Simon Mould

Executive Director – Bridgehead Foundation; Adjunct professor at TNIU and Northwest University.

Education 

B.Th. Portland Bible College
M.A. Regent University
D.Ed. Regent University

Dr. Nate Pearson

Dean, Associate Professor - College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Southeastern University.

Education 

B.A. Cairn University
M.A. Regent University
Ph.D. Gonzaga University

Karen Tremper

Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin Project Faculty Portland Seminary.

Education 

B.A. California State University
M.A.T. Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Darrel Peregrym

Integrity Etc. Leadership President, Heart of The Nations Ministries President, ICCL Seminary, Kiev, Ukraine President, Chair for Leadership Studies, Eusebia Rarama Foundation, Philippines President

Education 

B. Th. Central Pentecostal College
M.A. Trinity Western University
D.Min. Bakke Graduate University

Cindy Hutter

Retired business owner; Adjunct professor TNIU, Board chair - WIN.

Education 

B.A. Whitman College
M.B.A. City University