Dr. Tim Howerzyl is the newest member of Kuyper’s faculty as assistant professor of biblical studies and program director of Kuyper’s Master of Ministry program. During the last academic year, Dr. Howerzyl served as an adjunct professor at Kuyper.
“I pastored for 17 years, but I’ve always been interested in teaching and equipping students for kingdom ministry. Kuyper is a perfect fit for that,” he said. “My role is going to be teaching theological courses in the undergraduate program while also teaching some of the master’s level courses and guiding that program.”
Dr. Howerzyl graduated from Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary and also holds a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fuller Seminary. He brings years of experience in various ministry and teaching contexts. “I’ve pastored congregations in Chicago, New Mexico and Allendale and taught as an adjunct professor at Kuyper and Calvin Theological Seminary. I also taught in a leadership development program in New Mexico, which helped to train members of the local Navajo church for ministry,” he said. This wealth of real-world knowledge will significantly enhance the students’ educational experience.
Dr. Howerzyl looks forward to diving deep into the Bible and theological studies in his teaching. “Giving students a foundation of solid biblical knowledge in their studies is a beautiful strength of Kuyper,” he said. “I’m glad to be able to bring that to life for them.” However, what is most exciting for Dr. Howerzyl about his new role is the influence he can have on the students’ lives. “I’m looking forward to walking with students in a deeper, more deliberate way,” he explained.