Faculty

EST is privileged to have a team of highly qualified interdenominational faculty composed of educators, laymen and clergy from many backgrounds, including Lutheran, Baptist, Anglican, Catholic, Evangelical Reformed, and independent Christian churches.

In addition to those of Polish nationality, there are also teachers from England and the USA. Some of the faculty also lecture at other academic institutions, including the University of Wroclaw and schools in Poland and in other countries. The EST faculty and lecturers are active in research and publications in their areas of study. Also, they are involved in  churches and fellowships, as well as with other Christian organizations and ministries. In addition to teaching in the B.A. classes, EST faculty also teach courses in the Institute of Church Development and give lectures in the Academy of Third Age.

Please meet our faculty:

They are actively involved in their churches, as well as various other Christian organizations.

Izabela Bućkowska Th.M.

  • Course: Hebrew

Izabela is a graduate of Biblical Theological Seminary (1996) and has a Th.M. degree from the Christian Academy of Theology in (2001). She joined the faculty of BST (now EST) in 1999. Izabela served as the Academic Dean in 2006-2007. Her husband is Marcin and they have three children. Currently,  Izabela is on maternity leave.

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Joel Burnell Ph.D.

  • Courses: Dogmatics I,  Dogmatics II, Moral Theology.
Joel is from Oregon in the USA. He graduated from Oregon State University (Corvallis) (1977) with a B.S. in chemical engineering. After graduation, he worked for 18 years on staff with Campus Crusade. For ten of those years he served in Poland among students in Krakow and Warsaw. In 1992, he graduated with honors from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and received a Master of Divinity degree in missions and a year later a Th.M. in theology. In 1993, he was ordained as a pastor in the First Conservative Baptist Church in Roseburg, Oregon and joined the faculty of BST (now EST) that same year. In 2007, he defended his doctoral thesis at the Open University in England. He is a member of the board of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Society in Poland. Also, he’s the Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at EST in Poland. His wife is Renata and they have three children.
 
MAREK CLEGG Malcolm (Marek) Clegg Th.M.

  • Courses: Elements of the Spiritual Life.

Marek is from the United Kingdom and a graduate of the Universities of Sheffield and Reading. Since 1981, he has been actively involved in missions in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. He is the Director of the Polish mission organization, ‘Mission to the East’. He is President of the Association of Christian Education ARKA, and manages three schools and an educational center. He is on the board of Youth for Christ Poland. His wife is Ania and they have three children.

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Piotr Lorek Ph.D. 

  • Courses: Introduction to the New Testament II, Theology of the New Testament

Piotr is a graduate of BST (now EST) (1999), University of Glamorgan,  Wales (2000). In August 2003, Piotr joined the faculty of EST. At the University of Wales he defended his doctoral thesis in Biblical studies (2004).  Piotr was the Director of Biblical Studies at EST from 2005 to 2006 and in 2007 became the Academic Dean. In 2015, he obtained a second doctorate (habilitation), the degree of PhD in theology in the field of biblical theology, from the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw. His wife is Alina and they have two children.

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Janusz T. Maciuszko Ph.D.

  • Courses: Church History, History of Dogma

Professor of theology, specializing in church history and religious studies. He is a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Christian Theology, and the University of Warsaw where he received his doctorate in history. Since 1988 he has taught at the Academy of Christian Theology, and also lectures at the University of Warsaw Institute of History. Primary research interests include the history and theology of the Reformation as well as the relationship between religion, culture, and society.

E-mail: jtmac@wp.pl

L. Nysler
 Dr. Lukasz Nysler

  • Courses: Philosophical Ethics

Lukasz is a graduate of the University of Wroclaw. In the academic year 1998-1999, he was a Fulbright scholar at Southern Illinois University in the USA. In 2001, he obtained a PhD in philosophy on the basis of his dissertation, Democracy as a moral ideal in the philosophy of John Dewey (1859-1952) . Since 2001, he works as a teacher of ethics at High School No. IX. In the years 2005-2016, he has been Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Political Philosophy Institute of Philosophy, University of Wroclaw. 

Email: l.nysler@ewst.pl

Sebastian Smolarz Ph.D.

  • Courses: Introduction to the Old Testament I, Introduction to the Old Testament II, Hebrew

Sebastian is a graduate of BST (now EST) (1997), University of Glamorgan, Wales (1998) and University of Wales, Lampeter (Ph.D., 2004). He defended his doctoral dissertation in the area of biblical theology at the University of Wales, UK. Since May 2004 he has been in pastoral ministry in the Evangelical Reformed Church in Wroclaw. He is a translator and author of the articles in the field of applied theology published in a periodical ‘Reformacja w Polsce’ (Reformation in Poland).  His wife is Magdalena and they have two children.

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Wojciech Szczerba Ph.D. 

  • Courses: History of Philosophy

Wojtek is a graduate of BST (now EST) (1994) and the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw (1996). In 2000, he received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Wroclaw. He began teaching at BST (now EST) in 1996 and became the Academic Dean in 2002. He served in this position until he became the Rector in 2006. In 2009, he received a second doctorate (habilitation) in ancient philosophy from the University of Wroclaw. His wife is Magdalena and they have two children.

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  • Course: Liturgy
Dawid is a graduate from the Institute of Musicology at the Jagiellonian University in Kracow, where he defended his doctoral dissertation (2010). He is currently the cantor at the Lutheran Church of Divine Providence in Wrocław. His area of interests: the history of musical culture in seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe, the history of Protestantism, the liturgy and its musical setting of the Lutheran churches, hymnology, and history of music performances in Christian churches.
 

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Sławomir Torbus Ph.D. 

  • Courses: Greek, Homiletics.

Slawek is a former student of BST (now EST) and a graduate of the Institute of Classical Philology and Ancient Culture at the University of Wroclaw. He began teaching at BST (now EST) in 2000. He received his doctorate from the University of Wroclaw in 2004. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Hellenic Studies Institute of Classical Studies, Mediterranean and Oriental at the University of Wroclaw. He is a specialist in the history and theory of rhetoric and especially the analysis of the rhetoric of the New Testament. His wife is Aneta and they have two children.

Philip Towner Philip Towner Ph.D. 

  • Guest lecturer
  • Seminar: The Gnostic Gospels (New Testament).
Dr. Towner is the Dean and Executive Director of the Nida Institute and co-director of the Nida School of Translation Studies with the American Bible Society in New York, USA. For many years he has been a guest lecturer at EST.

Marta Trojanowska-Gołka M.A.

  • Course: English
Marta is a graduate of English Philology from University of Warsaw. She has extensive experience in methodology in language schools in Wroclaw and has taught English for 11 years. She has worked at EST since 2009. She is the co-founder of the 5 O+Clock Language Centre in Wroclaw. She also contributes to ITN in Bournemouth, England, which trains future teachers of English involved in missionary service around the world.
 
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  • Course:  Introduction to Evangelical Theology, Introduction to the New Testament I.
Kalina is a graduate of Christian Academy of Theology (1997) in Warsaw and also studied at the Institute of Classical Studies at University of Warsaw and the Evangelical Faculty of Theology (Evangelisch – Theologische Fakultät) at Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn, Germany. In 1999, she defended her doctoral dissertation in the area of Biblical Studies. In 2008, she obtained a postdoctoral degree in theological science in the area of Biblical Theology. Since 1999, she has been an assistant professor and since 2008 an associate professor in the Department of New Testament Knowledge and Greek at ChAT in Warsaw. She has been teaching at EST since 2008. Her specialization is analysis of narrative books of the New Testament. Her husband is Jerzy Żak (he plays the lute) and they have one child.
 
Michał Zawiślak Ph.D.

  • Course: Religious law

Michał graduated from Law School (2007) of the Catholic University of Lublin. In 2011, he defended his doctoral dissertation on “Church Fund 1950-1989”. He was a Polish correspondent for the European project of a website EUREL (Religions in Europe). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the „Jewish Religious Law Review”, and also a member of the Polish Association of Jewish Religious Law. He has taught at EST since 2009. He is always open to discussions and debates. He is married and they have two children.

News

Easter 2017

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth  into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3) 

Newsletter – February 2017

Warm greetings from the Evangelical School of Theology Educational Center in Wroclaw, Poland. As we come to the end of the first semester, we are thankful for God’s guidance and blessings as he led us over the past months.

School of Worship

The School of Worship is a new program of the Institute of Church Development for worship leaders from various churches and fellowships. The first session was held on February 18, 2017. The participants met at EST for a series of lectures and then went to Word of Life Church for practical workshops. 

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