Brent Aucoin

Pastor of Seminary and College Ministries at Faith Baptist Church (FBC), Lafayette IN. Brent holds a B.S. in Engineering from Oklahoma State University; M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University; M.Div. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M. in the Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D. candidate at Baptist Bible Seminary. Brent oversees the Purdue College ministry of FBC and is the President and Old Testament instructor for FBC’s local church based seminary-Faith Bible Seminary.

Larry Baxter

VP of R&D at Advanced Process Combinatorics. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical & Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and was an Asst Professor of Radiation Oncology for 7 years at the Harvard Medical School. Larry also has a Master of Ministry Leadership from Rockbridge Seminary and is the Pastor of Discipleship at Calvary Baptist Church in West Lafayette.

Tom Berndt

Professor of Psychological Sciences and Associate Dean at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in child psychology from the University of Minnesota and taught at Yale University and the University of Oklahoma before coming to Purdue. He is a member of Faith Church in Lafayette.

Erica Carlson

Associate Professor of Physics at Purdue University. She holds a B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Physics from University of California Los Angeles. She is a volunteer apologist with Reasons to Believe, and currently leads the college ministries at Calvary Baptist Church WL.


Ed Hoskins

Ed Hoskins is physician at Purdue University and also on Associate Navigator Staff. In addition to an MD he has a Ph.D. in Human Physiology. He has extensive international experience having lived and worked in four different Middle Eastern and Asian countries over the past three decades. His passion is to share the hope of Christ with Muslims. He is the author of approximately twenty scientific articles as well as two books – A Muslims Heart and A Muslim’s Mind. In his spare time Ed plays chess and makes wooden toys for children.

Fred Maas

Fred holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in plant breeding and genetics. He is the founder and president of Wheat Dynamics. Inc., an independent plant breeding company devoted to the development of genetically improved wheat varieties. He was converted from atheism to theism as a result of a life changing encounter with the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. He believes that an understanding of the significant difference between operational science and historical science is a key to interpreting scientific evidence as related to issues of faith.

Eric Wetzel

Received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology (with emphases in Zoology / Parasitology) from Wake Forest University and has taught biology for the past 16 years at Wabash College, where he is an Associate Professor. Most recently he has put his efforts into an initiative in Global Public Health at Wabash College with teaching, research, and service-related work in areas of poverty in various regions of Peru. Eric is a member of Sunrise Christian Reformed Church in Lafayette, IN where he regularly teaches adult education classes.

Leonard Sidharta

Leonard is an Indonesian-born Chinese, who has studied Chinese literature and worked in China for six years. His family members and parents were born in or are originated from Fujian and Guangdong provinces in southern China. He assisted in some Templeton projects on Chinese ancient religion and philosophy, and received his Ph.D. in philosophy at Purdue University.


Paul Simms

Retired Professor of Physics at Purdue University and Director of the Purdue Nuclear Accelerator Laboratory. He retired in 2001 to develop a ministry that investigates the harmony between Faith and Science (http://www.faithscienceharmony.com).  He is a fellow of the American Physics Society.

John Umbeck

John Umbeck is a professor of Economics at Purdue’s Graduate School of Management. His specialty is the interface between government, law and economics. In addition to publishing books and articles on this subject, he has presented expert testimony before the U.S. Congress, various state legislatures, several federal and state regulatory agencies, as well as state, federal and international courts. He became a Christian 25 years ago and since then has been studying the Biblical teaching on economic organization.

Joe Whitchurch

M.A. Christian Thought: Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion 1988 Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with over 30 years of college ministry experience in Illinois, Wisconsin, 3 years in Africa serving in part as Acting General Secretary of the Zambia Fellowship of Evangelical Students seconded by IVCF, and this last decade with Graduate and Faculty Ministries.


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