New Dean for English School of Theology


After many prayers and interviews, UUC has appointed Dr. Fletcher Tink, Ph.D. as academic dean of the English School of Theology, beginning January 2014.

Dr. Tink earned a Ph.D. Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Intercultural Studies (Pasadena, CA): specialized studies in urban anthropological, urban ministries and leadership development; M.A.  Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Intercultural Studies: Missiology; Master of Liberal Arts, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA):  Romance Languages and Literature; M. Th. Luther Theological Seminary, (Minneapolis, MN): World Religions and Missions; M.Div. Nazarene Theological Seminary (Kansas City, MO): Linguistics and Missions; B.A.  Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy, MA): Mathematics and Psychology. 

Dr Tink for 13 years has served as adjunct professor of Urban and Compassionate Ministries at the Nazarene Theological Seminary (Kansas City, MO), and for eleven years as the Executive Director for the Bresee Institute International, a training institution for those seeking or serving in the urban environment with extension services in Manila, the Philippines.   For six years he served as academic dean for City Vision College

He served in urban community development for the Peace Corps in Brasilia, Brazil and as a church planter in pioneer areas of Bolivia.  He has taught formal accredited courses in 43 nations and ministered in another 40 nations and in such institutions as Eastern Nazarene College, Azusa Pacific University, Fuller Seminary, Indiana Wesleyan University, Messiah College, European Nazarene Bible College, Alliance Theological Seminary (in Manila), Washington Bible College (DC), Eastern Mennonite University, MidAmerican Nazarene University and SENDAS (in Costa Rica)   He teaches in Spanish, Portuguese and English.  Dr Tink is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.