Faculty

portrait of Mick Boersma

Mick Boersma

Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership

Chaplain, Talbot School of Theology

Director, Field Education and Placement

  • Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach

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Dr. Boersma oversees Talbot's pastoral training system and coordinates the seminary's placement service for current students and alumni. Having enjoyed several years of rich and effective pastoral ministry, Mick brings this expertise to the classroom and to his relationships with students. Along with his wife, Rolane, Dr. Boersma is devoted to preparing students for transitioning into congregational ministry. Their support includes student and alumni retreats, faculty mentoring opportunities, and assistance in Christian character development. Dr. and Mrs. Boersma established Talbot Support Ministries, which provides resources and encouragement to Talbot graduates. They travel throughout the U.S. and around the world to minister to alumni.

Affiliations

  • Evangelical Free Church of America
  • Eternal Word Communication Ministries (advisory board member)
  • Association for Theological Field Education (member and participant)
  • Evangelical Association of Theological Field Educators (member and participant)
  • Evangelical Theological Society (member)

Publications

Books

  • Associate Staff Ministry: Thriving Personally, Professionally, and Relationally by Rowman & Littlefield, 2014
  • “Moving On Moving Forward; A Guide for Pastors in Transition" Zondervan, 2007

Periodicals

  • Talbot Support Ministries Newsletter, 1992 to present. Articles of encouragment and instruction to alumni
  • Sundulous, 1992 to 2004. Articles of interest to Talbot School of Theology Alumni. Member of Editorial Board

Research Interests

  • Issues and challenges in today's pastoral ministry, especially among Talbot alumni
  • Biblical metaphors for pastoral leadership
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