Dr. Issler holds degrees in education, theology, and philosophy, and specializes in in Christian formation and discipleship, Christian Spirituality and relationship with God, life and teachings of Jesus the Messiah, theology of Work and Stewardship, the teaching-learning processes, philosophy and theology of education. He teaches primarily in the Ph.D. and Ed.D. in Educational Studies program. Dr. Issler has authored, co-edited or contributed chapters to twelve books, including Living Into the Life of Jesus: The Formation of Christian Character, Trinitarian Perspective: an Introductory Christology, and Wasting Time with God: A Christian Spirituality of Friendship with God. He has published eight dictionary articles and eleven articles in journals such as Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and the Christian Education Journal. Dr. Issler has been an associate pastor, an instructor for Walk Thru the Bible, a board member with BEE International, and a member of the Institute for Spiritual Formation’s executive committee.