Linda M. Stargel, BS, MDiv, ThM, PhD
'The Construction of Exodus Identity in the Texts of Ancient Israel: A Social Identity Approach' (NTC), 2016.
Linda is an international theological educator with 10 years of teaching experience as a Professor of Biblical Studies at Séminaire Théologique Nazaréen d’Haïti (Pétion-ville, Haiti), Quebec Nazarene Bible Institute (Quebec, Canada) and Seminario Nazareno Dominicano (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic). She also served as the Director of Curriculum Design for the Church of the Nazarene’s Theological Education by Extension Programme in Haiti from 2003–2005. She is fluent in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.
In 2016 she received her PhD in Old Testament Studies from the University of Manchester (Nazarene Theological College). She earned a ThM in Old Testament from Duke Divinity School (2007), an MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary (1994) and a BS Nursing with a minor in Spanish from Grand Valley State University (1986). Her primary areas of academic interest are modern and biblical languages, Minor Prophets, narrative criticism, social memory, social identity, and spiritual formation.
Linda was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1996 following ministry experience as an associate pastor (Montreal Grace Church of the Nazarene, St-Laurent, Quebec, 1994–1995) and youth director (First Spanish Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, Kansas, 1988–1994). She currently serves as Children’s Worship Leader at the Powerline Church of the Nazarene (Elon, North Carolina, 2006–present) and as a quality assurance nurse and educator for Advanced Home Care. She hopes to return soon to a full-time faculty position in theological education either in the United States or internationally.