Christian Ministries - Faculty


Terry Swan

Professor of Religion, Dean of the Chapel

Terry Swan

John B. Begley Chapel - Office Complex
Phone: 270-384-8148
E-mail: swant@lindsey.edu

Dmin, Vanderbilt University
Mdiv, Asbury Theological Seminary
EdS, Western Kentucky University
MA, Western Kentucky University
BA, Centenary College

The Lindsey Wilson College student body has named Dr. Swan Teacher of the Year five times. He was Lindsey Wilson's first master teacher ever as named in 1.8 million-dollar U.S. Department of Education Grant. He also has received the Exemplary Teacher Award among the United Methodist Colleges. He has been the recipient of the Francis Asbury award. He is the author of twenty-seven books including best sellers What is the World Am I Doing Here? and The Balance Book. New books include: An Upright Life and Your Neighbor's Religion (Dr. Dennis Crump, co-editor).

Dr. Terry Swan is Professor of Psychology and Religion and Dean of the Chapel at Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky. He has served in various capacities at the college over the past thirty-three years including Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Chaplain, Director of Counseling Services and Chair of the Human Services Department. He currently coordinates the Christian Ministries Program.

Dr. Swan is married to Dr. Cinda Swan, also a United Methodist clergyperson who teaches at Lindsey Wilson. They have two adult children. Dr. Asa Swan works in state government in Frankfort and is married to Allison Ball, Kentucky's state treasurer. Eva Swan is an actress and screen writer in Hollywood, CA.


Troy Elmore

Instructor of Religion, Chaplain

Troy Elmore

Sumner Campus Ministry Center
Phone: 270-384-8144
E-mail: elmoret@lindsey.edu

MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary
BS, University of Kentucky

Troy is an ordained United Methodist pastor and has served churches in the Columbia District since 1995.

He currently serves as Senior Pastor at Antioch United Methodist Church in Adair County. He serves as one of Columbia District's Candidacy Mentors and the Camp Loucon Board. He also serves on the board of directors of the Uganda Counseling and Social Services. He has been the recipient of the Francis Asbury award for outstanding leadership in United Methodist higher education. Troy is married to Shellie Thrasher Elmore, who is a worship leader and piano teacher. They have one child, Caleb. The Elmores reside in Columbia, Kentucky


Curt Lee

Assistant Professor of Religion

Curt Lee

Sumner Campus Ministry Center
Phone: 270-384-7322
E-mail: leec@lindsey.edu

PhD, Middlesex University London
Graduate Diploma, University of St Andrews
MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary
BA, Theology, Southern Wesleyan University

Curt Lee served in Student Services for 10 years while teaching part-time in the Christian Ministries program. He moved to full-time faculty in 2010 and currently teaches courses in Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics, three topics that often inspire vigorous debate among students. In 2013, Curt completed his PhD, entitled 'The Symbolism of Holiness: a Hermeneutic through the Philosophical Anthropology of Paul Ricoeur', through Middlesex University London in collaboration with London School of Theology.


David Calhoun

Assistant Professor of Religion

David Calhoun

Sumner Campus Ministry Center
Phone: 270-384-8581
E-mail: calhound@lindsey.edu

DMin, Asbury Theological Seminary
MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary
BA, Kentucky Wesleyan College

Dr. Calhoun was the founding pastor of Hope Springs, a new church start of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2000.

Dr. M. David Calhoun is Assistant Professor of Religion at Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky. He served as Adjunct Professor in the graduate program in Christian Ministries from 2009-2011 and joined the college as a full-time faculty member in the Fall of 2011.In addition to teaching at Lindsey Wilson Dr. Calhoun serves as the part-time Teaching Pastor at Hope Springs Community Church in Lexington, KY. In 2003 Dr. Calhoun completed studies in the prestigious Beeson Pastors Program at Asbury Theological Seminary and graduated from ATS with the Doctor of Ministry degree in 2006. He also received his Masters of Divinity degree from the seminary in 1988. In 2008 Asbury honored Dr. Calhoun with the seminary's Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award. In addition Dr. Calhoun holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Dr. Calhoun is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and has served as a pastor in the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church since June, 1985. In addition to his current part-time appointment at Hope Springs Community Church in Lexington, Dr. Calhoun has served churches in Liberty, Louisville, and Russell Springs, Kentucky.

Dr. Calhoun is married to Kimberly Gipson Calhoun, a 1990 graduate of Lindsey Wilson, now in her fourteenth year as a fourth grade teacher at the Lexington Christian Academy. They have one adult child, Jana Cooper (married to Dustin), who teaches at Cardinal Valley Elementary in Lexington. David and Kim have two other daughters, Abby(19), a sophomore Begley Scholar at Lindsey Wilson and Sarah (16), a high school junior at the Lexington Christian Academy. In May 2010 David and Kim were blessed with the arrival of their first grandson, Elijah Calhoun Cooper.


Carol Weddle

Campus Pastor, Instructor of Religion

Carol Weddle

Sumner Campus Ministry Center
Phone: 270-465-1813
E-mail: weddlec@lindsey.edu

BA, Christian Ministries, Lindsey Wilson College
MA, Christian Leadership, Lindsey Wilson College

Rev. Weddle teaches Christian Beliefs, Introduction to Christian Education, Small Church Ministry and Children's Ministry. She also oversees Practicum 1 students in the Christian Ministries Department. She is involved with LIFE Leadership and is staff advisor with the Creative Ministries Team. She works with Project Success students and is the honorary chaplain of the nursing department.

Rev. Weddle trains laity in various aspects of Children's Ministries in the Columbia District. She is married to the Rev. Gene Weddle, a retired Methodist minister. She has two daughters and two sons-in-law. Her favorite "job" is being Nana to four wonderful grandchildren. She and her husband reside in Columbia, Kentucky.


Dennis Crump

Instructor of Religion

Dennis Crump

John B. Begley Chapel - Office Complex
Phone: 270-579-1759
E-mail: crumpd@lindsey.edu

D. Miss., Asbury Theological Seminary
M.A.T.S., Asbury Theological Seminary
B.G.S., Western Kentucky University
A.A., Lindsey Wilson College

World Religions, Basic Christian Beliefs, Seminar in Christian Missions, Old Testament Poetic & Prophetic Books

Trained as a Nuclear Power Plant (Electrical) Operator by the U.S. Navy, Dennis Crump served aboard a 640-class submarine. As the Ship's Protestant Lay Leader, he conducted religious services at sea and taught weekly Bible studies in port. Later, while serving in the naval reserves, his duties included providing instruction on a range of topics related to submarine engineering (electrical systems, radiation safety, etc).

Dr. Dennis Crump has served as a pastor at various churches in the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church for more than thirteen years and was involved in ministry at a nondenominational church for three years. He now teaches at Lindsey Wilson College and is currently the pastor of Edmonton United Methodist Church in Edmonton, Ky. In 2007, Dr. Crump authored a devotional book entitled Approaching the Holy: A Season in God's House.

Dr. Crump and his wife, Kathryn Crump, have been married for over thirty years and have three children. They reside in Edmonton, Kentucky.


Bill Davenport

Instructor of Religion

Bill Davenport

Sumner Campus Ministry Center
Phone: 270-384-8579
E-mail: davenpow@lindsey.edu
Kimberly Pope-Seiberling

Instructor of Religion

Kimberly Pope-Seiberling

Sumner Campus Ministry
Phone: 270-384-8579
E-mail: seiberlingk@lindsey.edu