Mentors

Dr. Priscilla Adoyo

Dr. Priscilla Adoyo is the Director of the Peace Programme for the Institute for the Study of African Realities that is under the umbrella of the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. She taught at several Africa International University and Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST). She was a staff member of The Navigators in Kenya. She received her M.Div. at NEGST. She finished MA at Eastern Mennonite University and D.Miss. at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Dr. Premkumar Dharmaraj

Dr. Premkumar Dharmaraj has been involved in evangelism and missions for over four decades. He worked in various capacities as a Professor, Academic Dean, and Director of Evangelism in a Bible College and planted two churches among Hindus during his eleven years of ministry in India. He also ministered as a Missionary Pastor for nine years in Singapore and planted a church composed of Hindu converts. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor in many Seminaries and Christian Universities in Singapore and U.S.A. Dr. Dharmaraj is the Associate Professor of Evangelism and Missions at International Theological seminary. In addition to teaching, he is passionate about equipping and mobilizing the local church members to reach out to people of other faiths.

Dr. Peter Hintzoglou

Dr. Peter Hintzoglou was born in Greece and at the age of nineteen he came to the United States to study for the ministry. He earned his BA in Philosophy summa cum laude. He studied at Fuller theological Seminary in Pasadena, California where he earned his doctorate in Pastoral Theology.  He served as senior pastor in several Presbyterian churches and he taught New Testament Greek at Fuller Theological Seminary for over forty years. In addition, he taught at Fuller courses in Hermeneutics, Exegesis ,Pastoral Theology and Preaching. He is presently a visiting professor at the International Theological Seminary and professor in New Testament at the New Seminary West.

Dr. James Lee

Dr. James S. Lee is president of International Theological Seminary. Dr. Lee's commitment to global ministry grew early on when he traveled to churches in Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, and Russia as a high school student. He earned his Ph.D. in Old Testament from Union Presbyterian Seminary, where his research focused on the exilic identity and theological formation of hope for restoration in the Book of Daniel. He received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Philosophy from University of Texas at Austin. He spent two years as a graduate student of theology at University of Münster in Germany. He was a North American Doctoral Fellow. James is married to Dr. Charlene Jin Lee. They have three young children, Katherine, Frances, and Harold.

Dr. David McKinley

Dr. David McKinley is the Director of Graduate Studies. He was born in Canada where he was involved in a number of ministries including pastorates, and leadership with a denomination’s international ministries to Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. In addition, he lived in the Philippines for 8 years and taught at Asian Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Laura, attend Sierra Madre Congregational Church where he serves as an elder. Since 2009, he has been teaching at ITS in the areas of spiritual formation and leadership. He received the D. Min from Trinity International University and the Th. D from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines.

Dr. Jaretha Joy Jimena-Palmer

Dr. Jaretha Joy Jimena-Palmer is the VP for Academic Affairs of ITS. She has worked in academic administration (with a special focus on accreditation) with the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Philippines (ATA, CHED) and with International Theological Seminary (ATS, ATA and BPPE). She teaches history and historical theology in USA and abroad. She received B.S. in Chemistry from West Negros University in the Philippines, Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Asian Center Theological Studies (ACTS) & Mission in Seoul, Korea, and Ph.D in Historical Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Joy is married to Rolly, an Aviation Safety Inspector. They have one son, Josh. She is an ordained Elder of Glendale Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). Her family is currently attending La Canada Presbyterian Church.