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Benjamin Espinoza, PhD

Vice President of the Northeastern Seminary & Assistant Professor of Practical Theology


Dr. Benjamin Espinoza currently serves as associate vice president for online education and assistant professor of practical theology at Roberts Wesleyan College. An ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church, Ben has several years of experience as a youth pastor, community life pastor, college pastor, and lead pastor. Ben is the editor of Story, Formation, and Culture: From Theory to Practice in Ministry with Children (Pickwick, 2018) and the forthcoming Theology and the Star Wars Universe (Lexington/Fortress Academic). He has published articles and reviews in several publications, such as the Christian Education Journal, Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology, Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, International Journal of Christianity and Education, and Christian Higher Education. He serves as the Associate Director of Curricular Planning for the Spanish Ministry Education & Formation department of the Wesleyan Church, on the board of directors for the Association of Youth Ministry Educators and Teaching Like Jesus Ministries, as an interim editorial committee member of the Association for Hispanic Theological Education, and as the senior associate editor of the Journal of Youth Ministry. Ben lives in Spencerport, New York with his wife and two sons.