Michael A. Rynkiewich

Dr. Michael A. Rynkiewich

Address204 N. Lexington Avenue
Wilmore, KY 40390

Director of Postgraduate Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary

M.A., Bethel College, 1966
M.A., University of Minnesota, 1968
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1972
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1994

Dr. Michael A. Rynkiewich is director of Postgraduate Studies and professor of Anthropology. He was named Doctoral Mentor of the Year (2007-2008) at Asbury Theological Seminary.

He received a B.A. from Bethel University, 1966; a M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1972) from University of Minnesota; and a M.Div. from Asbury Seminary, 1992.

Prior to teaching at Asbury Seminary, Dr. Rynkiewich taught for 10 years at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. He has written and edited a number of books on anthropology and has written a number of articles on anthropology and missiology. His most recent book is The Times of Our Ancestors: Origin and Distribution of Melanesian Languages and Cultures.

Dr. Rynkiewich has served as a pastor in the South Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has also served as a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church.

He and his wife, Teresa, have five children.

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