Our Faculty

Rev. Nathan Brummel, Professor of Systematic Theology and New Testament

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Rev. Nathan Brummel was appointed in December 2011 to be the first administrator and Professor of Systematic Theology & New Testament with Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary. Rev. Brummel earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Calvin College, an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (where he wrote a thesis on Jonathan Edwards’ theology), and is a graduate of the Protestant Reformed Seminary. He has a Th.M. from Calvin Seminary with a focus in missiology (having written on the Dutch Missiologist, J.H. Bavinck). At present Professor Brummel is a doctoral student in systematic theology at the Theological University of the Reformed Churches (Liberated) in Kampen, The Netherlands.  Rev. Brummel is an ordained minister in the United Reformed Churches and an associate pastor at Immanuel United Reformed Church.

Rev. Ken Anema, Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament


Rev. Ken Anema joined the Divine Hope faculty as Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew in the fall of 2013.  Rev. Anema graduated from Dordt College in 1988 with a degree in history.  He completed his seminary training at Mid-America Reformed Seminary in 1991.  Prior to joining the faculty, Rev. Anema served as pastor at the Messiah’s Independent Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan, for 20 years.

Rev. Paul Ipema, Professor of Ministerial Studies

Rev. Paul Ipema began his appointment as Professor of Ministerial Studies in the fall of 2015.  He is a graduate of Dordt College and Mid-America Reformed Seminary.  Over the past 21 years Rev. Ipema has served pastorates in Lansing, Illinois, Nampa, Idaho and most recently in Schererville, Indiana.


Rev. Brett Mahlen

Below: Pictured from left to right, Rev. Iian Wright, Rev. Brett Mahlen, Rev. Nathan Brummel

Rev. Brett Mahlen has been with Divine Hope since November of 2016. He primarily teaches at Stateville Correctional Center.Rev. Mahlen is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He served for six years as a pastor of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, PA. He is presently an associate pastor at covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Orland Park, IL. He graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in philosophy and a minor in Spanish. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at Westminster Theological Seminary and then a Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) at Trinity School for Ministry; he wrote a thesis on the imprecations in the Psalms. He is currently in the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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