Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Stephen Rankin

    Winfield, KS

    January 1, 1954


    Children: 4 (3 sons, 1 daughter)

    Grandchildren: 1 grandson

    Education and Honors:
    BS, Kansas State University, 1978
    M.Div., Saint Paul School of Theology, 1986
    M.Th., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1992
    Ph.D., Northwestern University (Joint Program in Religious Studies with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary), 1997
  • 1976-1977, Youth Director, First United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS
  • 1981-1984, Pastor, Evangelical Church of Casal Palocco (Rome, Italy)
  • 1984-1988, Florence and Aulne United Methodist Churches, Florence, KS (Two of these years I was in seminary, but the appointment was a full-time appointment).
  • 1988-1992, North Northfield United Methodist Church, Northbrook Illinois (I was doing Ph.D. studies during this time, so I was appointed to attend school, but the position was very nearly full-time)
  • 1992-1995, Marquette and Windom United Methodist Churches, Marquette, KS
  • 1995-Present, Southwestern College (Campus Minister and Professor of Religious Stud-ies)
  • Office:
    Southwestern College
    100 College Street
    Winfield, KS 67156-2499
    Phone: 800/846-1543 or 620/221-4012

    Endorsed by:
    Kansas West Annual Conference

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