Dr. Elsie Cook
Dean, Study Beyond Experiences
Study Beyond Coordinator, School of Missional Practice
Focus: Experiential Learning
International Experience: Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Jamaica, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, USA
Missional University is pleased to welcome Dr. Elsie Cook as Dean of Study Beyond Experiences and the Study Beyond Coordinator for the School of Missional Practice! The focus of her career has been in Christian Higher Education and for organizations that aim at equipping and raising ministers. In recent years. Dr. Cook has served as VP of Cohort Development, VP of Operations and as an Academic Dean for SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary in Oakland, California.
Prior to moving to the United States, she headed an organization that trained missionaries and deployed them in countries within the 10/40 window. She brings her international missions experience serving in the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, and Jamaica to her role with Missional University. She also served for five years as a missionary church planter and educator in India and has had the opportunity to travel and preach in Hong Kong and Singapore. She holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries emphases in Missions and Christian Education from Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries in Makati City, Philippines. She currently lives in Salinas, California. View Profile