Dr. Randolph M. MacFarland
Provost and Dean
Dr. Randy MacFarland was appointed provost/dean in 2008. He served as vice president/dean from 2001-2008. From 1997 to 2001 he served as vice president of training and mentoring, as well as serving as associate professor of pastoral ministry and evangelism.
Dr. MacFarland earned a DMin from Andover Newton Theological School, with an emphasis in psychology and clinical studies. He completed his clinical pastoral education at Interfaith Health Care Ministries as part of his doctoral program. He received an MDiv from Denver Seminary and a BA from Hartwick College.
Dr. MacFarland was appointed as a church planter by Missions Door in 1974 and served as pastor of the church he planted from 1974 to 1989. From 1987 to 1997, he served with Seminary of the East. In addition to directing the work at the New England Center in Massachusetts, he also served as professor of pastoral theology. He provided pastoral counseling services and began a ministry to single parents in his ministry as an elder at Charlton Baptist Church. He served two three-year terms as an elder in his current church and volunteers regularly for the Parker food bank. He has written, led seminars, and consulted nationally and internationally in the area of mentoring. He contributes articles to the Denver Seminary Magazine, has contributed a chapter to an upcoming release of a book on the work of a seminary dean, and the forthcoming release of The Navigators Dictionary of Everyday Theology. Randy is married to Karen (38 years in July 2009) and has three sons, two daughters-in-law and two grand-daughters.
Areas of Interest and Academic Research
Mentoring and Theological Education.