Dr. Bethany Harris

Bethany Harris, DMin

Professor of Community Development
Urban Missions Specialist
International Experience: Bolivia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Senegal, USA




  • Doctor of Transformational Leadership, Church & Community Development Concentration, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA
  • Master of Divinity in Urban Missions, Center for Urban Ministerial Education (C.U.M.E.), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Urban Youth Ministry, North Park University, Chicago, IL 

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Christian Community Development: A Toolkit for Teaching the 8-Key Components

Certifications / Continuing Education

  • Clinical Pastoral Education, Rush University Hospital, Chicago, IL 

Teaching Specializations

  • Christian Community Development
  • Asset-based Community Development
  • Urban Ministry 

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • CEO and Church & Community Development Consultant, ReQuip, Chicago, IL
  • Education & Curriculum Director, Christian Community Development Association, Chicago, IL
  • Church & Community Consultant, Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Chicago, IL
  • Director of Community Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, Aurora, IL
  • Hospital Chaplain, Rush University Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Youth Pastor, Cambridge Church of the Nazarene, Boston, MA
  • After Hour Student Director, Outreach Ministries, North Park University, Chicago, IL
  • Youth Counselor, Wayside Cross Rescue Mission, Aurora, IL