Kris Kappler, DMiss

Professor of Missional Planting
Intercultural Congregations Specialist
International Experience:  Australia, Austria, Botswana, Canada, China, Congo, Congo (DRC), Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Netherlands, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, South Korea,  Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan



  • Doctor of Missiology, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, USA
  • Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, USA
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, USA

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Constructing a Kazak Christian Identity Using Collective Memory and Critical Contextualization

Teaching Specializations

  • Intercultural Missions
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Evangelism and Discipleship


Academic Experiences

  • Adjunct Professor, Seoul Theological University, Bucheon, South Korea
  • Adjunct Professor, Kazakhstan Evangelical Christian Seminary, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Adjunct Professor, Village Church Planting, Africa


Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Pastor, Tawas United Methodist Church, Tawas City, Michigan, USA
  • International Regional Director for Africa, One Mission Society, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Field Missionary, One Mission Society, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Field Director, One Mission Society, Seoul, Korea
  • Field Missionary, One Mission Society, Seoul, Korea



  • D.Miss. Dissertation, Constructing A Kazak Christian Identity Using Collective Memory And Critical Contextualization. ProQuest-CSA, LLC, Reg. No. TX 8-076-900.  Access this publication online:
  • Anonymous, "Kazakh Church Dependence upon Foreign Support and Ways to Overcome it," 1-5.  Access this publication online:



  • English - native proficiency
  • Korean - Limited working proficiency
  • Kazak - Elementary proficiency