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Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Education

  • Ed.D. Candidate, Organizational Leadership and Development, Cornerstone University
  • M.Div., Educational Ministries, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Religion and Biblical Studies, Liberty University

Research Interests

  • Spiritual formation/discipleship
  • Contemplative spirituality
  • Emotional and relational maturity
  • Racial/cultural identity and formation
  • Justice and the gospel
  • Pastoral ministry and formation

Darrell Yoder, M.Div.

  • Director of Talking Points and the Pirsig Fellowship
  • Instructor of Christian Ministries

  • Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Education

  • Ed.D. Candidate, Organizational Leadership and Development, Cornerstone University
  • M.Div., Educational Ministries, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Religion and Biblical Studies, Liberty University

Research Interests

  • Spiritual formation/discipleship
  • Contemplative spirituality
  • Emotional and relational maturity
  • Racial/cultural identity and formation
  • Justice and the gospel
  • Pastoral ministry and formation

Darrell Yoder uses his decade of experience in pastoral ministry to serve as the program director of Talking Points and the Pirsig Fellowship and as instructor of Christian ministries at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He earned a B.A. from Liberty University and an M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is a certified spiritual director and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education from Cornerstone University, focusing his research on Christian spiritual formation.

At GRTS, Yoder focuses on spiritual formation and pastoral ministry. He provides leadership to the Pirsig Fellowship, a scholarship program for Master of Divinity students, where he provides spiritual retreats and oversees small groups that seek to cultivate students’ personal spiritual formation. He also teaches several ministry courses, including Christian Formation in the Church, Evangelism and Discipleship Ministries and Small Group Ministries.

Yoder also faithfully leads and cultivates the GRTS Talking Points program, which serves pastors, ministry leaders and counselors by providing events and resources that engage topics related to theology, culture and vocation.

Outside of GRTS, Yoder is an ordained minister and the director of the Evangelical Seminary Deans’ Council, a professional development network of evangelical seminary deans. Yoder and his wife, Cindy, live with their three children in Rockford, Mich.

“Serving at GRTS matters to me because we are focused on serving the body of Christ, discovering the way of Christ and living in the love of Christ both personally and institutionally. I get to work alongside colleagues and students who are hungry for Christ and His kingdom and who are willing to have hard conversations in order to know God and obey Him more fully. My prayer is that students will experience Christ in a profound way as they identify and hone their gifts for ministry leadership.”

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Hobbies

  • Mountain Biking
  • Running
  • Camping
  • Guitar
  • Reading

Licenses and Professional Memberships

  • Certified Spiritual Director
  • Ordained Minister of the Gospel
  • Evangelical Theological Society

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below or explore campus with a virtual tour.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.