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Education

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

Research Interests

  • Christ-centered & Word-centered Christian spiritual formation and spiritual discernment
  • Relational spirituality & the impact of spiritual leaders on others’ spiritual formation
  • Spiritual, maturity, relational maturity & Christian unity
  • Pastoral ministry & leadership formation
  • Organizational leadership & development

Darrell Yoder, M.Div.

  • Associate Professor of Ministry

  • The School of Ministry, Media & the Arts

Education

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

Research Interests

  • Christ-centered & Word-centered Christian spiritual formation and spiritual discernment
  • Relational spirituality & the impact of spiritual leaders on others’ spiritual formation
  • Spiritual, maturity, relational maturity & Christian unity
  • Pastoral ministry & leadership formation
  • Organizational leadership & development

Darrell Yoder serves as associate professor of ministry in Cornerstone University’s School of Ministry, Media & the Arts. Previously, Yoder served at Cornerstone’s seminary for nine years, teaching in the Ministries Division and working closely with students in their spiritual formation and vocational discernment. Prior to that he served in pastoral ministry. His teaching focuses on spiritual formation, soul care, the teaching/learning process, practical theology, and applied ministry leadership.

Yoder earned a Bachelor of Arts from Liberty University and an Master of Divinity from Cornerstone Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education from Cornerstone University, focusing his research on Christian spirituality, loneliness, and leadership development.

Yoder is also a trained spiritual director with extensive experience leading spiritual retreats, workshops and small groups. He frequently provides spiritual care for students, pastors, and ministry leaders, with a goal of creating a safe, relational place to explore one’s life with God through prayer and Scripture. Yoder’s ministry is Christ-centered, Bible-focused and aimed at helping followers of Christ know and trust God more deeply (John 17:3; Philippians 3:8-10).

Outside of CU, Yoder is an ordained minister and the director of the Evangelical Seminary Deans’ Council (ESDC), a professional development network of evangelical seminary deans, which he has worked with for over 20 years. Yoder and his wife, Cindy, live with their three children in Rockford, Mich.

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Hobbies

  • Mountain Biking
  • Running
  • Camping
  • Reading

Licenses and Professional Memberships

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

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