Center for Calling and Theological Formation

About Us

Dr. Joshua R. Ziefle

Dr. Joshua R. Ziefle

In addition to serving as the Director of the CCTF, Dr. Joshua R. Ziefle is Dean of the College of Ministry at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. Originally from New Jersey, he completed a BA in History from Houghton College before matriculating in the MDiv program at Princeton Theological Seminary. His academic interests in religious history culminated in a PhD in American Church History from Princeton Seminary. During his doctoral studies he served for six years as the youth pastor of Nassau Christian Center (A/G).

Here at Northwest, Dr. Ziefle has taught courses in both the College of Ministry and the College of Arts and Sciences. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and serves the Northwest Ministry Network as an appointed presbyter. Together with Dr. Don Ross, he is the author of the recently published A Tale of Two Churches: Why Being Both Missional & Pentecostal Matters (2018). Dr. Ziefle enjoys reading, teaching, and reflecting on topics related to history and theology. He and his wife Rachel currently live outside of Seattle.

Nick Steinloski

Nick Steinloski

Nick has been a speaker and leader for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Northwest University. He served as Youth Pastor at three churches in the Puget Sound for 15 years before he moved to be the Student Ministries Pastor at Bethany Community Church in Seattle, WA where he was on staff for 11 years. Nick also runs a ministry called Pacific which encourages and equips Youth Leaders from around the Pacific Northwest. He is currently the Instructor of Children, Youth and Family at Northwest University.

Peter Hartwig

Peter Hartwig

Peter has been a part of the Center for Calling and Theological Formation since 2016. He now serves as the Associate Director for Academics, in which role he oversees the curricular side of the Summer Journey. He holds a BA in Religious Studies and Classics (University of Virginia ’16) and a MPhil in Christian Theology (St. John’s College, Cambridge ’18); he is currently an MDiv candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary (’21). Peter also teaches at Westminster Theological Centre, UK. He is interested in systematic theology broadly, but more specifically in theological anthropology, theologies of the Holy Spirit, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Destiny Kennedy

Destiny Kennedy

Destiny is the Assistant to the Director at the Center for Calling and Theological Formation. She is currently a senior, studying for her bachelor’s degree in General Ministries and her masters in Bible and Theology. She and her husband Nathan are youth pastors at The Neighborhood Church in Bellevue, WA and she serves on Northwest University’s Campus Ministries team as the Local Missions Director. Her plans after college are to complete her graduate degree and continue pastoring or go to the mission field in Latin America.