Trisha Oden, M.A.
M.A. in Practical Theology, Regent University; B.A. in Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University.
Trisha Oden serves as the Cohort Advisor of SUM-Dallas Metroplex. Her passion for teaching and calling
to equip the next generation began at the early age of eighteen, when she began teaching Sunday
School and ministering to her youth group. She draws on her professional experience as a paralegal in
the most prestigious firms in Dallas for ten years, along with the last twelve years of ministry experience
serving and leading alongside her husband, Evangelist Joe Oden. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University, a Master of Arts in Practical Theology from
Regent University, and is currently working on a second graduate degree in Biblical Studies from SUM
Bible College & Theological Seminary. Trisha enjoys speaking, teaching, and writing. She is passionate
about living a life of holiness, integrity, and excellence. Her greatest joys are sharing life with her
husband, Joe and their three children, Noah, Abigail, and Jaxon.
Gary Munson, Th.D.
Th.D. – Missiology from University of South Africa; Ed.D. Organization and Leadership from University of South Africa; M.A. Theology – Biblical Studies; B.A. Government (USF)
Dr. Gary Munson has taught in Bible Colleges since 1983 and has strengthened or established leadership training programs in Asia, Africa and Europe. He served as a missionary and President of Shiloh Bible College in Ethiopia from 2008-2017, during which time he created a training program for church planters and evangelists to prepare them for work among Muslims. In that program 710 missionaries were prepared and sent out in cooperation with their home churches and well over 100,000 Muslims have been led to Christ and are members of the churches that have been planted. Prior to serving in Ethiopia, he was Vice President for Academics at Shiloh Bible College in Oakland, California. Dr. Munson has participated in a global vision to build the body of Christ in local church ministry as well as seminars, conferences, teaching, and leadership for over 35 years.
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