Nancy J. Vyhmeister, Retired Religious Studies Educator at Andrews University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Theology.
Dr. Vyhmeister retired as a professor of world mission at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where she taught from 1975 to 1984 and from 1991 to 2000. In the second stage, she was editor of the journal Seminary Studies and the book Women in Ministry. Earlier she had edited the seven-volume Comentario bíblico adventista and before retiring she co-edited the Handbook of SDA Theology. She authored a beginning Greek textbook in Spanish and Quality Research Papers, now in its third edition.
She and her husband, Werner K. Vyhmeister, PhD, participated in the creation of the Seminario Adventista Latinoamericano de Teologia, in South America, where, in 1980, she taught the initial course in research methods. From 1984 to 1991, Dr. Vyhmeister worked in the Philippines with her husband in the development of the Adventist International Institute in the Philippines. While there, she taught extension courses in several Asian countries. After retirement the two continued to advance theological education, participating in 2004-2005 in the founding of the Adventist University of Africa, where again she taught the first class, in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and Kenya. In 2008, she and her husband laid out the proposal for the Adventist University of the Amazon, near Belem, in Brazil.
Dr. Vyhmeister studied French at Pacific Union College, and earned an MA in biblical languages from Andrews University, followed by an EdD in religious education in 1978. She and Werner are the parents of Heidi, a midwife in Chicago, and Ronald, Dean of the Middle East University in Beirut.
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