Intersections Editorial Review Team


Research Staff
of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity

Michael Cox, MA, PhD (Candidate); Managing Editor

Michael serves as a Research Analyst at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. His doctoral research at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is in the area of Old Testament Law and ethics. Michael's bioethical interests are in theological and ethical hermeneutics, human flourishing, theological engagement with the practice of medicine and technology. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty in Biblical and Religious Studies at Trinity International University. Michael frequently preaches and leads children's worship at his church where he has also led a small group. Michael and his wife, Terese, live on Trinity’s campus with their three boys.

Michael Sleasman, PhD; Editor

Michael J. Sleasman, PhD, is the Managing Director and Research Scholar for The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity (CBHD). He is an affiliate professor of bioethics for Trinity Graduate School. He co-edited and contributed several essays to the volume Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends with Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Charles A. Anderson. He has also contributed several articles on theology, bioethics, and theological engagement with technology. He and his wife Cindy reside in the northern suburbs of Chicago with their three children.

Bryan Just; Copy Editor

Bryan Just serves as a Research Assistant at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. He graduated with a BA in Psychology from Nyack College, and is currently pursuing his MA in Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His academic interests include patristics, Evangelicalism, and theological studies. He and his wife, Rebekah, reside on Trinity’s campus, and currently attend Village Church of Lincolnshire.


Editorial Reviewers

Hal Koss, MDiv

After completing his MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Hal and his wife moved to Chicago, IL.

Becca Owens, MA

Becca completed her degree in Ethics, Theology, and Culture from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her husband live in central Arkansas where they serve in a local church.

Benjamin Parks, MDiv, MA (Bioethics)

After completing his MA in bioethics and MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Benjamin and his wife moved to St. Louis where he is pursuing doctoral studies in Theology and Bioethics at St. Louis University.

Colleen Small, MA

While pursuing her degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Colleen was the inaugural secretary/treasurer for the Bioethics Roundtable Society. She enjoys researching topics related to theology and social change, as well as legal hermeneutics and biblical hermeneutics; her major research projects at Trinity focused on interpretive issues and the social gospel. She's now working as a paralegal in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and attends Vineyard Community Church in Grafton, where she and her husband are part of the church's worship team and small-group community.

Emylee Thompson

Emylee is a Dual Degree student studying Biology/Pre-Med and Bioethics at Trinity College and Trinity Graduate School, respectively.  She will be graduating in May 2017 with both her Bachelors and Masters.  Emylee's dream is to become a holistically-minded doctor who heals physically as well as spiritually while utilizing her bioethics degree in both the medical field and the church.  Bioethical issues Emylee is most passionate about include reproductive technologies and end-of-life care.  She attends and volunteers at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL with her family.



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