DMiss Cohorts

The DMiss program is organized around a group of eight to twelve students who build community as a cohort, enabling each member to contribute to maximizing each other's research. Cohorts are comprised of students who come with a variety of research interests, ministry backgrounds and leadership experiences, contributing to a uniquely informed learning environment.

The cohort becomes a collaborative learning community in which student dialogue with, learn from, and critically engage other members as guided by the cohort faculty mentor(s). While much of the coursework and research will be completed independently, students and their cohort mentors interact online on a regular basis.

Completed applications will be reviewed for admission into the DMiss Program in the fall, winter, summer and spring. Please note that you may apply for these cohorts at any time up until the "Final Application Deadline" for that particular cohort.

Fall 2016 DMiss Cohort (Hopkins, Weaver, Downes, Lim)

Fall 2016 General Missiology

Cohort Mentors: Dr. Mark Hopkins and  Dr. Alan Weaver, with Dr. Donna Downes, and Dr. Peter Lim.   
Beginning of Term: September 26, 2016
Cohort Class Dates (Module 1):  November 28 - December 10, 2016   
Location: Pasadena, California
Final Application Deadline: July 22, 2016
4 year Schedule

Questions about this particular cohort? Email Professor Mark Hopkins:

Dr. Mark Hopkins

Dr. Alan Weaver

Dr. Donna Downes

Dr. Peter Lim

Spring 2017 DMiss Cohort (Islamics Focus: Reisacher, Weaver)

Spring 2017 *UPDATED* Islamics Focus Cohort

Cohort Mentors: Dr.s Evelyne Reisacher and Alan Weaver 

Beginning of Term: March 27, 2017  
Cohort Class Dates (Module 1): May 22-June 2, 2017 
Location: Pasadena, California  
Early Consideration Application Deadline: October 28, 2016 
Final Application Deadline: January 27, 2017
4 year Schedule

General Questions about the DMiss/DIS?

EvelyneReisacher Dr. Evelyne Reisacher

Evelyne Reisacher, associate professor of Islamic studies and intercultural relations, has taught at Fuller since 2001. Her current research involves exploring gender issues in Islam, Muslim-Christian relations, world religions and affect regulation across cultures. Click here for her full faculty bio and to hear her recent lecture on Christian-Muslim relations delivered at Urbana 15. Click here for a link to her new book, Joyful Witness in the Muslim World: Sharing the Gospel in Everyday Encounters.

Alan Weaver Pic  Dr. Alan Weaver  

Alan is a seasoned and active practitioner, serving with Entrust ( as the vice-president in charge of expansion and curriculum.Having completed his Ph.D. with Dr. Sherwood Lingenfelter in cross-cultural leadership, Alan has been serving with the DMiss program since 2007. With a passion for mentoring doctoral students, Alan is an integral part of the DMiss teaching team.   Click here for full bio.


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