Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life

Professor of Practical Theology


Dr. Joseph Umidi joined Regent University in 1985 after serving in Canada in leading ministries and churches for 13 years. Umidi was part of the original core faculty team, and he helped design most of the practical ministry courses and curriculum that others now teach. In addition, he authored an award-winning coaching curriculum that was a first for seminaries and is now being taught by Regent students in 24 countries and 14 languages over the past 17 years.

Umidi is an ordained minister with New Life Ministries, a church-planting movement he helped launch, and is an overseer for several churches along the East Coast of the U.S. He continues to train leaders internationally and is recognized as a spiritual father for emerging leaders in several countries. Umidi is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award at Regent University and numerous other awards for outstanding teaching and mentoring. He presently serves as the Executive Vice President for Student Life at Regent University. He is married and has one son and three grandchildren.


Published Chapters and Journal Articles:

"Perspectives on the Coaching Movement," Ministries Today, July/August 2006.

"Apostolic Imagination" chapter in book series of Aligning with the Apostolic by Kingdom House Publications

Published Books:

Transformational Intelligence: Creating Cultures of Honor at Home & Work, Lifeforming Institute, 2014.

Transformational Coaching: Bridge Building that Impacts, Advances, and Connects the Ministry and the Marketplace. Xulon Press, 2005.

Confirming the Pastoral Call, Kregal, 2000


Discipleship Training Manual

Dreamfire Legacy Manual for Boomer Ministry

Professional Coach Training Manuals

Pastors-In-Residence Manual

Strategic Intercession for the 90's. Umidi Publishing

Avoiding Pastoral Pitfalls, a pastoral ethics leadership manual

New Testament Cell Life: Models for Impacting Our Times, a small group ministry resource manual

Equipping for the End-Time Harvest. Used for Leadership Training International (LTI)

Materials for Pastoral Seminars:

"The Ministry of Mentoring"

"Effective Leadership"

"Leader's Life"

"Biblical-Based Coaching"

"Family Life and Pastoral Care Ministry Principles"

"Avoiding Pastoral Pitfalls"

"Finishing Well"


Professional Memberships: Ordination with New Life Ministries, Intl. Society Pentecostal Studies International Coach Federation Christian Business Chambers Founder and President: Lifeforming Institute Lifeforming Leadership Coaching

Meet Our Faculty

Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Larry K. Asplund, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Internship

Patrick J. Bopp, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology

Dana J. Cavallaro, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation

Diane J. Chandler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Christian Formation & Leadership

757.352.4417 diancha@regent.edu
Dale M. Coulter, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Historical Theology

757.352.4183 dcoulter@regent.edu
Mara Lief Crabtree, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality & Women's Studies

757.352.4421 maracra@regent.edu
Bradley J. Embry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

757.352.4303 bembry@regent.edu
James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Operations & Teaching

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4527 jamefly@regent.edu
Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.

Director of Master’s Programs

Assistant Professor

Mark A. Jumper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theological and Ministerial Studies

757.352.4903 mjumper@regent.edu
Alemayehu Mekonnen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Missions

Julie Reams, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation

Uwe C. Scharf, Ph.D.

Instructor, Biblical Studies & Theology

Kevin Spawn, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Old Testament

757.352.4409 kspawn@regent.edu
J. Lyle Story, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Languages & New Testament

757.352.4402 lylesto@regent.edu
Archie T. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

757.352.4532 awright@regent.edu


Johnathan Alvarado, Ph.D.
Antoinette Alvarado, Ph.D.
Miguel Alvarez, Ph.D.
Eugene Austin, D.Min.
Lewis Brogdon, Ph.D.
Ewen Butler, Ph.D.
Robert Carpenter, D.Min.
Kristina Chalfin, Ph.D.
Elmer Chen, Ph.D.
John Dooley, D.Min.
Charles Fox, Ph.D.
Dan Goff, D.Min.
Susan Hares, Ph.D., (A.B.D.)
Antipas Harris, D.Min.
Donald Hartley, Ph.D.
Robert Hill, Ph.D.
Ray Houk, D.Min.
Jeff Jibben, D.Min.
Mwambazambi Kalemba, Ph.D.
Benjamin Laird, Ph.D.
William Langford, D.Min.
Robert Mack, Ph.D.
Lee Martin, Ph.D.
Patricia Mercier, Ph.D.
Lisa Millen
Seth Moore, Ph.D.
Eric Newberg, Ph.D.
Adam Nigh, Ph.D.
Louis Oliverio, Ph.D.
Jeremy Perigo, Ph.D.
John Plake, Ph.D.
Steven Pounds, Ph.D.
Daniel Rollins, D.Min.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Dwight Sheets, Ph.D.
Roger Starner, Ph.D.
Carl Sweatman, Ph.D.
Daniel Tomberlin, Ph.D.
Graham Twelftree, Ph.D.
William Victor, Ph.D.
Wolfgang Vondey, Ph.D.
Brandon Walker, Ph.D.
James Wall, D.Min.
Steven Ware, Ph.D.
Robert Webster, Ph.D.
Sara Wells, Ph.D.
Mark Wilson, Ph.D.