Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life



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

James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Instruction & Operations

Director of D.Min. Program

Associate Professor

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

Director of Master’s Programs

Assistant Professor

757.352.4238 danigil@regent.edu
Mark A. Jumper, Ph.D.

Director of Chaplaincy & Military Affairs

Associate Professor

757.352.4903 mjumper@regent.edu


Eugene Austin, D.Min.
Lewis Brogdon, Ph.D.
Ewen Butler, Ph.D.
Robert Carpenter, D.Min.
Kristina Chalfin, D.Min.
Elmer Chen, Ph.D.
Victor Cuartas, D.Min.
Joseph DeLong, D.Min.
Martin Dignard, Ph.D.
John Dooley, D.Min., Ph.D.
Sharon Fernandez, D.Min.
Leroy Gilbert, Ph.D.
Dan Goff, D.Min.
Susan Hares, Ph.D., (A.B.D.)
Donald Hartley, Ph.D.
Gary Heinke, D.Min.
Robert Hill, Ed.D., 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.
John McCloud, D.Min.
Patricia Mercier, D.Min.
Lisa Millen, Ph.D.
Adam Nigh, Ph.D.
Marty O’Rourke, D.Min.
Jim Pennington, D.Min.
Jeremy Perigo, D.W.S.
Markus Pfeiffer, D.Min.
John Plake, Ph.D.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Dwight Sheets, Ph.D.
Edward Smither, Ph.D.
Donnie Staggs, Ph.D.
Roger Starner, Ph.D.
Carl Sweatman, Ph.D.
Michelle Thomas, D.Min.
Dan Thompson, Ph.D.
Daniel Tomberlin, D.Min.
Daniel Tomberlin, Ph.D.
William Victor, Ph.D.
Brandon Walker, Ph.D.
James Wall, D.Min.
Steven Ware, Ph.D.
Janet Warren, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Webster, Ph.D.
Sara Wells, Ph.D.
Russell West