Julie Reams, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation


Dr. Julie Reams has been involved with a church plant, Metro Church, in Alexandria for the past ten years that was planted by several Regent students, and now numbers 4,000 members. She is the pastor of spiritual formation, where she oversees discipleship, including small groups, pastoral care and prayer. She wrote the Growth Track curriculum, which includes spiritual growth classes (101- Spiritual Formation, 201- Purpose, 301- Freedom, and 401- Leadership) that take students through systematic discipleship in the context of the local church.

She has a B.A. in Communication and Christianity from Mercer University (including a study abroad program at Oxford University with a focus on the works of C.S. Lewis), an M.A. in Practical Theology and an M.A. in Human Services Counseling from Regent University. She received her Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership and Renewal from Regent University, with a concentration in Spiritual Formation. She wrote her dissertation on “Cultivating Intimacy with God in Postmodern Young Adult Women,” examining how the church can reach the next generation by returning to a focus on the spiritual disciplines and teaching young adults how to encounter God for themselves.

She has distinguished herself as an adjunct, with a specific focus on practical theology. She focuses on pastoral ministry, spiritual formation and Christian spirituality. She spent several years on the mission field with Youth with A Mission and has traveled to 31 countries, including leading biblical tours of Israel and retracing the footsteps of the Apostle Paul in Greece and Turkey. She has a passion for discipleship and helping equip the next generation of leaders with deep spiritual roots so they can walk in their God-given, Kingdom purpose.

Growth Track Discipleship Courses
101- Spiritual Formation
201- Purpose
301- Freedom
401- Leadership

“Spiritual and Pastoral Care” - Pastoral Care Training

“Cultivating Authentic Community” - Small Group Leader Training

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

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
Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life

Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4401 joseumi@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.