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Mark Husbands is the Director of the Emmaus Scholars Program. As a Christian theologian, his teaching and research focuses upon dogmatics and "lived theology" - the intersection of Christian theology with ethics, prayer, integral mission, and world Christianity. Essential Christian claims continue to lead Dr. Husbands into a deep and lasting engagement with a morally untidy and increasingly post-Christian world. Theological reflection upon the world, with all of its wonder, ambiguity, beauty and suffering, is a task that he is privileged to share with his students as together they seek to become faithful hearers and servants of the Gospel. Karl Barth captures one of the best ways of understanding the theological vocation:

The theologian who labors without joy is not a theologian at all. Sulky faces, morose thoughts and boring ways of speaking are intolerable in this science...But we must know, of course, that it is only God who can keep us from it. (Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics II/1, p. 656).

He loves the music of U2, Mumford & Sons, Coldplay, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Marsalis, Bach's Goldberg Variations, and Arvo Part. His wife, Becky serves as the Children's Ministries Director at Pillar Church, together they have three children, Olivia, Elliott and Ethan.

We have a our First Assistant Director in Residence of the Emmaus Scholars Program!

We are blessed to have Sarah Kim Hoos (B.A. Taylor University, M.B.A. Keller Graduate School of Management) join the Emmaus Scholars Program in the capacity of Assistant Director in Residence of the Emmaus Scholars Program. Sarah is a gifted individual who brings to this position extensive global intercultural experience acquired, in part, from serving victims of the sex-slave trade in India and Nepal, providing care to orphans in Russia and Romania, participating in community centers for the poor in Lima, Peru, meeting former child victim soldiers in Sierra Leone West Africa, and engaging a homeless ministry in downtown Chicago. I am confident that Sarah will make a significant contribution to the Emmaus Scholars Program and will leave an exceedingly positive mark on the lives of Emmaus Scholars. She and her husband Jeff will join the Hope College community on August 1.