Dr. Lynn Shmidt came to Asbury University in 2008, having "cut his teeth" in college teaching at a sister institution in Ohio. He has earned degrees from Olivet Nazarene University (B.A.) and Asbury Theological Seminary (M.A. and D.Miss.).
For 18 years, Dr. Shmidt and his wife (Sherry) served as missionaries in Botswana and South Africa. His assignments included various leadership roles in planting churches, developing and training leaders, and as superintendent for the mission district.
At Asbury, Dr. Shmidt is putting his mark on a strong missions program, strengthening the internship process, increasing the focus on theology of missions, and mentoring students as they prepare for cross-cultural ministry.