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2017-09 Birgit Herppich

Birgit Herppich

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

Diploma of Higher Education, All Nations Christian College
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary


Birgit Herppich teaches missiology classes for Fuller and is a mentor with the Angelina Noble Center. She is the international membership department coordinator of WEC International. In this role she coordinates the preparation of new missionaries from many countries for cross-cultural ministries around the world. She was a missionary in Ghana for eight years, teaches leadership in various training contexts, and ministers locally in her home country Germany.


Dr. Herppich’s publications include Pitfalls of Trained Incapacity: The Unintended Effects of Integral Missionary Training in the Basel Mission on Its Early Work in Ghana (1828–1840) (2016); “Immigrant Communities in America—Objects of Mission or Missional Agents? The Case of the Church of Pentecost (Ghana) in Urban America” in Reaching the City: Reflections on Urban Mission for the Twenty-First Century (2012); and “Cultural Bias in Missionary Education: The Unintentional Dynamic of Trained Incapacity” in Transforming Teaching for Mission: Educational Theory and Practice: The 2014 Proceedings of the Association of Professors of Missions (2014).