David Bryan is working on a PhD in Theological Studies with a concentration in New Testament. After completing an MDiv at TEDS (’06), he was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and served on a church planting team in Madrid, Spain, where he explored creative ways to engage the city’s university-age population with the gospel. Ministering in Spain affirmed for Dave that quality theological education is vital for the growth and strength of the church. Upon his return from Europe, he pursued an MTh (New Testament) at Luther Seminary before returning to TEDS to begin doctoral studies, which he hopes will allow him to help teach and shepherd future pastors at the seminary level. His research interests are currently focused on the kingdom of God in the Lukan writings, particularly the nature and rhetorical function of the kingdom in Luke’s passion narrative. Dave and his wife, Beth, have three children and live in Deerfield.