Adam Hoffman – Insight Pasadena Program Director
The Insight Pasadena Program Director oversees all aspects of the program, leads the core staff team, and serves as the primary discussion leader for the classroom.
Adam Hoffman has been on staff at Insight Pasadena since 2008 and been its Director since 2009. Adam and his wife, Melissa – “Team Hoffman” – have a vision for using the Insight Program as a vehicle for discipleship and mobilization of students for Kingdom participation. Team Hoffman takes a relational approach to the program with an “open-door” policy at the office as well as in their home. Previous to working with Insight Pasadena, the Hoffmans lived in North Carolina. There, Adam earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in both Psychology and Sociology. From 2004-2007, Team Hoffman coordinated Perspectives classes. Adam and Melissa were married in 2005 and have one daughter, Noriah, born July 2011.
Julie Langer – Administrative Assistant
The Pasadena Administrative Assistant, a core-staff member, is in charge of keeping records and coordinating with current and interested students. They assist in the classroom and monitor student’s progress.
Julie Langer is from Minnesota and serves in the Insight office utilizing her previous teaching, administrative, and organizational experience. Education has been her major area of training, involvement, and service. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Minnesota, and her Master of Organizational Leadership from Northwestern College.
At her home church in Saint Paul, Julie has served in the music, drama, women’s and children’s ministries, and assisted with the Perspectives course. Involvement in the church’s mission activities has allowed her to serve as a short-term missionary to the US Center for World Mission (1998-99); Tepic, Mexico (2002); Shimla, India (2009-10); and once again at the US Center for World Mission (2011-13).
Julie is passionate about her two children, six grandchildren, and her newly adopted kitten. In addition to organizing and setting up efficient systems that “flow,” she loves repurposing useless or unused items because it is so redemptive.
Andrew Parsons – Academic Assistant
The Academic Assistant, a core-staff member, helps lead and assess students in the Insight classroom.
Detailed biography to come.
Dick Scoggins - Mentor Coordinator
The Mentor Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the entire practicum/mentor program. He will provide training and tools for the mentors in their relationships with the students.
Dick and Cathy Scoggins are now residents of Southern California. Dick is Head of Leadership Development in Frontiers as well as a Senior Mentor for the Guild. Dick and Cathy continue to learn about house church planting in Networks as they train church planters in the UK and throughout the Muslim world. Dick and Cathy have planted a house church in High Wycombe, England where they live as well as started an Fellowship of Church Planters affiliated team of British church planters, called the SAS team. The SAS team has started three networks of house churches in the UK. The SAS team is committed to planting reproducing house church networks in the UK and other parts of Europe. The team is also extending its work to South Africa as well as several European countries. In total, Dick and Cathy have served 10 years with immigrant communities of Rhode Island and 15 years in England with starting house church planting teams and training church planting teams with Frontiers in the Muslim world. His website is http://www.dickscoggins.com
Yalin Xin – Professor of Record
The Professor of Record is responsible for overseeing the grading process and verifies the student’s academic work. Most of the interaction with the Professor of Record will be indirect as students primarily receive grading comments from him. However, he is in Pasadena and will make himself available by request.
Yalin Xin is an associate professor of Intercultural Studies at William Carey International University, senior editor for William Carey International Development Journal, and a research fellow with the Center for the Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements. He earned his Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, specializing in behavior sciences and mission history, theology and practice, with a special interest in Christian renewal and revitalization movements.