Anne-Marie Kool

Dr. Anne-Marie Kool is Professor of Missiology at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia, Associate Professor of Missiology at the Baptist Theological Academy in Budapest, Hungary, and Adjunct Faculty at the Bakke Graduate University, Dallas, TX.

Since 1987 she has served as a Dutch missionary to Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe, first unofficially affiliated with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students since 1993 as a missionary of the Reformed Mission League of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. As the Founding Director of the Protestant Institute for Mission Studies (1995), in 2006 continued as Central and Eastern European Institute for Mission Studies (CIMS) within the Károli Gáspár University in Budapest, and closed in 2012, she has gained extensive experience in developing theological coursework and programs in informal, non-formal and formal settings, including lifelong learning for pastors and church leaders. Since her appointment in 1998 as a full Professor of Missiology, she has been affiliated with several institutions of higher education, conducted teaching and research, and supervised Masters and doctoral students in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

She has extensive experience in a wide range of topics in missiology as well as in teaching at a variety of levels and brings expertise on subjects like missional leadership of the church in changing contexts, evangelism, urban mission, cross-cultural communication, World Christianity, and missiological challenges in post-communist Europe. In addition, she has supervised missiological internships and fieldwork and has organized a number of extracurricular activities for students, e.g. exposure trips for students to Serbia, Ukraine, Roma-ministries in Hungary, and urban ministries in Amsterdam (NL).