Faculty Profile

Segbenon Mathieu Gnonhossou

Mathieu Gnonhossou

Assistant Professor of Theology

Email: gnonhossous@spu.edu
Office: Alexander & Adelaide Hall

Education: BA, Université d’Abomey-Calavi (2001); MA, Fresno Pacific University (2005); MA, Université d’Abomey-Calavi (2006); DMin, Asbury Theological Seminary (2008); PhD, University of Manchester (2018)

Dr. Gnonhossou (who goes by either Sègbégnon or Mathieu) comes to Seattle Pacific from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, where he was adjunct professor of African/African-American Studies. He received his PhD in Public Theology from The University of Manchester in England and his DMin from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has an upcoming publication, “Conversion as an Act of Reclamation: John and Charles Wesley’s Interactions with Two Enslaved West Africans,” and is an organizing pastor of All Nations United Methodist Church-African Ministries. Dr. Gnonhossou is fluent in the African languages of Goungbe, Fongbe, and Torigbe, as well as French and English. He says, “I see teaching primarily as an invitation to a relationship of discovery, reconsideration, deconstruction and reconstruction with an ultimate goal to add life-giving values to human existence.”