Emanuel D. Naydenov

Faculty Since 1998

Director of Masters Programs

Director of Extension and Affiliate Education

Associate Professor of Theology (Undergraduate)


Diploma in Biblical Studies, BBAL Logos, Bulgaria

MDiv, Bethel Seminary

PhD, Marquette University


Emanuel D. Naydenov heads the Office of Extension and Affiliated Education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is responsible for the Extension and Distance Education programs at TEDS as well as for fostering TEDS partnerships with significant parachurch organizations in the areas of graduate education and ministry training. Dr. Naydenov earned his PhD in Religious Studies from Marquette University in the area of Systematic Theology. His dissertation project was entitled: The Unsettled Church: The Search for Identity and Relevance in the Ecclesiologies of Nicholas Healy, Ephraim Radner, and Darrell Guder. He comes to Trinity after being involved in launching the first accredited seminary in the country of Bulgaria after the fall of Communism. He is a contributor to the Bulgarian Journal of Theology and other indigenous theological and educational projects. He is also a cofounder of the Roundtable for Distance Education, a forum comprised of elite seminaries leading the way in nontraditional theological education and a member of the American Academy of Religion. He is an ordained minister in the Free Church. The Naydenovs currently reside in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where the family attends Elmbrook Church.