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Don Cheyney web 1000
Faculty, School of Divinity

Teaching at Cairn since 1999

Don Cheyney


  • EdD, Talbot School of Theology
  • MDiv, Western Seminary
  • BRE, Multnomah Bible College



Dr. Don Cheyney teaches pastoral and church ministries, as well as Bible classes.

During his time at Cairn, Dr. Cheyney has served in various leadership capacities, including director of the Pastoral Studies program, director of the Church Ministries program, and dean of the former School of Church and Community Ministries.

Prior to serving at Cairn, Dr. Cheyney spent 19 years as a pastor, serving three churches with Village Missions. While in seminary, he also served as a part-time associate pastor of Christian education.

Additional Information

Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Spiritual Formation & Discipleship
  • Church Leadership & Management
  • Ministry & Culture
  • Homiletics
  • Christian Education

Personal Interests:

  • Married to Jan since 1977 with 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren, all living nearby.
  • Enjoys shooting sports and Nordic walking