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Rev. Joel Palser


Rev. Joel Palser, Ph.D. served The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) for over 20 years. Originally, he came to Regent University as the Chaplain in 1993. Doctor Palser served as the CBN Chaplain and Vice President of Ministry Relations. As corporate Chaplain, he provided ministerial support to staff deployed both domestically and internationally. Joel’s prior positions as associate and senior pastor included OH, TX, VA, and WI. He has undergraduate degrees in Church Leadership from Southwestern University of Texas (’75); and a second Bachelor in Biblical Literature, summa cum laude, from Oral Roberts University (’89). His master's degree in Biblical Literature (’91) was also from ORU, with high honors. At Regent University (2005) he earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Leadership, with an emphasis in Divinity. His dissertation was a correlation study of clergy burnout and emotional intelligence. In addition to his role at CBN, he served as adjunct professor to Regent University Undergraduate Biblical Studies. Joel and his wife Rhonda, are both from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, but have lived in the Virginia Beach area since ’93. They have two married adult children, and many adored grandchildren.