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Tara Rye

Dean of Women

Degree: Doctorate of Educational Ministry, D.Ed.Min.
Office: Student Development Office
Phone Number: (402) 449-2849

Professional Profile

Dr. Rye has a Doctorate of Educational Ministry and a master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Houston.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Rye teaches College Orientation and disciples female students one-on-one and through Bible studies on campus.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Rye's ministry and research focuses primarily on discipleship. She uses biblical narrative to make disciples through speaking engagements, writing, radio programs, and service at homeless shelters. Dr. Rye has spoken nationally and has a strong teaching and educational background. She has spoken and served on short-term international mission trips in five countries. Rye runs the nonprofit ministry Cultivating Hearts that has a radio ministry that reaches 120 countries.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Rye lives in Omaha with her husband Greg and two children. She calls herself a people collector, so you might be the next person she seeks to add to her collection. She loves to get to know people and watch them learn a new truth about themselves or God. The things that make her heart sing are reading, writing, and hanging out with her family, friends, and her many pets. And of course she loves watching a good movie … the sappy ones that make you laugh and cry!


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