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Mathilde Frey

(BA, Seminar Marienhoehe, Darmstadt, Germany; PhD, Andrews University)

Mathilde Frey comes to Walla Walla University with a European background.  She grew up in communist Romania where she attended elementary and high school, and graduated with the Baccalaureate.  In 1984, she immigrated to West Germany, studied Theology in Austria and Germany, and served as a pastor in the South German Conference for five years.  In 2003, she moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan, and earned a PhD in Old Testament from Andrews University.  Her dissertation is titled, The Sabbath in the Pentateuch: An Exegetical and Theological Study.

In 2008, Mathilde received a call to teach Old Testament and Hebrew Language at the Adventist Internationa Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines, a graduate level school conferring master and doctoral degrees in Theology, Education, Business, and Public Health.  In addition to teaching in the Biblical Studies Department, Mathilde was the editor of the Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary (JAAS) and the chair of the Master of Arts Theology Program until she moved across the globe to the Walla Walla Valley in 2014.

Mathilde's academic interest is focused on close reading of the Hebrew Bible.  She has written articles and book chapters on the Sabbath, has authored the Deuteronomy commentary for the Andrews Study Bible, and is currently writing a commentary on the book of Judges for the Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary.  Her international experience combined with pastoral ministry and academic work enriches her teaching in the classroom and her other contributions to the Walla Walla University campus.

In 1990, Mathilde married Marcus H. Frey, currently an Advancement Officer in the Alumni and Advancement Department at Walla Walla University.  They have two daughters, Delia Sarah and Eva Chiara.


Office:Administration Building School of Theology Rm 316

By Appointment
Phone:Office (509) 527-2379
Theology Dept (509) 527-2194




Classes this Quarter:

RELB 312  Daniel & Jeremiah
HONR 281  The Bible & Its Environments 
HONR 498  Honors Seminar: Faith, Learning
Last update on May 1, 2018