School of Ministry

School of Ministry

The Cedar Park School of Ministry is an exciting opportunity for those who desire to be equipped and prepared to pursue the ministry that God is calling them to. We offer both an accredited and a non-accredited program in order to meet the academic needs of a variety of students.

Our director, Pastor Tim Olson, has been an Ordained Assemblies of God Minister for 40 years. He holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries from Northwest University and an M.A. in Bible and Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Our goal is to raise up the next generation of church leaders who will impact our world, nation, and community with the good news of Jesus Christ. We will accomplish this by imparting sound biblical teaching along with “hands-on” ministry experience in the context of the local church. Whether you are sensing God’s call into full-time ministry or simply wanting a life-giving environment to seek God’s will for your future, Cedar Park School of ministry is the place for you.

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Application and registration deadline • March 10th


Application and registration deadline • March 10th

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APPLY to join CP School of Ministry 

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Cedar Park School of Ministry

Weekly Class Schedule

Spring Term 2024

Classes begin the week of March 25, 2024, and end the week of May 20, 2024
Mid-term Class Break - April 22-26

1 = 1st year students, 2 = 2nd year students


  • 1:30pm        BIB 215 Romans: Justification by Faith (2)
    Instructor:  Pastor Tim Olson                           
  • 6:00pm       Leadership Development (1 & 2)
    Instructor:  Pastor Tim Olson/Staff


  • 9:00am       CP Staff Prayer
    Led by:        Pastor Jay Smith/Staff
  • 1:30pm        THE 152 Assemblies of God History, Missions, and Governance (1)
    Instructor:  Pastor Tim Olson


  • 10:00am      THE 245 Eschatology: A Study of Things to Come (2)
    Instructor:  Pastor CJ Whitcoe
  • 1:30pm        MIN 171 A Spirit-Empowered Church: An Acts 2 Ministry Model (1)
    Instructor:  Pastor Tim Olson


  • 10:00am      Ministerial Internship (1st 4 wks: Beginning, 2nd 4 wks: Intermediate)
    Instructor:  Pastor Brandon Jones
  • 6:00pm       MIN 281 Conflict Management for Church Leaders (2)
    Instructor:  Rev. Ryan Porter
  • 5:00pm       THE 211 Introduction to Theology  (1)   
    Instructor:  Dr. Sara Boyd

Important: MIN 191 Beginning Ministerial Internship for first-year students and MIN 291 Intermediate Ministerial Internship for second-year students must be completed during one term of your choice. There is no classroom or instructor for this class. BIWeekly meetings are scheduled by the student with a mentor.



CJ is married to Nicole Witkoe and they have 4 children. He and his wife grew up doing short-term missions around the world including Mongolia and Kazakhstan. He has served in the Northwest Ministry Network as a credentialed minister for 10 years.  He has pastored in youth ministry, kids ministry, church planting, and lead pastoring. He is the planter and leader of Wonder Church in Redmond, WA.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and Biblical Studies from Northwest University and a Masters in Leadership Studies. CJ and Nicole love vacationing with their kids on the beach of the Oregon coast.  Every Friday night you will find them at home with their kids starting their sabbath with pizza and movie night. They love their God, family, and friends deeply.


Ryan Porter is originally from Southern California and relocated to the Northwest at the end of 2010. He has held finance leadership roles at large public companies for more than 15 years. He served for 3 years as the Executive Pastor at Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell, WA. Mr. Porter currently serves as a Credential Coach on the National One Team for the Foursquare Church and is Chief Financial Officer and leads Business Operations at Northwest University. Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is an Ordained Minister with the Foursquare Church. He has been married for 22 years and has three children. Mr. Porter and his family attend and volunteer regularly at Cedar Park Church.


Sara holds a Masters in Christian Apologetics from Biola University and a Doctorate of Ministry in Theology and Apologetics from Liberty University. She is the Department Head and Campus Pastor for Cedar Park Christian School in Bothell. Sara has been a Professor for the Caribbean School of Theology and she also teaches regularly at various churches throughout the area. She's a fan of sunny PNW days filled with rich coffee, deep conversations, and walks with her dogs as well as game nights with friends.


Brandon is married to his wife, Elaine, and they have three kids. Together, they are planting Vivid Church in Monroe, WA in the Fall of 2024. He has been actively involved in ministry for over two decades. Brandon has a BS in Business Management as well as a diverse background that spans from serving on boards of churches and non-profits to fulfilling roles as a janitorial staff member all the way up to lead pastor. Brandon embodies adaptability and perseverance. This journey has cultivated a deep understanding of organizational dynamics, leadership, and community engagement. Beyond the realm of academia and ministry, Brandon finds joy in pursuits of physical fitness, disc golf, golf, and almost any game or sport. This multifaceted approach to life reflects a commitment to balance and holistic well-being.