Brian Humphreys

Brian Humphreys

Visiting Assistant Professor

International Community Development


  • D.Min., George Fox University – in progress
  • M.A., Northwest University, 2009
  • B.S., Multnomah University, 2006


Brian Humphreys has been immersed in the field of international community development for the past 19 years. His current doctoral work in semiotics, church and culture, as well as his prior studies in international community development, intercultural work, and theology, have shaped his diverse practice in the field. After serving overseas in various capacities, including several years in the Dominican Republic running economic development and youth entrepreneurship projects, Brian and his wife Kristy returned to Tacoma, Washington. Brian now works locally in Tacoma in grassroots community engagement, leadership development, early childhood development advocacy, financial inclusion, and workforce development focusing on large-scale collaboration to address complex problems. 

Brian is passionate about the intersection of Christian peacemaking and the global challenge of economic inequality. His primary teaching interests lie in best practices for community development, the psychology of trust and listening, economic peacemaking, and social entrepreneurship. 


  • Community Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Fieldwork
  • Integrative Project

Recommended Reading

$2.00 a Day by Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Emotionally Healthy Discipleship by Peter Scazzero
Evicted by Matthew Esdmond
How the Poor Can Save Capitalism by John Hope Bryant
I Am a Follower by Leonard Sweet
Reading While Black by Esau McCaulley
The Sacred Overlap by J.R. Briggs
The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It by Robert Reich