Dr. Renate Viveen Hood
Dr. Renate Viveen Hood loves students. She teaches numerous New Testament courses, as well as courses in missions and intercultural studies, Greek, and biblical interpretation. Innovative teaching and research are among just a few of her many areas of interests. As a native from the Netherlands, she was formerly trained as a biotechnological engineer and has traveled extensively. Dr. Hood has taught on three continents and spent two years as a missionary in Indonesia. However, it was during her seminary training in New Orleans that she met her husband, Ronnie. Together they have served in various Christian ministry venues. The Hoods are passionate about their kids, their minidachshunds, and a new, modern worship gathering, "Resonate." They serve as a family in Canyon Creek Baptist Church, of which Resonate is an initiative, in Temple, where Dr. Ronnie Hood is head pastor.