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Scott Carroll, Ph.D.

Scott is a leading specialist on the history of the Bible and is a founder of Inspired Exhibit. He holds a MA in ecclesiastical history from Trinity International University and a Ph.D. in ancient studies from Miami University. Scott specializes in the study of classical and biblical papyri and manuscripts and has identified and prepared for publication numerous ancient and medieval manuscripts. Over the last three decades he has held teaching and research positions at a number of universities including Cornerstone University, Gordon College, Baylor University and a consortium of universities in Kenya and Nigeria. Scott directed an excavation of the earliest known unoccupied Egyptian monastic site and has authored or co-authored seven books and numerous articles, most relating to the history of the Bible.

Prior to founding Inspired Exhibit Scott had the privilege of directing two of the largest private collections of biblically-related manuscripts and rare books in the world. During this time he directed collaborative research and exhibits in a number of locations, including with the British Library and the Vatican Library.

In addition to his work with Inspired Exhibit, Scott serves as Director and Sr. Research Scholar at Manuscript Research Group, a US-based research center that analyzes manuscripts, maintains databases, directs collaborative research, sponsors lectures and workshops, and works closely with numerous universities around the world.

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David Addington
Chief Operating Officer

David has a passion for seeing God’s Word inspire people and change lives. He has served with the Inspired ministry since its inception and his role includes resource development, building strategic partnerships and laying the groundwork for future global exhibits. David holds a BA in ancient history from the University of Minnesota and a M.Div. degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Marjorie are blessed with five grown daughters and eight grandchildren.

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Denise Carroll
managing director

Denise manages many of the business and logistical operations at Inspired. Her passion for the vision and mission of Inspired led her to become a founder of the Inspired ministry. Her educational background includes studies both at the University of Toledo and Tennessee Temple University, with a focus on law. Her gifts in navigating the complexities of legal issues served her well throughout her years in the law department of a Fortune 500 company. Her joy is found in her family of four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren.

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Chelsea Ferwerda
Exhibit Curator

Chelsea has served with Inspired Exhibit since its inception. Her love for antiquities and ancient history led her to pursue a BA in history from Cornerstone University and a MA in museum studies from Baylor University. Additional academic work was completed at Oxford University. She is an accomplished Hebrew scroll researcher and serves as the curator for Inspired. Her work and studies have taken her to many places including Jordan, Greece and Israel.

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Brian Tice
Research Scholar

Brian is a Hebrew and Judaica research scholar at Inspired Exhibit. He coordinates the analyses of Hebrew manuscripts and collaborative research projects and supports the education and outreach initiatives of the exhibits. He is an accomplished cantor and has also authored several books on Jewish history and tradition.


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Christopher Young
Research Assistant

Chris has been an integral part of the Inspired ministry since its inception. His commitment to excellence and passion for the vision of Inspired is evident in all that he does. He plays a key role in the setup and onsite educational initiatives of global exhibits. Between exhibits Chris performs historical research, manuscripts analysis and supports other key initiatives. Chris acquired his BA from Ohio State University and his M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.

Dale Stradinger

Dale Stradinger
Creative Design

Dale’s great love for God’s written Word, paired with his creative design gifts have made him an integral part of the Inspired team since the beginning. His gifted eye brings a unifying look and feel to the many exhibit elements, including brochures, flyers, catalogues, books, banners and other exhibit publications. Dale has a BA in graphic design from South Dakota State University and has worked as a designer/illustrator for nationally known companies and advertising agencies. He and his wife Lisa have three children and two grandchildren.

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Grant Morgan
Business Manager

Grant joined the Inspired Exhibit early in 2018, primarily serving in the roles of logistical support and business management. He holds a BA in history from the University of Michigan and for the last ten years has worked professionally in the appraisal of valuable items. He and his business management experience are welcomed additions to the Inspired team.

John Sliffe


John holds a Masters in Theology from Oral Roberts University and plays a key role on our academic team. He is a specialist in the history and workings of the first printing press in the West, invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1455. John travels with Inspired Exhibitions, providing exhibition visitors the interactive experience of operating the Gutenberg press, printing their own page of the Bible.



Mirya is a specialist in Ancient Russian History and a professor at St. Petersburg Christian University in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her Ph.D. is in Evangelical History from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In addition to her academic role, Mirya has played a key role in editing several exhibition publications and translating them into the Russian language.


Julia Christianson
Editor, Educational Consultant

Julia is a writer and editor with a passion for God's Word. Her experience as an English teacher at a Chinese university sparked her fascination with clear and simple communication of concepts, and the way that the written word influences people's lives. She has a BA from the University of Minnesota and a TEFL certificate from Wheaton. Her current work is as interesting as it is varied, with new challenges bringing new skills, delight, and insight. She has been all in on her work with Inspired, with the goal of showing how significant and wonderful the impact of Scripture has been through the ages. She lives in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota.