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, Dr. Ronnie Hood. Together they have served in various Christian ministry venues. The Hoods have two teenagers and numerous minidachshunds. They serve as a family in Canyon Creek Baptist Church in Temple, where Dr. Ronnie Hood is senior pastor.