Charles Kaufmann

Chair, Social Science Department


Educational History

Degree Earned

MALS - 2001  (MA in Liberal Studies: Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, History)

BA - 1984  (Interdepartmental Major: Theology / Psychology; Minor: History)

AA - 1974   

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, IA

Central (Christian) College, McPherson, KS

Course Responsibilities

  • Psychology Courses
    • General Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
  • Sociology Courses
    • Principles of Sociology
    • Social Problems
    • Marriage and Family
    • World Problems
    • Sociological Theory (Directed Study)
  • History Courses
    • US History I
    • US History II
    • History of Minorities in the U.S.
    • Social History of the 1960s
    • History of the American Revolution
    • History of World War II
    • Kansas History
    • Historiography / Senior Seminar
  • EXCEL Courses (taught as adjunct in Central's adult degree-completion program)
    • History of Christianity
    • Social Problems and Their Impact on the Workplace
    • Adult Development and Life Assessment

Employment History

2001- present Professor - Central Christian CollegeMcPherson,KS
  Pastor - Golden Plains Free Methodist Church Newton, KS
  Chaplain - Newton Presbyterian Manor Newton, KS
  Pastor - Fairfield First Free Methodist Church Fairfield
  Pastor - Lief Erickson Park Free Methodist Church Sioux City, IA

Additional Responsibilities

  • Pastor - Disciples of Christ Church; Groveland, KS
  • Great Plains Conference Free Methodist Church - Secretary of Annual Conference

Past Involvement

  • Founding Board Member, Newton Christian High School
  • Founding Board Member and Instructor, Fairfield Christian School
  • Member, Central (Christian) College Board of Trustee


  • Bicycling (I ride a Burley recumbent and sometimes my Cannondale or Peugeot)
  • Sprint Triathlons (swim-bike-run)
  • Backpacking (17 trips in Colorado) Pic 1, Pic 2
  • George Winston and Kenny G music
  • Thinking about Go and then preaching
  • Attending Central's athletic and cultural evet
  • A first for me:
    • Summer 2007 - Sprint Triathlon
      • Swim: 400 Meters
      • Bike: 10.5 Kilometers
      • Run: 3.1 Kilometers
      • Time: Approximately 87 Minutes


Married - Lori (Gallogly) Kaufmann (ccc ‘74)
Five Children:   
July (Son-in-law Aaron Pulscher, Grandson Ezra, Granddaughter Elli, Granddaughter Lani)
Jerilyn (Son-in-law Rev. Dallas Burgeson)

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