Frank Obeng Essien serves as the first resident minister for the UCC campus ministry. Prior to his appointment on October 18, 2015, Frank served the campus church as a minister when he was a student at the University from 2008–2012.
He holds a Master of Divinity from the Graduate School of Theology, Abilene Christian University, Texas, USA and is in the final stages of his Master of Biblical Studies at the Sunset International Bible Institute, USA.
His thesis was on the history of campus ministries affiliated with the Churches of Christ in Ghana. The study is the first critical historical/theological analysis of this context of ministry, bringing to light some of the challenges and potentials inherent in this area of ministry. He also presented some constructive ministry proposals to guide efforts in this viable ministry option.
Plans are advanced for his doctoral work in practical theology. His research areas of interest are spiritual growth, emotional intelligence and spirituality, youth/campus ministry, sex and sexuality and how they influence spiritual growth, and self-care in Ghanaian ministry context.
Frank, a son of an elder, is married to Millicent, an alumnus of the UCC campus church and they are blessed with three sons, Perez, Brady-Jon, and Nana Yaw.