Sioux Falls Seminary
I serve as President at Sioux Falls Seminary. My primary goal is simply to develop relationships, programs, partnerships, and integrated processes which equip the church to change the world.
I am passionate about the Church. It is God’s change-agent and theological education is simply part of what the Church should be doing. I serve at Sioux Falls Seminary because I believe we can positively impact the Church. In order for theological education to be relevant, accessible, and affordable, I believe we need to create very integrated systems which involve more than the work of a seminary.
Prior to serving at Sioux Falls, I served as Vice President of Advancement at Northern Seminary. I have also served as a District Director for the Boy Scouts of America, a senior pastor, youth pastor, worship leader, church camp director, database developer, and member of a church-planting team.
At home I serve as husband to Heather Henson and father to Lydia and Isaac. I love being with my family and serving alongside my wife in any ministry capacity possible. In my free time I love rock climbing, basketball, and pretty much anything that could be defined as a high-energy activity. I also love to learn new things and create new possibilities. It is my belief that there is almost always a better way to do anything. I strive to make new things happen on a daily basis and it keeps me quite engaged in an ongoing process of learning, doing, and reflecting.
In case you want to know what I have studied or where I have completed various parts of my education, here is some more information for you. I have a B.S. in Business Administration from William Jewell College with emphases in Leadership and Nonprofit Management. In addition, I pursued emphases in Music and Religion. They didn’t have an emphasis in Rock Climbing, but I am sure I would have been close to one of those as well. My MBA is from Benedictine University where I focused on the relationship between organizational development and integrated marketing (something I call Integrated Organizational Development). In addition, I am a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).