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Dr. Connie Erpelding, Board Chair
Director of Advancement
Prairie Lakes Church

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Wesley Seminary provides a graduate program that is equipping my church’s emerging leaders with theological degrees and contextualized ministry training. It is, indeed, an honor for me to serve on the Board of a seminary that is helping us reach my community and state. I am committed to prayerfully and practically supporting the efforts of Wesley Seminary in the preparation of Christian leaders engaging in missional ministry locally and globally.

Sharon Epps
COO & Director of Training, Kingdom Advisors
I’m honored to serve alongside of and to learn from other strong leaders to guide the future of Wesley Seminary. The Seminary has a distinct role in preparing God-honoring leaders for service with biblically-sound education and practical training.

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Estherlita F. Griffiths
Member, Central Canada District Board of Administration & National Board/Wesleyan Church in Canada
Senior IT Leader/Management Professional
Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
I am excited and honoured to serve on the Advisory Board at Wesley Seminary at IWU. Wesley Seminary continues to distinguish itself with the design and delivery of quality, yet accessible, academic programs. I am most passionate about the fact that it is known as a “Pastor’s seminary” that strives to equip women and men with practical, biblically-based, ministry training and culturally-relevant, spiritual experiences. This is essential for anyone who plans to lead effectively in our diverse communities and churches, and reach individuals globally for Christ.

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Rev. Alex Huskey
Pastor, New Bethany Church Of God In Christ
Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College Marion
I am honored to be a board member for Wesley Seminary in these uncertain times when leaders in ministry have accepted the call to move forward courageously. Wesley Seminary continues to provide current and emerging leaders with intentional structured development, preparing them for transformational ministry.

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Dr. Jon Kulaga
Indiana Wesleyan University

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Rev. Matt LeRoy
Teaching Pastor, Love Chapel Hill
Co-Director, The Circuit (Church Planting Collective)
Institutions often feel like barriers to movement. But Wesley Seminary is that rare breed of institution designed to fuel a movement. Built to adapt and innovate, WS is equipping pastors in the thick of their local context, at the grassroots and on the front lines.

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Rev. Christy Lipscomb 
Co-founder and Pastor, City Life Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan
I am excited to be part of these early days of Wesley Seminary, because I believe Wesley will provide superb theological training, loyalty to kingdom theology, and a unique commitment to accessible, practical ministry training.

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Rev. Johanna Rugh
Director of Spanish Ministry Education and Clergy Care
The Wesleyan Church

Being part of the Seminary's Advisory Board helps me support in different ways the wonderful work that the Seminary does. As an alumni, I was able to have a transformative experience by the teachings and inspiration from every professor and every class. The material for each class, helps today's pastor to serve in ministry and face the challenges that our church faces.

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Carl Shepherd
Chair of the Board of Directors
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, Indiana
In addition to serving on the seminary board, I have the privilege of chairing the board of trustees of Indiana Wesleyan University. IWU has envisioned and invested in the launch of this seminary, and we look forward to working together to see this vision of a revolutionary new way to prepare ministers reach its full potential.

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Rev. Dr. Janet Starks
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kingswood University

It is a privilege to serve on the Board of Wesley Seminary and to be a part of the ministry of preparing Christian leaders to serve locally and globally.