Person

Dave Higle

Director, Clergy Development

higled@wesleyan.org

317-774-3906

I am originally from Hyde Park, NY, and came to know Christ as a 10-year old during special meetings in our downtown church. However, majoring in Physical Education at Houghton College exposed me to Wesleyan summer youth camps. It was through those experiences with youth that God called me to vocational ministry in The Wesleyan Church, and the Atlantic District in New Brunswick, Canada.

During the course of my career, I have been privileged to serve in multiple ways. I served at Kingswood University for a number of years teaching bible and theology, and later as Dean of Christian Formation. I have pastored in both United Methodist and Wesleyan churches, for several years was an academic administrator and also worked in Local Church Education as a theological editor. I am currently very excited to serve as Director of Clergy Development at the Wesleyan World Headquarters. Helping clergy to flourish is paramount for a healthy church!

I am married to Jane, librarian and archivist for The Wesleyan Church. We have one daughter, Carolyn, who lives in Toronto. I enjoy outdoor adventure including cycling, hiking, and bird watching.

Education:

B. Sc. Houghton College (physical education)

M. Div. Asbury Theological Seminary

Th. M. Princeton Theological Seminary

Ph.D. Walden University

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Director, Desarrollo Clero

higled@wesleyan.org

317-774-3906

Originalmente, soy de Hyde Park, NY, yllegué a conocer a Cristo cuando tenía 10 años durante las reuniones especialesen nuestra iglesia del centro. Pero, con especialización en educación física meexpusé a los campamentos juveniles wesleyanos del verano. A través de estasexperiencias con jóvenes es que Dios me llamó al ministerio vocacional en LaIglesia Wesleyana, y el Distrito Atlantico en New Brunswick, Canadá.

Durante el transcurso de mi carrera, hetenido el privilegio de servir en múltiples formas. Serví en KingswoodUniversity por unos años enseñando la Biblia y teología, y después como elDecano de La Formación Cristiana. He pastoreado en ambas iglesias metodistas yen iglesias wesleyanas, por unos años como un administrador académico y tambiéntrabajé en Educación de la Iglesia Local como un editor teológico. Ahora, estoymuy emocionado de servir como el Director de Desarrollo Clero en La SedeMundial Wesleyana. ¡El ayudar al clero es de suma importanciapara una iglesia sana y nos ayuda florecer!

Estoy casado con Jane, bibliotecaria yarchivera para La Iglesia Wesleyana. Tenemos una hija, Carolyn, quien vive enToronto. Disfruto el aire libre incluyendo en la aventura ciclismo, subiendomontanas, y observando los pájaros.

Educación:

B. Sc. Houghton College (educación física)

M. Div. Asbury Theological Seminary

Th. M. Princeton Theological Seminary

Ph.D. Walden University