Category : POTW

Pastor of the Week: Kevin Stirratt

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By: Dezaray Barr — Kevin Stirratt is currently the Lead Pastor of Common Ground Church of the Nazarene in Decatur, Indiana. He received his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2004. “My MBA from Indiana Wesleyan revolutionized my ministry,” Stirratt said. “I had been trained in theology and then asked to lead the operations of a non-profit: the

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Pastor of the Week: Angulus Wilson

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By: Dezaray Barr — Dr. Angulus D. Wilson, born and raised in Los Angeles, was once a gang member. At just the young age of 12, Wilson had a record that included drug use, robbery, violence, and drive by shootings. In 1979, Wilson came into contact with an itinerant evangelistic ministry while he was in a

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Pastor of the Week: Craig Coe

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By: Dezaray Barr — Craig Coe is the Pastor of Coulee Life Church in Onalaska, Wisconsin. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries and a minor in Church Music. From 2002 to 2004 and again from 2013 to 2015, Coe worked in the IWU Admissions Office as an Admissions

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Pastor of the Week: Rick Weesner

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By: Emily Lehner — Rick Weesner is the pastor at Garrison Hills Wesleyan in Battle Creek, Michigan, a small church with a close-knit group of attendees. On top of his work as a pastor, Weesner runs an adoption ministry and is actively involved in the Wesleyan Church Campus Challenge scholarship program. Weesner felt his call

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Pastor of the Week: Dale Munsell

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By: Dezaray Barr — Dale Munsell attended Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University) in 1983 to work toward a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries. He spent some time studying in the FLAME program of the Wesleyan Church. He was ordained by the Wesleyan Church in August of 2005 and now serves as the Pastor of

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Pastor of the Week: Matt Carder

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By: Dezaray Barr — Matt Carder graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2002 with a degree in Christian Ministries. He is currently is the lead and founding pastor of Commonway Church in Muncie, Indiana. Carder’s time at IWU was truly valuable to him and has heavily impacted his future. “My time at IWU really helped prepare

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Pastor of the Week: Dan Berry

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By: Emily Lehner — Dr. Dan Berry is the District Superintendent for the South Coastal District of the Wesleyan Church. Before his position as District Superintendent, Berry served as a pastor in different churches in Pennsylvania, as the District Superintendent for the New England region of the Wesleyan Church and at a church in Warsaw, Indiana.

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Kent Bjurstrom: Pastor of the Week

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By: Emily Lehner — Kent Bjurstrom is the Pastor of Student Ministries at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. He graduated from IWU in the Spring of 2005 with bachelors’ degrees in Business Administration and Communications (Public Relations). His decision to attend Indiana Wesleyan was effortless. He stated, “There was really no other place I wanted

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Alex Falder and Relational Evangelism (Pastor of the Week)

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By: Emily Lehner — Alex Falder graduated from Lakeview Christian High School, and although it was a tough decision between Indiana Wesleyan and Taylor University, Falder chose Taylor University. His call to ministry goes back farther than college. Falder’s youth pastor was Charlie Alcock. Falder said, “My call to ministry was really felt during my

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Jeff Luedtke and The Branch (Pastor of the Week)

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By: Emily Lehner — Jeff Luedtke is the Lead Pastor at Fairmount Wesleyan Church in Fairmount, Indiana. He is a 1996 Indiana Wesleyan graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries, and a 2008 graduate with a master’s degree in Ministry with a Leadership emphasis. He stated, “My time at Indiana Wesleyan influenced everything about

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