Category : POTW

Pastor of the Week: John Freed

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By: Heather Cox — Reverend John Freed graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2003, after majoring in Christian Ministries. Freed then went on to obtain his Masters Degree in Christian Leadership through Wesley Seminary, graduating in 2008. Today, Freed is the lead pastor of Waterline Church located in Fishers, Indiana, which he also founded along

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Pastor of the Week: Dwight Elliott

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By: Heather Cox — Dwight Clark Elliott graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with his B.A. in General Studies with a focus on Biblical Studies in 2013. Today, Elliott is the Senior Pastor at Amboy Friend’s Church in Amboy, Indiana. Elliott said that Indiana Wesleyan University greatly influenced his future. He said IWU helped him focus

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Pastor of the Week: Steve DeWitt

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By: Dezaray Barr — Steven DeWitt is the Senior Pastor at Bethel Church in Indiana. DeWitt believes that the calling he received into ministry is affirmed in small ways. He said, “The best is way is when one of my people affirm the impact my ministry to them has had over the years. I also think

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Pastor of the Week: Matthew Schwarzentraub

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By: Dezaray Barr —   Matthew Schwarzentraub, the Connections Pastor at Croswell Wesleyan Church in Croswell Michigan, graduated from IWU in 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in Christian Ministries and Biblical Literature. He graduated just this last year from Wesley Seminary with his masters of divinity from IWU as well. Schwarzentraub has been a pastor of Croswell

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Aaron Gross: Pastor of the Week

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By: Heather Cox — Rev. Aaron Gross graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2012. He became an adjunct faculty for Wesley Seminary in the fall of 2012 teaching a spiritual formation class for pastors. In addition, Gross is going

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Pastor of the Week – Rev. Joe Jackson

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– By Rev. Rick Carder A Savanna is a grassy plain in a tropical or subtropical region, with few frees.  This statement was the vision seemingly given to Jennifer sometime before they were even considering Church Planting.  “I had a crazy dream that we had a third daughter and her name was Savanna,” Jennifer announced

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Pastor of the Week: Dr. Dave Holdren

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By Rick E. Carder, Director of Alumni and Church Engagement — It was in mid-80’s that I first became acquainted with Dave who was speaking at an event that students of Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University). I was immediately impressed by his personal interest he took in speaking with me. His reputation as a

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Pastor of the Week: Chris Conrad

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By: Heather Cox — Chris Conrad graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1988 and from there earned his MA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009. In addition, Conrad is currently in Indiana Wesleyan’s DOL program to earn his PhD. On top of studying at IWU, Conrad is also the District Superintendent for the West

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Pastor of the Week: John Wickstrom

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By: Heather Cox — Rev. John W. Wickstrom III graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2004 with a B.S. in Youth Ministry. Wickstrom credits his years at IWU as some of the greatest and most formative years of his life and ministry. Reflecting back on his time as a student, Wickstrom had quite a few

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Don Corder: Pastor of the Week

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By: Heather Cox — Don Corder graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1991, after attending the University for his MBA. While working toward his MBA, Corder was also working for General Motors. Following graduation he went into business until 2000, when he experienced what he described as a burning bush moment, and began working in

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