Faculty Profile

Edward Shigley

Associate Professor

Religious and Ministerial Studies


Eddy Shigley is the Director of the Kern Mentoring Program at Indiana Wesleyan University. The Kern Program is the pastoral training model of the future. It combines a unique design of mentoring, spiritual formation, leadership development, and practical ministry experience with some of the foremost leaders, pastors, and thinkers of our era. The result is a program that helps students become successful pastors for the long haul.

Eddy is also the Men’s and Women's Tennis Coach at Indiana Wesleyan University. IWU women's tennis is one of the most respected programs in the country. They currently have won the Crossroads League Championship 25 years in a row. They are the only team to have qualified for the NAIA National Tournament every year, since the inception of the team format in 2000. They have made it to the Elite 8, two years in a row. This is the first year for Coach Shigley to lead the men’s team. They are hoping to break a few records of their own this year!

Eddy is the founder and President of Doulos Leadership Group, Inc. Doulos Leadership is a speaking, consulting, and coaching ministry to Christian organizations. Since its inception in 2007, Doulos Leadership has had privilege of serving some of the foremost pastors, churches, camps, and para-church organizations in the country.

Eddy over 30 years of ministry experience in various churches, camps, and Christian Universities. Eddy has had the privilege of speaking at a variety of churches, conferences, camps, universities, retreats, revival meetings, and conventions in the United States and around the world. Eddy is committed to proclaiming the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, to motivate and challenge all people to submit their lives to the Lordship of Christ, and to train and develop leaders to impact the world for the Kingdom of God.

Eddy is happily married to Esther for 28+ years. God has blessed them with seven children, ages 14-24. They enjoy teaching and training their children to love Jesus. As a result of this passion, Eddy and Esther speak at marriage and parenting conferences around the world.

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Church and Organizational Leadership
  • Executive Coaching
  • Strategic Leadership and Leadership Theory
  • Biblical Marriage and Parenting
  • Coaching Tennis

Regent University, 2012


University of Texas at Tyler, 2000


Indiana Wesleyan University, 1988