Dr. Wayne Schmidt Named General Superintendent of Wesleyan Church

Congratulations are extended to Dr. Wayne Schmidt upon his election as the General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church. The election took place Monday, June 6, 2016 at the General Conference of the Wesleyan Church. Dr. Schmidt is an outstanding leader, and well equipped for this new role. Our prayerful support and best wishes are extended to Wayne and Jan as they begin this next chapter in their service to Christ and the church.

It is with profound appreciation and gratitude that the Indiana Wesleyan University Community will say farewell to Dr. Schmidt, who has served as Vice President for Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University since its founding in 2009. With his leadership, the Seminary has developed quality programs and faculty that serve over 500 students in 34 states and 11 different countries. The foundation and legacy developed by Dr. Schmidt is one that we will continue to build upon.

An interim Vice President will be appointed to provide leadership until the Seminary Board has opportunity to conduct a search for a new Vice President. The Seminary has a strong administrative team and faculty who are very capable and will provide the support needed during this time of transition.

Please join together with the IWU community as we ask God’s blessings for General Superintendent Schmidt, and seek guidance in our search for a new leader for the Seminary.

David Wright, Ph.D.


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