Over the years, the IWU School of Theology and Ministry has prepared many leaders for service in the church. Our graduates include:
- Tom Armiger (1976), Wesleyan Church General Superintendent.
- Steve DeNeff (1981), Senior Pastor, College Wesleyan Church, Marion, Ind.
- Ryan Frank (1998), Executive Director of KidzMatter and Publisher of K! Magazine; Executive Director of Innovative Ministries, Awana Clubs International.
- Kevin Myers (1982), Senior Pastor, 12Stone Church, Atlanta, Ga., one of the fastest-growing churches in the United States.
- Wayne Schmidt (1979), Founder and Senior Pastor, Kentwood Community Church, Grand Rapids, Mich.; now Vice President of Wesley Seminary.
- Mark Wilson (1984), Senior Pastor, Hayward Wesleyan Church, Hayward, Wis.
- Dennis Jackson (1980), Former Senior Pastor, Spring Lake Wesleyan Church, Grand Rapids, Mich.; now Executive Director of Global Partners.
Our relationship with students is not limited to the four years they are on campus. IWU faculty continue to relate to graduates as advisers and mentors for a decade or more following graduation.We are proud of all our graduates - not just those who pastor "super churches" or become denominational administrators.
IWU graduates have recently accepted the following positions:
- Lynne Payne Howard
Elementary Children’s Director
12 Stone Church, Lawrenceville, GA (a church of 14,000)
- Rachel South
Hope Evangelical Free Church, Springfield, IL (a church of 1,000)
- Cady Schmidt
Trinity Bible Church, Cedar Falls, IA (a church of 400)
- Amber Davies
Bethel Church of the Nazarene, Bethel, OH (size unknown)