Candidate Biography
 

    The Rev. Wesley S. K. Daniel



    Des Moines, IA


       
    Education and Honors:
  • Fuller Theological Seminary; Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Growth, 1995;
  • Asbury Theological Seminary, Master of Theology in Missiology, 1987;
  • Asbury Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, 1986;
  • Iowa Wesleyan College, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion, 1983;
  • University of Southern California, 1979-1980
  • Ministry:
  • Dean of Bishop’’s Appointive Cabinet, Iowa Annual Conference, 2007 to present;
  • Conference Superintendent, Central District, Iowa Annual Conference, 2004 to present;
  • Director, Evangelism and International Church Development, General Board of Discipleship, 2003-2004;
  • Director, Evangelism Ministries, General Board of Discipleship, 1999-2003;
  • Lead Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church, Spencer, Iowa, 1996-1999;
  • Associate Council Director (Evangelism and Congregational Development), Iowa Annual Conference, 1990-1996; Associate Pastor, Calvary United Methodist Church, Ames, Iowa, 1987-1990;
  • Pastor, Brethren Church, Libertyville, Iowa 1981-1983
  • Membership:
    Iowa Conference
    Council Member, World Methodist Council, 2006-2011
    Member, Curriculum Resource Committee, General Board of Discipleship and United Methodist Publishing House, United Methodist Church, 2005 to present
    Member, The Joint Committee of General Board of Global Ministries and General Board of Discipleship, 1999-2004
    Other:
  • Cabinet Representative to Board of Global Ministries, Iowa Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, 2005-2007
  • Co-Founded Children’s Orphanage for victims of Tsunami, Sri Lanka, 2005
  • Cabinet Representative to Board of Ordained Ministry and the Joint Committee of Board of Ordained Ministry, Iowa Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, 2004 - present
  • Cabinet Representative to Christian Unity and Inter-Religious Concerns, Iowa Annual Conference, United Methodist Church. 2004-2006
  • Tsunami Re-Development Efforts with The Methodist Church of Sri Lanka, 2004-present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Course of Study, 2003-2004
  • General Secretary’s Cabinet, General Board of Discipleship, United Methodist Church, 2003, 2004
  • Consultant to Large Membership Church Initiative, General Board of Discipleship, 2000-2004
  • Consultant to First-time Senior Pastor Initiative, General Board of Discipleship, 2000-2004
  • Church Development Consultant to Annual Conferences (USA) and Regional Conferences (International), 1999-2004
  • Consultant to Council on Evangelism, General Board of Discipleship, 1999-2004
  • Consultant to The National Association of United Methodist Evangelists, 1999-2004
  • Trustee (Ex-Officio), Foundation for Evangelism, 1999-2004
  • Team Leader, Board of Ordained Ministry, Iowa Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, 1996-1999
  • Consultant to Evangelism, Worship, Spiritual Formation, Stewardship, Congregational Development, United Methodist Men, Hispanic Ministries, Board of Laity, Board of Global Ministries, Iowa Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, 1990-1996
  • National Disciple Training Leader, United Methodist Publishing House, 1996-1998
  • New Church Start in Uthangari, India, 1986-1988
  • Peace and Justice Ministries (Refugee and Immigration Reform), India, 1987-1988
  • Global Ministry Experiences in India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cameroon, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Sweden, Denmark and England, 1982 to present

    PUBLICATIONS:
  • Understanding My Faith Journey With Christ, Discipleship Resources, 2006
  • An Overview of the Biblical Foundations for New Church Development, Congregational Development Manual, General Board of Discipleship, 2004.
  • Offering Christ Today, On-line Version, Editor and Contributor, General Board of Discipleship, 2002-2004. Offering Christ Today, Editor and Contributor, General Board of Discipleship, 2000-2004.
  • Pastors of Growing Churches are Servant Leaders, Offering Christ Today, March 2004.
  • Back to our Basics: Recapturing Principles Espoused by John Wesley,
  • Offering Christ Today, January 2003.
  • The Source and Power for the Task of Evangelization, Growth and Renewal, Offering Christ Today, January 2002. The Nature and Mission of the Church, Offering Christ Today, November 2002.
  • Breaking Barriers for Growth, Offering Christ Today, Summer 2001.
  • Authored and developed the Iowa School for Lay Ministry Curriculum (Currently used by the Iowa Annual Conference), 1993.
  • Give Them to Eat, Peniel, Re-Creation Ministries, 1990

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    http://www.wesleyskdaniel.com/nominee.html
  • Office:
    CENTRAL DISTRICT
    604 8th Street SW
    Altoona, IA 50009-2301
    Phone: (515) 967-7639
    Fax: (515) 957-3152
    Email: wes.daniel@iaumc.org
    Endorsed by:
    Commission on Religion and Race, Iowa Annual Conference, 03.15.2008
    General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation, Iowa Annual Conference, 04.05.2008

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