Founding Professor

At IWU we have a passion to see our graduate programs prepare ministers to be world-changers by empowering them to make disciples of Jesus Christ, to teach the foundations of truth on which the church stands, & exemplify a Christian lifestyle.

Dr. Bob Whitesel, founding professor of Wesley Seminary and former Professor of Missional Leadership at IWU

Courses previously written & taught… 

Founders of Wesley Sem.

Founders of Wesley Sem.

  • MIN 800-801: Doctor of Ministry Project Mentoring
  • LEAD 711 to 716: Doctor of Ministry Leadership Seminars
  • LEAD 600: Church Leadership
  • LEAD 560: Staying Power: Leading a Church Through Change
  • LEAD 545: Strategic Leadership & Management
  • LEAD 540: Non-Profit Management
  • MISS 600: Missional Leadership
  • MIN 597: Learning from Missional Innovators (LMI)
  • MIN 550: Emerging Trends in Missional Church Growth
  • CONG 520: How To Build a Multi-Generational Ministry
  • CONG 540: Congregational Relationships


B.S. in Psychology, 1973, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN

M. Div., 1977, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

D.Min. in Evangelism & Church Growth, 1989, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Ph.D. in Church Change & Growth, 2009, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA



Designer of the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program at Wesley Seminary at IWU…

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Whitesel DMIN Guest Speakers