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Dennis Whalen

Dennis Whalen

I challenge our staff to do all that they do with this end goal in mind—to help the Church become the best prepared, most beautifully adorned Bride she can be in anticipation of Christ’s return.

Dennis currently serves as vice president for Development, giving oversight to the C&MA’s Communications, Marketing, and Funding teams.

Dennis’ passion is to help prepare Christ’s Bride, the Church, for His return. “I challenge my staff to do all that they do with this end goal in mind,” he says. “In whatever job they perform—whether in the area of video, Web design, Alliance Life, editorial, marketing, or funding—our goal is to help the Church become the best prepared, most beautifully adorned Bride she can be in anticipation of Christ’s return.”

To help equip the local church, the C&MA’s Development area of ministry produces resources that:

  1. help people understand what it means to be “Alliance”
  2. respond to the needs of our workers and supporting constituency
  3. present opportunities for deeper levels of ministry involvement

—all in support of the C&MA vision to know Jesus Christ as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King; and to complete His Great Commission.

Dennis graduated from Nyack College with a degree in sociology in 1977. He then attended Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) where he graduated with a master’s degree in divinity in 1983. Dennis had planned to serve overseas as a missionary until a sudden and severe illness overtook him and nearly stole his life. He attributes surviving that ordeal with God’s immense mercy and grace, as well as the fervent prayers of Alliance people worldwide.

Dennis has served on staff at Alliance churches in Toccoa, Georgia; and New City, New York. He has since served as the director for Church and Alumni Relations and director of Admissions at Nyack College; as vice president of Church Relations at World Relief; and as vice president for Development with The Orchard Foundation.

Dennis and his wife Patty attend ClayHouse Alliance Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have three grown children.

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