Crown College Announces New President



ST. BONIFACIUS, Minn. — The Board of Directors of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) has approved the appointment of Dr. David Joel Wiggins as the next president of Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. Dr. Wiggins—a veteran in entrepreneurial networks and funding, business consulting, higher education, and ministry—begins his four-year term on July 1, 2013.

With doctorate degrees in communication studies as well as in ministry, Dr. Wiggins taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Texas at Austin and in the LeTourneau University MBA extension program, also in Austin. Ordained in the C&MA, Wiggins served in Alliance ministry for 16 years, pastoring churches in Illinois, Virginia, and Nebraska as well as serving on district church growth committees.

In 1996 Wiggins joined the staff of Austin Technology Incubator, a nonprofit devoted to supporting the formation and growth of high-tech startups in Austin. In 2000, he became its executive director, and since 2005 he has been the CEO of Enterprise Center of Johnson County, a new venture development organization in Lenexa, Kansas. In 2006, Wiggins co-founded the Mid-America Angels, a network of high–net worth individuals who have invested more than $10 million in startups for an ownership stake in the companies.

Dr. Wiggins also was a founder and teacher of Austin Christian Executives, a gathering of key leaders from various church and business backgrounds. In addition, Dr. Wiggins has extensive international experience, having conducted workshops on entrepreneurship in more than 12 countries.

This is an exciting time for Crown College, which ranks among the “Best Midwest Regional Colleges” according to US News & World Report. Crown is committed to remaining one of the most affordable Christian colleges in the Midwest. For more information, visit

The Christian and Missionary Alliance is a worldwide family of Christians mobilized to fulfill the Great Commission by living out the fullness of Jesus Christ in personal experience and building His Church worldwide. Alliance people are united by an unquenchable passion to reach their communities for Christ and provide access to the gospel where no access yet exists.


Brian Wright
Director of Marketing and Media Relations
Crown College
Phone: 952-446-4133 /651-403-3722 (cell)

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