Dr. Bill Withers came to Hope in 2018 after decades of management and leadership in business, as well as higher education, training and development. As Hope’s Executive Minister: Campus Network & Development, Bill works with all campus pastors, leadership development, and digital ministry. Bill also assists with Hope’s relationships with colleges, universities and seminaries.
Bill grew up in northeast Iowa, attending Winona State University (Minn.), Iowa State University and Drake University. He served Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa for 20 years as a member of the faculty, a department chair and assistant director of the college’s leadership institute. Bill and his wife, Linda, have two children, Andrew and Emma. Andrew and his wife, Elle, are Hope members in West Des Moines and serve on Hope’s music worship teams. Emma will complete her student teaching in Des Moines in 2019.
Bill has more than 20 years of experience serving churches, with many years of worship and lay leadership at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he also served on church council and senior pastor and executive search committees over the years.
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