Dennis is an encourager and a people-oriented leader who has a passion for developing leaders and teams. He fully believes that ministry is a team sport.
Dennis was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio. He met his wife, Rachel, at Asbury Theological Seminary. They will soon be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.
Dennis is a graduate of Asbury University (BA) with a major in Bible and minor in American history. He also holds a Master Divinity (MDiv) from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from United Theological Seminary.
Dennis has a heart for world missions. He has traveled and led multiple teams to Central and South America and southeast Asia. He is also an avid long-distance motorcyclist. In 2018, Dennis became one of the first motorcyclists in North America to ride on Canada’s most northern, new all-season gravel road to the Arctic Ocean. He has also led seven motorcycle mission trips to Vietnam, ministering in over 40 of their 58 provinces and providing over 100 motorcycles to Vietnamese United Methodist pastors.