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Dr. Stephen Dillman Named Director of Church Relations

Published: June 10, 2010

Eastern Nazarene College has named Dr. Stephen W. Dillman director of church relations.

Currently the district superintendent for the Pittsburgh District Church of the Nazarene, Dillman has served as a member of ENC’s Board of Trustees for the past 13 years. In his new role, he will oversee ENC’s relationship with area Nazarene churches. Dillman will begin his new position September 1.

“Dr. Dillman understands the critical relationship between the local church and Eastern Nazarene College,” said Kenneth L. Mills, chairman of the ENC Board of Trustees. “He is uniquely gifted to fill the church relations position due to his passion for the college and the mission of assisting young people in their educational and spiritual development.”

Vice President of Spiritual Development and Church Relations Corey MacPherson agreed. “Dr. Dillman understands the importance of connecting ENC students with Nazarene churches while they are in college and keeping them connected after they leave,” he said. “His established rapport with church leadership throughout the ENC region will serve the college, our districts and our churches well.”

Dillman served as a pastor for nearly 20 years at churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before becoming district superintendent in 1997. In that role, he initiated the Center for Ministry Development, a system for identifying, encouraging, coaching and evaluating individuals called to ministry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in religion from Trevecca Nazarene University, a master of divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Regent University. He and his wife, Glenda, have two children and two grandchildren.

“After 13 years on the Pittsburgh District mission field, God has called us to serve the Eastern region mission field as the director of church relations,” Dillman said. “We are looking forward to living near the center of the region, building relationships with pastors and local congregations, and developing resources that we can share with each other to advance God’s Kingdom.”

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