The Dunn Institute


March 5 & 6, 2024

This 2-day invite-only conference benefits pastors and students with leadership instruction and inspiration.

The Dunn Institute was founded at OKWU to maximize the effectiveness of church ministry by equipping Wesleyan pastors to face the administrative, management, and leadership challenges of the local church. Church leaders benefit from instruction on pertinent topics to make an immediate difference in their ministries during a yearly conference.

2024 Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Tom Harrison is our keynote speaker this year. Pastor Tom has led Asbury Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the senior pastor for 29 years and is now a full-time mentor and consultant in the craft of pastoring a church. He is using his knowledge and experience to help raise up the next generation of church leaders through post-seminary education and development.

About the Dunn Institute

The Dunn Institute was established in March 2011 and named after Rev. John Dunn, a long-time Wesleyan pastor who served the church by providing financial advice and support to fellow pastors and their churches for decades.

“Our relationship with the Church is a top priority,” Jim Dunn, OKWU President, said. “This obviously means that we should do everything we can to serve the Church’s leaders. A unique way we believe we can do this is to help local pastors understand how to become better at doing the ‘business’ of the church: building budgets, navigating crisis, and leading.”

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