The Dunn Institute

From 2020 Scramble to 2021 Strategy

March 9-10, 2021


The students and local ministry leaders attending the Dunn Institute receive practical, biblically orthodox business instruction in the areas of budgeting, finances, business plans, and capital improvement strategies for ministry.

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. Pastors will benefit from instruction on cutting edge topics that will make an immediate difference in their churches at a conference each fall hosted on campus.

Open to students and local ministry leaders.

2021 Keynote sPeaker:


Dan Reiland has been a pastor and leader for thirty-nine years. Formerly John Maxwell’s Executive Pastor; Dan is the author of four books including leadership titles Shoulder to Shoulder and Amplified Leadership.  He blogs regularly and is considered among the top church consultants and leadership coaches in America.  For the past nineteen years, Dan has served as Executive Pastor of 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He and his wife, Patti, have two children.

Dan Reiland
Kyle Hubbard

Seminar: “Building Relationships with Financial Institutions” 

Kyle Hubbard, President, and CEO of Arvest Bank in Springfield, Missouri 

Randy Thompson

Seminar: Dealing with Donors and Donations

Dr. Randy Thompson, Former VP of Development for OKWU

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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