A life-long Wesleyan and former OKWU Board member, Dr. Jim Dunn served as a local church pastor for fifteen years, the general director of the Spiritual Formation Department of The Wesleyan Church for eight years, and the executive director of the Church Multiplication Division of The Wesleyan Church for four years. Since 2016, Dr. Dunn has served as vice-president of church relations for the Wesleyan Investment Foundation, focused on encouraging and helping local churches reach their next level of ministry effectiveness. Throughout his career, Dr. Dunn has served in leadership on numerous boards as well as teaching for Oklahoma Wesleyan, Wesley Seminary, and Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a graduate of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Dunn and his wife, Wendy, come to Oklahoma from McCordsville, Indiana. They have four children between them, Dr. Dunn has a son and daughter and one grandchild, and Wendy has two daughters.