Northern Welcomes New Staff

We are pleased to welcome Dave Krause as the new Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Josh Moore as the new Executive Director of Enrollment. Joining Dr. Shiell in this pursuit were two diverse search committees of faculty and staff. “After a lengthy search where we interviewed a number of well-qualified and diverse candidates, I am so pleased that Dave and Josh have accepted our invitation to join the Northern team. These two will help put Northern back on the map in seminary education for the church,” Shiell said.

David Krause, Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Dave KrauseDave has over 26 years of non-profit Executive experience and has raised millions of dollars for a variety of charities. He is originally from Minocqua, WI and recently relocated to Woodridge after completing four successful years with the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as their Sr. Director of Development.

Dave’s wife, Diane, has been a teacher for 24 years and currently teaches 3rd grade at Ranch View Elementary. Together they have 3 adult children and one granddaughter. Their daughter, Cassidy, just completed the first year of her PHD program at the University of Kansas. Their son, Shawn, is currently working on an electrical apprentice program and lives in Downers Grove. Their youngest son, John, just completed his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where he is studying computer science. They also have a 1 ½ year old granddaughter named Arabella.

Dave and Diane are current members of Good Shepherd church located in Naperville. Together they serve in the children’s ministry on Saturday nights, and participate in programs such as Feed My Starving Children, World Vision, adult Bible studies, and this summer they will be going on a short mission trip to Honduras.

Associate Professor of Evangelism and Urban Ministry, Bob Price, served on the search committee and said about Dave, “At first glance I noticed his tall football player stature. (Indeed, he did have a tryout with the Green Bay Packers.) His resume stands out too. Dave has quality experiences in fundraising and development in academic institutions. Dave purposes to serve others (Mark 10:45). He has a transparent style that projects warm and concern for others. Dave has a history of several service projects including work among inner city blacks in Milwaukee for Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the severely handicapped. Dave has creative ideas about connecting with alumni and parachurch organizations. He is good at building relationships and understands how to cultivate trust relationships as the context for fundraising and development.”


Joshua Moore, Executive Director of Enrollment Management

jmoorelistingJoshua Moore will be the new Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment, starting June 7th. Josh and his wife Debbie have one son named Jacob. He comes to Northern from Pacific Rim Christian University in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was the Registrar and Director of Admissions. A native of Oklahoma, Josh served in the United States Navy and is a veteran of the Iraq War. Josh and Debbie first came into contact with Northern when Scot McKnight taught a summer course at Pacific Rim last year. Josh and Debbie have both followed a call to pursue seminary education. Josh brings a unique blend of strategic skills and contact with churches that make him a perfect fit for Northern. Debbie will be continuing her seminary education when they move from Honolulu.

Admissions Counselor Greg Armstrong said, “There are a few good reasons why I believe Josh will do well at Northern. I enjoyed how Josh was very personable as an individual. He seems as if he’ll be strong in relationship building, follow-up and connecting. In addition to those characteristics, creative thoughts, and ideas for building systems and strategies in regards to Admissions, caught my attention. Lastly, it seems as if his current position (in Hawaii) is extremely parallel to what he’d be doing here in Chicago, which wouldn’t require much of a learning curve outside of adjusting to new work environments, etc.”

With Dave and Josh’s arrival, we look with eager expectation to all the Lord will do through them and the growing Northern Seminary community.

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