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Dr. Doug VanNest

Dean of the School of Christian Ministry and Professor of Pastoral Practices


School of Christian Ministry


Professional Experience:
  • Professor of Pastoral Practics, Coordinator of Church Ministries and CMP Programs, School Dean 2018-Present
  • Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2016-2018
  • District Superintendent, Southwestern Ohio District Church of the Nazarene 2007-2016
  • Pastor, West Carrollton Church of the Nazarene, West Carrollton, OH 2005-2007
  • Pastor, Trenton Church of the Nazarene, Trenton, OH 1999-2005
  • Pastor, Fairfax Church of the Nazarene, Cincinnati, OH 1992-1999
  • Pastor, Price Hill Church of the Nazarene, Cincinnati, OH 1991-1992
  • Pastor, Scranton Free Methodist Church, Scranton, KS 1988-1990

Published Works & Presentations:
  • Doctor of Ministry Project: Words of Grace: Preaching for Spiritual Formation
Favorite Subject-Related Links:


  • D.Min. United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio
  • M.Div. Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri
  • B.A. in Religion, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, Kansas

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