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Brent Dongell

TITLE:Associate Professor of Youth Ministry
DEPARTMENT:Department of Religion
LOCATION:Nicholson-Mitchell 112
SWU P.O. BOX:1927

Dongell joined the faculty of Southern Wesleyan University as NextGen professor in the Division of Religion.

Dongell comes to Southern Wesleyan from Kingswood University, New Brunswick, Canada, where he has been youth professor and Pulse director for the past five years. He has also served as a professor of youth ministries, as a camp speaker, ministered to young adults and was launching campus pastor of a video site church campus.

Dongell served as a missionary in Auckland, New Zealand, through Global Partners’ GoNet program, spending more than two years serving churches in the Wesleyan denomination. He has also taught and trained in Haiti, Canada and the U.S. His travels have taken him to Honduras, China, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Vanuatu and Australia. At age 18, Dongell started out in youth ministry, then worked as a pastor at Faith Church, Lansing, Mich.

He is the author of “The Hard Twenty Somethings: Not Alone in the Unknown.” Dongell’s heart is in reaching youth with the Gospel and defending Christian beliefs in the current culture.

He is also active in numerous sports and runs regularly in marathons and half marathons.


  • B.S. in Christian Ministries, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • M.Div. in Christian Leadership, Liberty University