David Ridder

Pastor David Ridder

Address3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul
Minnesota, MN

Dean of the Center for Transformational Leadership, Bethel Seminary
Leadership, Bethel Seminary

B.A., Wheaton College,
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,
D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,

Ridder has been a pastor since 1981 serving churches in Michigan and Pennsylvania. His passion to teach comprises a twofold focus: developing effective preachers and enhancing leadership. Numerous Seminary of the East students have completed their internships at the church where Ridder ministered from 1984 to 2007, Grace Point Church in Newtown, Pa. These graduates are serving churches throughout the Northeast and in Naples, Italy. Ridder’s involvement with Seminary of the East began with mentoring a student in 1986, and he has since taught as a faculty associate in pastoral theology; led as dean and executive officer for Bethel Seminary of the East (2000-2002); and served two stints on the Bethel University Board of Trustees (1997-2000 and 2004-2007).

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