Administrative Staff

Brent C. Sleasman, PhD


Dr. Sleasman leads the Winebrenner staff in the areas of strategic planning and growth. He also works closely with our collaborative partners to develop innovative ways of equipping leaders, supporting the Church, and expanding God’s kingdom. Brent is a graduate of the University of Findlay and Winebrenner Theological Seminary, and he holds a PhD from Duquesne University.

Bruce Coats, PhD

Academic Dean

Dr. Coats leads the Academic Advancement department, including oversight of faculty distinction, compelling curriculum, and student success. He shares responsibility for the development of academic collaborative relationships, leads contextualizing theological education, and helps build the community of learners.

Adam Willford

Coordinator of New Student Engagement

Adam engages with prospective students. Assisting them as they navigate their call and next steps. Also, he works to develop new collaborative relationships with local churches and organizations. He has a background working in local church ministry, education, and non-profits. Adam has a BS in Pastoral Ministry from Lee University.

Kevin Risner, MATS

Coordinator of Student Experience

Kevin assists students and faculty through transcript processing and maintaining student records. He has a BS in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and the MA(TS) from Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

Tom Weaver, MBA

Director of Finance

Tom manages all of the finances of the Seminary including student accounts and accounts payable. While tuition and fees for each term are due prior to the first day of class, an extreme circumstance may cause one to contact Tom in order to arrange a deferred payment plan.

Katie Erickson, MDiv

Volunteer Alumni Coordinator

Katie maintains the Winebrenner Alumni web portal as well as the Winebrenner Alumni Facebook page. She can be contacted for submissions and questions related to these pages.

Alyssa Siebeneck

Coordinator of Philanthropic Engagement

Alyssa engages partners who are interested in assisting Winebrenner through philanthropic and financial support.

Emeritus Administrative Staff

Dave Draper, PhD

President Emeritus

Dr. Draper faithfully served Winebrenner as president for 27 years. On December 1, 2015, Winebrenner’s Board of Trustees honored him with the title President Emeritus and he currently serves the seminary as a goodwill ambassador.

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