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.

Amy Kinney, MS-L

Director of Enrollment Management

Amy oversees everything involved with enrollment. She is also your contact person for student loans and financial aid. She has a MA in Practical Theology from Winebrenner Theological Seminary along with a BS in Healthcare Management and an MS in Leadership from South University.

Kevin Risner, MATS

Student Success and Records Coordinator

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.

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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