Dr Daniel Hedges was the youth minister in Wayne Ehlert’s home church, and he served with the founding group that started Hope Christian School in 1976. Over the years, Dan has served the school in various roles including teacher, chaplain, and development. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2003 and to the Hope Foundation Board in 2013. Dan attended the University of New Mexico, William Jessup University, Pepperdine University and McCormick Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago. He earned a doctorate in studies related to practical theology, education, and leadership development.
Dan has also served on the faculty and administration at Regent University and Oral Roberts University. He has considerable experience working with educational and ministry organizations as a Board member and consultant.
Today, Dan serves his denomination as the National Director of Education and Leadership Development, overseeing Christian schools, Bible institutes and colleges across the United States. Dan and his wife, Ginger, have three grown children, all of which attended Hope. They currently have a grandchild attending Hope and look forward to more grandchildren attending Hope when they are ready to start school.
“I was there at the first prayer meeting when Wayne shared a vision for a unique Christian school where kids could find hope for a brighter future. We prayed and gave, believing God would fulfill this remarkable vision before our eyes. After years of development, there is no question that He is fulfilling it in a spectacular way.”