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Oldham Named Dean of School of Christian Ministry and Formation




April 29, 2010

MNU Names Bruce Oldham as Dean of School of Christian Ministry and Formation



MidAmerica Nazarene University today announced the appointment of Dr. Bruce Oldham as Dean of the new School of Christian Ministry and Formation. The appointment culminated an extensive search process involving faculty, trustees, administrators, students, and regional clergy. Oldham, an experienced minister, teacher, and administrator, will begin his responsibilities at MNU this summer.

Dr. Oldham currently serves as the Vice President for Enrollment Management at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where he is also a professor in MVNU’s School of Theology and Philosophy. Previous to his current position, Oldham served as instructional faculty and department chair for Christian Education, Executive Assistant to the President, Assistant to the President for Church Relations, and Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment. He holds degrees from Trevecca Nazarene University and Vanderbilt University. He also engaged in graduate studies at Nazarene Theological Seminary and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

An ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Oldham has broad pastoral experience in congregations in Nashville, Tenn.,Winter Haven, Fla., Birmingham Ala.,  and Gallatin, Tenn.

In addition to his local church experience, Oldham worked as a staff member for NYI Ministries. He also served on the Nazarene Youth International General Council for several years and closed his tenure on the council as the organization’s President. Dr. Oldham’s ministry has taken him around the world, across cultures, and between generations.

“I have enjoyed my administrative roles and teaching assignments, particularly as each has allowed me to interact with students and to train future church leaders,” Oldham said.

Oldham and his wife, Peggy, reside in Mount Vernon, Ohio. They have two adult children, Scott, in Nashville, and Lindsay, in Mount Vernon.

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MNU is a private, liberal arts, Christian university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. MNU’s undergraduate offerings include more than 40 majors, and its adult and graduate programs feature bachelor’s completion degrees, and master’s degrees covering business, counseling, education, and nursing. MNU also provides a RN to BSN program and a master’s level Certificate in Play Therapy.

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