A few weeks ago I announced to my president that I had accepted a position as Associate Dean in the Biblical and Theological Studies Department at Wheaton College.  Dr. Furr, always gracious, received the news with a kind disposition.  So my wife and I will be moving to Wheaton, IL, in mid-summer to take on those responsibilities. Wheaton college sign

The decision to leave Houston Graduate School of Theology (HGST) for Wheaton was a difficult one.   The gravity of family, friends, ministry, and familiarity with Houston were not easy to break.  My family has lived in and around Houston for 27 years.  All our children and grandchildren live close by.  And we have a grand-daughter on the way!  She should make her entrance in less than one month.  In addition, the mission of HGST is very important, and its challenges are great.  Still, President Furr has done an excellent job setting the goals and making things happen here.

I’m looking forward to working with President Ryken, Provost Diddams, and the interim Dean of Humanities, Dr. Lynn Cohick.  The mission at Wheaton and its flagship status make it a desirable place for people to study and for faculty to teach & research.  I hope to be able to go there and contribute.

More details will follow.  Prayers are welcome as my wife and I make the transition.  From time to time I’ll post about our progress.  If you have any recommendations about living in Chicago, let me know!


  1. Of course you have my prayers, David, for many many successful years at Wheaton, Mazal Tov and Yashar koach! But I am Really going to miss you!!

  2. When my father was stationed with the Coast Guard in Chicago, we lived in Bolingbrook. It was a nice suburb.

  3. Congratulations! All the best to you and your family. Wool sweaters and full length down coats are the way to go 😉.

    1. Thanks, Ed. We are looking forward to getting to Wheaton and getting started. I continue to hear about the great work you are doing. Coffee or lunch in late July?!

  4. Congratulations, Wheaton College is one of the premier Evangelical institutions in the Country with many famous graduates and i am sure you will thrive there. I am from Chicago and it is a beautiful and exciting city.

  5. Congratulations, David!

    I’m envious – you get to live in a place where it actually snows and where there is actually a pro hockey team. I’m still stuck in Houston for the foreseeable future (36 years and counting….).

    Also, it looks like you won’t be my Greek prof after all….. 😦


    Mark Potter

    (P.S. – Used to live in Chicago (Palatine), but that was 50 years ago and for only nine months… I don’t think I can be much of a help.)

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