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Dave Sanders Profile

Contact Information

Name:Dave Sanders
Department:Christian Ministries, Management and Leadership
Year Started:2004
Phone Number:847-628-1052
Office Location:Lindner Tower 305


B.A., Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic & State University
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
D.Min., Youth, Family and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary


Dr. Sanders has been involved with church and parachurch youth ministry for 30+years. Most of his experience in youth ministry has come from involvement with Young Life staff positions. Fifteen of those years were invested in Europe conducting ministry in a particular niche to military teens on NATO bases all across Europe with MCYM/Club Beyond.

Currently, Dr. Sanders is an Tenured Professor of Christian Ministries at Judson University in Elgin, IL, where he loves teaching and interacting with college students. His courses include youth ministry and adolescent studies classes as well as mentoring, evangelism, spiritual formation, and intercultural missions. The last five years he has been directing a partnership project between American Bible Society and MCYM with a web-based engagement tool call RezLife.com focused on military teens. He is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Church Alliance.

Dave’s six years of military service includes being an Armor officer, platoon leader, and army aviator (helicopter pilot).

Dave has been working at being a good husband to his wife, Debbie, and a good father for his daughters, Becca and Raine. He and his wife love being together, traveling, walking their golden retriever, remodeling their 100-year old home, and, most recently, raising chickens, honey bees and gardening in their small backyard.


RezLife.com - Editor and contributing author

Professional Societies or Affiliations

AYME - Association of Youth Ministry Educators

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