Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

Keynote Speakers


John A. Knight Bible and Theology Conference

Dr. Henry Spaulding IIDr. Henry W. Spaulding II was elected as the seventh president of Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Nov. 2, 2012, after serving as MVNU's Provost and Chief Academic Officer under the previous administration. Spaulding has held a variety of roles and positions during his more than 30 years in higher education, including Professor of Religion at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts; Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee; and Director of the Master of Divinity Program at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

After completing his undergraduate work at Trevecca, Spaulding received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1977, and completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree at The Florida State University in 1982. An ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Spaulding is a pastor at heart, and has served churches in Kansas, Georgia, and Virginia. He is also the author of several books including We Believe: Engaging the Doctrinal Heritage of the Church of the Nazarene (2011) and a number of articles and academic papers on a wide range of topics.

Spaulding's wife, Sharon, also a graduate of Trevecca, is an elementary school teacher. They have three grown children.



Hank SpauldingHank Spaulding was born in Boston, MA on November 8, 1987. He did his undergraduate education at Trevecca Nazarene University where he majored in Religion with a minor in Philosophy and Pastoral Ministries. While at Trevecca, Hank was recipient of both the William Strickland Church History Award (07-08) and the Scholarship Award (09-10) given to the top academic student in the eyes of their peers.

Hank earned a Master of Theological Studies from Duke University's Divinity School with an emphasis in Theology and Christian Ethics. His project consisted in linking Apocalyptic Theology with the way the Church should view itself and its ethic. Hank is author of various articles such as "The Lacerated God: Theology and Self-Mutilation" in The Journal of Youth Ministry and "Empire, Evil, Eschaton, and Location of Forgiveness as a Political/Apocalyptic Act." in the Wesleyan Theological Journal. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. 
 
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