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Angie Ward, Ph.D.

Author / Teacher / Leader

Director of the Doctor of Ministry
Denver Seminary

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Angie Ward is a leadership author and teacher with nearly 30 years of experience in church, parachurch, and Christian higher education ministry. She thoroughly knows and “gets” the world of ministry and the life of the leader. Angie is known for her genuine love for those in ministry, her down-to-earth style, and her unique ability to see and explain complex concepts and systems.

Angie is an award-winning regular contributor to Christianity Today leadership publications. She is also a highly regarded teacher and collaborative leader. Angie holds a Ph.D. in Ministry Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She currently serves as Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Denver Seminary.

A sportswriter in a previous life, Angie loves urban hiking, basketball, humor, movies, and juicy cheeseburgers with fresh-cut fries. She and her husband live in a college neighborhood in Denver. They have two young adult sons and one very spoiled beagle.

Popular Speaking Topics

  • Nature, purpose, and future of the Church
  • Church and parachurch
  • The spiritual formation journey
  • Organizational culture and change
  • Vision/values alignment
  • Culture and ministry
  • Team building
  • The personal life of the leader
  • Finding and following calling as a female leader
  • Leadership and management skills and development

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