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Name: Willmer, Wesley Kenneth (1949-)


Historical Note:

Wesley Willmer, Ph.D., is the senior vice president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Willmer focuses on strategic planning, marketing/communications, resource development, government advocacy and membership development.

Before joining ECFA, Willmer served at Biola University, La Mirada, CA for 19 years as vice president for university advancement. He led the areas of enrollment management, alumni relations, marketing communications, resource development, athletics, a national radio program and the strategic planning process. During this time, a comprehensive strategic plan was developed, the enrollment more than doubled, the facilities were significantly increased, numerous new programs were started and many awards of national recognition were received.

Previously he served at Wheaton College, Roberts Wesleyan College and Seattle Pacific University.

Willmer is often heard on national radio and is responsible for 23 books and many professional journal articles. He has initiated and directed more than $1 million dollars in research grants to study faith-based nonprofit organizations.

His most recent books include "The Prospering Parachurch: Enlarging the Boundaries of God’s Kingdom," "God and Your Stuff: the Vital Link between Your Possessions and Your Soul" and "Revolution in Generosity: Transforming Stewards to be Rich toward God."

Wilmer has served in a consulting role to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. In addition, he has served as a volunteer on numerous boards, including serving for six years as the chairman of the Christian Stewardship Association, founding board member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Commission on Philanthropy, founding board member of the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) and most recently vice chairman of the ECFA board.

Willmer received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a master of education degree in counseling and guidance from Seattle Pacific University. He received a doctor of philosophy degree in higher education from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

[Source: Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)]

Sources: http://www.ecfa.org/Content/2OpOfficers.aspx
Note Author: Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)






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