John Bales

Vice President of Development

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John was born in South Dakota and raised in Bismarck, ND. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Northwestern College (IA), an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a M.L.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  John previously served at WSC in the Advancement Department from 2007–2008 and as Library Director from 2008–2012. He then served as Theology, Philosophy and Religion Librarian at Baylor University in Waco, Texas (2013–2016) and, for the last 7 years, as a Director of Development at Baylor University.  As a churchman, he served as a Minister of Word and Sacrament for 17 years and is currently an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.