WSC welcomes New Vice President of Development

Westminster Seminary California (WSC) is very pleased to welcome Rev. John G. Bales as Vice President of Development. 

Rev. Bales returns to WSC after previously serving the Advancement Department from 2007-2008 and as Library Director from 2008-2012. Dawn Doorn, Vice President for Advancement, will be aiding the Seminary in this transition before her retirement. Dawn notes, “John Bales is a seasoned fundraising professional who embraces the stewardship values of Westminster Seminary California. We are thrilled that he has rejoined the development team to advance the mission of the seminary.” 

Rev. Bales 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. Rev. Bales has 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, Rev. Bales served as a Minister of Word and Sacrament for 17 years and is currently an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. 

As a development professional, John brings the expertise and experience needed in today’s complex world of fundraising. We are thankful for the Lord’s gracious provisions and look forward to laboring together with Rev. Bales as WSC seeks to glorify Christ, proclaim His Gospel, and serve His Church.