Faculty Profiles

David Sveen 2024

David Sveen, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Formation & Ministry

On Faculty since 1997

As a student in the Wheaton College Graduate School, I was challenged to think differently about faith and practice. I wrestled with this question: to what extent should my faith inform my behavior? Through the care and nurture of the Wheaton College faculty, I came to realize that faith and practice should not be separated. My life changed forever, and today I pose the same question to my students.

I am passionate about developing a new generation of leaders who will perform well in their families, relationships, churches and businesses.

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.
Ph.D. in Educational Studies, 2004

Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL.
M.A. in Educational Ministries, 1994

DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
M.B.A. in Finance, 1986

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
B.S. in Business/Marketing cum laude, 1978

  • CE 322 Human Development and Ministry
  • CE 459 Ministry Leadership
  • CE 494 Senior Seminar
  • CFM 514 Culture and Ministry
  • CFM 523 Spiritual Formation III: Leadership
  • Trust Company of Illinois (Director and Vice Chair)
  • Cedarstone (Managing Director)
  • Heska (Director)
  • Cummins Allison (Director)

Leadership development as a non-formal learning experience, with a special interest in leadership emerging out of post-totalitarian cultures, specifically Central and Eastern Europe.


Sveen D. (May 2016). Stories of Christian Philanthropy. European Great Commission Collaboration, Prague, Czech Republic

Sveen, D. (November 2015). Integrity in Leadership: How we lead in an un-integrity world. Hungarian Leadership Forum, Budapest, Hungary.

Sveen, D. (May 2015). Assessing Leader Effectiveness: Who you are matters. European Leadership Forum, Wisla, Poland

Sveen, D. (May 2013). Biblical Models of Leadership. European Leadership Forum, Eger, Hungary