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Kent Annan

Kent Annan

Director of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership

On Faculty since 2017




Kent Annan is author of You Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees and Immigrants Because God First Loved Us (Intervarsity Press, 2018), Slow Kingdom Coming (Intervarsity Press, 2016), After Shock (Intervarsity Press, 2011), and Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle (Intervarsity Press, 2009).

 

He is Director of Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College Graduate School, where he leads the M.A. program as part of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute. Kent is on the board of directors of Equitas Group, a philanthropic foundation focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He cofounded Haiti Partners and is a senior consultant for Development Associates International which trains Christian leaders around the world.

 

Kent is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Palm Beach Atlantic University (B.A.). He teaches adult education at his local church and he speaks regularly to groups around the country. Kent is married to Shelly, and they live in Glen Ellyn, IL with their daughter and son.

 

A few more details:

After graduating from university Kent worked for two years in Western Europe with refugees from the former Yugoslavia, Iran, Sierra Leone, and other countries. During his graduate studies at Princeton Seminary he spent three months studying in India. A few days after graduation, he moved to Albania and then Kosovo to work for six months with refugees there. Later he moved back to Princeton to work. In 2003 he and his wife moved to Haiti for two and a half years. He has continued to work for Haiti since and travels there regularly.

 

In addition to his books, Kent’s writing has appeared in publications including Utne ReaderSubtropicsGeezAdbustersThe SunNatural BridgePuerto Del SolChristianity TodaySojourners, and Orion. He wrote a chapter for the book Global Perspectives on the Bible and has been featured on national TV and radio shows.

M.Div Princeton Theological Seminary

B.A. Palm Beach Atlantic University

You Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees and Immigrants Because God First Loved Us (Intervarsity Press, 2018)

Slow Kingdom Coming (Intervarsity Press, 2016)

After Shock (Intervarsity Press, 2011), and Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle (Intervarsity Press, 2009)

 

In addition to his books, Kent’s writing has appeared in publications including Utne ReaderSubtropicsGeezAdbustersThe SunNatural BridgePuerto Del SolChristianity TodaySojourners, and Orion. He wrote a chapter for the book Global Perspectives on the Bible and has been featured on national TV and radio shows.

Kent is on the board of directors of Equitas Group, a philanthropic foundation focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He cofounded Haiti Partners and is a senior consultant for Development Associates International which trains Christian leaders around the world.