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Meet Your Rep

Wheaton has development representatives throughout the United States.

Raashon Daniels

Southwest Region
Regional Director of Development

Raashon Daniels is Wheaton's regional director of development for the southwestern U.S. including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming. He is a native of Chicago’s South Side. Raashon earned his B.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998 and his M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Wheaton College in 2004 with a concentration in biblical exegesis. Prior to joining the development team, he passionately and faithfully served Wheaton for nearly 14 years in the undergraduate admissions department as the Multicultural Admissions Counselor and most recently as the Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment. Collectively, he and his wife, Heidi (Assistant Director of Human Resources), have over 30 years of Wheaton experience. Raashon and his wife reside in the Western Suburbs with their three children.

Contact Raashon Daniels (Southwest Region)

 

Tory Gum

Southeastern Region
Senior Regional Director of Development

Tory Gum serves as Wheaton’s regional director of development for the southeastern U.S. including Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida. Prior to coming to Wheaton, Tory served in a variety of roles at Judson University including key roles in advancement. Tory earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University and completed his graduate studies at Northern Illinois University. Tory and his wife Sandy are honored to be a part of the Wheaton College family along with their children Alexa, Lauren, Jordan, Abigail, and Shawna.

Contact Tory Gum (Southeastern Region)

 

Cynthia Iglesias

Western Region
Regional Director of Development

Cynthia Iglesias is the Regional Director of Development for the Western Region, including Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii. Cynthia earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has four daughters, one is an alumna from the class of '14 and two are current students at Wheaton College, which gives Cynthia a front-row perspective on campus life. Prior to joining the Development Department, Cynthia served in a variety of volunteer fundraising and leadership positions related to her husband’s career and her daughters' preprofessional dance company.

"I am honored to be a part of what God is doing at Wheaton and also helping to advance the work For Christ and His Kingdom." Cynthia and her husband, David Iglesias '80, reside in Wheaton with their cocker spaniel, Anise.

Contact Cynthia Iglesias (Western Region)

 

Jeannie Lee

Mid-Atlantic Region
Regional Director of Development

Jeannie Lee serves as Wheaton College’s regional director for the Mid-Atlantic region, including New York, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as parts of Chicago. Jeannie lived most of her life in the greater New York City area and received her Bachelor of Science degree from New York University. Prior to her position at Wheaton, Jeannie served as the Director of Development at Gyeonggi Suwon International School (GSIS) in Suwon, South Korea for eight years and as the Director of Advancement for Alliance Theological Seminary, the national seminary for the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). Jeannie and her husband Joshua are living vicariously through their eldest daughter, who attends Wheaton as an undergraduate student and hopes her three younger siblings become part of the Wheaton family in the future. 

Contact Jeannie Lee

 

Jared Wilhelm

Chicago Area/Central U.S. Region
Regional Director of Development

Jared Wilhelm is one of Wheaton College's regional directors of development for the Chicago area as well as the central U.S. including Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana. Jared received a B.A. in history from Wheaton College in 1997. In 1999, he received his M.A. in biblical and theological studies from the Wheaton College Graduate School. Upon graduation from Wheaton, Jared began his career in nonprofit administration, management, and leadership, and has been in higher education development work since 2004. Jared is delighted to be serving his alma mater in order to advance Christ's kingdom. He lives in Wheaton with his wife, Juliana M.A. '96, and their four children.

Contact Jared Wilhelm (Chicago Area)

Contact Jared Wilhelm (Central U.S. Region)

 

Leon Wirth

Great Lakes Region
Regional Director of Development

Leon Wirth is Wheaton's regional director of development for the Great Lakes region, including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Leon earned his B.A. in Communications and Public Relations from Southwest Baptist University in 1993, then earned his M.A. in Communications from Wheaton College Graduate School in 1995. He spent the next 20 years serving the communications and content development needs of several global Christian ministries in publishing, education and humanitarian aid. He and his wife Michelle are blessed with eight daughters and make it a family priority to serve their local church through teaching, music and youth ministry.

“Wheaton College was a pivotal ministry-clarifying and life-defining experience for me. I’m honored to return ‘home’ to help strengthen my alma mater to keep preparing, by God’s grace, future generations of Christian servant leaders.”

 Contact Leon Wirth (Great Lakes Region)

 

Damon Winters

Chicago Area
Regional Director of Development

Damon Winters is one of Wheaton's regional directors of development for the Chicago area. Damon earned a B.A. in International Relations from Wheaton College in 2009 and an M.A. in International Relations from The University of Chicago in 2013. He has served in both program management and fundraising roles internationally and in Chicago. Damon and his wife Katie are thrilled to be a part of the Wheaton College community and delighted to participate in the Lord’s continued growing and blessing of the Kingdom.

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Lauren Wong

Northeast Region
Associate Director of Development

Lauren Wong is Wheaton's regional director of development for the northeast region including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Lauren earned her B.A. in Communication from Wheaton College in 2008. She served for three years in ministry with Young Life, building relationships and sharing Christ with high school students and their families. Most recently, Lauren worked as an Admissions Counselor at Wheaton College where she shared her passion for Wheaton with many prospective students. Lauren shares "God is doing amazing things through Wheaton College and I am thrilled to engage with wise, Godly people who have been shaped by this place and have a vision for growing the Kingdom." Lauren and her husband, Wei Chi, live in Naperville.

Contact Lauren Wong (Northeast Region)

 

Andy Tooley, Ph.D.

HoneyRock
Associate Director of Centers Development

Andy Tooley serves as the Associate Director of Centers Development with a primary focus on HoneyRock. He earned his B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 2001, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2006, and a Ph.D. from the University of Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom, in 2012. Andy has served in a variety of roles at Wheaton College, most recently as a Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity and as the Senior Development Associate at the Marion E. Wade Center. While at Wheaton, Andy has regularly participated in HoneyRock activities, from serving as a faculty mentor during Passage to teaching WIN and Vanguard courses. Andy is passionate about the integration of faith and learning in a liberal arts context and excited to help strengthen the ways in which the centers at Wheaton College vitally contribute to the life of the Christian mind. He lives in Wheaton, with his wife, Christa Tooley, assistant professor of Anthropology at Wheaton College, and their three children, Teddy, Penny, and Josie.

Contact Andy Tooley (Centers)

 

Kevin Engel

Director of Development

Kevin Engel serves as the Director of Development, supervising all regional director activity. Kevin earned his B.A. from Wheaton in 1984, and after earning an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, returned to Wheaton to serve in the Office of Christian Outreach for six years. Since then he has served in pastoral ministry in the U.S. and overseas before returning to Wheaton College in 2011.  Kevin and his wife, Jan Beers Engel '85, have three children, one of whom is a Wheaton alumna.

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