Trevie Dean named to direct LifeWay fund-raising effort

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Trevie C. Dean, vice president for institutional advancement at California Baptist University, Riverside, has accepted the newly created position of director of capital resources at LifeWay Christian Resources, effective June 1.

In his new position, Dean will direct efforts to underwrite and endow capital asset needs and ministry projects unable to be funded through normal operational budgets. LifeWay does not receive Cooperative Program funds from the Southern Baptist Convention but is sustained by the sale of products and services.

Mike Arrington, LifeWay vice president of the corporate affairs division, said examples of fund-raising projects could include supplementing production of resources for mass distribution; endowment of ongoing ministry projects for ministers; partnership projects with seminaries and colleges; and upgrading and construction of new facilities at LifeWay conference centers at Ridgecrest (N.C.) and Glorieta (N.M.).

"God has led us to the man who can best staff this new initiative to meet needs in expanding ways," Arrington said. "Trevie Dean has excellent experience in asset building and ministry as critical elements of Southern Baptist work through the local church and Christian higher education."

In his current position at California Baptist University, Dean has directed an 11-person staff in securing major gifts for the institution. The university currently is conducting a $26 million campaign in which $13.6 million already has been raised or pledged.

Before joining California Baptist University in 1985, Dean served as church business administrator/minister of education at Woods Chapel Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas; adjunct instructor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas; and instructor at Pacific Christian College, Fullerton, Calif. He has served as pastor, staff member and interim pastor in other California churches.

He holds a B.A. degree in religion and B.S. degree in business administration from California Baptist University. He also earned master's degrees in divinity and religious education from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, Calif., and a doctorate in education from Southwestern Seminary.

Dean and his wife, Melissa, are the parents of four children.

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