Dr. Don Dent leads Golden Gate’s intercultural studies and mission preparation program. He is a native of Mississippi, and worked in large Asian cities for thirty years. His cross-cultural experience includes time in a variety of cultural environments, including Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu.
Before coming to Golden Gate in October, 2012, Don worked for the IMB and later led a training team for an international corporation. He has developed communities in urban high-rises, created strategies for penetrating new markets, provided leadership for a hundred expatriate teams, developed leaders, and overseen the on-boarding process for new corporate personnel.
Don’s interests include contextual communication, strategy development, maximizing personal calling and gifting, and the spiritual aspects of cultural transformation. He is passionate about creating a learning environment where those called to change the world can prepare their hearts, minds, and hands. He enjoys advising, assessing, encouraging, and teaching around the world. He is the author of The Ongoing Role of Apostles in Missions.
Since college days Anne has been the love of his life. Their daughter, Chesed, and son, Rob, grew up in Asia and have also worked for several years overseas as adults. Chesed presently lives in Virginia where she recruits and trains students for overseas experiences. Rob lives in North Carolina where he is studying and works with children and youth.