Jeff Darnauer will join the faculty for the fall 2013 semester as a half-time instructor of theology and ministry. His primary responsibility will be youth ministry courses. Darnauer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Formation and Ministry, and in Biblical/Theological Studies from Wheaton College and a Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary.
Darnauer serves as the youth pastor and praise team leader at the Sterling First United Methodist Church in Sterling, Kan. Prior to coming to the Methodist Church, he served six years as a pastor for youth and families at Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene in Prairie Village, Kan. Through these two positions, he led mission trips to Denver, Indianapolis, South Dakota, Mexico and Guatemala.