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Alumni Representatives

West Coast

Dale Burke

Pastor of Seacoast Community in Encinitas CA, author and founder of Leverage Leadership. Dale communicates Biblical truth with clarity, enthusiasm, relevance and a touch of humor as he addresses the practical issues of life and leadership.

With 35 plus years of pastoral experience and as founder of, he offers coaching, consulting and leadership development to organizations here and overseas. He serves as an adjunct professor in the Doctor of Ministry program at Dallas Theological Seminary and authored four books including How to Lead and Still Have a Life.



Bruce Ewing

Bruce was associated with Cru for many years before coming to seminary. After seminary, Bruce was the founding pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Tulsa, OK, where he pastored for 32 years. He was the first Alumni Rep in this initiative and has served as the Special Assistant to the President for Alumni Relations at Dallas Theological Seminary since 2012. Bruce received his ThM in 1975 and DMin in 1995. He is married to Linda and they primarily live in Oklahoma, but he has a mobile home in which they travel around in.


East Coast

Ron Gannett

After preaching and teaching for almost 40 years in Canada, Texas, Alabama and Arizona, Ron wondered why most people failed to apply what he had taught each week. It was then he discovered that the people of his congregation had more passion for truth if they discovered it themselves. Ron is author and creator of The Jesus Passages Journal. He has also taught and been Department Chair of Christian Education at Appalachian Bible College. Ron received his ThM in 1975. He looks forward to meeting and encouraging DTS alumni in their work for the Lord. Ron is married to Susie.