Few students go to seminary wanting to become an administrator, and Dr. McKanna was no exception. But during his ThM studies, he discovered that administration is exactly what he’s wired to do. He now enjoys serving the Lord—and DTS students—through guiding the seminary's efforts in the areas of accreditation and academic assessment. Dr. McKanna is also passionate about serving at his local congregation, Centerpoint Church, where he serves in the men's ministry and leads a small group with his wife, Noel. He and Noel have four children: Zoe, Noble, Wesley, and Oliver.


Educational Background

  • BA, Appalachian Bible College, 2009
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2015
  • PhD, University of North Texas, 2021