Dr. Teri O’Connor has had the privilege of working with faith-based nonprofit organizations for more than 30 years. She views her work as a ministry and believes in the responsibility of Christians to learn and teach true generosity. As a capital campaign consultant Teri has worked on projects ranging from $1Million to $1Billion to further the missions and ministries of organizations doing meaningful, faith-filled work. She comes to DTS as the new Executive Director of Advancement and is looking forward to learning more about the Seminary’s remarkable heritage and the generous partners who have faithfully supported the mission for so many years.

Teri holds a doctorate in Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University, as well as an MA in Communication and Leadership, a BS degree in Business Administration, and BA degrees in Bible and Music. She is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She and her husband, Sean, have served together in full time ministry for more than three decades. They currently serve in pastoral leadership at a church in Carrollton, Texas.