Dean of Students
Phone: (740) 857-4051
Course(s): Marriage & the Family; Introduction to Counseling; Jesus and the Ethics of the Kingdom; Spiritual Formation
Certificate of Biblical Studies Rosedale Bible College; M.A. Providence Theological Seminary; M.A. Providence Theological Seminary
Dion grew up in Northern Indiana. He married his wife Krista and they are blessed with four children. They served together with Living Hope Native Ministries in Ontario, Canada as youth leaders at Sudbury First Nations Church where Dion was also on the pastoral team. While with Living Hope Native Ministries, he also was the director of the Akwachink Leadership Program leading students on canoe trips in the Canadian wilderness. They moved to Manitoba, Canada where Dion attended Providence Theological Seminary. At Providence, he studied counseling and psychotherapy but also fell in love with the study of Scripture and theology and he continued his education in systematic theology with a primary focus on the importance of the church as a community and how the early practices of the Anabaptists shaped their communities. While in Manitoba, Dion worked for a short time as a psychotherapist and was in leadership at his church. He has a passion for the church and for the importance of the formation of the community as God’s people. In his free time, Dion loves the slow and mindful process of woodworking using primarily vintage hand tools. He is excited to journey with students through their time at Rosedale as they allow themselves to be shaped and formed by the story of God.