Dr. Plueddemann comes to Trinity with extensive experience in both missions and education, having served as Director of Theological Education for ECWA in Nigeria during the 1970s, as professor and chair of the Department of Christian Education and Educational Ministries at Wheaton College during the 1980s and early 1990s and as International Director of SIM from 1993 to 2003. He has taught in many countries and written extensively.
Dr. Plueddemann’s wife, Carol, grew up in a missionary family in Quito, Ecuador. She has written (or coauthored with Dr. Plueddemann) a number of books and was the editor of the bimonthly SIM family journal entitled Intercom. Her special interests include small-group Bible studies and ministries for children. Carol is currently serving as Minister of Congregational Life at Immanuel Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Winfield, Illinois. Their two children, Shari and Dan, were born in Nigeria.
Dr. Plueddemann has co-authored many books with his wife, the most recent being God’s Heart for the World: Missionary Themes from Genesis to Revelation. His latest book is Leading Across Cultures.