Shaping compassionate, courageous leaders.

The key to any organization is leadership. And the key to any leader is the heart. That’s why our focus at The Hendricks Center is the leader’s heart. Through programs, processes, and media resources, we seek to shape leaders who are passionately committed to God and His Word while personally compelled by God’s love for each person. This is the way of Christ, who showed that it takes courage to lead, compassion to serve, and both to impart the hope of the gospel. For a discussion of our approach, watch this Table Podcast episode: “Leading with Courage and Compassion.

The Hendricks Center Staff and Leadership

Bill Hendricks

Executive Director for Christian Leadership

Bill Hendricks is Executive Director for Christian Leadership at the Center and President of The Giftedness Center, where he serves individuals making key life and career decisions. A graduate of Harvard University, Boston University, and Dallas Theological Seminary, Bill has authored or co-authored numerous books, and sits on the steering committee for The Theology of Work Project. He is married to Lynn Turpin Hendricks, and is the proud father of three daughters. He keeps a list of people wanting to try his Mexican food and award-winning Lone Star chili.

Dr. Darrell Bock

Executive Director for Cultural Engagement

Darrell Bock is Executive Director for Cultural Engagement at the Center and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at the Seminary. A native of Houston, he is the author or editor of over 45 books on a wide range of biblical and cultural topics. He speaks regularly on these topics, occasionally partners with Christianity Today, and is on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. He is an advisor to staff and elders at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Carrollton, and is also an elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. Married to Sally for over 45 years, he has three married children and four grandchildren. He loves all things “sports” on many continents.

Kymberli Cook

Assistant Director

Kymberli Cook (ThM, 2015) is the Assistant Director of the Center, overseeing the workflow of the department, online content creation, Center events, and serving as Giftedness Coach and Table Podcast Host. She is also a doctoral student in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, pursuing research connected to unique individuality, the image of God, and providence. When she is not reading for work or school, she enjoys coffee, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters.

Kasey Olander

Web Content Specialist

Kasey Olander is the Web Content Specialist at the Hendricks Center. Originally from the Houston area, she graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Technology. She has also been an Associate Director with the Baptist Student Ministry, working with college students at UT Dallas and Rice University, particularly focusing on discipleship and evangelism training. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree at DTS. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, having interesting conversations, and spending time with her husband.

Cheyenne Coote

Office Manager

Cheyenne Coote is a current ThM student at Dallas Theological Seminary. During her time at DTS, she has been involved in Black Student Fellowship, helping to plan and organize events that foster community for black students on campus and engage the larger student body on issues that affect Black Americans regarding ministry. She loves to read realistic fiction, cook/eat, and spend time with family and friends in her free time.

Jeremiah Chandler

Podcast Assistant

Jeremiah Chandler is a current MAAE student at Dallas Theological Seminary. He graduated from Simpson College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics: Finance with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Jeremiah also has a passion for apologetics and hosts a podcast, where he provides a biblical perspective on controversial and relevant topics in society. Jeremiah is involved in Black Student Fellowship and Dallas Evangelism Fellowship. His hobbies include reading, playing basketball, and playing video games with his friends.

Katherine Arredondo

Events Manager

Katherine Arredondo, originally from the Austin area, graduated from Texas A&M University- College Station, with a concentration in Race, Gender and Ethic studies. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. She enjoys spending time with her family, taking her nieces and nephews on adventures, traveling with her mom, playing board games with her friends, and serving her home church.

Dr. Christina CrenshawCultural Engagement & Leadership Associate
Dr. Kevin HawkinsCultural Engagement Associate
Milyce PipkinCommunications Fellow
Andrea LaMontGiftedness Fellow
Jennifer McCannGiftedness Fellow
An DauCultural Engagement Fellow
Dylan MusserCultural Engagement Fellow
Jon ChapmanChristian Leadership Intern
Emmanuel SobandeChristian Leadership Intern

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About Howard "Prof" Hendricks

Dr. Howard G. Hendricks, known simply as “Prof,” directly or indirectly touched millions of lives in the evangelical community and beyond. For more than sixty years Prof served on the faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), where he taught more than ten thousand students. He served as the chairman of the Center for Christian Leadership for over twenty years. He also ministered in person in more than eighty countries. Through speaking engagements, radio, tapes, films, the sixteen books he authored and co-authored, countless journal and popular-market articles, his service on numerous boards, and his work as a chaplain to the Dallas Cowboys (1976–1984), his reach was and is worldwide.

His legacy, in partnership with Jeanne, his wife of more than sixty-five years, includes four children and six grandchildren. Holding large audiences enthralled at venues such as The Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove or Promise Keepers’ stadium rallies, Prof would confide, “It’s wonderful to be here with you, but I have a group of delicious students waiting for me back at the seminary.”