About

The Hendricks Center

About The Hendricks Center

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.

The Hendricks Center STAFF & LEADERSHIP

Bill Hendricks

Bill Hendricks

Executive Director for Christian Leadership

Bill Hendricks is Executive Director for Christian Leadership at The Hendricks Center, and is also President of The Giftedness Center, where he serves individuals making key life and career decisions. A graduate of Harvard, Boston University, and DTS, 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 accomplished daughters. He keeps a waiting list of people wanting to come over for Mexican food, and fields endless demands to cook up a mess of his award-winning Lone Star chili.
Dr. Darrell Bock

Dr. Darrell Bock

Executive Director for Cultural Engagement

Darrell Bock is Executive Director for Cultural Engagement a thr Center and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at the Seminary. A native of Houston, he is the author or editor of over 40 books on a wide range of biblical and cultural topics. He speaks regularly on these topics, serves as a consulting editor for Christianity Today and on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. He is married to Sally with three children and four grandchildren. He has a love for all things sports on many continents.

Amanda Stidham

Amanda Stidham

Administrator

Amanda Stidham serves as the Administrator for the Christian Leadership focus of the Hendricks Center. She is originally from Memphis, TN, however, she has lived in Searcy, AR, where she graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor of Arts (double majoring in Bible and Religion and Spanish), Boston, MA where she worked in sales at a staffing firm, and now currently Dallas, TX where she is the administrator of the Hendricks Center at DTS. She is currently enrolled in the MBTS program here at DTS, and she and her husband, David, attend Watermark Community Church. David and Amanda enjoy competing in triathlons and playing with their lovable dachshunds- Kobe and Mozzie.
Kymberli Cook

Kymberli Cook

Senior Administrator

Kymberli Cook (ThM, 2015) serves as the Senior Administrator at the Hendricks Center, overseeing the Cultural Engagement events and efforts, creative and visual design for the department, and generally keeping Dr. Bock in line. Her husband is on staff at a local church where they minister together to their “Dallas family” of young adults. She loves the outdoors, design, cooking, hosting people in their home and time with her little girl.
Carol Koleba

Carol Koleba

Administrative Assistant

Carol Rosell adds some Canadian flavor to THC, serving as an Administrative Assistant, overseeing attendee experiences, heading up Wives Retreat and helping coordinate our leadership initiatives. She graduated with her Bachelor of Registered Nursing back in Canada, and a Masters of Christian Education at DTS. She and her husband Chad are enjoying being newly married. Carol loves camping, hiking, cooking, hosting, and games.
Mikel Del Rosario

Mikel Del Rosario

Project Manager for Cultural Engagement

Mikel Del Rosario (ThM, 2017) is a doctoral student in New Testament Studies at DTS and Adjunct Professor of Christian Apologetics and World Religions at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA. Mikel co-authors The Table Briefing articles for Bibliotheca Sacra with Darrell Bock, manages the Table Podcast, and helps Christians defend the faith though his apologetics ministry (www.apologeticsguy.com). He holds an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University.

Heather Zimmerman

Heather Zimmerman

Events Assistant

Heather Joy Zimmerman (ThM, 2016), a transplant from Minnesota, serves as our Events Assistant. She particularly focuses on our Ministry Leaders Luncheons, student events, researching for our events, and supporting the pastors in our network. Her abundant passions include people, the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Wild, surfing, kayaking, figure skating, outdoor adventures, missions, community development, biblical languages, and homiletics. Don’t be deceived by her 4’11” frame –she’s also earned a second degree black belt in Kung Fu.

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 coauthored, 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 Billy Graham’s conference center 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.”