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
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, 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 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 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 is the Administrator for the Christian Leadership at the Hendricks Center. Although originally from Memphis, TN, she has lived in Searcy, AR, where earned her BA from Harding University (double majoring in Bible and Religion and Spanish), Boston, MA where she worked at a staffing firm, and now in Dallas, TX. Amanda is a MBTS student at DTS. She and her husband, David, attend Watermark Community Church. They enjoy competing in triathlons and playing with their lovable dachshunds, Kobe and Mozzie.
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 Rosell (MACE, 2017) is an Administrative Assistant, adding a Canadian flavor to the Center. She oversees attendee experiences, heads up Wives Retreat and helps coordinate leadership initiatives. She graduated with a Bachelor of Registered Nursing in Canada, and an MA in 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
Project Manager for Cultural Engagement
Mikel Del Rosario (ThM, 2017) is Project Manager for Cultural Engagement. He is a doctoral student in New Testament at DTS and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics and World Religion at William Jessup University. Mikel co-authors articles for Bibliotheca Sacra with Darrell Bock, manages the Table Podcast, and helps Christians defend the faith though his apologetics ministry. He holds a ThM from DTS and an MA in Apologetics from Biola University. He loves singing and playing the guitar.
Heather Joy Zimmerman (ThM, 2016), a transplant from Minnesota, serves as Events Assistant. She focuses on Ministry Leaders Luncheons, student events, and supporting pastors in our network. Her passions include the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Wild, surfing, kayaking, figure skating, missions, community development, biblical languages, and homiletics. Don’t be deceived by her 4’11” frame –she’s 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.”