Phd Leadership, Andrews University
After 25 years of pastoral ministry, Dr. Penno served the churches of Georgia-Cumberland as the evangelism coordinator for five years. He began his ministry in the Iowa-Missouri Conference in 1980, serving there for 13 years. We moved to the Georgia-Cumberland Conference in 1993.
He graduated from Southern Adventist University in 1980 with a BA in Theology and a minor in Biblical Languages. In 2000 he received an MA in Religion from Southern with emphasis in homiletics and church growth. In May of 2009 he graduated with a PhD in Leadership from Andrews University.
Nancy and Dave have been married for over 33 years. Nancy enjoys working at a pediatric dentist office as a registered dental hygienist. They have two sons. Matthew is a firefighter for Cobb County, Georgia, and is married to Heather. Eric is a firefighter for the city of Riverdale, Georgia, and is married to Melody. Eric and Melody have a daughter named Chrissy.
The Pennos enjoy spending time at the beach, reading, and visiting historical sites. The boys and Dave also like to go backpacking and camping.
Dr. Penno--often together with Dr. Bill Knott--teaches the DMin Project Seminar. He also works with the University's Institutional Review Board to help expedite the approval process for DMin projects.