David Penno

David Penno

David Penno

Title: Associate Professor of Christian Ministry
DMin Project Coach

Office Location: Seminary N216
E-mail: penno@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-6366


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.

Current Research or Professional Activities

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.