Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
Bachelor of Arts, Music Education
Pacific Union College (1973)
Master of Arts, Music Education
Andrews University (1975)
Master of Library Science
Minnesota State University – Mankato (2005)
Dennis was born and raised in California, attended Bakersfield Academy and then Pacific Union College where he received a BA in Music Education (1973). He attended Andrews University and received an MA in Music Education (1975), and also received a Master of Library Science from Minnesota State University—Mankato (2005). He has taught in Michigan, California, Kansas, and Minnesota.
Dennis is married to Candice C. Haas Hollingsead, PhD, and they have three children, Seth, Sara, and Stuart. He lives in Buchanan, Michigan and works in the Office of Development at Andrews University as Prospect Management Officer. These duties include working with the Banner database and searching for individuals that may be willing to support the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church through philanthropic gifts to Andrews University. The position also involves researching information that will help Andrews’ gift officers match individual donors' philanthropic interests with Andrews University's fundraising efforts.