Meet Our Team

Vishal Mangalwadi, Visionary behind The Virtues Campus

Vishal Mangalwadi is the original pioneer of the Virtues vision and promotes the concept of church-based higher education around the world. He is an international lecturer, political columnist, social reformer, and author of over 17 books. Vishal and his wife Ruth founded a community in India to serve the rural poor, and Vishal has been involved in community development work by serving at the headquarters of two national parties and working for the liberation and empowerment of peasants and lower castes. Vishal is an engaging speaker who is in demand worldwide and has lectured in over 30 nations. He finds joy in making complex ideas simple and inspiring hope in despairing hearts.

 

Rev. Dr. David Glesne, President

Dave has served as President of Virtues Inc. since its inception. Before becoming President, he served for 20 years as senior pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley, Minnesota. He also serves on the faculty of the Master’s Institute, a graduate level seminary in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Dave received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota; a M. Div. from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota; and a D. Min. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. Dave has been a pastor of churches in Illinois, California, and Minnesota, where he is originally from. He is the author of Understanding Homosexuality: Perspectives for the Local Church, in which he assesses the biblical, theological, historical, social-scientific, and pastoral issues surrounding the issue. He and his wife Mona have four grown children.

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Virtues Inc. Board of Trustees

Mick Lee — Chair
Sharon Lindau — Vice Chair
Dr. Larry Johnson — Secretary
Rev. Joe Sutton — Treasurer
Jan Parrish — Member
Rev. Steve Dornbusch — Member
Curt Hinkle — Member
Viktoriya Tatur — Member
Becky Danielson — Member
Rev. Dr. David Glesne — Member
Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi — Honorary Member

Global initiatives with similar forums and connections to Virtues Inc. through Vishal Mangalwadi:
TRAMPIL (Indonesia), CaCHE (Africa/Asia though operating out of the USA), and Rural Education Council (SHIATS, India).