Dr. Michael S. Wilder serves as the dean and professor of educational ministries in the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministires. Prior to his service at Southwestern, Dr. Wilder served 18 years in various roles in teaching and administration in Christian Higher Education. Dr. Wilder is the co-author of The God Who Goes Before You: Pastoral Leadership as Christ-Centered Followership (B&H Academic, 2018) and numerous other books. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Professors in Christian Education and regularly attends and presents at their national conferences. Dr. Wilder is married to Ginger, and they have three daughters.