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The Harald Bredesen Endowed Chair of Leadership Formation and Renewal

About David J. Gyertson, Ph.D.

Regent conducted a diligent search for an educator of exceptional talent, integrity, and faith to serve as the Bredesen Distinguished Professor of Leadership Formation and Renewal. That search led us back to one of the founding leaders of Regent University, Dr. David Gyertson.

Having been president of three Christian universities and worked extensively in global leadership training and development, Dr. Gyertson possesses a unique combination of academic disciplines, professional experiences, and spiritual commitment. He is one of those who have been deeply influenced by the ministry of Harald Bredesen. When told of the decision, Dr. Gyertson stated, “I am deeply honored and greatly humbled by this privilege to help celebrate the life and extend the ministry of this unique servant leader who played such an important part in my own calling to the Spirit-led life.”

In his role as the Bredesen Distinguished Professor, Dr. Gyertson will help carry on Harald's leadership mission serving our Lord by investing in future generations of students with the spiritual passion and professional skills needed to engage and transform the culture.