North Carolina pastor Daniel Webster has been selected as director of enrollment services at Welch College, according to David Williford, vice president for institutional advancement at Welch.
“We’re so excited to announce Daniel’s appointment,” Williford said. “He is already working part-time as director of marketing and recruitment for the online program. He’ll come on in a full-time capacity in February 2017, continuing his online work and serving as a field representative and enrollment counselor for the college. Then he’ll move to Middle Tennessee in June and assume his role as director of enrollment services.”
Williford continued, “When Debbie Mouser began her more intensive role as director of recruitment, we needed someone to come on board to direct the administrative and strategic operation of enrollment and retention at Welch. As we discussed potential candidates, Daniel’s name quickly rose to the top.”
Webster will continue to serve as an adjunct instructor in theological studies, a post he assumed earlier this year. Derek Altom, acting director of enrollment services, said, “Daniel has been doing an excellent job as director of recruitment and marketing for the online program, and this year I’ve been using him to help us plan Welcome Days and Senior Days. He’s a natural with numerous ideas on how to make the on-campus events better with the ability to look at things from all angles. When we began discussing Daniel’s candidacy for this position, I thought, ‘What a wonderful fit for this job!’”
Webster comes to Welch with thirteen years of full-time ministry experience and a background in promotion, marketing, and recruiting. During and after college, Webster played an active role in the promotional department at Gateway Christian College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Sacred Music. His ministry there included singing in groups, preparing and leading student groups, and representing the college at conferences and association meetings. He has also worked in marketing and customer relations for GEICO.
Webster served ten years as an associate pastor at Gateway Free Will Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he managed various ministries, including music, media, worship, and single young adult ministry. Since 2013 he has served as lead pastor of Glad Tidings Free Will Baptist Church in Asheboro, North Carolina. Webster has written for The Brink, the young adult curriculum at Randall House Publications, since 2014, and he currently serves as clerk of the North Carolina State Association of Free Will Baptists.
Webster holds two master’s degrees, a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Maranatha Baptist Seminary and a Master of Biblical Studies from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He is concurrently seeking a M.Div. and a M.A. in Church Music at Maranatha.
Daniel met his wife Kimberly (Fisher) while in college at Southeastern Free Will Baptist College. Daniel and Kimberly have three children, Aaron (8), Julianna (6), and Noah (4).
President Matt Pinson said, “We’re elated to have Daniel Webster coming on board full-time in this capacity. He has just the right combination of background, talents, and skills for this job. But what’s more, he sees this as a calling and ministry. Daniel is a great fit and will move us forward as we get out on our new campus in Gallatin.”
For more information on Welch College, visit welch.edu.