Western Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Jonathan Dockery will succeed Norman Donkersloot as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. After 35 years of faithful service to the seminary, Norman Donkersloot will be retiring from his role as Vice President of Finance at the end of March 2022.

“Jon is humble, kind, conscientious, and gets along well with his colleagues. He is well respected and principled”, says Dr. Felix Theonugraha, President of the seminary. He added, “We are excited for Jon to join our community. His experience, skillset, and character will serve as a significant addition to the seminary.”

Dockery has served in non-profit organizations for the past ten years, with the past seven years at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, where he was eventually named the Chief Financial Officer. While at Trinity, Dockery played a critical role in Trinity’s re-accreditation process. He also served on the university’s Kingdom Diversity committee.

During his time at Trinity International University, Dockery developed and monitored a $35M budget, oversaw Trinity’s Facility Services team, Student Financial Services team, and Human Resources area, mirroring his areas of responsibility at Western Theological Seminary.

“I am looking forward to working under the leadership of President Theonugraha, getting involved in the Western community, and continuing the good work that is in process at Western,” says Dockery. 

Dockery is a graduate of Union University in Tennessee; and has a Master of Theological Studies from Beeson Divinity School and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he was selected as a Wigmore Scholar. He is married to his wife Sarah, and they have two children, Hazel and Fisher.

Dockery will formally begin his service at Western Theological Seminary in February and will work with Donkersloot to ensure a smooth transition.