Presidential Search Underway
Executive recruiting firm The Dingman Company to lead search for Moody’s 10th president
The search for Moody Bible Institute’s next president is officially underway with the announcement today that The Dingman Company has been chosen to lead the recruiting.
In conjunction with Moody’s Presidential Search Committee, The Dingman Company released an Opportunity Profile detailing the qualifications and experience needed for the position. The profile, which is located at the presidential search website that also launched today, lays out the search and selection process along with an overview of the mission, culture, beliefs and values of Moody.
“Today is a significant moment in our 132-year history,” said Randy Fairfax, chair of the Presidential Search Committee as well as Moody’s Board of Trustees. “The profile we have prayerfully put together with the help of The Dingman Company is based upon feedback received from staff, students, faculty and leadership through multiple interviews, town hall meetings, and correspondence. It also reflects our desire to locate someone committed to our foundation on the Word of God and mission to take the gospel across the globe, cultures and generations.” He added, “For a large, multifaceted ministry such as Moody, the president needs a unique skill set for effectively managing and closely collaborating with fellow leadership, staff, and the Board to ensure Moody’s success moving forward.”
The Dingman Company has led executive searches for every level of leadership, for both corporate and nonprofit organizations including Christian colleges, mission organizations, broadcasting/media, church, and para-church organizations. Five times they have been recognized as one of the Fifty Leading Retained Search Firms, a listing published periodically by Executive Recruiting News.
Beginning today, Moody will begin receiving names for the president through the presidential search website. As names are submitted for president, and others apply, The Dingman Company will request resumes for those that fit the profile and have candidates fill out a candidate questionnaire. They will then collaborate with the Presidential Search Team on selecting several names to interview. Of those who interview, a final recommendation will be made by the Presidential Search Team and voted on by the full Board of Trustees.
“Prayer will be a central component to this process,” Fairfax added. “We are deeply appreciative of everyone who commits to pray for Moody as together we lean upon the Lord for His timing and His provision.”
For more information about Moody’s presidential search, including the full opportunity profile, prayer points and how to submit names for consideration, please visit moodybible.org/presidentialsearch.