Ockenga Fellows Staff
Dave Horn, Senior Director the Ockenga Fellows Program
Dr. Horn is the Director of the Ockenga Fellows Program. Dave is committed to offering theological education to a variety of constituencies beyond the traditional student body. He has experience in leading centers of ministry devoted to engaging church renewal, faith in the workplace, preaching, missions and more. He writes and speaks on issues related to practical theology and sociology of religion. Previously, he served on the pastoral staff of First Congregational Church in Hamilton, Massachusetts, and continues to be actively involved in the leadership and teaching ministries of the church. Dave’s personal interests include running and sports, furniture restoration and travel. He is married to Cec and has two grown children, Will and Molly.
Kenneth Barnes, Director of the Ockenga Fellows Program; Director of the Mockler Center; Mockler Associate Professor of Workplace Theology and Business Ethics
Prior to embarking on a career in the academy, Ken spent more than twenty-five years as a senior international executive for several multi-billion dollar companies doing business on six continents. In addition to his corporate work, Ken has also worked with SME’s (Small and Medium-Size Enterprises) and start-ups and continues to serve as a company director and mentor to young executives. Ken now directs Gordon-Conwell's Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace.
Jason McConnell, Director of the Ockenga Fellows Program; Senior Pastor of Franklin United Church and East Franklin Union Church
Dr. Jason R. McConnell has served as senior pastor of the Franklin United Church and East Franklin Union Church in Franklin, Vermont since 2004. Jason received a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from the Moody Bible Institute, an M. Div. and Th.M. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Beeson Divinity School. In addition to spending time with his wife Jennifer and their four children, he enjoys spending time in the Vermont outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, and snowshoeing.