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Dan Kreiss Named Dean of King University Peeke School of Christian Mission

Dan KreissBRISTOL, Tenn., July 29, 2015 – Dan Kreiss has been appointed the new dean of King University’s Peeke School of Christian Mission.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Dan’s experience and expertise in Christian service and missions accept the appointment of dean of the Peeke School,” says Matt Roberts, vice president for Academic Affairs at King. “He is an outstanding educator who is genuinely loved by students and well respected in our community.”

Kreiss received his Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry, Education, History, and Psychology in 1988 from Eastern University in St. Davids, Penn; and his Master of Education with a focus on Guidance Studies in 2001 from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He is currently working toward his Master of Divinity at Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Johnson City, Tenn.

“The focus of the Peeke School of Christian Mission is to give all King students an opportunity to be involved in missions, not necessarily through full-time service, but to have a change of lifestyle through service efforts such as volunteering,” says Kreiss. “We hope this change is for a lifetime, regardless of their career path.”

Kreiss’ mission and service experiences are extensive. He has led international mission trips to Kenya, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Australia, Fiji, Mexico, and Tonga. He spent 17 years in New Zealand serving with Youth for Christ, Knox Presbyterian Church, and Hutt International Boys’ School. He has led more than a dozen domestic mission trips during Spring Break and May terms to Camden, N.J., with Urban Promise, in addition to urban ministries in Atlanta, and Cincinnati. He has also coordinated student participation in year-long internships in New Zealand, as well as urban ministry summer internships working with at-risk youth.

Kreiss adds, “I’m excited about the opportunity to further the mission of King University through the Peeke School – to build meaningful lives of achievement and cultural transformation in Christ – so we are engaged in the world.”

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