President Craig Williford Resigns

  • Jun 20, 2008

June 20, 2008

To the Denver Seminary family, 

It is with sadness that the board of Trustees accepts the resignation of President Craig Williford.

When Craig arrived to become president of Denver Seminary eight years ago he found an institution in poor financial health with declining enrollment and housed on a deteriorating campus. The contrast with today is dramatic. For that we begin by giving thanks to God, our Father, for his goodness and grace. God has accomplished these remarkable changes through the hard work and gifts of his servants. In these eight years no servant has been more important than Craig Williford. The results of his stewardship are self evident: enrollment is up with the largest graduating class in our history this May; our finances are healthy; we work in a brand new and beautiful facility.

So we thank and praise God for Craig. His leadership has been a gift from God at just the right time. We are thankful for Craig's faithfulness and dedication during these years. His legacy at Denver Seminary is lasting and assured.

We trust you will join the board of trustees in celebration of all Craig has accomplished. We stand in recognition and appreciation for his service. And our prayer would be that as God has so significantly used his gifts among us, so He would again in the years ahead among others.

In the midst of this change we would remind ourselves that some things are not changing. Denver Seminary still seeks to glorify God by equipping leaders to think biblically, live faithfully and lead wisely for a lifetime.  As we prayerfully implement our strategic framework we humbly acknowledge God our Creator, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit in guiding Denver Seminary to be an effective place for equipping those godly leaders. It is with great anticipation that we look forward to what God has in store for Denver Seminary.

All of this said with gratitude to Craig on behalf of the entire board,

Bill Ward, Chairman
Board of Trustees