Dr. Larry Bollinger's Profile



Ed. D in Ethical Leadership / Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois                                 May, 2016

Executive Training in Strategic Management for Leaders of NGOs / Harvard University                  May, 2011

MBA / Eastern University, St. Davids PA                                                                                                      Sept. 1992 May 2001

BA in Business Administration / Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy MA                                            Sept. 1987 May 1991


Work Profile

President of Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary                    May 2020 - Present

  • Responsible for oversight of all aspects of the organization
  • Successfully navigated the organization through COVID including migration to online synchronous and asynchronous modes of education


Vice-President for Institutional Advancement / Eastern Nazarene College                                       Aug. 2016 May 2020

  • Responsible for raising non-tuition revenue
  • Oversee the offices of External Relations, Alumni Relations and Marketing


Director / Nazarene Compassionate Ministries                                  Jan. 2004 Aug. 2016

  • Developed and implemented a marketing strategy providing more than 200% growth to a faith based international humanitarian agency
    • Lead the organization through continuous growth even amid significant economic downturn
  • CEO/President of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Inc. – a separate non-profit concentrating in government and foundation grants
    • Successful at receiving and implementing multi-million-dollar programs with government funding from USAID and Dept. of Justice
  • Traveled to more than 100 countries
    • Speaking, providing field leadership and training
    • Engaging and Mobilizing the constituents on various issues including HIV & AIDS, poverty alleviation, disaster response, areas of conflict resolution, immigration, refugee assistance and child development, economic development
  • Led the staff in creating new systems for field management and program implementation
  • Worked with denominational leaders on current social & political issues impacting the Church of the Nazarene
  • Served on the board of the Association of Evangelical Relief and Development Organizations (now called Accord)
  • Networked and established partnerships with several organizations, which mutually serve the Church’s interest as it serves the poor

Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator / Nazarene Compassionate Ministries                                  Sept. 2001 Jan. 2004

  • Responsible for Nazarene Compassionate Ministry in 26 countries across Asia
  • Established training in various areas of community-based development initiatives across the region
  • Identified and gave platform to key field leaders
  • Initiated models of programing in Child Development that have been replicated worldwide

Program Development Coordinator / Nazarene Compassionate Ministries                                        Jan. 1996 Sept. 2001

  • Responsible for field programs in Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
  • Developed training for field staff and practitioners
  • Turned around significant operational deficits in 1996 and maintained the ability to work in the black
  • Assisted in establishing the presence of the denomination in many new countries through the work of Compassionate Ministry