One of the things God spoke to me early on in leading a church was to be future-minded by pursuing what’s ahead while honoring the past. The Midwest Leadership Center is one of our most powerful avenues to accomplish that vision! We are so excited to offer a program where emerging leaders can not only be trained in God’s Word but can also be empowered to operate in their God-given gifts and talents while gaining valuable ministry experience. We are proud to serve as a training ground for these leaders and humbled to play a role in equipping and commissioning this next generation of leaders. We look ahead with excitement and confidence to how God will continue to use the Midwest Leadership Center to raise up leaders in our communities. We truly believe that the best is yet to come!”

Josh Skjoldal, Lead Pastor of Evangel



The Midwest Leadership Center is designed to be a catalyst for God’s calling and purpose in the lives of individuals. The program provides a unique opportunity to engage your head, hands, and heart through academic learning, practical ministry experience, and intentional character and leadership development—all within an environment that will help you discover, explore and grow in your unique giftings and passions. As a previous MLC graduate, I’m excited to be pouring back into the program and the incredible students who make it up, and look forward with anticipation to all the dynamic leaders God will call to step into MLC in the future!

Dylan Werner, MLC Director



One of our core values at Evangel is being future minded. One of the ways we exercise that value is through The Midwest Leadership Center. MLC is a dynamic program that combines real college academics and practical hands-on experience to help develop the next generation of leaders. We are humbled and honored to be program that allows students to use their God-given talents and abilities to discover their calling in their pursuit of Jesus. As a previous student of the program, I am honored to serve the amazing students of MLC! We are so excited and hopeful for all that God is going to do through the program!

– Dominick Opp, MLC Coordinator