Colorado Christian University announces that Jim Doenges has joined the
faculty as associate professor and director of Outdoor Leadership programs.
Doenges will direct CCU's Outdoor Leadership, Camp Management, and Wilderness
Leadership minor programs.
A nationally-known leader in outdoor
ministry, Doenges previously served as the manager of higher education at Solid
Rock Outdoor Ministries where he led 40-day wilderness courses. He is a Leave
No Trace (LNT) master educator instructor, American Avalanche Association
board-certified avalanche professional, certified wilderness first responder,
and licensed minister in the Christian Church/Central Rocky Mountain Region.
Doenges has been an adjunct professor of outdoor leadership at Denver Seminary,
where he developed and taught several new courses and served as a formal
mentor. In addition to serving on boards of several nonprofit ministries, he
has led mission trips to the mountains of Alaska, Nepal, Tanzania, and Haiti,
and summitted high points on four continents. Prior to vocational ministry,
Doenges worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a senior scientist and
Dr. Gary Ewen, dean of the CCU School of Business
and Leadership, said of the hire: "Jim is a pro who seeks to unite theory and
practice with the timeless truths of scripture. He's taught at the graduate
level and is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of business and outdoor
CCU thanks associate professor Stephen Cyphers for his
many years of faithful service to the Outdoor Leadership program and wishes
him well in his retirement, which will see him continue with the school as an
affiliate faculty member. CCU was one of the first Christian universities to
start an Outdoor
, and the school will welcome associate professor
Doenges in his new position July 1.