CCU Spotlights

Jim Doenges

Jim Doenges

Associate Professor and Director of Outdoor Leadership Programs
School of Business and Leadership

M.S. Biology (University of Bridgeport)
B.S. Biology (University of Bridgeport )


Phone: 303-963-3159


  • Adjunct Professor of Outdoor Leadership, Denver Seminary
  • Board of Advisors, Expedition Backcountry Adventures
  • Consultant, RBC Ministries/Day of Discovery
  • Higher Education Manager and Senior Instructor at Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries (past)
  • Director of PEAK Outdoor Ministries (church-based)
  • Vice President and Minister of Outreach, Climbing for Christ, Inc. (past)
  • Outdoor Minister, South Suburban Christian Church (past)
  • Associate and Senior Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton (past)
  • Senior Scientist, URS Corporation (past)
  • Led expeditions to Mt. McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, and Nepal with more than 70 ascents above 14,000 feet.


  • Certified Wilderness First Responder (Wilderness Medicine Institute)
  • Board-ratified Avalanche Professional (American Avalanche Association)
  • Certified LNT Master Educator Instructor (Wilderness Education Association)
  • Commissioned Minister (Christian Church/Central Rocky Mountain Region)

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