Dale Hutchcraft, Ph.D.

Hutch2Professor, University of Northwestern
Ordained Minister, CMA
Guest Lecturer, Bible and Business

Professor Dale “Hutch” Hutchcraft earned a PhD in Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship from Regent University in 2009. In 2002 he completed a Master’s of Arts in church leadership from Crown College. In the late 1970’s he studied theology at Dallas and Bethel Seminaries. In 1976 Professor Hutchcraft graduated from University of Northwestern of St Paul with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in pastoral ministry.

Dr. Hutchcraft has been teaching at Northwestern College since the fall of 2004. He presently is the Program director for the Master of Organizational Leadership Program, Masters of Divinity Program,  Adult Degree Completion Business Program, and the Adult Degree Completion Ministry Program.  He teaches and develops courses in all four programs.

Professor Hutchcraft has had multiple experiences outside the pastoral ministry. He and his wife of 43 years, Cathy have owned and operated three different businesses. They presently own and operate a small business that does consulting for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Professor Hutchcraft serves churches in various pastoral capacities throughout the Upper Midwest. He has served churches in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Conservative Baptist,  Conservative Congregational Christian Conference and the Evangelical Free Church.  He has twice served as an area representative for the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

Professor Hutchcraft has served as Chaplain for the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department, worked in the public school systems as a substitute teacher, soccer coach, basketball coach, and baseball coach, has been a small-town radio personality as well as being involved in community organizer and leader.

He and Cathy have two married sons. The oldest is a missionary in Russia and the youngest is a pastor in Minnesota. He and Cathy have 10 grandchildren.

Professor Hutchcraft’s hobbies include fishing, coaching and playing softball, traveling, studying history, and playing with his ten grandchildren

Prof. Hutchcraft academic publications include:

  • Co-Authoring with James Raymo How I Cam Share My Faith and Encourage Others Around Me To Adopt the Biblical Worldview in Christian Contours
  • How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and Heart to be published by Kregel
  • Functional Learner Autonomy and Christ’s Leadership Development of His Followers (2009) Regent University, Norfolk VA



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  1. I have been meaning to post here on Bible and Business page since my friend Bill made it possible. I thought a Thanksgiving thought 10 days out from thanksgiving might be appropriate.
    Back in the dark ages, the mid 70’’s, when I was a youth pastor I had the opportunity to meet Corrie ten Boom. I became a fan of this wondrous woman of God you had endured so much and yet was so gracious, joyous and wise
    In her book, The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom tells about an incident that taught her the principle of giving thanks in all things. It was during World War II. Corrie and her sister, Betsy, had been harboring Jewish people in their home, so they were arrested and imprisoned at Ravensbruck Camp.
    The barracks was extremely crowded and infested with fleas. One morning they read in their tattered Bible from 1 Thessalonians the reminder to rejoice in all things.
    Betsy said, “Corrie, we’ve got to give thanks for this barracks and even for these fleas.”
    Corrie replied, “No way am I going to thank God for fleas.” But Betsy was persuasive, and they did thank God even for the fleas.
    During the months that followed, they found that their barracks was left relatively free, and they could do Bible study, talk openly, and even pray in the barracks. It was their only place of refuge. Several months later they learned that the reason the guards never entered their barracks was because of those blasted fleas.
    This thanks giving I plan not only to thank God for the meal, my family, all of God’ provisions and grace, but give thank even for the fleas in my life. How about you?

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