Engaging Changing Demographics in Fundraising with John Hewett

 John Hewett

 The Rev. Dr. John H. Hewett is the founder and president of Hewett Consulting LLC, a firm guiding churches and nonprofits nationwide in strategic planning, fundraising, leadership development, conflict resolution, and executive search from its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hewett Consulting has raised more than $45 million for client churches and nonprofit organizations since its founding in 2000.

A native of Florida, he was graduated from Stetson University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, which awarded him the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. At the completion of his doctoral work he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Christian Ethics at Southern Seminary. His ministry experience spanned congregations in Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and Texas in a variety of positions, including senior pastorates at Kirkwood Baptist Church, St. Louis and First Baptist Church, Asheville.

He entered development work as consultant with and ultimately president of Cargill Associates, the national fundraising consulting firm, and later as Director of Development of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Vice President of Development at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing at the historic Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and Director of Development at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.

He is a past president of the North Carolina Council on Christian Higher Education, charter board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics, and the first moderator of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. A widely traveled speaker and author, his book, After Suicide, remains one of the best- selling books ever published by Westminster John Knox Press.

John is the father of two grown sons and grandpa to two perfect granddaughters.