Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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TEDS Faculty Since 2012

William P. Donahue, PhD

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology


AB, Princeton University
MABS, Dallas Seminary
PhD, University of North Texas



After working in the marketplace for P&G and PNC Financial Corp., Dr. Donahue served in various pastoral roles in churches in Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois, including 18 years with Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association. While at Willow Creek he developed leadership strategies and events for over 10,000 leaders on 6 continents. He is also Founder and President of The LeaderSync Group, Inc., a leadership development and consulting organization. His areas of expertise include organizational strategy, team building, leadership development, and transformational community.


Bill has published over 20 books and leadership training resources, including the best-selling Leading Life-changing Small Groups, Coaching Life-Changing Leaders (with Greg Bowman), Building a Life-Changing Small Group Ministry (with Russ Robinson), the DVD series Making Small Groups Work (with Henry Cloud & John Townsend), Building Biblical Community (with Steve Gladen), In the Company of Jesus and the Jesus 101 Series.His most recent book is The Irresistible Community: An Invitation to Life Together.


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