Brent Dongell, M. Div.

Program Director & Associate Professor of Youth Ministry
Director of Pulse

brentdongellDuring his decade of pastoral ministry before coming to Kingswood University, Brent Dongell directed youth/young adult ministries in a variety of churches and served as a missionary in New Zealand for two years.

He also wrote The Hard Twenty Somethings: Not Alone in the Unknown, addressing unexpected lessons that "twenty somethings" face.

What Professor Dongell brings to Kingswood is a heart to go deep with students and see them grow as well-rounded ministers.

I love wrestling through God’s Word with today’s Kingswood student as they encounter life. I want to see students become solid Christians sold out for their faith, no matter what their career path may end up looking like. 

He values creative and inspiring environments and even unorthodoxed ways of learning beyond the typical lecture format of a classroom.

Professor Dongell loves a new challenge whether it is running a marathon, surfing in different parts of the world, or playing any kind of sport he can get his hands on. In 2014, God merged Brent’s life story with Natasha’s as they became a family, along with her two girls, Roya and Alea.


2009 - M.Div. (Christian Leadership), Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
2006 - B.Sc. (Christian Ministries), Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana

Courses Taught

  • Biblical Literature II (New Testament)
  • Models and Theology of Youth Ministry
  • Introduction to Youth Ministry


Dongell, Brent O. The Hard Twenty Somethings: Not Alone in the Unknown. Tate Publishing, 2013.

Contact Information

Phone: 506.432.4465
Fax: 506.432.4425
Office Location: Edgett Hall

Professor Dongell's Posts

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    Faculty Spotlight – Professor Brent Dongell

    I sat down to interview Kingswood faculty member Professor Brent Dongell. Professor Dongell is the program director of our Youth Ministry program. He is also the director of our Pulse days....
  • in Brent Dongell, Elizabeth Rhyno, News, Stephen Elliott

    Faculty & Staff News

    Brent Dongell Program Director of Youth Ministry, Director of PULSE Professor Dongell is creating a short video each month that will help equip pastors who work with teens. Youth leaders can sign up for his videos. They will be sent out monthly via email. Watch his first video, Keeping our Youth During Major Transitions. If...
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    Sometimes I Question God’s Voice

    …when I’m not sure I want to listen. Saturday I just drove to McDonalds to get a coffee (and only coffee). As I waited in my car to order, a chocolate milkshake and a chicken sandwich somehow got added to the order in my head.  Right as this was happening, the verse that says, “Man...
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    My Notes From The Teaching Professor Conference 2014 in Boston

    Here are my exhaustive notes from a teaching conference that I attended recently. The Teaching Professor Conference 2014  Boston, MA : May 30-Jun 1 The Main Plenary Speakers: Presenter: Stephen D. Brookfield, Ph.D., John Ireland Endowed Chair, University of St. Thomas Main Takeaway: Teachers deal with “Imposter Syndrome,” which is the f...
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    This is What happens When You Get a Bunch of Young Preachers Together

    “If you could say one thing to your generation of leaders, what would you say?” That is what was asked, and this is the video that came out. [vimeo 95508128 w=500 h=281] A Charge To This Generation of Leaders from Kingswood University on Vimeo. This is a themed compilation and meshing together of longer sermons...