John Ranheim

John Ranheim, Vice President Central Division & Senior Consultant, has over 20 years of experience working with organizations, leaders, and teams to fulfill their missions through developing effective fundraising strategies. He has successfully developed and led programs for annual giving, major gifts, and planned giving during his career. Most recently, John served as the Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Advancement at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he oversaw the institution’s fundraising, communications, alumni, enrollment teams, and the Covenant Seminary Foundation. In this role, John led the school through three successful capital campaigns for new buildings, student scholarships, operations, and the seminary’s endowment.

John regularly advises organizations and schools with their strategy, planning, and fundraising programs. He has served as an executive coach for development professionals and senior leaders who desire to grow in their capacity and effectiveness in fundraising. John is a frequent speaker on stewardship and fundraising and is the past chair of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) national conference, serving development professionals in theological higher education.

John earned a B.A. in Communications from Whitworth University and an M.Div. in Theology from Covenant Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Chesterfield Missouri, have 4 amazing boys, and enjoy skiing, running, and hiking whenever they can. John serves on the board of Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis and is an elder at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church.

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