Darrell Yoder has been serving in pastoral ministry since 2009 and is currently a program director and adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He earned a B.A. from Liberty University and a M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
At GRTS, Darrell focuses on spiritual formation and pastoral ministry. He leads two scholarship programs for Master of Divinity students—the Pirsig Fellowship and the Kern Scholars Program—where he provides spiritual retreats and oversees small groups that seek to cultivate students' personal spiritual formation.
Darrell also gives leadership to the GRTS Talking Points program, which serves pastors, ministry leaders and counselors by providing events and resources that engage topics related to theology, culture and vocation.
"Serving at GRTS matters to me because we are focused on serving the body of Christ, discovering the way of Christ and living in the love of Christ both personally and institutionally. I get to work alongside colleagues and students who are hungry for Christ and His kingdom and who are willing to have hard conversations in order to know God and obey Him more fully. My prayer is that students will experience Christ in a profound way as they identify and hone their gifts for ministry leadership."
Outside of GRTS, Darrell is an ordained pastor and the director of the Evangelical Seminary Deans' Council, a professional development network of evangelical seminary deans. Darrell and his wife Cindy live with their three children in Rockford, Mich.
Licenses and Awards
- Licensed Minister of the Gospel
- Educational Ministries Award at GRTS
- M.Div., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
- B.A., Liberty University
—Home improvement projects
—Emotional and relational maturity
—Justice and the Gospel
—Poverty and community development
—Racial/cultural awareness and wisdom