My name is Devin Dickel. I am a big picture person who has been drawn in to God's supremely big story about His Glory being made known EVERYWHERE on earth. At our moment in history, I believe His primary means of expanding His glory on earth will be through local churches that effectively engage all of their members in the work of missions, especially those with business and professional skills. It therefore brings me great joy to be able to serve churches through OPEN by inspiring them to think about new and effective means for doing missions (ie: Business for Transformation), by connecting them with resources and people that can help (ie: business coaches, mentors, investors, etc.), and by encouraging them to take their God-ordained role to lead us into the future victories of the gospel that are sure to come all over the world!
I am happy to be married to my beautiful wife, Brianna, and to raise three young children together with her. We moved to MN from Iowa in 2015 and love being a part of Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington. We are learning to root for the Vikings too! SKOLLLLL!!!! I also have 5 years’ experience working as a Sr. Systems Engineer doing subcontracting work on US Army and Coast Guard helicopters prior to my current role with OPEN.
My Keynote address is about helping the local church and its members to find and live out their core purpose. It draws on the example of Jesus who assumed multiple vocational roles during His life on earth and did each of them with excellence out of a passion for God's mission in the world. When local churches imitate Jesus' attributes of passion, mission, vocation and profession in their congregation, they start to look like Jesus. The result of this is both human flourishing and great glory for God!
Experienced Relationship Manager, Devin provides excellent service in ongoing customer relations support, negotiates service terms with contractors, and generates new client leads through personal networks. He is currently with OPEN USA as a relations manager for the last 3 years.
Learn more about OPEN: https://www.openusa.net/