Meet Dean Wardle
2006 | Year he began attending Oakwood
2020 | Year he started serving as an elder
Dean, a missionary kid who grew up in Indonesia, loves the community he’s found at Oakwood. His experience leading small groups and serving on the Peace Team has revealed to him the importance of Christian community, and that fellowship is much deeper when we understand the gospel of peace. Dean’s excited to be an elder who serves as God’s catalyst for connecting fellow believers at Oakwood. Dean married his wife, Melissa, at the young age of 19 and they’ve been happily married since! Professionally, Dean is a Director of Advanced Engineering at Husco Automotive where he creates new products. Personally, Dean spends time mountain biking with his family.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20-21