David Henreckson, Director



David Henreckson is the Raquet Endowed Director’s Chair for the Institute of Leadership and Service at Valparaiso University. Previously, he served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College, and Assistant Professor of Theology at Dordt University. He earned his Ph.D in Religion at Princeton University, and an M.T.S. degree from the University of Notre Dame, specializing in moral theology. His book, The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Community, and Political Resistance in Early Reformed Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2019) was a recipient of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. He is a long-time baseball obsessive, a homegrown Midwesterner, and an unapologetic coffee snob.

Aaron Morrison, Assistant Director



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Aaron Morrison is the Assistant Director of the Institute for Leadership and Service. His duties include the developing and maintaining of key programs such as Pathways to Purpose, Immersion Trips, and CAPS Fellows. He also serves as a resource for students to explore their purpose and their calling in life. He finds joy in hearing students talk about their passions (usually over a cup of coffee) and in talking about the newest veggies that appear in his garden. Before coming to Valparaiso University, Aaron worked as a Residence Hall Director at Nebraska Wesleyan University and as an Academic Coordinator for TRIO Student Support Services at the University of Southern Indiana. Crawfordsville, Indiana is his hometown.

Deb Garbukas, Administrative Assistant