SEU Announces VP for Strategic Partnerships
Southeastern University President Kent Ingle has appointed Justin Lathrop to serve in a newly created position as the vice president for strategic partnerships. In this role, Lathrop will be an ambassador-at-large for the university, developing partnerships with organizations and ministry centers throughout the world. He will be using his connections with some of the most influential churches to increase SEU’s footprint of accessible education throughout America.
“Justin will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the leadership team at Southeastern University,” said Dr. Ingle. “As SEU continues to move forward in its visionary and strategic plan, we know that Justin’s expertise and unique gift set will empower our missional drive and will help us achieve a new level of success and excellence as we serve God and His plans.”
Lathrop has over a dozen years of experience in local ministry. He has spent the last several years starting businesses and ministries that partner with pastors and churches. He is the founder of Helpstaff.me (now Vanderbloemen Search), Oaks School of Leadership and YoungPastors.com.
Prior to coming to Southeastern, Lathrop has worked as the director of strategic relations for the General Council of the Assemblies of God. He has also worked with the Leadership Network and Convoy of Hope.
Lathrop will continue some of his work for the Assemblies of God serving as a consultant in the areas of leadership and church development.
He lives with his wife, Andrea, and children in West Palm Beach, Florida, where Andrea serves as the executive director of ministries for Christ Fellowship.
Lathrop is the author of the book The Likable Christian. He holds a bachelor’s degree from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.