Dr. Frank D. Hankins-Affiliate Assistant Professor of Leadership, MAGL Cohort Mentor; ML523: Mentoring
Dr. Frank Hankins is co-director of the Network for Developing Latin
Leaders (www.ndll.net; and www.nexolatino.wordpress.com), an informal leadership
development movement with centers in four Latin American countries.
After 3 years as a pastor in California, he was on site missionary in
Ecuador for 21 years. He continues his work throughout the Latin America region
through virtual formats and on site visits. He has taught leadership and
mentoring courses in various seminaries and institutes in that region. He has mentoring
relationship with leaders in other regions of the world also.
Frank graduated from Vanguard University in 1977. He went on to earn two
Masters Degrees from Fuller Seminary, a Master of Arts in Theology in 1982 and
Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies in 1984. In 2003, Frank was awarded
the Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary. His thesis explored the
spontaneous or informal nature of mentoring in Latino contexts.
2000 to 2004 he team-taught a Fuller Doctor of Ministry course as an adjunct
instructor with Dr. J. Robert Clinton. In March 2003, Frank was awarded
the Doctor of Ministry in Global Ministries from Fuller Seminary. In 2005
he began to teach with Fuller Online and later with MAGL in 2007.
Frank’s life purpose is to enjoy a passionate friendship with God and
serve as a renewed Barnabas type leader to leaders-in-ministry so that they and
those that he serves may continue well and finish well. Frank and his wife,
Ruthie, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have three daughters in their
twenties. Frank enjoys hiking, camping, and photography.