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Mar. 30, 2012By: Darren CarlsonAuthor Bio

Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International. Before starting TLI he served for two years as the Interim Pastor of Pine City Evangelical Free Church in Pine City, Minn. He is currently a PhD student at London School of Theology.

Born to a military family, Darren grew up in San Diego, Calif., and Washington, D.C. He became a committed Christian through the ministry of InterVarsity on his college campus. After college he felt the call to vocational ministry while attending the LIFT discipleship program at Camp-of-the-Woods in upstate New York.

He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington. He is also a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he earned a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology in New Testament. He serves as an adjunct professor at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. Darren has coached high school and college basketball as well. He enjoys playing piano, fishing and hunting in Minnesota.

As President, Darren overseas the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. 

Darren and his wife Amy live in Andover, Minn., along with their two daughters Makena and Gianna, and their sons Dakota and Josiah.

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