Who We Are
Training Leaders International trains pastors and leaders around the world, partnering with local leaders who have invited us to provide the theological training pastors and leaders desperately need. We meet this need through modular training, teaching in formal schools, planting schools and leading international churches.
Our staff serve in a variety of roles to provide theological training around the world. We have chosen not to list staff and global partners due to the sensitive nature of our work. To request that one of our staff members come speak at your event or at your church, please contact us.
Duane Tweeten, President
Duane Tweeten is the President of Training Leaders International. Duane joined TLI in 2012, serving in a variety of roles in the organization. Prior to joining TLI, he served for 17 years in pastoral ministry in Nebraska. Duane received a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Bethel University and an M.Div. from Bethel Theological Seminary. Duane and his wife have six children and two grandchildren. If you would like him to come to speak at your church or upcoming event, you can fill out the request form here.
Darren Carlson, International Director and Founder
Darren Carlson founded Training Leaders International in 2009. Darren holds two masters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a PhD from the London School of Theology. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter. If you would like him to come to speak at your church or upcoming event, you can fill out the request form here.
Board Of Directors
Our board members value theological education, wish to mentor the next generation of leaders and hope to see thoughtful engagement cross-culturally. The voting board meets twice a year and are actively involved in helping the President implement the vision of Training Leaders International.
East-West Ministries International
Joni and Friends
Walkner Condon Financial Advisors LLC
Anoka Ramsey Dental
Faith Without Boundaries
Vice President / Higginbotham
Montana St. University
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
Westshore Free Church
The Gospel Coalition
Christian Heritage Academy
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary