New VP for Advancement Announced

Warner Pacific College welcomes Mike Giering, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Relations.

Mike Giering

Mike Giering comes to Warner Pacific from Cityteam Portland, where he served as City Director. Prior to his work at Cityteam, he worked for Luis Palau Association as a Development Director/Regional Major Gifts Officer. Giering earned his baccalaureate degree in Biblical Studies and Preaching at Puget Sound Christian College, and his M.Div. from Emmanuel Christian Seminary. He has also served as the High School Director at Sunset Presbyterian Church in Beaverton and with Endeavor Ministries.

A Portland native who grew up just a few miles from campus, Mike Giering looks forward to being part of preparing the next generation of diverse, urban leaders in our city. “As a first-generation college student myself, I’m excited to help make the Warner Pacific experience available to as many students as possible,” he shared. “I look forward to being fully immersed in the energy and excitement of campus activities and athletics.  I can’t wait to meet the amazing community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and friends of Warner Pacific College!”

As the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Relations, Giering will provide leadership and oversight to fundraising; college relations; alumni, church, and parent relations; and external relations. As a member of the Executive Cabinet, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Relations participates in setting broad organizational goals, objectives, and policies for the College while cultivating a culture of philanthropy on-campus and beyond.

“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve the Warner Pacific community in this role at such an exciting and pivotal time in the life of the College,” said Giering. “It is an awesome responsibility to help steward and increase financial support of our mission and strengthen strategic partnerships in our community as the leader in Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts education.”