Name: Victor E. (Skip) Hessel, Jr.
Office: Calvary Theological Seminary (full time teaching faculty)
Rank/Title: Assistant Professor of Organizational Development; Program Director for Organizational Deveopment
Started at Calvary: Calvary Bible College as an adjunct in January 2002 in the non-traditional studies program. Full-time at CTS in July 2011.
Professional Information: B.S. (Bible & Human Resource Management), Calvary Bible College, 1996; M.B.A. (Human Resource Management, Marketing Research, & Organizational Behavior), University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2001; D.M. (Organizational Leadership), University of Phoenix, Doctoral Candidate status.
Eighteen years at Silgan Containers Corporation: After beginning as a machinist, I served as a union steward and union negotiator. Eventually, I was promoted to management and handled labor relations role for the company. I finished my career at Silgan as the operations manager for the largest unit-producing department in the company. While serving as an adjunct for Calvary and two local colleges, I worked as a substance abuse counselor and as an associate pastor. I also have some small business ventures including a small row-crop operation.
Favorite class to teach: I love teaching Leadership classes. God has gifted me in this area and I love to pass along my experience. Almost every class I teach includes leadership principles.
Originally from: Born in Los Angeles, I grew up in Holt, Missouri on a farm the oldest of four children. Raising pigs and cattle was a valuable life experience. Moving away from the farm I worked a five-year career in radio for a small all-talk station in Cameron. After taking some business courses I decided to pursue a manufacturing career in Kansas City. It was in the early years of this career that Jesus saved me. His transformation of my life changed everything in the years to come. I currently live near my childhood home in Holt.
How did past ministry/professional experience lead to your position at Calvary? I graduated from Calvary Bible College in 1996 while I was working in management for Silgan Containers. My college experience led me to pursue additional education so I could come back and teach at Calvary. My experiences at Calvary made me realize I was gifted to teach and specifically called to this Kingdom work. My education was only for the purpose of teaching at Calvary.
Ministry/Professional involvement outside of Calvary: As mentioned previously, I am an Associate Pastor and Awana Pastor of Northern Hills Baptist Church and a Substance Abuse Counselor at the Industrial Rehabilitation Center in Claycomo, Missouri. I oversee a small farming operation and consultant for leadership and human resource issues to a number of churches, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses.