Rev. Dr. Connie Baylor Welch-DuJardin is the Chairman, Board of Directors and President of Emmanuel Christian Institute, Inc. Dr. Welch-DuJardin is also the President of Connie Welch Ministries, International.
Dr. Welch-DuJardin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Virginia State University and her Masters of Divinity (cum laude) and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. She is the former Dean of Women and Professor of Homiletics, Theology, and Biblical Interpretation at Valley Forge Christian College, Woodbridge, VA campus (now University of Valley Forge). Dr. Welch-DuJardin is an International Preacher, Teacher, and Business Owner who has conducted leadership, entrepreneurship, women and youth seminars in both the U.S. and abroad. She is the author of Moving Out From The Pew: Equipping The Saints for The Work of Ministry, A Training Manual For Lay Leaders (ISBN 978-1-5127-6703-2 and 978-1-5127-6702-5 (ebook).
Dr. Welch is also the Founding Principal of Connie Welch and Associates, a management consulting firm. Previously, Dr. Welch served 20 years with the federal government (at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the US Environmental Protection Agency) as a Chemist, Product Manager and Branch Chief. She is currently Vice President of toXcel, LLC a toxicology and engineering consulting firm located in Northern VA.
Dr. Welch enjoys teaching any of the Accelerated Biblical Studies, Biblical Interpretation, Theology, Homiletics, and Public Speaking courses whenever her schedule permits. She resides in Sarasota, Florida with her husband Dr. Ralf DuJardin.