Management & Organization

Two groups, the Executive Staff and the Board of Directors lead the International Graduate School of Ministry. In addition Support Staff help to facilitate the work of the Executive Staff. There is also an advisory board who give significant input into the ministry.

Executive Staff

Dr. Henry Klopp—President/CEO

Klopp Henry 1.9.14 IDDr. Henry Klopp is the President of the International Graduate School of Ministry. Dr. Klopp has his Doctor of Ministry degree in the field of Church Growth and has done graduate work at both Fuller Theological Seminary and the California Graduate School of Theology. Dr. Klopp received his training for church consulting from the Charles E. Fuller Institute in Pasadena, California, and served as an associate consultant for them for eight years. He has done part-time consulting with churches since 1983. During that time he worked individually with over 100 churches representing more than twenty different denominations throughout the United States. He has also worked internationally, training and equipping pastors for ministry. Dr. Klopp has also helped start eight new churches in the Seattle area.

Dr. Klopp has also served in several pastoral positions; Pastor of Evangelism (Overlake Christian Church—Kirkland, WA), Executive Pastor (Eastside Foursquare Church–Kirkland, WA), Executive Pastor (CrossPointe Church—Bothell, WA), Interim Sr. Pastor (CrossPointe Church—Bothell, WA), Interim Sr. Pastor (Village Chapel Church—Renton, WA).

Henry also served as Acting Chancellor for the Northwest Graduate School of Ministry (Kirkland, WA). He later founded the International Graduate School of Ministry in 2001 for training pastors and ministry leaders. Currently there are 240+ students enrolled in 28 different countries. He teaches seminary courses on Strategic Planning, Finance & Stewardship, Conflict Resolution, Church Reengineering, Personal Ministry Assessment, Ministry Fit, Managing Successful Church Building Projects and Evangelism. Currently he also serves as Executive Director of the International Fellowship of Ministries.

Henry has written six books: Ministry Game Plan: Developing God’s Mission and Vision for Your Congregation (Baker Books, 2001); Leadership Game Plan: Christian Leadership in an Age of Confusion (Baker Books, 2004); Destined for Victory: Learning to Thrive Not Just Survive (2011); At the Cross (2012); The Missing Pieces: The Critical Role of Ministry Alignment and Context (2013)and Exodus Revisited: Discovering God’s Purposes for Life’s Transitions (2014). Henry has traveled extensively with visits to over 50 countries internationally.

Board of Directors

IGSM is governed by a Board of Directors. These Directors are men and women of godly character, who are passionately committed to Jesus Christ and to the training and equipping of pastors and ministry leaders. It is their responsibility to see the vision happen and ensure the necessary resources are in place to accomplish that vision. These Directors give key guidance to IGSM and hold the President/CEO accountable to accomplish its vision.

Advisory Board

The role of the Advisory Board is to give insight and advice making sure that the school stays focused and accomplishes its stated purposes, while maintaining a solid business model.

Support Staff

The support staff supplies the necessary administrative assistance to carry out the ministry of the school.


Instructors are chosen from churches, parachurch ministries and training institutions throughout the world. They are men and women who have demonstrated specific expertise in the areas they are assigned to teach. They are also chosen based on their interest and ability to teach, communicate, and interact with pastors and ministry leaders in a personal and significant manner. All instructors are in the very best sense “mentors” or “coaches” who have a passion for what they are doing. In addition, these instructors represent the same broad denominational base that is representative of the student body itself.


Mentors provide the key link between the students and the required module content. Each of them has a degree that is equivalent or higher than the one the student is currently seeking. They work individually with each student to provide the personal, hands-on guidance and supervision necessary for completing the assigned coursework.