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Brian Dunks

Praise for Brian

  • "They have helped us fill significant roles with the perfect person for LifeChurch.tv. I don't know anyone better at assessing an organization's needs and finding a match."
    - Carlos Ortiz

  • "Vanderbloemen Search Group exceeded my expectations! After two successful hires I can't imagine searching for staff support any other way!"
    - Chris Harris

  • "William and his company learned about our needs, listened to us, and asked the right questions to know what we needed for our position. I'd encourage your church to use them."
    - Jason Underhill

  • "This was the first time a search firm has been able to help us identify the right candidate for a senior leadership role. I am grateful to the Vanderbloemen Search Group."
    - John Klinepeter

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Executive Search Consultant

Brian Dunks is an Executive Search Consultant at Vanderbloemen.

Brian brings over 22 years of pastoral ministry experience to the Executive Search Team at Vanderbloemen.  He has served in every size church and setting in Texas, most recently as Senior Pastor of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, Texas.  Under his leadership, guiding spiritual formation, creative transformation, and organizational development, each church experienced expansive growth and vitality.

Brian has also worked in the for-profit world and has proven himself as a catalyst in business development and sales management.  Following Columbus, Brian worked at Mid-States Services as Director of Sales over the Eastern Division demonstrating a positive record of increased sales and expansion across a 22 state area.  Brian has also owned his own promotional company and worked in the Nashville real estate market.

Brian holds degrees from Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Brian’s unique synthesis of education, experience, and ability give him the right perspective to help churches and ministries connect with the right people.

As a member of the Executive Search Consultant Team at Vanderbloemen, Brian works directly with our clients, guiding them through the extensive search process to find the right staff for their church.  Brian’s focus is discovering the DNA of our clients and matching them with candidates who possess the skills and gifts they need.

Brian, his wife Jennifer, and their daughter Kelly live in the greater Houston area. They have four other grown children spread out across the United States in California, Arizona and Texas.  Jennifer works for Southwest Airlines, which allows them to visit their children as much as possible.  Together they enjoy hiking and biking, travel and adventure, good food and movies, and spending time with friends and family.


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