Steve Cummings joins MU as vice president of Advancement

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Steve Cummings has been selected as vice president of Multnomah University’s Advancement Department.


Cummings, who holds an M.Div. in Christian Education, brings 18 years of marketing and production experience to the position. For the past six years, he has served as a senior director of development for Prison Fellowship Ministries, where he built relationships with donors in Hawaii, Alaska and California. As a result of Cummings’ work, financial gifts to the ministry have increased by 35 percent.

“I believe my calling is to serve God’s kingdom by growing givers’ hearts,” Cummings said. “I challenge them to become cheerful and sacrificial stewards who experience true joy in their giving while growing deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ.”

MU President Dr. Craig Williford said he’s delighted that Cummings and his wife, Julia, are joining the Multnomah family.

“Their deep commitment to Christ and desire to serve will contribute to our university mission,” Williford said. “Steve’s expertise in advancement has prepared him to lead us as we focus on equipping people to be faithful stewards. We pray that God will enable us to minister to our financial partners and wisely encourage them in how to invest their resources in God’s kingdom work.”

Cummings' first day on the job is August 25.


About Multnomah University

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education located in Portland, Oregon, with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada, and Seattle, Washington. Composed of a college, seminary, graduate school, degree completion program and online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, as well as professional certifications and endorsements. For more information, visit

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