Paul Nelson

Former CEO of Crowell Trust

Paul is a Michigan native, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, and a graduate of Taylor University where he received a B.A. in Church History and Missions, and a B. S. in Education. Following graduation, Paul and his wife, Karen, served with Youth For Christ before moving on to work in a suburban Detroit public high school as a teacher and administrator. Shortly after completing a graduate degree in instructional design, they and their two daughters moved to Peru with Wycliffe Bible Translators. The family continued with Wycliffe in Dallas, TX where Paul served as the International Superintendent of Children’s Education. From there he was appointed President/CEO of Missionary Internship, Farmington, MI now Mission Training International located in Palmer Lake, CO. He recently retired after serving eight years as Executive Director/CEO of The H.P. and S. C. Crowell Trust, a foundation established by the founder of the Quaker Oats company.

 Paul is a Resource Consultant for nonprofit initiatives.  He serves as Chairman of the Board  for The Word For The World Bible Translators, and Training Ground for young men, Vice Chairman, Colorado Springs Christian Schools, member of the board for Columbine Commons for developmentally disabled adults, Catapult for social enterprise, and Taylor University’s Board of Visitors.  Paul and his wife, Karen, are members of First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs where Paul serves as a Deacon, member of the College of Elders, and board member for the First Presbyterian Foundation.