National Church Outreach Director
Dean Nelson is the National Outreach Director for Human Coalition, working out of the Washington, D.C. area. He brings more than 20 years of demonstrated success directing nonprofit organizations and with an emphasis on urban strategies, grassroots organization, and national leadership training.
Dean has worked for major pro-life and Christian organizations, including Global Outreach Campus Ministries and Care Net, where he managed an annual budget of more than $1 million. As part of the Wellington Boone Ministries’ senior strategic planning team, Dean helped plant ministries in capital cities such as Richmond, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; Raleigh, North Carolina; and the greater Washington, D.C. area. And United Way recognized him for his work in bringing people together for a common cause.
Dean serves as the Chairman of the Board for The Frederick Douglass Foundation. He is a sought-after speaker, giving frequent interviews on ABC and NBC affiliate networks in the Washington, D.C. area. He has appeared on the 700 Club, CBN News, and MSNBC, as well. And he is a frequent guest on Christian radio programs, including the Bott Radio Network and American Family Radio.
Dean is a licensed minister from Salem Baptist Church in Marshall, Virginia, and an ordained pastor with Wellington Boone Ministries. He holds a BA in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Virginia, and he completed post-graduate work at Coverdell Leadership Institute and Leadership Institute Campaign School.
He and his wife Julia have three children and live in Maryland.