Maxie Dunnam is president emeritus of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He served Asbury as chancellor for four years following his presidency, from 1994 to 2004. Dr. Dunnam came to Asbury after twelve years of ministry at the 6,000-member Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
Widely known among Methodists as an evangelist, small-group pioneer, and leader, Dunnam organized and pastored three Methodist churches before coming to The Upper Room as director of Prayer Life and Fellowship. He was world editor of The Upper Room daily devotional guide from 1975 to 1982. Under Dunnam's leadership, The Upper Room began its popular program The Walk to Emmaus.
A prolific writer, Dunnam is the author of more than forty books, including The Workbook of Living Prayer and many other workbooks. A past president of the World Methodist Council, he now serves on the executive board. He is also a member of the University Senate of The United Methodist Church. In "active retirement," he is the director of Kingdom Catalysts, a ministry that empowers transformational leadership.
Maxie and his wife, Jerry, reside in Memphis and are the parents of three grown children. They have four grandchildren. Maxie continues to travel widely and enjoys art shows and card games in his spare time.