From the Suburbs, to the Suburbs
Through Bethel’s education program, Joe Held gets ready to teach suburban middle schoolers. More »
2010 Graduate, M.A. in Organizational Leadership
BEGIN . BELONG . BECOME
Father is a chief—a regional assemblyman in Ghana, West Africa.
"The weather is not at all pleasant. But I read so much about Bethel’s solid Christian values. It’s a very serene environment, highly conducive to education."
Sponsorship by a Christian missionary, and a full-time auditing job at GS Management Group.
"Advocate for the people of Ghana" in elected office—eventually in the national Parliament. "If I stayed here in America, I would earn great money. I’ve had offers. But if I accept, I’d become a selfish man."
"Ghana was colonized by the British so our leaders are highly autocratic. Collaboration was not part of my leadership style at all. I thought that was great until I started this program. At Bethel, I learned that leadership must be shared. Leaders must serve others as well as be served."
"Even my marriage is better as I’ve learned about mutual respect."
"Society places so much emphasis on credentials and money. If we were able to be bring in more-ethical leaders, the world would be such a better place."
"To whom much is given, much is expected."