Doctor of Ministry

Year Approved


First Advisor

Cochrum, Ken

Second Reader

McCloskey, Mark

Third Reader

Irving, Justin


This thesis surveyed the leadership style preference of Millennials. Other areas focused on their loyalty to bosses, the importance of a company’s values and social practices, and their preferences about working independently or collaboratively. Members of an American college ministry were surveyed using an online survey tool. Based on 261 surveys, 85 percent chose servant leadership as their preferred style. The majority indicated that the values and social practices of their employer were important to them and that they would leave a job to remain with a boss they liked. There was no clear preference on working collaboratively or independently.

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry

Document Type

Doctoral thesis