Dennis began working for the church in 1977 as an Adventist Book Center manager. He is currently serving as the Director of Planned Giving and Trust Services for the General Conference. He holds a BA degree in accounting from Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) and a MBA in personal financial planning from City University of Seattle. His wife, Alma, also has a degree in accounting from SWAU, and currently works for the Hope Channel. Dennis enjoys walking, backpacking, biking, rollerblading and canoeing. He enjoys reading the Bible and the writings of Ellen White.