Jeremy Pettitt on Communication and Culture

About Jeremy

Over the last 20+ years, Professor Jeremy Pettitt has poured his life into communications, leadership and teaching in a variety of contexts. His greatest passion in life is to see others discover their strengths and develop toward their full potential.

Professor Pettitt currently teaches Organizational Media for the Communications department at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois USA. His areas of instruction include Media Strategies, Nonprofit Communications, Team Dynamics, Visual Design and Public Speaking. Professor Pettitt previously taught for eight years as an adjunct professor in the Communications department at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. He graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Arts in Communication and Culture from Trinity Graduate School as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Studies from Christian Life College.

Recently, Jeremy partnered with two friends to launch DPK Creative, a new strategy and creative agency based in Elgin, Illinois, USA. As the partner focused on strategy, he designs, develops, and delivers organizational media strategies, tactics and processes as well as marketing / communication campaigns and stories. Jeremy also helps organizations and businesses grow by designing and developing organizational strategy and structure, group/team dynamics and strategic ideation/innovation. Jeremy’s previous experience as a pastor, professor, and executive makes him ideally suited to help both small and large organizations connect their best and brightest attributes to their audience’s greatest needs.

In his most recent business role, Jeremy served for over seven years as an executive for Awana, a global Christian nonprofit organization that currently engages over 4 million children, youth and adults in over 120 countries around the world. As the Vice President of Ministry Resources & Publishing, he provided strategic vision and oversight for all domestic curriculum and resource innovation, design and communication, managing a portfolio of over $20 million in sales and engaging over 1 million domestic students and leaders annually.

Professor Pettitt currently resides in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL with his wife, their daughter and two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading 5-6 different books at a time (ask him which fiction book he’s reading before bed right now), Chicago sports (Da Bears! Da Cubs! Da Bulls!), fishing (for the metaphor), media (especially video games and movies), and eating delicious food all over the country.


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