Bio -
Erik D. Salwen

The Honorable Erik D. Salwen (Houston, TX)


Regent Erik Salwen exercises leadership in the area of counseling across business, educational and church contexts. His background spans from executive management in the technology industry to pastoral leadership on a church staff to teaching in graduate-level theological education.


Since 2009, his primary role has been in teaching and mentoring students at the Houston Campus of Dallas Theological Seminary as the Associate Director of Spiritual Formation & Leadership. Prior to his focus on theological education, Salwen was Founder and President of Oak Research, LLC, a Houston-based technology marketing research consultancy with Hewlett Packard and Microsoft as primary clients.


Salwen also served as Marketing Director for Pivot3, a unified storage and computer solution company, during its initial startup phase.  Earlier he worked as a product marketing professional for such technology leaders as Dell, Compaq, Hewlett Packard, and NetIQ.Spending the past sixteen years in Houston, Salwen has consistently sought out opportunities to serve the local community.


He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern at the Houston Center for Christian Counseling and currently serves on the board of directors of Veritas Christian Academy in Bellaire and Hope For Houston. Salwen also serves on the advisory board of Kids' Meals of Houston.


Salwen earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.B.A. from Columbia University in New York, and a M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary.  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University.


Term: July 16, 2012 – February 1, 2013.
Reappointment: April 26, 2013 – February 1, 2019.