Leon formerly served as a missionary engineer in Haiti with Radio Lumiere and has traveled back to Haiti annually as a volunteer engineering consultant for the past 30 years. (He is a survivor of the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince)
Leon worked as a telecommunication systems engineer and manager at Raytheon Company (formerly Magnavox and Hughes) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He then served as Academic Technology specialist and taught Computer Science and Engineering Physics at Taylor University for 15 years before retiring in 2015.
Throughout this time, Leon continued his own education, earning two Masters degrees and a Doctorate of Applied Science in Telecommunications Engineering.
He enjoys developing technical solutions to help advance the gospel worldwide.
At HLGU, Nelson has served as the faculty representative to the Board of Trustees and serves on the Student Learning Improvement Leadership Team, along with numerous other committees. He also teaches in the Honors Program and advises student’s in the Liberal Studies program.
Nelson and his wife have two grown children. He is the pastor of Journey of Faith Fellowship in Kahoka, Missouri.