Dr. Clarence "Bud" Bence loves church history and coffee. For 37 years, Dr. Bence devoted himself to teaching in Wesleyan colleges, primarily at Indiana Wesleyan University. He has also served as Academic Dean at Houghton College and IWU. Now retired, he continues to teach part-time at Wesley Seminary.
In 2011, he was the first recipient of the World-Changing Faculty award at Indiana Wesleyan. Dr. Bence has authored a commentary on the book of Romans and numerous articles. His wife, Carol, was the director of the non-traditional programs in nursing for IWU’s College of Adult & Professional Studies until her retirement in 2011. The Bences have three grown children and four grandchildren.