Board Documents

2017 – 2018
Board of Trustees


Rev. Andy Bryan
Class of 2018
Lead Pastor, Campbell UMC,
Springfield, MO

Academic Committee
Governance Committee


Mr. Arden L. Boren
Class of 2020
Borgen Systems Inc.,
Des Moines, IA

Executive Committee (at-Large)
Resource Committee
Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee


Mr. Mark Faulkner
Class of 2019
Owner/Broker of Faulkner Real Estate

Resource Committee
Governance Committee


Ms. Twila Glenn
Class of 2018
Retired Non-Profit Executive

Executive Committee,
(Immediate Past-Chair)
Academic Committee, Chair
Governance Committee


Mr. Glenn Grove
Class of 2019
Retired, Loess Hills Area Education Agency

Governance Committee, Chair
Executive Committee
Academic Committee


Mr. Greg Harvey
Class of 2019
President, Integrated Wealth Solutions

Resource Committee
Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee


Bishop Robert E. Hayes, Jr.
Class of 2019
Retired, Oklahoma Area UMC Bishop

Academic Committee
Governance Committee
Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee


Mr. David Hutchison
Class of 2020
Executive Director, Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO

Academic Committee
Resource Committee


Susan J. Lindahl, PhD
Class of 2020
Executive Leadership with Higher Ed Institutions

Executive Commitee (at-Large)
Resource Committee
Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee


Mr. Roger Marshall
Class of 2018
President and CEO, Pay Cash Now

Resource Committee
Governance Committee


Rev. Lia McIntosh
Class of 2019
Missional Strategist, Missouri Annual Conference, UMC

Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee
Resource Committee


Rev. Jami Moss
Class of 2018
Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference

Academic Committee
Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee


Rev. Lee Myane
Class of 2019
Pastor, First UMC,
Prairie Grove, AR

Academic Committee
Governance Committee


Dr. Michael J. Parmely
Class of 2019
Professor, Kansas University School of Medicine

Board Chair
Executive Committee
Ex-Officio on all Committees


Rev. Dr. Dustin Petz
Class of 2019
Pastor, First UMC, Norfolk, NE

Executive Committee, Interim Board Treasurer
Resource Committee, Interim Chair
Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee


Mr. Craig R. Ramsey
Class of 2020
Executive Vice-President and CFO,
AMC Inc.

Academic Committee
Resource Committee


Judge Julie A. Robinson
Class of 2018
Judge, U.S. District Court, Kansas

Board Secretary
Executive Committee
Academic Committee
Governance Committee


Rev. Chris Ruddell (MDiv ‘11)
Class of 2019
Mobile Software Developer, Museum of the Bible

Academic Committee
Resource Committee


Dr. Tex Sample
Class of 2019
Author, speaker and reitred faculty member of Saint Paul

Executive Committee, Chair-Elect
Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee, Chair
Governance Committee


Ms. Susanne Richardson Teel
Class of 2020
Retired, Director of Christian Education,
St. Joseph, MO

Governance Committee
Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee

Life Members

 Rev. Charlotte Abrams  Mr. John W. Ballard III Mr. Don Beets
Bishop Ann Brookshire Sherer-Simpson Mr. Harry D. Cleberg Ms. Sally Firestone
Bishop Fritz Mutti Dr. Ewart G. Watts Mr. Melvin Winger

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