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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, comprising alumni and friends from across the United States, meets twice a year to support Bethel’s mission and to help shape the future of the institution.

 

Wynn M. Goering

Chair

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Current term ends 2027
Board appointment

 

Lori L. Schmidt-Harrison

Vice-chair

Santa Barbara, California
Current term ends 2026
Alumni Association appointment

 

Galen W. Goertzen

Secretary

Spokane, Washington
Current Term ends 2023
Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference appointment

 

Thomas A. Penner

Treasurer

Moorestown, New Jersey
Current term ends 2028
Board appointment

Thomas A. Adrian

Newton, Kansas
Current term ends 2025
Board appointment

 

Faith A. Allen

Kansas City, Missouri
Current term ends 2026
Board appointment

Kate E. Brubacher

Kansas City, Missouri
Current term ends 2027
Board appointment

 

Daniel P. Flickinger

North Newton, Kansas
Current term ends 2027
Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference appointment

 

Joel G. Gaeddert

North Newton, Kansas
Current term ends 2028
Alumni Association Appointment

 

Roberta C. Franz Hodgson

Spokane, Washington
Current term ends 2026
Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference appointment

 

Blair J. Loganbill

Hesston, Kansas
Current term ends 2024
Alumni Association appointment

 

Sharon E. Nance

Dallas, Texas
Current term ends 2023
Western District Conference appointment

 

Cynthia A. Doyle Perkins

Indianapolis, Indiana
Current term ends 2026
Board appointment

Eric Rhoades

Olney, MD
Current term ends 2027
Corporation

Zandra M. Sawatzky

Newton, Kansas
Current term ends 2028
Western District Conference appointment

Diana Schunn

Whitewater, Kansas
Current term ends 2025
Western District Conference appointment

 

Sharon L. Waltner

Parker, South Dakota
Current term ends 2026
Mennonite Education Agency appointment

Sandra (Sandee) Zerger

Newton, Kansas
Current term ends 2027
Bethel College Women's Association appointment

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.