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

 

Thomas Adrian

Vice-chair

Newton, Kansas
Current term ends 2019
Board Appointment

 

Brett Birky

Chair

Denver, Colorado
Current term ends 2018
Alumni Association Appointment

 

Kate Brubacher

New York, New York
Current term ends 2021
Board Appointment

 

Sharon Cranston

Newton, Kansas
Current term ends 2018
Bethel College Women’s Association Appointment

 

Jim Ensz

Beatrice, Nebraska
Current term ends 2022
Western District Conference Appointment

 

Daniel P. Flickinger

San Francisco, California
Current term ends 2021
Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference Appointment

 

Wynn M. Goering

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Current term ends 2021
Board Appointment

 

Galen Goertzen

Secretary

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

 

Roberta Franz Hodgson

Spokane, Washington
Current term ends 2020
Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference Appointment

 

Jerry Janzen

Eden Prarie, Minnesota
Current term ends 2022
Central Plains Mennonite Association Appointment

 

Kimberly J. Mueller

Sacramento, California
Current term ends 2019
Mennonite Education Agency Appointment

 

Sharon Nance

Dallas, Texas
Current term ends 2023
Western District Conference Appointment

 

Leticia Palacioz Nielsen

Wichita, Kansas
Current term ends 2018
Corporation Appointment

 

George Rogers, III

Treasurer

Newton, Kansas
Current term ends 2020
Corporation Appointment

 

Lori L. Schmidt-Harrison

Sherman Oaks, California
Current term ends 2020
Alumni Association Appointment

 

Sharon Waltner

Parker, South Dakota
Current term ends 2020
Mennonite Education Agency Appointment

 

Martin Wiens

Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
Current term ends 2022
Mennonite Education Agency Appointment

 

Heather S. Esau Zerger

Ex-Officio Past Chair

Newton, Kansas
Current term ends 2021
Mennonite Education Agency 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.