OUR TEAM

At Boise Bible College, we are a community, a family. This team is here to encourage, pray, and help each other as well as you.

Administrative Cabinet Members

Dr. Derek Voorhees

Dr. Derek Voorhees

President and Professor of New Testament

 

Charles Faber

Charles Faber

Academic Dean

Dr. Cody Christensen

Dr. Cody Christensen

Dean of Students

Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens

CFO; Business Manager, Human Resources, I.T.

D Voorhees information

2011 –

  • DMIN from Dallas Theological Seminary
  • MDIV and MA from Lincoln Christian University
  • BA in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College
  • Doctoral dissertation project adviser for Portland Seminary of George Fox University
  • Guest lecturer at TCMI and Asia International Seminary
  • Forwarding-agent for “Asians for Christ”

After 23 years of pastoral leadership with several American churches, Derek joined the faculty of Boise Bible College in 2011 to teach in the New Testament area. Then in 2017, Derek transitioned roles to become the college’s 10th president. He has been married to his wife Nell for 30 years…together they have three children all serving Christ and His Church.

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C Faber information

1980 –

Degrees:

  • MDiv from Cincinnati Christian University
  • BS in Preaching from Cincinnati Christian University

Experience:

  •  Has been academic dean at BBC for over 25 years
  • Twice elected to serve as an officer on the Commission on Accreditation for the Association for Biblical Higher Education (the accrediting association that accredits BBC
  • Has led numerous teams on evaluation team visits on behalf of the Association for Biblical Higher Education
  • Served as an elder at Eagle Christian Church and First Church of Christ (now Foothills Christian Church)
  • Invited to join the management teams for two church plants (Canyon Springs Christian in Middleton, ID and Church of the City in Portland, OR)
C Christensen information

2014 –

Degrees:

  • PHD in Leadership from Johnson University
  • MA in Theology and Philosophy from Lincoln Christian University
  • BTh in Preaching, New Testament, and Christian Education from Ozark Christian College
  • Harley Davidson Certification

Ministry Experience:

  • 15 years working in the local church

He is passionate about mentoring and developing leaders, he loves to take his family camping, especially in the Idaho wilderness. He is husband to Tammy Christensen.

M Stevens information

1997 –

Degrees:

  • MDiv from Emmanuel School of Religion
  • BS in Business and Computer Science from Oregon State University

Mark has served BBC in both the Development and Business Offices. He married Kathy in 1976 and they have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. He has a passion for the international church and has served congregations in short-term trips to Mexico, Haiti, Kenya, and countries in Asia.

David Davolt

David Davolt

Director of Development

Russsell Grove

Russsell Grove

Director of Admissions and Christian Education Department Head

D Davolt information

David joined the BBC team in 2004 after a long career in the Jewelry business. He has served in various ministry roles including elder, teacher, youth minister, and committee chair. He has served on non-profit boards for Christian Camping, Church Planting, overseas missions, and the YMCA. He and Melody were married in 1974. They have three adult children and 6 grandchildren. David enjoys traveling and photography.

R Grove information

2006 –

  • PhD work in Educational Leadership (ABD), Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • DMin work in Christian Leadership (ABD), Lincoln Christian University
  • MDiv in Theology & Apologetics from Cincinnati Bible Seminary (CBS)
  • MRE from CBS
  • MA in Marriage & Family Counseling from CBS
  • BA from Boise Bible College

Russell has over thirty years of ministry experience leading Christian education programs in the local church for children, youth, and adults. His passion is for individuals to be radically changed by God and His Word to realize their true potential. Raising up the next generation to make a significant impact in the world for Jesus has been the primary focus of his ministries. Russell and his wife, Amber, serve in children’s and youth ministry in the local church, and work at retreats, conferences, and camps regularly every year.

faculty and staff Members

Ben Bishop

Ben Bishop

Director of Financial Aid

Bethany Canada

Bethany Canada

Development Administrative Assistant

Linda Cass

Linda Cass

Admissions Administrative Assistant

Traber Cass

Traber Cass

Associate Director of Development

B Bishop information

2018 –

Degrees:

  • MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University
  • BA in Communications from Boise State University

Experience:

  • 5 years working in higher education Financial Aid

Facts: His favorite game is The 7th Continent. He loves to take his family camping, especially in the Idaho wilderness. Ben has three kiddos, two dogs, and has been married to Katie since 2013.

B Canada information

2016 –

Degrees:

  • Boise Bible College alumni.

Fun fact: Her grandfather, Alger Fitch was a well known preacher and Bible College professor, and her father, David Fitch served in ministry all over the northwest She has two boys and has been married to Gabriel since 2006.

L Cass information

2019 –

Education

  • A.S. in Christian Education from Boise Bible College

Experience

  • Linda and her husband,Traber, have served in church ministry in Ohio, Montana, Colorado, and Idaho.

She has enjoyed working in the public school system and in banking, but her greatest joy is her 3 children Olivia, Hailey, and Rylan.

T Cass information

2019 –

Degrees:

  • MDiv from Cincinnati Christian University
  • BA from Boise Bible College

Ministry Experience:

Traber and his wife Linda met at BBC and together have served in church ministries in Ohio, Montana, Colorado, and Idaho. They’re excited to be back and helping the college fulfill its mission. One of Traber’s favorite things to do is head to the rivers and mountains with his family for camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and just being out there.

Tammy Christensen

Tammy Christensen

Resident Director & Adjunct Professor of Christian Psychology

 

 

Mike Gritton

Mike Gritton

Admissions Counselor

Amber Grove

Amber Grove

Librarian; Christian Teaching Department Head; Professor

Danny Harrod

Danny Harrod

Intercultural Studies Department Head; Professor of Intercultural Studies

T Christensen information

2014 –

Degrees:

  • Ed S in Community Counseling
  • MAT from Greenville College
  • MS in Community Counseling
  • BBL in Psychology

Experience:

  • Department Head and Professor of Christian Counseling at Central Christian College of the Bible. 15 years experience as a licensed therapist.
  • She enjoys teaching first grade in public school system and college students. Fun fact – She loves backpack adventures with her husband (Cody) and their children where they get to explore new places of great beauty!
M Gritton Information

2020 –

Degrees

  • Bachelor’s in Youth Ministry, Boise Bible College, 2017.

Mike has served in several churches in Idaho, Oregon, California, and Tennessee. Mike has been married to Kelsey since 2019. Together, they have a beautiful dog and cat.

If you’re interested in being your own boss, talk to Mike about his Scentsy page.

A Grove information

2008 –

Degrees:

  • Masters of Education from Northwest Nazarene University
  • Additional education in Masters Library Sciences
  • Teaching Certificate from College of Mt. St. Joseph
  • BS from Cincinnati Christian College
  • AS from Boise Bible College.

Amber has 18 years experience working in both the public and private school systems. She sees teaching as a powerful ministry, a ministry where one can work with students on a daily basis, showing them God’s love. She firmly believes that teaching is an amazing way to make a positive impact on students, their families and their communities. She is married to Russell and loves, loves, loves her grandchildren.

D Harrod information

1997 –

Degrees:

  • Masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary
  • BA form Boise Bible College

He spent six years serving with East African Missions, and 19 years in a church ministry in western Oregon. His passion for the global church continues through his work with local congregations.

Rebecca Hasagawa

Rebecca Hasagawa

Professor of English

Rhonda Hetherington

Rhonda Hetherington

Executive Assistant to the President

Ross Knudsen

Ross Knudsen

Director of Enrollment Services and Professor of History

Steve LaFontaine

Steve LaFontaine

Executive Chef

R Hasagawa information

2014 –

Degrees:

  • Masters in Creative Writing from Full Sail University
  • BA in Bible and Humanities from Florida Christian College.
  • Currently, working on an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary

Prior, she worked in the entertainment industry in Hollywood, seeking opportunities to share the gospel. Her passion for Jesus drives her every action.

R Hetherington information

2017 –

Education

  • Legal Assistant Certificate from Link’s School of Business

Experience

  • Rhonda’s experience comes primarily from working at Micron Technology in Production Control, Administration and Legal. She also spent time working for the West Ada School District.

    Rhonda and her husband Jim have been married for 34 years and have two adult sons. Rhonda enjoys using her skills and time to serve Christ’s servants.

R Knudsen information

1998 –

Degrees:

  • MA degree from Cincinnati Christian University.
  • BA from Boise Bible college.

Ross started with us as our student recruiter. Married to Stacie, they have three children. He served over seven years as a youth minister, and still regularly speaks at youth rallies and camps.

S LaFontaine information

2012 –

Degrees:

  • ACF Certification

With 33 years experience in the culinary arts field, he served at The Gamekeeper, Red Lion Inns, Rock Creek Country Club, and Portland Golf Club before BBC. In addition, he serves as an elder at Foothills Christian Church. 

Nadene Mack

Nadene Mack

Academic Assistant

Maxine May

Maxine May

Front Desk Administrative Assistant

Mike Morris

Mike Morris

Director of Physical Plant

Darla Read

Darla Read

Assistant Business Manager

N Mack information

2003 –

After attending BBC as a student in 1980-82. Nadene married and raised two sons while working various jobs including managing a medical practice and self-employment until 2003 when she joined our staff as the library clerk. She now serves as Academic Assistant where she enjoys using her skills to serve both students and staff.

M May information

2013 –

Maxine is the friendly voice you hear when you call BBC and the warm greetings at our front door.

She an accomplished portrait photographer.

M Morris information

2018 –

Mike started with us after a career in the local building industry. He has a heart for missions and frequently leads groups cross-culturally.

D Read information

2015 –

Darla has over 32 years of experience in office management with a concentration in Human Resources, commercial real estate, and international business.

Lisa Ruhl

Lisa Ruhl

Christian Psychology Department Head

Julie Russell

Julie Russell

Librarian Assistant

Vance Russell

Vance Russell

Biblical Studies Department Head Professor of Greek and New Testament

Logan Stinebaugh

Logan Stinebaugh

Admissions Counselor

L Ruhl information

2020 –

Degrees

  • Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry (with an emphasis in psychology) from Ozark Christian College
  • dual Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling/Clinical Counseling from John Brown University

Experience

  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho, Montana, and Missouri
J Russell information

2017 –

Degrees:

  • MA in Biblical Languages from Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College
  • Currently enrolled at University of Southern Mississippi School of Library and Information Science.
V Russell information

2015 –

Degrees:

  • MDiv from Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BTh and BBL from Ozark Christian College

Ministry Experience:

  • Before joining the BBC Faculty, Vance served in preaching, discipleship, youth, and chaplaincy ministries in Kansas and Illinois for 15 years.
  • Vance currently serves on the Preaching Team at Ten Mile Christian Church and enjoys traveling to teach and preach at churches and camps throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Married to Julie since 2005, and they have two wonderful children. He is an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, KC Chiefs, and Kansas Jayhawks.

L Stinebaugh information

2018 –

Degrees:

  • BA in Preaching Ministry
Nell Voorhees

Nell Voorhees

Student Services Assistant

Dr. Ben Williams

Dr. Ben Williams

Preaching Ministry Department Head; Professor of Preaching and Old Testament

Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson

Worship Arts Department Head; Professor of Worship Studies

Sara Wright

Sara Wright

Enrollment Marketing Manager, Admissions

N Voorhees information

2011 –

Degrees:

  • Associates of Science from Ozark Christian College
  • Currently enrolled, Bachelor of Science in Christian Psychology
B Williams information

2014 –

Degrees:

  • DMin in Church Leadership from Lincoln Christian University
  • MA in Old Testament from Cincinnati Christian University
  • MA in Preaching from Cincinnati Christian University
  • BA in Preaching from Cincinnati Christian University

Experience:

  • Professor of Preaching and Old Testament at Central Christian College of the Bible
  • Campus Minister at Miami University
  • 5 years of preaching ministry in Indiana and Kentucky
  • Many interim ministries
J Wilson information

2011 –

Degrees:

  • Masters in Worship Studies from Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • BA in Music Ministry – Piano Performance from Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • Currently enrolled, Doctorate in Worship Students with the Institute for Worship Studies.

Ministry Experience:

  • Jessica has served in worship ministry roles.
  • She also worked in industry as a Talent Management Analyst.

Married to Chris, she has a cute little boy.

S Wright information

2013 – 2016; 2018 –

Degrees:

  • BS in Christian Teaching from Boise Bible College
  • Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Multnomah University
  • CELTA Certificate from Cambridge University
  • Inbound Marking and Social Media Certification from Hubspot Academy

Experience:

  • Admissions Counselor for 4.5 years at Boise Bible College
  • Adult Education ESL Teacher for 4 years at Multnoma University and College of Western Idaho.

Board Members

Dr. Larry Banta
  • Psychiatrist
  • Caldwell, ID
Harold Gott
  • Retired minister
  • Bend, OR
Steve Moreland
  • Retired
  • Kent, WA
Dr. James Sinnott
  • Medical Doctor, Retired
  • Coquille, OR
Randy Bourn
  • Campus Minister, Eagle Christian Church at Surprise Valley
  • Boise ID
George Johnson
  • Executive Director, Christian Evangelistic Association (CEA)
  • Auburn, WA
Andy Morris
  • Minister, Mini Cassia Community Church
  • Mini Cassia, ID
Chris Short
  • Executive Minister, Real Life Ministries
  • Post Falls, ID
Jesse Whitford
  • Lead Pastor, Baker City Christian Church
  • Baker City, OR
David Daniel
  • Educator
  • Kenai AK
Dan LeRoy
  • Self-employed
  • Star, ID
Mike Packer
  • Minister
  • West Jordan, UT
Seth Thomas
  • Minister, Northeast Christian Church
  • Grand Junction, CO
Dr. Derek Voorhees
  • President, Boise Bible College
  • Eagle, ID
Nick Duffel
  • Minister, Canyon Springs Christian Church
  • Middleton, ID
Malcom Moberly
  • Minister, Valley Christian Church
  • Bullhead City, AZ
Dennis Schuerman
  • Retired
  • Mead, WA
Christ Troupis
  • Attorney, Retired
  • Boise, ID

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