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

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Cody Christensen

Dr. Cody Christensen

Vice President of Institutional Operations

David Davolt

David Davolt

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

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.

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.

Russell Grove

Russell Grove

Vice President of Enrollment Management and Christian Education Department Head

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 Members

Amber Grove

Amber Grove

Librarian; Christian Teaching Department Head; Professor

Danny Harrod

Danny Harrod

Intercultural Studies Department Head; Professor of Intercultural Studies

Ross Knudsen

Ross Knudsen

Director of Enrollment Services and Professor of History

Lisa Ruhl

Lisa Ruhl

Christian Psychology Department Head

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.

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.

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
Vance Russell

Vance Russell

Biblical Studies Department Head Professor of Greek and New Testament

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

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.

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.

adjunct faculty members

Steve Crane
Matt Pierson
Nick Duffel
John Whittaker
Rebecca Hasegawa
Jacob King

STAFF MEMBERS

Rebecca Ansley

Rebecca Ansley

Caden Bailey

Caden Bailey

Admissions Counselor

Ben Bishop

Ben Bishop

Director of Financial Aid

Bethany Canada

Bethany Canada

Development Administrative Assistant

R Ansley Information
C Bailey information

2021 –

Degrees:

  • BA in Youth Ministry

Caden recently graduated from Boise Bible College and is from Middleton, ID. He has served at Boise Bible in various capacities such as Resident Assistant and Camp Representative. In addition, he has been serving at Hill City Church in their youth program for the last fear years, where he currently working part-time. 

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.

Linda Cass

Linda Cass

Admissions Office Manager

Traber Cass

Traber Cass

Associate Director of Development

Tammy Christensen

Tammy Christensen

Resident Director & Adjunct Professor of Christian Psychology

 

 

Rhonda Hetherington

Rhonda Hetherington

Executive Assistant to the President

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.

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!
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.

Steve LaFontaine

Steve LaFontaine

Executive Chef

Nadene Mack

Nadene Mack

Academic Assistant

Steven Marshall

Steven Marshall

Director of Finance and Administration

Maxine May

Maxine May

Front Desk Administrative Assistant

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. 

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.

S Marshall information

2021 –

Steven is experienced in business practices, financing strategies, change management, and building teams.  He grew up in Zimbabwe as the son of alumni Dale and Linda Marshall. He is passionate about individual spiritual development and kingdom advancement.

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management; University of Oregon
  • MBA in International Marketing, University of Oregon

Experience:

  • Directed an ailing financial technology towards profitability
  • Founded a microfinance company
  • Founded a digital credit management company, which introduced the first domestic credit cards into the Zimbabwe market
  • Volunteers his experience as a business mentor through the SCORE organization
  • Board member of a local non-profit, Create Common Good
M May information

2013 –

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

She’s an accomplished portrait photographer.

Roy Meyer

Roy Meyer

Student Services Assistant/Admissions Counselor

Mike Morris

Mike Morris

Director of Physical Plant

Darla Read

Darla Read

Assistant Business Manager

Julie Russell

Julie Russell

Librarian Assistant

R Meyer information

2021 –

Roy Meyer is an alum of Boise Bible College who graduated in 2019 with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Preaching. 

Experience:

  • Associate Minister – New Beginning Christian Church
  • Customer Service Industry – 13 years

Roy is passionate about his family, apologetics, Biblical linguistics, and evangelism. Generally, you can find him disc golfing, boxing, or playing video/board games with friends outside of work.

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.

Degrees:

  • Master of Science in Management and Leadership degree from Western Governors University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western Governors University
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.

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.
Sara Wright

Sara Wright

Director of Marketing & Communications

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
  • ESL Instructor at Multnomah University and College of Western Idaho
  • Adjunct ESL Instructor at Northwest University

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
Nick Duffel
  • Minister, Canyon Springs Christian Church
  • Middleton, ID
Dan LeRoy
  • Self-employed
  • Star, ID
Christ Troupis
  • Attorney, Retired
  • Boise, ID
Chris Short
  • Executive Minister, Real Life Ministries
  • Post Falls, ID
George Johnson
  • Executive Director, Christian Evangelistic Association (CEA)
  • Auburn, WA
Jesse Whitford
  • Lead Pastor, Baker City Christian Church
  • Baker City, OR
Dennis Schuerman
  • Retired
  • Mead, WA
Andy Morris
  • Minister, Mini Cassia Community Church
  • Mini Cassia, ID
David Daniel
  • Educator
  • Kenai AK
David Ladd
  • Minister, New Hope Christian Church
  • Everett, WA
Mike Packer
  • Minister
  • West Jordan, UT
Seth Thomas
  • Minister, Northeast Christian Church
  • Grand Junction, CO
Dr. Derek Voorhees
  • President, Boise Bible College
  • Eagle, ID

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