Leadership matters.

The Board of Trustees is vested with the responsibility of setting broad policies that govern the university and seminary.

Dr. Carole Bos, Vice Chairman

Appointed September 2005

Senior Partner, Bos & Glazier, PLC
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Doug Busch (B.A. '93)

Appointed April 2016

Vice President & General Manager, Optical Solutions - Molex, LLC
Downers Grove, Ill.


Dr. Mark Campbell

Appointed January 2000

President, Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Mich., P.C.
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Steve Cochlan

Appointed January 2011

President and CEO, The Cochlan Group, Inc./Bank Consulting Group, Inc.
Hinsdale, Ill.


Lori Cook

Appointed October 2013

"Maranda," Wood TV
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Dr. Don Denyes, Secretary

Appointed May 1997

Senior Pastor, South Church
Lansing, Mich.


Harvey Gainey

Appointed October 2008

President, Gainey Realty & Investment Corp.
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Steve Hawks (B.A. '81), Chairman

Appointed September 2002

Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Dr. Rick Koole (B.R.E. '70)

Appointed September 2012

Senior Pastor, LifePointe Church
Fallbrook, Cal.


Drew Martin (B.A. '05)

Appointed May 2015

Miller Energy Company
Kalamazoo,  Mich.


Joe McDonald (B.A. '07)

Appointed February 2016

Partner, JoNa Capital Partners
Ada, Mich.


Dr. Al Meredith (B.R.E. '68)

Appointed January 2008

Senior Pastor (Retired), Wedgwood Baptist Church
Fort Worth, Tex.


David Pray (M.B.A. '08)

Appointed May 1993

President/CEO, Decker Construction Inc.
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Brian Sikma

Appointed May 2013

President, Highpoint Real Estate
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Dr. Joseph Stowell

Appointed January 2008

President, Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids, Mich.


Dr. Larry Thompson

Appointed May 2004

Senior Pastor (Retired), First Baptist Church
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


Daniel R. Wielhouwer (B.R.E. '68)

Appointed May 1998

President/CEO, Club & Community Corporation
Boca Raton, Fla.


Dr. Lee Zuidema

Appointed January 2003

Kentwood Family Dentistry
Kentwood, Mich.


Rev. Charles Alber (CU '62), Trustee Emeritus

Wyoming, Mich.



Rev. Roy J. Clark, Trustee Emeritus

Grand Rapids, Mich.