Office of the President

For generations, my family’s roots have been in farming and teaching, analogous endeavors. Planting, tending, growth, harvest, seed that produces seed that produces seed—its an ongoing process in the classroom and in the field (see Psalm 78:3-7 and 2 Timothy 2:2). My journey traces a circuitous path from the flatlands of Illinois to the hill country of Judah. For the last twenty years, my wife Diane and I have been fortunate to share leadership roles at Jerusalem University College, here on Mt. Zion. We have had the privilege of living and learning with thousands of students, literally on the foundations of the wall that surrounded Jerusalem in the time of the Bible. We are grateful to be a part of the Jerusalem University College community, a partnership that links rigorous academics with holistic learning and recognizes that learning is real when its outcomes shape lives.

A setting to help students come alive to the world of the Bible can’t be better than this.

JUC's Board of Directors

JUC’s board of directors safeguards the financial and academic health of the school. To help accomplish this goal, the board consists of members that represent the fields of academics, business, finance, law, service industry, church work, and missions. Three members are elected by the JUC Consortium to represent the interests of the associated schools. Together, the persons who serve on JUC’s board of directors ensure a healthy, custodial approach to governance. They meet as a body two times per year, once in November and once in the spring.

JUC's Board of Directors

Dr. Herbert Jacobsen

Lords Valley, PA

Dr. John M. Monson

Vice Chair
Deerfield, IL

Dr. Duane R. Wood

Cedarville, OH

Mrs. Dianne H. Benton

Austin, TX

Dr. Bryan E. Beyer

Chair - Associated Schools
Columbia, SC

Mr. Scott Bolinder

Grand Rapids, MI


Mrs. Delaine Blackwell

Irmo, SC

Dr. Edgar B. Hardesty

Langhorne, PA

Judge John A. Mantooth

Purcell, OK

Dr. Boyd Seevers

St. Paul, MN

Dr. Evan Wood

Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Michael Harbin

Upland, IN

Dr. Ken E. Alberts

Rockford, IL