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Two new members were elected to the In Trust Center for Theological Schools’ Board of Directors and three board members were re-elected in voting in November.

Dr. Priscilla Adoyo of International Theological Seminary in California and Rev. Jul Medenblik of Calvin Theological Seminary in Michigan were elected to three-year terms. Board members Professor Anne Anderson, C.S.J., the Rev. Dr. Byron Klaus, and Ms. Patricia Maloney were all re-elected for three-year terms.

The election for the board’s class of 2025 took place in November. The vote of eligible membership was conducted electronically, with 49% of the eligible institutions casting a vote.

The profiles of those elected and re-elected are below.

Elected

Priscilla Adoyo is the vice president for academic affairs at International Theological Seminary in California. She has served in that role since 2018 and brings a wide range of academic and ministerial experience. 

She served as the director of the Institute for the Study of African Realities at Africa International University in Nairobi, Kenya. She also served as a missionary in Nigeria with the Navigators and has served on the board of several organizations, including as a board member of the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. She also was on the team that developed the African Study Bible.

She holds a doctor of missiology, specializing in peacebuilding, from Fuller Theological Seminary, a master of arts in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, a master of divinity from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (now Africa International University) and a bachelor’s of art in education from Nairobi University.

She is married to Pastor Jonathan Maritim and has three step-children and one very lovely grandson.

Jul Medenblik is the seventh president of Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a graduate of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, (B.A.) and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida.

He is a former practicing attorney who then went on to Calvin Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and became a church planter. During his sixteen years as founding and senior pastor of New Life Christian Reformed Church in New Lenox, Illinois, he also served as Point Team Leader for Church Planting for Christian Reformed Church Home Missions. Rev. Medenblik is in his twelfth year as president. He has been married to his wife, Jackie, for more than 40 years and is the father of two adult children.

Re-elected

Anne Anderson served as dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College from 2001-08 and then served as president and vice-chancellor from 2008-15. She served ATS as a member of the Commission on Accrediting from 2004-10 and chaired the Commission from 2008-10. A Roman Catholic, she is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada.

She currently serves as chair of the board of directors of St. Joseph’s Health System of the Diocese of Hamilton. She continues to represent St. Michael’s on the curriculum committee of the board of the Bat Kol Institute in Jerusalem. She also continues to teach in the Faculty of Theology.

Byron Klaus served as president of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, from 1999-2015. He previously served for 20 years on the faculty and in the administration of Vanguard University of Southern California.

Klaus presently serves as Vice President of ChildHope, a child development ministry engaging more than 100,000 children at risk in the Caribbean and Latin America. He also serves as a consultant for educational and ministry leaders globally. His articles and books have been published by Baker Books, Crossway Books, Logion Press, Moody Press, Regal Books, Regnum Books, and Routledge Publishers. He is an ordained Assemblies of God minister.

Patricia Maloney served as a senior technical and programmatic executive and has more than 30 years' experience in aerospace, defense, and energy. A Roman Catholic laywoman, she previously served on the board of Washington Theological Union and chaired the board of Louisville High School, the Catholic school in Woodland Hills, California, from which she graduated. She is also on the boards of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Franciscan Mission Service

In 2017, Maloney was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from California State University, Northridge, for her contributions to aerospace and engineering, and she currently serves on its foundation board. She also earned an M.B.A. at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Read more about the Board of Directors here.

Posted December 19, 2022

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