Board of Directors

The members of the Bethany College Board of Directors provide fiduciary, strategic and generative leadership to the college.

2014-15 Board Members

Kris EricsonBoard Chair
Dr. Kristina Ericson ’84
Consultant – Behavioral Health
Patty Sean photo 7-14Board Vice ChairMr. Sean Patty, ’86
Venture capitalist
Marie FriedemannBoard Secretary
Dr. Marie Friedemann
Associate Dean – College of Professional Studies – Regis University
President Ed LeonardDr. Edward F. Leonard III
Bethany College President
Randy BerryMr. Randy Berry, ’87
Senior Foreign Service Officer / Career Diplomat
Jon BredesonDr. Jon Bredeson
Professor & Chair Emeritus – Texas Tech University,
Professor Emeritus – University of Oklahoma
Ruth BrowneMrs. Ruth Browne
Arts Advocate, Civic Volunteer, Retired Magistrate
Prof. Robert Carlson
Bethany College Professor of Business & Economics
Eric DoeringMr. Eric E. Doering ’77
District Manager – St. Vrain Sanitation Distribution; Owner – Mediation & Conflict Consultants, Inc.
Bishop Michael GirlinghouseBishop Michael Girlinghouse
Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod, ELCA
Bishop Roger GustafsonBishop Roger Gustafson
Central States Synod, ELCA
MLeroy Hackleyr. Leroy Hackley ’80
High School Athletic Director
Jim Martin, Board ChairMr. James F. Martin ’68
Co-owner & VP, MedAccuracy
Kurtis MeyerMr. Kurtis Meyer
Director of Resource Development National Council of Churches
Bob MooneyMr. Bob R. Mooney
Telecom Solutions Architect, Telcordia Technologies
Michael O'DellMr. Michael O’Dell
President, O’Dell Financial Services
Jason OpatMr. M. Jason Opat ’94
Founder/CEO – Integrated Media Group
Corey PetersonMr. Corey Peterson. ’84
Owner – Hemslojd Swedish Gifts
Todd WaletzkiMr. V. Todd Waletzki
Managing Vice President of Card Operations, Capital One
Marlene WaltzMs. Marlene Waltz ’74
Marketing/Sales Executive, Sprint
Evelyn WilsonThe Honorable Evelyn Zabel Wilson ’82
Kansas District Judge
MelissaMs. Melissa Woeppel, ’15
Bethany College Student / Swede Government President