Board of Directors

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

2013-14 Board Members

Jim Martin, Board ChairBoard Chair
Mr. James F. Martin ’68
Co-owner & VP, MedAccuracy
Kris EricsonBoard Vice Chair
Dr. Kristina Ericson ’81
Consultant – Behavioral Health
Evelyn WilsonBoard Secretary
The Honorable Evelyn Zabel Wilson ’82
Kansas District Judge
President Ed LeonardDr. Edward F. Leonard III
Bethany College President
Mr. 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
Eric DoeringMr. Eric E. Doering ’77
District Manager – St. Vrain Sanitation Distribution; Owner – Mediation & Conflict Consultants, Inc.
Marie FriedemannDr. Marie Friedemann
Associate Dean – College for Professional Studies, Regis University
Bishop Michael GirlinghouseBishop Michael Girlinghouse
Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod, ELCA
Bishop Roger Gustafson
Central States Synod, ELCA
MLeroy Hackleyr. Leroy Hackley ’80
High School Athletic Director
Mark McDonaldDr. Mark McDonald ’81
Bethany College Professor of Biology
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
Mr. Sean Patty, ’86
Venture capitalist
Corey PetersonMr. Corey Peterson. ’84
Owner – Hemslojd Swedish Gifts
Floyd Thompkins Jr.The Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Jr. ’84
CEO – Jack Bower Fund, Inc., Strong African Family Educator – University of Georgia Center for Family Research
Todd WaletzkiMr. V. Todd Waletzki
Managing Vice President of Card Operations, Capital One
Marlene WaltzMs. Marlene Waltz ’74
Marketing/Sales Executive, Sprint
Ms. Melissa Woeppel, ’15
Bethany College Student / Swede Government President