Board of Directors
Hal Barge, MBA
Vice President and General Manager – Fairlead Systems
Hal and his wife Elizabeth live in Norfolk, Virginia (USA). They have two adult children, Emily and John. He served in the US Navy in the Submarine Force for almost 30 years before moving to work with Oceaneering International in Chesapeake, Virginia. Hal has served as elder, session member, and Sunday School teacher at the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. He and Elizabeth have had various leadership roles in Bible Study Fellowship for many years and now also teach in the area of personal financial management. He received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Adrie van Belzen, DBA
General Manager, Jellice Pioneer Europe BV
Dr. van Belzen is living with his wife Antsje in the northern part of the Netherlands in Zevenhuizen. He served at several Christian ministries in the Netherlands, as deacon and elder in the churches attended. He has worked his career in industry at various management positions in manufacturing, engineering project management, and business development. His academic trainings are a DBA from Business School Netherlands in Buren (NL), a MBA from TSM Business School in Enschede (NL), a MSC from University of Bradford (UK), a BSC from MIR Flushing (NL), and he’s an alumnus of Tyndale and received a MA.
Branko Bjelajac, DSc
International Vice President for Africa, CAMENA and Europe, TransWorld Radio (TWR).
Dr. Bjelajac was a journalist for 15 years before coming to Tyndale as a student. Here he completed both his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology. He returned to Serbia to be a part of a Theological Faculty in Novi Sad. Since 2006 he has been at Trans World Radio in Europe. In 2012 he completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Evangelical Theological Faculty in Croatia. Branko and his wife Nada live in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
Edward M. Curtis, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Theological Studies, “Talbot School of Theology” Biola University.
Dr. Curtis served as an Old Testament scholar whose research interests included Genesis, Job, and the Song of Solomon. He is the author of Transformed Thinking (JKO Publishers); Song of Songs, the Zondervan Bible Study Commentary; and Discovering the Way of Wisdom (Kregel, Fall 2004); Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs (Baker, 2013) and Interpreting the Wisdom Books: An Exegetical Handbook(Kregel, 2017). Ed and his wife Joy live in Fullerton, California.
CEO, Splash Car Wash
Mark Curtis lives with his wife, Laurie, in Riverside, Connecticut. Together they have two grown children – Sam & Erin. Mark has served as a trustee and elder at their church, Stanwich Congregational in Greenwich. Mark also serves as a director of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. He is CEO of Splash Car Wash – a chain of carwash operations in the Northeast.
Jonathan Dockery, JD
Vice President for Business Services, Trinity International University (TIU) in Deerfield, Illinois.
Before moving to TIU, Jonathan served as the business director for The Fellowship of St. James in Chicago, Illinois. He has a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law and a Master of Theological Studies from Samford University, Beeson Divinity School. Jon and his wife Sarah live in Chicago, Illinois.
Gerald C. Ericson, DMin
Retired Career Missionary, Greater Europe Mission.
Dr. Ericson is a retired career missionary with Greater Europe Mission in Portugal. Jerry served as Director of the Instituto Bíblico Português. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor in Intercultural Studies at Lancaster Bible College. He has published in both Portuguese and English. He received a Th.M. and a D.Min. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife Karen reside in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Mark Garavaglia, JD
Career Missionary, Pioneers; President of Tyndale Theological Seminary.
Mr. Garavaglia serves as Tyndale’s President. He previously practiced law in the Chicago area for over 20 years. Mark received his Masters of Law from Melbourne University, Juris Doctor from Tulane University and his M. Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Mark and his wife Alicia live in the Netherlands.
Christie Holmes, MA
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Global CommUnity Travel
Co-Founder and managing partner of Global CommUnity Travel, Christie’s passion for other cultures began when she was a child living abroad. International travel experiences as a child not only opened her eyes to the sights and sounds of other cultures but also were the germination of her curiosity for others. The fostering of a broader worldview and exploring culture at home and abroad continues to grow in importance as she is raising teenage children of her own.
Christie’s interest in the cross-section of faith and work was fostered through her participation in Gotham, a program hosted by NIFW in Nashville. Her love for people, international culture and empowering small business owners to see their work as a mission field has led to to Tyndale to support and empower ministries worldwide.
Christie received a BA from Furman University, 1990 and a Masters in graphic design from Portfolio Center, Atlanta, 1993. She and her husband Clarke and their teenaged children live in Nashville, Tennessee.
John R. Hummel, BS
President, AIS Capital Management, L.P.
Mr. Hummel has more than 40 years’ experience in portfolio management. Prior to founding AIS, Mr. Hummel was a partner at Cowen & Co. and a partner at Matuschka & Co. He serves on the board of the Family Institute of Connecticut and is a past member of the national board of Young Life. John and his wife Lydee live in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Steve Meador, MBA
Sr. Managing Partner, Dillon Kane Group, LLC.
Mr. Meador’s firm is based in Chicago and provides business advisory and incubation services. Steve has more than 30 years of technology management and technology strategy experience, with an extensive background in capital markets, insurance, and asset management. He has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. Steve and his wife Kathy live in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
Marta H. Mossburg, MS
Freelance Writer and Former Development Officer at Tyndale Theological Seminary
Marta was a columnist for The Baltimore Sun and has written for many national newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Review, and the Tribune network of newspapers. She was development officer for Tyndale from September 2019 to June of 2021 and serves on the board of Abba’s House, a crisis pregnancy center serving Fremont County, Wyoming. She holds a BA in English from the University of Virginia and a MS in Journalism from Northwestern University. She and her husband Dave and their three children live in Riverton, WY.
Sander van Muijen, MBA
Global Head of Leadership Trainers, Senior Team Effectiveness & Coaching, JP Morgan Chase.
Sander is a Tyndale alumnus, receiving his Master’s of Divinity in 2001. Since his graduation, he served on the Teaching & Preaching Team at Crossroads International Church, Amstelveen. Sander also received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nyenrode Business University. He has experience as a leadership trainer/coach and management consultant in organizational culture and leadership effectiveness. Sander and his wife Thessa are from the Netherlands and recently moved to New Jersey in the U.S.
Bradford Mullen, PhD
Retired Seminary Professor of Theology (Columbia Biblical Seminary, Columbia, SC), and retired Executive/Teaching Pastor (Calvary Church, Lancaster, PA)
Dr. Mullen, a native of New York City, has split his 40-year formal ministry career nearly equally between seminary teaching and pastoral ministry. His postgraduate training includes an M.Div from Columbia Biblical Seminary, Columbia, SC, a Th.M from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, and a Ph.D from Boston University, Boston, MA. Brad’s academic specialty is the history of Christian thought. In his full range of pastoral experience—preaching/teaching, administration, and leadership—Brad has sought to align ministry preparation with ministry practice. Brad and his wife, Noel, live in Chester Springs, PA.
A. Verner Nelson, BS
President, Nelson Publishing.
Mr. Nelson studied electronic engineering at Michigan State University and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Ford Motor Co. before moving into the editorial field, where he worked on several magazines at Rogers Publishing. Eventually, he started a magazine of his own which resulted in his own publishing company. Vern lives in Osprey, Florida.
Retired Chief Operations Officer and Site Director CABB AG
Jan holds a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He has worked for 35 years plus in various companies in several management positions. He has served and is serving as an elder and has been member and chair of the board of a cluster of primary schools.
Jan and his wife Marriët have lived in the US (Chicago area) and Switzerland (Basel area) and currently live in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and have 5 adult children.
Cecil Stalnaker, PhD
Retired Senior Professor of Intercultural Studies and Practical Ministries, Tyndale Theological Seminary
Dr. Stalnaker taught at Tyndale from 1997-2012. He was also the Chair of the Department of Intercultural Studies and Practical Ministries. In this role, he designed and oversaw both the student internship program and the spiritual formation program. The spiritual formation program received recognition from the Dutch governmental accreditation agency for being outstanding. He is currently training missionaries for Greater Europe Mission. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Valencia, CA. They are both committed to helping the church understand its role in reaching the world with the Gospel of Christ.
Ad de Visser, BSC
Ad works as financial controller for Volvo Bangarage in Amstelveen. Prior to this role, he worked 20 years as a financial controller for an aircraft leasing company. He oversaw both internal and external reporting, evaluating investment proposals and assessing business plans. Ad and his wife Joke live in Lisse, Netherlands and attend church at Meerkerk in Hoofddorp. They have three adult children.
Ron Vigus, MS
Senior Vice President, QHR Health
Ron and his wife Joyce live in Nashville, TN and have two grown children. He has worked in healthcare management for over 40 years and currently serves as Senior Vice President for QHR Health, a national hospital management company. Ron has served as an elder, deacon, ESL instructor and been active in short-term national and international missions. He has also served on the Boards of Christian Hospital – Sahiwal Pakistan and Erskine College and Seminary. Ron received his B.A. from the University of Memphis and his M.S. in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.
Jim Vogler, JD
Partner, Barrack Ferrazzano
Jim and his wife Linda live in Glencoe, Illiniois (USA). They have two grown children. Jim has practiced law in Chicago for 40 years. He serves as a director and legal counsel for Rise International. Rise International is dedicated to building schools in rural Angola and providing primary education for children. Jim is also involved in the Illinois delegation for the annual National Prayer Breakfast. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University.