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Corban University

Board of Trustees

Corban University is governed by an autonomous, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Board members are selected for three-year terms. They are vested with the responsibility of setting broad policies that govern all aspects of the University. The executive committee of the board consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairs of the standing committees, and the President of the University. The board meets in October, February, and May.

These men and women love the Lord Jesus Christ and Corban University, sacrificing their time, talent, and resources to provide direction and oversight.

Board of Trustees

Current Members

  • Karen Avinelis
    Founder & CEO of Thomas Creek Farms
    Jefferson, Oregon
  • Doug Beals
    National Account Manager at United Technologies Supra
    Salem, Oregon
  • Board Chair: Jim Carlson
    Lead Residency Accreditation Surveyor at ASHP
    Seattle, Washington
  • Ryan Dempster
    President & CEO at Willamette Valley Bank
    Salem, Oregon
  • Deanna Gardiner-Garcia
    Owner & Partner at Lester, Roach & Gardiner
    Watsonville, California
  • Patti Garrido
    Community Volunteer
    Taiwan
  • James Gleason
    Teaching Pastor Sonrise Church
    Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Mark Hanke
    Pastor at Salem First Baptist Church
    Salem, Oregon
  • Rev. Craig Hardinger
    Lead Pastor at Arcade Church
    Sacramento, California
  • Rod Hoff
    VP Operations – Compensation and Benefits at State Farm Insurance
    Bloomington, Illinois
  • Kellen Luey
    Associate at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
    Portland, Oregon
  • Paul Martin
    Senior Director at Nike
    Portland, Oregon
  • Rev. Paul Null
    Pastor at West Salem Baptist Church
    Salem, Oregon
  • Patty Roth
    Retired State Farm Insurance Agent of Assurance Consulting Group
    Salem, Oregon
  • Richard Whipps
    Retired Veterinarian
    Spokane, Washington
  • Jim White
    CPA at James O. White, CPA, LLC
    Tualatin, Oregon

Emeritus Members

  • Jerry Cudney (Advancement/Mktg)
  • Curtis Horton (Finance/Audit)
  • Donn Mogford (Acad/Student Life)
  • Nicholas, Th.D. , Rev. David R. (Acad/Student Life)
  • Joyce (Jo) Sherman (Acad/Student Life)