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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

Tim Baker
Minister at Bethany Baptist Church
Salem, Oregon

Doug Beals
National Account Manager at United Technologies Supra
Salem, Oregon

Jim Carlson
Board Chair:

Lead Residency Accreditation Surveyor at ASHP
Seattle, Washington

Deanna Gardiner-Garcia
Owner & Partner at Lester, Roach & Gardiner
Watsonville, California

Patti Garrido
Community Volunteer

Lakecia Gunter
Vice President of Intel
Santa Clara, California

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

Wayne Riehle
Wilson Creek, Washington

Patty Roth
Retired State Farm Insurance Agent of Assurance Consulting Group
Salem, Oregon

Scott Sherman
CFO of Pacific Southwest Container
Modesto, California

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)