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

Board Chair: Rod Hoff  
Vice President, Total Rewards at State Farm Insurance (retired) 
Scottsdale, AZ 

Board Vice Chair: Patti Garrido  
Community Volunteer  
Bixby, Oklahoma 

Board Secretary: Rev. James Gleason  
Executive Director, Church Venture Network Northwest 
Hillsboro, Oregon 

Rev. Sergio Aguirre 
Lead Pastor, West Salem Baptist Church 
Salem, OR 

Karen Avinelis  
Co-Owner, Quiet Meadows Farm; Managing Director, Quiet Meadows Farm Dutch Warmbloods  
Jefferson, Oregon  

Joe Beattie  
President, Harbor Pipe & Steel Inc.  
Riverside, California  

Ryan Dempster  
President & CEO, Willamette Valley Bank  
Salem, Oregon 

Ed Dressel 
President, RetireReady Solutions 
Dallas, Oregon 

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

Rev. Mark Hanke  
Senior Pastor, Salem First Baptist Church  
Salem, Oregon  

Rev. Craig Hardinger  
Lead Pastor, Arcade Church  
Sacramento, California  

Valerie Webb  
Staff Pastor, Twin Lakes Church  
Aptos, California  

Jim White  
CPA, James O. White, CPA, LLC  
Tualatin, Oregon  

Emeritus Members


Jerry Cudney 
Advancement & Athletics

Rev. Donn Mogford 
Academics, Student Life, & Enrollment  

Rev. David Nicholas 
Academics, Student Life, & Enrollment  

Wayne Reihle 
Finance, Audit, & Facilities

Patty Roth 
Advancement & Athletics, and Finance, Audit, & Facilities

Jo Sherman 
Academics, Student Life, & Enrollment  

Erhardt Steinborn 
Finance, Audit, & Facilities

Rev. Paul Null 
Board Development & Governance

Contact the Board

Questions or comments for the Board of Trustees may be submitted via email to board@corban.edu.