Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Union Adventist University is the institution's governing body. Among other things, it is their job to cast a vision for the future of the institution, serve as the final word on budgetary matters and fundraising priorities, hire administrators and approve major changes to programs and curriculum. Serving on the board is no small commitment, and the administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and constituents of Union Adventist University are grateful for their service and leadership. 

 

Ken Bacon

President and CEO, AdventHealth Multi-State Division
Apopka, FL
Union Adventist University Graduate 1989, Business Administration

Married to DeAnna Koobs Bacon

 

Steve Bascom

Physician, Guthrie Family Medicine Center
Guthrie Center, Iowa
Union Adventist University Graduate 1974, Biology

Married to Glenda Powell Bascom
Union Adventist University Graduate 1975, Nursing

 

Roger Bernard, Jr.

President, Central States Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Kansas City, Mo.

Married to Ivona Bernard

 

Ron Carlson

President, Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Topeka, Kan.
Union Adventist University Graduate 1977, Theology

Married to Sue Funkhouser Carlson
Union Adventist University Graduate 1977, Music Education

 

Steve Chavez

Vice President for Finance, Kettering Health Network
Dayton, Ohio
Union Adventist University Graduate 1989, Business Administration

Married to Leslee Krueger Chavez
Union Adventist University Graduate 1990, Nursing

 

Dean Coridan

President, Iowa-Missouri Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Des Moines, Iowa

Married to Gail Horner Coridan

 

Morre Dean

President, Adventist Health Hospital@Home
Denver, CO
Union Adventist University Graduate 1991, Business Administration

Married to Katrina Bush Dean
Union Adventist University Graduate 1993, Nursing

 

Garth Fletcher

Physician, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Nebraska Medical Center
Bennington, Neb.
Union Adventist University Graduate 1982, Chemistry

Married to Carol McCormick Fletcher
Union Adventist University Graduate 1983, Nursing

 

Doug Goetz

Co-Founder, Quartz Creek Capital Partners LLC
Denver, CO
Union Adventist University Graduate 1983, Business Administration

Married to Carrie Mace Goetz
Union Adventist University Graduate 1985, Nursing

 

Mildred Greer

Retired, Lincoln University Department of Nursing
Sullivan, MO

Married to Steve Greer

 

LouAnn Howard

Director of Education, Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Lincoln, NE
Union Adventist University Graduate 1978, Elementary Education

 

Sam Huenergardt

CEO, AdventHealth Mid-America Region
Merriam, Kan.
Union Adventist University Graduate 1999, Business Administration

Married to Melissa Hartman Huenergardt
Union Adventist University Alumna 1998

 

Marlena Jahn

Vice President, H&B Communications
Simi Valley, Calif.
Union Adventist University graduate 2002, Business Administration: Accounting

Married to Andy Jahn
Union Adventist University graduate 2002, Business Administration

 

Rebecca Krueger

Owner, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Krueger Family Dentistry
Lincoln, NE
Union Adventist University Alumna 2000

Married to Kelly Krueger
Union Adventist University Alumnus 2001

 

Rick Krueger

President, Krueger Development
Lincoln, NE
Union Adventist University Alumus 1977

Married to Valeree Petterson Krueger
Union Adventist University Graduate 1977, Nursing

 

Kevin Lang

Retired, Executive Vice President, Loma Linda University Health
Loma Linda, CA
Union Adventist University Graduate 1978, Chemistry

Married to Darice Lang

 

Simon Liversidge

Lead Pastor, College View Church
Lincoln, Neb.

Married to Cecilia Liversidge

 

Hubert Morel, Jr.

Vice President for Administration, Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Lincoln, NE

Married to Raquel Morel

 

Jason Moses

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Summit Peak Physical Therapy
Arlington, TX
Union Adventist University Graduate 2003, Psychology

Married to Michelle Singh-Moses
Union Adventist University Graduate 2003, Biology

 

Jeffrey L. Peterson, JD, CPA

CEO/Owner, Novamet Specialty Products Corp
Old Hickory, TN
Union Adventist University Graduate 1986, Pre-Law/Business major

Married to Shelly Johnson Peterson, CPA
Union Adventist University Graduate 1988, Business Administration

 

Barbara Prowant

Owner, CPA, JD, Prowant Law Group, PLLC
Seattle, WA
Union Adventist University Graduate 1987, Business Administration

 

Rich Reiner

Retired Executive Vice President, Adventist Health System
Apopka, FL
Union Adventist University Graduate 1969, Business Administration

Married to Lynnet DeRemer Reiner
Union Adventist University Graduate 1970, English

 

Vinita Sauder

President, Union Adventist University
Lincoln, Neb.

Married to Greg Sauder

 

Jeff Scoggins

President, Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Maple Grove, Minn.
Union Adventist University Graduate 1992, Communication

Married to Rebecca Scoggins
Union Adventist University Graduate 1995, Communication

 

Paula Shaw


Apopka, Fla.
Union Adventist University Graduate 1986, Medical Technology

Married to Terry Shaw

 

Sam Shum

President and Founder, KIN Pharma Consulting LLC
Brookfield, CN
Union Adventist University Graduate 1981, Chemistry and Mathematics

Married to Swee Chin Wong Shum
Union Adventist University Graduate 1982, Office Management

 

Gelerie Stenbakken

Doctor of Medicine
Greeley, CO
Union Adventist University Graduate 1992, Medical Technology

Married to Erik Stenbakken
Union Adventist University Graduate 1991, Language Arts Education

 

Kent Thompson

Owner, Thompson Realty Group
Lincoln, NE

Married to Sara Ellis Thompson
Union Adventist University Alumna 1980

 

Gary Thurber

President, Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Lincoln, NE

Married to Diane Wynn Thurber

 

Mic Thurber

President, Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Aurora, CO

Married to Jana Thurber

 

David VandeVere

Vice President for Finance, Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Lincoln, NE

Married to Cindy VandeVere

 

Mark Weir

President, Dakota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Bismarck, ND
Union Adventist University Graduate, 1983, Theology

Married to Judy Kraft Weir
Union Adventist University Graduate, 1983, Elementary Education

 

Trustees Emeriti

We are grateful to our former trustees for their dedicated service and commitment to the mission of Union Adventist University.

 

Trustee Emeritus

Mardian Blair

Retired President, Adventist Health System
Apopka, FL

 

Trustee Emeritus

Jack Krogstad

Retired Associate Dean/Professor of Accounting, Creighton University
Pacific Junction, IA