ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS

Mark Amunrud

Adjunct Instructor in Bible

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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Montana State University; Master of Church Music, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary Portland, Oregon; Master of Science, Industrial and Management Engineering, Montana State University.

Mark has been a high school math teacher, a college music professor, a software developer, president of a successful software company, and president of Montana Bible College. Mark now continues his work at MBC through teaching, serving on the Board of Directors, and volunteering his time for special projects. His passion and full-time pursuit is creation research. He is currently doing a precise experiment dealing with the speed of light to verify the amazing physics described in the creation account.

David Barnhart

Adjunct Instructor in Bible and Practical Theology

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Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon; Master of Theology, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon.

Dave is a pastor at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman. He has taught modular classes in Ukraine, Kenya, and Zambia as well as at Bible institutes in Montana and is a frequent camp and banquet speaker. He and his wife, Terry, have two sons and one daughter. Dave loves the outdoors, is an avid hunter, and enjoys gardening and reading.

Richard Bennett

Adjunct Instructor in General Education

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Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, Texas; Certified Public Accountant in 1981.

Richard has participated in the economy in both the private and public sector. He served as an auditor in a CPA firm in Galveston, Texas (where he was born and raised), in local government and retail, and as an oil company technology consultant. He ran his own technology consulting firm in Houston, which he sold in 1994 to move with his family to Montana, where he joined a regional CPA and consulting firm. Richard has also worked as a customer support specialist and trainer for a local software company and, more recently, as business manager for Yellowstone Alliance Adventures, a non-profit Christian camp and conference center south of Bozeman. Now in semi-retirement, he provides business management and consulting services to ministries and non-profit organizations. Richard serves at Bozeman Evangelical Free Church as a deacon. He and his wife, Laura, have two grown sons. Richard enjoys golfing, fishing, and singing with Laura in the Bozeman Symphonic Choir and church choir.

Connie Chausse

Adjunct Instructor in Choir

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Connie Chausse attended Multnomah School of the Bible — Portland, Oregon (now Multnomah University) where she earned an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies and worked towards a Bachelor of Sacred Music degree.

Connie has directed children’s and adult choirs in Portland, and in Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana over the years, at Heritage Christian School, The Evangelical Free Church, and Dry Creek Bible Church. She has served as a worship and music coordinator and often leads worship through music at her home church. Connie and her husband, Paul, are also very involved in the summer ministry of Clydehurst Christian Ranch. They have four adult children and four grandchildren that they can’t get enough of! They live in Manhattan, Montana, where they enjoy biking and skiing, among other activities and interests.

Joe Douglass

Adjunct Instructor in Practical Theology

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Bachelor of Science in Bible, Philadelphia College of Bible, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas; Doctor of Ministry, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon.

Joe was the senior pastor of a Bible church in New Jersey for 38 years. He has led 30 international mission trips and guided biblical tours in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, and Turkey. He and his wife, Nancy, have two adult daughters who live with them in Bozeman. Joe loves to hunt and fish and is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Dan Gannon

Dan GannonAdjunct Instructor in Biblical Counseling

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery. Certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

Dan practiced orthopedic surgery in Bozeman from 1989 to 2013, and is currently retired. He continues to lecture nationally on total joint replacement procedures. At Grace Bible Church, he serves as an elder and a lay counselor in the biblical counseling ministry. With his wife, Pam, he facilitates a biblical counseling forum and speaks at biblical counseling conferences. He and Pam have two grown sons. Dan enjoys hunting, hiking, skiing and travel.

Pam Gannon

Pam GannonAdjunct Instructor in Biblical Counseling

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Diploma in Registered Nursing, BMMC School of Nursing, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Faith Bible Seminary, Lafayette, Indiana. Certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

Pam worked as an RN clinical specialist in Surgical Critical Care and studied medicine for two years at Michigan State University prior to marrying her husband, Dan. She taught a number of Bible studies and women’s seminars in her role as a women’s ministry leader, while homeschooling their two sons. She has served as a lay counselor in the Biblical Counseling Ministry at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman since 2000. Pam enjoys hospitality, hiking and horseback riding in the mountains around Bozeman.

Bryan Hughes

Bryan HughesAdjunct Instructor in New Testament Studies

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Bachelor of Arts in New Testament Greek and Theology, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois; Master of Arts in Exegetical Theology, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon; Doctor of Ministry, Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana.

Bryan is senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Bozeman. He and his wife, Bev, have three children. Bryan enjoys hunting, reading, and playing basketball. Bryan has taught a modular class at a Bible college in the Ukraine.

Alan Miller

Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education

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Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana; pursuing a Master of Biblical Studies at Masters College, Santa Clarita, California.

Alan has spent the bulk of his adult life involved in all phases of construction. Since 2007, he and his wife, Kelley, have owned and operated the Manhattan Athletic Club in Manhattan, Montana, where Alan is a Level 1 certified Crossfit trainer. Alan and Kelley have three grown children, and they enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their family.

Scott Morningstar

Adjunct Instructor in Missions

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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education, Columbia International University (formally Columbia Bible College), Columbia, South Carolina, with additional studies in Cross Cultural Communication and Evangelism at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. Coursework toward a Masters Degree in Native American Studies from Montana State University.

Scott, along with his wife Sherri, were missionaries with North American Indian Ministries for 22 years, church planting in Saskatchewan, Canada and Washington state. Scott and Sherri have three grown children. Scott enjoys camping and hunting as well as most outdoor activities and sports, with football and hockey being his favorites.

Jonathan Murrell

Adjunct Instructor

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Bachelor of Arts in Christian Culture and Ethics, Montana Bible College, Bozeman, MT; Pursuing Master of Divinity, Luther Rice, Lithonia, Georgia.

Jonathan has been in occupational ministry since 2013. He is currently the student pastor at Bridgepoint Church in Boise, Idaho. Jonathan believes in the mission to disciple young men and women to follow the Lord wherever He leads them. Jonathan also has a strong passion for the rural church and its importance within the body of Christ. He enjoys backpacking and the Denver Broncos. 

Chris Peabody

Adjunct Instructor

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Associate of Arts degree in Outdoor Education from Western Wyoming Community College.
Bachelors of Arts in General Ministry from Montana Bible College
Number of certificates from the Children’s Ministry Institute in Warrenton Missouri

Chris is a full-time missionary with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) for the last 3 years. He is the Assistant State Director with CEF of Montana. He enjoys backpacking and fishing, hiking, and rock climbing. He also enjoys a number of sports with volleyball being his favorite.

Steven Potratz

Adjunct Instructor

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, The Master’s University, Santa Clarita, California; Master of Arts in Teaching, Chapman University, Orange, California; Montana Teaching Credential in Business Education; California Teaching Credential in Social Sciences and Business Education

After graduating from The Master’s University, Steven returned home to the central coast of California where he managed his family’s Christian Bookstores for eight years, before embarking on a career in teaching and corporate training. He currently is the Training Manager at Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, a regional chain, where he manages the training and safety program for its 1400 employees. He and his wife Eden have two grown children – one who works in Bozeman as an electrician, and a second who proudly serves in the US Navy. Steven enjoys reading, writing, shooting sports, and all things BBQ.

Craig Rowe

Craig RoweAdjunct Instructor in Biblical Counseling

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Bachelor of Science in Biology, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA; Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry in Counseling, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA. Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

Craig retired in 2013 from the full time ministry. He has been a senior pastor, an associate pastor, lecturer, and teacher. He developed a counseling ministry in a local church, taught an Intro to Biblical counseling course in numerous churches, and counseled and taught full time at the Biblical Counseling Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Craig has taught modular classes overseas and workshops at the ACBC annual conference. He and his wife, Sue, have four grown children. Craig enjoys the outdoors, carpentry, and his family.

Jeremy Sauskojus

Adjunct Instructor in Worship Music and Writing

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Bachelor of Science in English Education, Montana State University; Master of Arts in Religion and Worship, Liberty Theological Seminary; Doctor of Worship Studies, Liberty University.

Jeremy has served since 1995 as worship pastor at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman. He and his wife, Lori, have two children. Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, writing music, leading corporate worship gatherings, playing sports, and speaking at Solid Rock Bible Camp in Alaska.

Blake Shaw

Blake ShawAdjunct Instructor in Biblical Counseling

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Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois; Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Master’s College, Santa Clarita, California.

Blake has served since 1990 as an associate pastor at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman. He and his wife, Dominique, have three children. Blake enjoys reading, sightseeing, yard work and most sports. He is also a high school basketball referee.

Tom Wood

Tom WoodAdjunct Instructor

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Certificate of Biblical Studies Ravencrest Chalet, Torchbearer Bible School; Bachelor of Arts in Bible, Columbia Bible College; Master of Arts in New Testament, Denver Seminary; Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (New Testament), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Dr. Tom Wood has been serving Christ Fellowship Church in Deer Lodge, Montana as their lead pastor since 2010. He has over 30 years of pastoral experience in various capacities. Dr. Wood also serves as the Protestant Chaplain for the Montana State Hospital. His wife Mary is a graduate from Purdue University with her MA in Counseling and is employed by the Anaconda School district as a Middle School Counselor. Tom and Mary have 4 grown children in their 20s and one daughter-in-law.