w. gail waller
Bachelor of Individualized Studies, University of South Alabama; Master of Arts, University of South Alabama; Global Career Facilitator, Normandale Community College.
Gail was born and raised in Forest Lake, MN, and soon after high school took over the family business and expanded it to Chicago IL. Gail began college in 1993 and has worked for Georgia Technical College,
the University of South Alabama, and the University of Minnesota. She currently teaches a career-related course for Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota. Gail moved to Billings, MT in 2021 and currently volunteers at Elevation Church in Billings.
BA, Taylor University; MA (Creative Writing in Fiction), MFA (Creative Writing), Wilkes University
Austin Grant Bennett is a son, brother, friend, husband, and father. He is a tenured faculty member at Montana State University Billings City College. He teaches writing and humanities courses and has contributed to Christianity & Literature, Poetics for the More-than-Human World, and Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. His research interests include writing as placemaking as well as the intersection of faith and literature. Creatively, he writes fiction and poetry.
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, San Diego Christian College; Masters of Divinity, Westminster Seminary.
Tedd was born and raised in San Diego, California. Shortly after graduating High School he joined the United States Coast Guard and served six years on Active Duty and seven years in the Reserves. He is married to his beautiful wife Kylie, and together they have seven children ( six boys and a girl; one of their six boys is with the Lord). He served as the Associate Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Holland, MI for three years. In Michigan he taught Informal Logic and Church History at a local Christian High School and was the Campus Director for a Classical Conversations campus. In June of 2022 he and his family moved here to Billings, MT to serve as the Pastor of Christ Covenant Reformed Church (CREC). He taught Bible Doctrines at Billings Christian School. In his free time, he loves outside activities, playing sports, reading, and hanging out with his family.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership, Yellowstone Christian College; Master of Arts in History, Liberty University.
Mitch was born in northern Wyoming but grew up and moved to Montana as a young child. Mitch is now on the pastoral staff at Grace Bible Church in Laurel. He earned his bachelor’s degree from
Yellowstone Christian College while working as a project manager and volunteering at his church. Mitch then joined the staff as the youth pastor at GBC in 2018. He also had the opportunity to teach American history at Yellowstone Christian College. He and his wife have
been married for nine years and welcomed their son Luther into their lives in 2022. Mitch loves
history, learning every day, and seeing the gospel impact others. He also enjoys cycling,
hiking, fly-fishing, camping, hunting, skiing, and so much more.
Bachelor of Science Agricultural Business, Montana State University; K-12 Arizona Teaching Certification, Grand Canyon University; Masters of Divinity-Biblical Communication, Phoenix Seminary
Rob was born in Panama but grew up in Montana. He and his wife of 52 years met and married at Montana State. They have three grown sons and three grandsons, as well as a beautiful granddaughter. They have lived their adult life in either Montana or Arizona. They served three years in Puebla, Mexico as teachers at a school for missionary children. Rob worked for utility companies in both Montana and Arizona. Later in life Rob returned to school and earned his Masters of Divinity. He served as Vice President of Business affairs and instructor at Yellowstone Christian College from 2007 through 2018. Rob and his wife came to faith in Christ while students at Montana State and have been active in home bible studies and small group ministries for their entire married life.
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with a focus on Arabic and Hebrew, Excelsior College, Albany, NY; Master of Theology (ThM) in Pastoral Ministry, Dallas Theological Seminary.
Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. Master of Theology in Missiology from University of South Africa, Doctor of Theology in Missiology from University of South Africa.
Marty is a third-generation missionary born in China but raised in Brazil. He served 15 years in Africa as a missionary. His life journey for the Lord has allowed him to minister in 17 countries, with 3 organizations, and 3 different callings—missionary, pastor, university educator. In 2020 Marty and his wife Karen retired and moved to Billings. They have 4 adult children and 3 grandsons. Marty loves the outdoors and is passionate about all things archery and bowhunting.