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.

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.

Craig Dunham

Adjunct Instructor

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Bachelor of Science in Geography, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; Master of Theological Studies, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri; Master of Educational Ministries, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.

Craig attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Geography before joining the staff of The Navigators to help lead their camp and conference ministries. After 12 years with the Navs in Colorado Springs, Craig earned a Master of Theological Studies and a Master of Educational Ministries from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.

Having served as a teacher and headmaster at classical and Christian schools in St. Louis, Oklahoma City, and Bozeman (where he also taught Logic), Craig brings 12 years of classroom experience to Montana Bible College. In addition to teaching, he is the author of TwentySomeone: Finding Yourself in a Decade of Transition (WaterBrook Press) and enjoys helping young adults navigate the personal, ethical, and spiritual challenges of life. He and his wife, Megan, have four daughters and are members of Trinity Church in Bozeman.

Bryan Hughes

 Adjunct 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.

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. 

Tasha Oard

Adjunct Instructor

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Master of Divinity, Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Certified Personal Trainer, NETA.

Tasha loves being a wife to David and a mom to her three biological kids and one by marriage. It is her joy to serve at Emmaus Road Church. A native Montanan, Tasha feels at home in the mountains and trains for hiking and trail-running by creating work-outs for herself and others most days of the week.  She has taught and is currently teaching a variety of things including kindergarten at Petra Academy, 3rd grade at Faith Christian Academy,TRX training and weight-lifting at Montana State University, middle school math at Emerge Montana as well as logic and healthy living classes at Montana Bible College.

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.

Ted Roth

Adjunct Instructor

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Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. 

Ted started his career in Biblical discipleship and counseling ministry in 1993 when he joined the staff of Campus Ventures, a college discipleship ministry based on the Navigators model. He and his wife, Laura, joined the staff of Christian Life Ministries and began Biblical counseling in 2000. In 2004 Ted became the Executive Director of Mountain Top Retreat. His ministry there focuses on Biblical counseling and pastoral renewal. Ted and Laura have two sons. He enjoys fishing and the outdoor lifestyle.

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.

Tom Wood

Adjunct 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.

Nikki Zelenka

Adjunct Instructor

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MS (Montana State University).  (Biblical Counseling).  Nikki comes to MBC with vast experience as a practitioner in the counseling field. She is the proprietor of Zelenka Counseling Services in Bozeman.