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 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.

Jeff Andridge

Adjunct Instructor

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Bachelor of Arts in Parks and Recreation: Program Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; Master of Arts in Educational Ministries, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois; Ordination in Evangelical Free Church of America

Jeff has a passion for seeing God raise up disciple making ministry in the local church. He has served five different church families over a 32 year journey as a full time youth pastor. He is a Sonlife Ministries trainer for 4-Chair Discipling and Foundation: Building a Healthy Ministry seminars. Currently he is the Program Director at Lake Geneva Camp and Conference Center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Jeff is married to Kas and has four grown children, two of who are married, and has two awesome grandsons.

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.

Jenni O’Brian

Adjunct Instructor and Director of Institutional Effectiveness

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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a Biblical Counseling Emphasis, Montana Bible College, Bozeman, Montana; Currently completing her Master of Divinity from Kairos University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Jenni grew up amidst the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota. After moving to Montana in 1998,
she quickly made herself at home among the thousands of peaks of Montana. She has enjoyed serving her church in various ministries over the years. After completing a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Montana Bible College, she joined the staff in
administrative roles. On top of work and ministry, Jenni enjoys the mountains and
traveling to visit friends or family.

Connie Chausse

Adjunct Instructor in Music

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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.

Bryan Hughes

 Adjunct Instructor in Bible

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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.

TASHA OARD

Adjunct Instructor

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Masters of Divinity, Sioux Falls Seminary, South Dakota.

Tasha has spent many years in education in a variety of ways: teaching kindergarten or 3rd grade at classical Christian schools, teaching pre-K and kindergarten Sunday school classes, teaching logic or writing accreditation reports for Montana Bible College, teaching middle school math and algebra at a local homeschool co-op and a variety of physical education training including personal training and teaching weight-lifting at Montana State University. Tasha loves to help people understand and accomplish things they had not thought were possible. Her absolute favorite things are time with loved ones, sunshine, and climbing to the top of a mountain; all of those at once means a total home run.

Brandon Reagor

Adjunct Instructor in Bible

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Bachelor of Arts in English, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL; Master of Arts in Christian Thought, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, FL; Master of Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO.

Brandon is the pastor of Mountain Bible Church in Livingston, Montana. He and his wife, Kimberly, and their four boys moved to Livingston in 2019 from Jacksonville, FL. Before moving to Montana, Brandon served in various pastoral roles focused on student, college, and family discipleship ministries. In addition to serving the great folks at Mountain Bible and enjoying Montana’s outdoor recreation with his family, Brandon spends time playing music, reading, cooking, and thinking about the intersection of Christian theology with modern culture.

Rich Reichert

Adjunct Instructor

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Bachelor of Science in microbiology, University of Florida; Master of Business Administration, University of South Florida; Master of Biblical Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary; Master of Divinity, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary; Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Medical Degree, University of Florida; Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Rick is a physician who retired after 25 years of private practice in Florida to pursue seminary. He has been an adjunct professor for the Baptist College of Florida, Liberty University, and Florida Gateway College. Rick also serves as an ophthalmic surgeon for the mission hospital Loma de Luz in Honduras.

Rick and Jill, his wife of thirty-three years, have four daughters and split their time between Florida and Montana. Rick enjoys endurance sports, hiking, scuba, and fishing. He has a passion for Christian apologetics, philosophy, and ethics.

Ted Roth

Adjunct Instructor in Biblical Counseling

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

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.

Jonathan Turner

Adjunct Instructor in Bible

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Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia; Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia; Master of Divinity in Christian Ministries from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina; Currently completing his Doctorate of Ministry at The Masters Seminary in Los Angeles, California.

Jonathan grew up near Richmond, Virginia, and after finishing his undergraduate degree in 2009 at Liberty University began pastoral ministry. Jonathan has served as a pastor in Virginia, North Carolina and since 2018 as the lead pastor at Floral Park Baptist Church in Butte, Montana. Jonathan married his best friend and better half, Chelsea, in 2013. You can find the Turner’s enjoying the mountains, kayaking, going to the gym, watching Alabama football (Roll Tide) & Liberty University football, drinking lots of coffee or just having a good time with friends.

Adjunct Instructor in Outdoor Leadership

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Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies Interdisciplinary with Philosophy, Biola University in La Mirada, California; Master of Arts in Philosophy of Religion & Ethics at Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada, California.

Joel has served together with his wife, DeAnn, in overseas ministry and pastoral ministry in Belize, Sweden and his home state of Oregon since the late 90’s.  Joel & DeAnn love raising their 4 children, and enjoy backpacking, climbing, skiing, cycling and gardening together.  Joel serves as the director of the Wilderness Ministry Institute which is a strategic partner of Montana Bible College in equipping students with a Biblical foundation for outdoor ministry.

 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, including his prior service 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.