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Andre Gazal

Vice President of Academic Affairs

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Bachelor of Arts in History from Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky; Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida; Doctor of Philosophy in Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois.

Andre has served as the assistant project editor for the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, and as an adjunct professor of church history at Nicolet Bible Institute and North Greenville University. He also taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Previously, he was professor of historical and systematic theology at Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin, and academic dean of Eucon International College in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. A specialist in the English Reformation, Andre is the author of Scripture and Royal Supremacy in Tudor England: The Use of Old Testament Historical Narrative and editor of Defending the Faith: John Jewel and the
Elizabethan Church. Most recently he published Believer’s Baptism in Cromwellian Ireland:
Thomas Patient and his Doctrine of Baptism. Additionally, he has contributed to the
Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation and the Encyclopedia of Christianity in the
United States. Andre has furthermore published numerous articles and essays on the theology of
the English Reformers. He ministered as interim preacher at Dunbar Community Bible Church in Dunbar, Wisconsin. Andre, his wife, Agata, and son, George, come to us from Dunbar, Wisconsin. Andre enjoys spending time with them as well as reading and taking walks.

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andrea ward

Administrative Assistant

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Andrea Ward was born and raised in Manhattan, MT, where she grew up on a cattle ranch.  She and her husband, Ryan, live near Manhattan and have two children.  Andrea loves being a mom and wife, teaching kids, opening her home to love and bless people, hiking in God’s beautiful creation, and getting to serve her Savior in all that she does.  

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Finance Office Assistant

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Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design

Angela was born and raised in Billings, MT. She has acted as a volleyball coach and teacher, and is currently enjoying work in the finance department. She and her husband Jim are the parents of six children. They enjoy hiking, reading, and sports. Because a person’s worldview filters observations and experiences, Angela values an education that does not subvert truth, but gives glory to the Creator who made learning possible.

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Cheryl anderson


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BS, Montana State University (Chemical Engineering); M Ed, MSU Billings (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Cheryl Anderson is a Montana native currently residing in Park City, Montana. She and her husband, Carl, have been married for over 40 years. They enjoy all the recreation opportunities Montana has to offer, especially making memories with their children and grandchildren on the Yellowstone River by their home. Cheryl homeschooled their children through high school and is now blessed to support the home education of her grandchildren. In addition to her involvement in education of children at her home and at church, Cheryl has been a faculty member of MSU Billings, City College, Miles Community College, and Yellowstone Christian College (YCC). Cheryl also served YCC as Dean of Academics and Registrar. Currently the President of Truckers Prorate Service Inc., a family business, she has served in all levels of operation since the business began in 1979. Over the years, Cheryl has volunteered for several boards and organizations assisting with organization development, fundraising, and education.

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Connie zimmerman

Administrative Assistant

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1 Year Certificate, Montana Institute of the Bible
BS in Nursing, Montana State University

Connie was born in Alabama but has lived most of her life in Montana
in the Billings area. Her father was on staff/faculty of MIB, Big Sky Bible
College and Montana Bible College for a total of 19 years so she comes
to MBC with understanding and appreciation of the importance of
secondary Christian education.
Connie spent most of her career working as an RN at St Vincent
Healthcare in women’s health in addition to several years at LaVie
Pregnancy Center here in Billings.
Connie and her husband enjoy gardening, camping and any activity that
includes their 7 adorable grandchildren. Connie is involved in women’s
ministries at their church and serves on the prayer team. When she can
find time alone, she also enjoys reading a good book along with a hot
cup of tea.

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diann floth

Chief Financial Officer

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Diann has worked in Christian Education for fourteen years. Her daughters have graduated from Billings Christian School, Yellowstone Christian College, and Boise Bible College. Diann and her husband have lived in Billings for over forty years. Her focus is organizational sustainability, planning for growth, and collaboration between organizations.


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Library Director

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BA, Multnomah Bible College of Portland, Oregon; (Bible & Theology) MA, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City; (Theological Studies) MO, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids; Michigan (Master of Theology)

Kevin joined MBC in 2023 after serving as a teacher and administrator in classical Christian education for the previous six years. He has also worked in pastoral ministry and libraries, both public and academic. He and his wife Ashley have a growing family and enjoy time outside with their children in the garden or at the park, and spending rainy evenings doing puzzles or reading books together.

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Les Walton

Vice President of Executive Affairs

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Liz VanSkike

Dean of Enrollment

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Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.

Liz joined MBC in the Fall of 2023. She has served in various roles within nonprofit organizations and within higher education including student life and adjunct faculty at Life Pacific University but has spent the majority of her career in college admissions at Azusa Pacific University and the University of La Verne. Liz and her husband Jeremiah have 3 young children and come to Billings from Los Angeles, California. They enjoy game nights, spending time with friends and family, and bike rides to their local coffee shop for ice cream.

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nathan hooper

Media and IT

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Rebecca Seago

Finance Office Assistant

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 Bachelor of Music Education (BME) in Choral Music Education (K-12) from Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.


Rebecca has been part of the staff at Billings Christian School since the spring of 2022 and now the Executive Assistant for the finance team of Billings Christian, Montana Bible College and the Big Sky Youth Education Foundation.  Born in Montana and raised in Wyoming, she has been in Billings for the past 6 years.  Rebecca taught in the public school setting for nine years and continues to teach private music lessons outside of her work with the school and college.  She spends her free time outdoors, photographing local wildlife and scenery, or enjoying time at home with her two cats and a good book.
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Hannah Sheely

Development Assistant

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Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.
Hannah Sheely joined the MBC team in March 2024 as a Development Assistant. She has the
privilege of weaving her heartbeat for storytelling, discipleship, helping others, and Biblical
education into one unique role and is eager to help MBC flourish. Hannah will put her 20 years’
experience in journalism, grant writing, marketing, and nonprofit development to work in a
variety of development and communication endeavors. Hannah’s husband, Justin, is pursuing a
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling at MBC. Hannah and Justin have a 7-year-old daughter,
Eliana. When not working, Hannah can be found outside bicycling, hiking, camping and paddle
boarding; inside baking or reading; or lost in her thoughts planning a lifetime of adventures.

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Ryan Ward

President of Montana Bible College

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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a Pastoral Emphasis from Montana Bible College. Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

Ryan served as Associate Pastor at Manhattan Bible Church from 1998-2007, overseeing high school and junior high youth ministries, worship, leadership development, and administration. He has served at MBC since 2007 in administrative roles of recruitment and church relations before transitioning to the presidency in 2017. His teaching includes Family Development, Biblical Peacemaking, Applied Bible Study Methods, Homiletics, and various books of the Bible. Ryan and his wife, Andrea, have two children. He loves spending time with his wife and children, and he also enjoys recreational activities and hobbies including woodworking, basketball, hunting, fishing and backpacking.