president of montana bible college

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.

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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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Tim Voogd

Vice President of College Relations

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Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Bible, Christian Education and Youth Ministry from Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN; Master of Christian Ministry with a concentration in Discipleship, Church Planting, Marriage Counseling, Leadership Development, Evangelism and Discipleship from Liberty University, Lynchburg VA.

Tim has served as a Christian School Teacher, Youth Pastor, and Lead Pastor. He has worked in theCampus Pastors office as well as in Student Development while employed at Liberty University. Tim and his wife Kathy have 3 adult children. Son Tyler (wife Meghan and 3 little boys), daughters Morriah and Micaela. Tim and Kathy enjoy family time, hiking, woodworking, and remodel projects.

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Les Walton

Vice President of Finance

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director of discipleship

Doris Wile

Director of Admissions,

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Doris joined Montana Bible College in August of 2022. She is delighted to be part of the wonderful staff interactions and finds satisfaction in assisting students on various levels as they pursue their academic and life goals. Doris graduated from Cedarville College (University) receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English. She has worked in a few educational settings (teacher and secretary) and churches, all of which she thoroughly enjoyed. In 2016, she published a non-fiction book about her dad’s life.


Doris was born into a family of seven siblings and grew up in a family business in Pennsylvania. She married her husband Glenn, and they have three young adult children. They cherish making memories together and exploring some of the adventures Montana has to offer, such as field glassing grizzlies and other wildlife, hiking to vistas, birding, snowmobiling, ATVing and more. She is excited to be here in Montana and to be part of Montana Bible College!


Atris Thomas

Library Director

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Bachelor of Science in History, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia; Master of Library & Information Studies, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Atris joined MBC in October of 2022. In high school, she volunteered at Bozeman Public Library and spent her summers working at a summer camp in Colorado. In 2019, she graduated with a certificate from MBC, then transferred to Liberty University to get her Bachelor degree. Shortly after graduation, she began her Master program. Atris likes hiking and traveling, but nothing beats a hot drink and a good book on the couch.