BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Harlan Durgan

Board Chairman

Diploma, Montana Institute of the Bible, Billings; Bachelor of Biblical Literature, Seattle Pacific College. Graduate studies in Christian Education, Seattle Pacific College.

Harlan has served in three pastoral roles. He retired in 2016 from Living Hope Church in Livingston, Montana, after 41 years as the senior pastor. Harlan also served at Seattle Bible Institute as both registrar and a teacher. He was on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Bible Institute and Big Sky Bible College prior to serving for many years on the Montana Bible College board. He and his wife, Alma, have been married since 1976.

Ken Fenno

Board Secretary-Treasurer

Bachelor of Science in Business, Montana State University.

Ken currently serves as CEO of the Manhattan Bank chain. He and his wife, Barb, have three children and ten grandchildren. Ken is a member of Manhattan Bible Church, where he has served as an elder for many years. Ken enjoys reading and is learning to play the fiddle. Ken has served on the Montana Bible College Board of Directors since its founding in 1987.

William Grinder

Board Chairman

Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Montana State University.

William has been the pastor of the Cardwell Community Church since 1997. He enjoys serving in this rural setting with his wife, Julie. They have four daughters. William served as an elementary classroom teacher for several years at Heritage Christian School in Bozeman and later taught in Ankara, Turkey. His training in ministry has primarily been “hands-on,” and included a one-year pastoral internship at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman.

Jamy Landis

Jamy LandisBachelor of Science in Chemistry, Eastern University. Currently pursuing Masters of Divinity in Bible and Theology, Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana.

Jamy currently serves as Executive Director of Big Sky Bible Camp and Conference Center in Bigfork, MT. He and his wife, Lisa have five girls and a boy. Jamy grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania where he came to know Christ at a summer camp, and his wife, Lisa, was raised in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho. They met while serving at Victory Bible Camp in Sutton, Alaska. Jamy and his family attend Grace Church in Kalispell.  He enjoys anything outdoors and spending time with his family. Jamy has been involved in full time ministry since 2002.

Grahame Nicolson

Four-year Diploma in Bible and Music, Prairie Bible College; Bachelor of Arts in English, Music, and Secondary Education, University of Great Falls; Graduate studies in Education, MSU/Northern.

Grahame Nicolson grew up in Australia; his wife, Karen, was raised in a bush village in Alaska. They’ve served the Lord together in Montana since the 1960’s. Grahame and Karen have served in several Montana pastorates and were in on the “ground floor” of the development of C bar N Camp / Montana Wilderness School of the Bible, where they still play an active role. They are engaged in various regional church and youth ministries — including teaching, speaking, and music — through Intermountain Christian Fellowship, and Grahame leads monthly “Men’s Leadership Association” sessions and Youth Leadership Groups. Karen is sought after by women for her wisdom and discipleship skills.

Ryan Ward

Ryan WardPresident 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.