BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mark Danielson

Board Member

Bachelor of Science in Bible with a Pastoral Emphasis from Lancaster Bible College; Master of Arts in Ministry and Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies from Capital Seminary and Graduate School in Lancaster, PA.

Mark served as a missionary church planter with Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA) from 1996-2009 in Mullen, Nebraska. He then became the Director of Mission Ministries with RHMA until 2013 when he was called to pastor Wilsall Community Church in Montana. During that time Mark also served as an adjunct professor in Advanced Pastoral Leadership at MBC.
Mark now serves as the Executive Director at Grace Children’s Home in Henderson, Nebraska as well as adjunct professor and dissertation reader in the Master of Arts and Doctor of Ministry programs at Capital Seminary and Graduate School.
Mark, and his wife, Cindy, have three adult children and another in junior high, along with five grandchildren. They enjoy home, horses and helping traumatically abused children.

Harlan Durgan

Vice 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.

Jim Fordyce

A business graduate of the Ohio State University, Jim served in the US Army as a basic training drill instructor. He has been a private investor in numerous businesses and currently serves as lead investor and Chairman of the Board of a Kansas City based manufacturer.

During his 45-year journey with the Lord Jesus Christ Jim has been very involved with the Navigators Business/Professional Ministry, served for 25 years as an elder at his former church in Kansas City and since 2013 as an elder at Mountain View Chapel in Twin Bridges, MT where he resides with his wife, Linda. Jim has also served on the Board of Directors of a 1,200 student K-12 Christian school in Memphis, TN. He taught basic business and leadership at the Hanoi School of Business in Viet Nam as part of a missions program.

William Grinder

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.

James Treser

Board Member

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Studies from Montana Bible College.

James served as Pastor of Jefferson Valley Baptist Church in Whitehall MT from 2006-2014. He has also lead youth ministries from 1998 through the present.
James and Greta have 4 children and they love spending time in the mountains. Currently, James builds houses and has JDT Construction.

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.