Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Union College is the institution's governing body. Among other things, it is their job to cast a vision for the future of the institution, serve as the final word on budgetary matters and fundraising priorities, hire administrators and approve major changes to programs and curriculum. Serving on the board is no small commitment, and the administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and constituents of Union College are grateful for their service and leadership. 


Ken Bacon

President and CEO, AdventHealth Multi-State Division
Apopka, FL
Union College Graduate 1989, Business Administration

Married to DeAnna Koobs Bacon


Steve Bascom

Physician, Guthrie Family Medicine Center
Guthrie Center, Iowa
Union College Graduate 1974, Biology

Married to Glenda Powell Bascom
Union College Graduate 1975, Nursing


Roger Bernard, Jr.

President, Central States Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Kansas City, Mo.

Married to Ivona Bernard


Ron Carlson

President, Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Topeka, Kan.
Union College Graduate 1977, Theology

Married to Sue Funkhouser Carlson
Union College Graduate 1977, Music Education


Steve Chavez

Vice President for Finance, Kettering Health Network
Dayton, Ohio
Union College Graduate 1989, Business Administration

Married to Leslee Krueger Chavez
Union College Graduate 1990, Nursing


Dean Coridan

President, Iowa-Missouri Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Des Moines, Iowa

Married to Gail Horner Coridan


Morre Dean

President, Adventist Health Hospital@Home
Denver, CO
Union College Graduate 1991, Business Administration

Married to Katrina Bush Dean
Union College Graduate 1993, Nursing


Garth Fletcher

Physician, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Nebraska Medical Center
Bennington, Neb.
Union College Graduate 1982, Chemistry

Married to Carol McCormick Fletcher
Union College Graduate 1983, Nursing


Doug Goetz

Co-Founder, Quartz Creek Capital Partners LLC
Denver, CO
Union College Graduate 1983, Business Administration

Married to Carrie Mace Goetz
Union College Graduate 1985, Nursing


Mildred Greer

Retired, Lincoln University Department of Nursing
Sullivan, MO

Married to Steve Greer


LouAnn Howard

Director of Education, Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Lincoln, NE
Union College Graduate 1978, Elementary Education


Sam Huenergardt

CEO, AdventHealth Mid-America Region
Merriam, Kan.
Union College Graduate 1999, Business Administration

Married to Melissa Hartman Huenergardt
Union College Alumna 1998


Marlena Jahn

Vice President, H&B Communications
Simi Valley, Calif.
Union College graduate 2002, Business Administration: Accounting

Married to Andy Jahn
Union College graduate 2002, Business Administration


Rebecca Krueger

Owner, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Krueger Family Dentistry
Lincoln, NE
Union College Alumna 2000

Married to Kelly Krueger
Union College Alumnus 2001


Rick Krueger

President, Krueger Development
Lincoln, NE
Union College Alumus 1977

Married to Valeree Petterson Krueger
Union College Graduate 1977, Nursing


Kevin Lang

Retired, Executive Vice President, Loma Linda University Health
Loma Linda, CA
Union College Graduate 1978, Chemistry

Married to Darice Lang


Simon Liversidge

Lead Pastor, College View Church
Lincoln, Neb.

Married to Cecilia Liversidge


Hubert Morel, Jr.

Vice President for Administration, Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Lincoln, NE

Married to Raquel Morel


Jason Moses

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Summit Peak Physical Therapy
Arlington, TX
Union College Graduate 2003, Psychology

Married to Michelle Singh-Moses
Union College Graduate 2003, Biology


Jeffrey L. Peterson, JD, CPA

CEO/Owner, Novamet Specialty Products Corp
Old Hickory, TN
Union College Graduate 1986, Pre-Law/Business major

Married to Shelly Johnson Peterson, CPA
Union College Graduate 1988, Business Administration


Barbara Prowant

Owner, CPA, JD, Prowant Law Group, PLLC
Seattle, WA
Union College Graduate 1987, Business Administration


Rich Reiner

Retired Executive Vice President, Adventist Health System
Apopka, FL
Union College Graduate 1969, Business Administration

Married to Lynnet DeRemer Reiner
Union College Graduate 1970, English


Vinita Sauder

President, Union College
Lincoln, Neb.

Married to Greg Sauder


Jeff Scoggins

President, Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Maple Grove, Minn.
Union College Graduate 1992, Communication

Married to Rebecca Scoggins
Union College Graduate 1995, Communication


Paula Shaw

Apopka, Fla.
Union College Graduate 1986, Medical Technology

Married to Terry Shaw


Sam Shum

President and Founder, KIN Pharma Consulting LLC
Brookfield, CN
Union College Graduate 1981, Chemistry and Mathematics

Married to Swee Chin Wong Shum
Union College Graduate 1982, Office Management


Gelerie Stenbakken

Doctor of Medicine
Greeley, CO
Union College Graduate 1992, Medical Technology

Married to Erik Stenbakken
Union College Graduate 1991, Language Arts Education


Kent Thompson

Owner, Thompson Realty Group
Lincoln, NE

Married to Sara Ellis Thompson
Union College Alumna 1980


Gary Thurber

President, Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Lincoln, NE

Married to Diane Wynn Thurber


Mic Thurber

President, Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Aurora, CO

Married to Jana Thurber


David VandeVere

Vice President for Finance, Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Lincoln, NE

Married to Cindy VandeVere


Mark Weir

President, Dakota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Bismarck, ND
Union College Graduate, 1983, Theology

Married to Judy Kraft Weir
Union College Graduate, 1983, Elementary Education


Trustees Emeriti

We are grateful to our former trustees for their dedicated service and commitment to the mission of Union College.


Trustee Emeritus

Mardian Blair

Retired President, Adventist Health System
Apopka, FL


Trustee Emeritus

Jack Krogstad

Retired Associate Dean/Professor of Accounting, Creighton University
Pacific Junction, IA