Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees serves as the highest governing body of North Park University. The Board is comprised of 30-35 members. A portion of the membership is elected by the Evangelical Covenant Church with the remaining members appointed by the Board itself. All members serve a five-year term with a mandatory one-year leave between consecutive terms.


The work of the Board is organized according to several committees:

  • Academic Committee
  • University Advancement Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Seminary Committee
  • Committee of Student Recruitment and Retention
  • Committee on Trustees

Meeting Schedule

The Board of Trustees traditionally meets three times during the academic year; in late October, February, and mid-May.

Board Meeting Documents (Login Required)

Current Members of the Board of Trustees

Bruce Bickner Bruce Bickner

Board Chairman
Retired Chairman and CEO
DeKalb Genetics Corp.
Sycamore, IL

Kathryn Edin Kathryn Edin

Board Vice Chairman
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Department of Sociology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Gail Dahlstrom Gail Dahlstrom

Board Secretary
Senior Health Care Consultant
HDR, Inc.

Lorrie DuPont Lorrie DuPont

Board Treasurer
Managing Director
Higher Education Finance Group
RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Lars Anderson Lars Anderson

Senior Vice President – National Sales Manager
U.S. Bank Corp. Trust Services
Farmington, MI

Thomas S. Bagley Thomas S. Bagley

Founder and Senior Managing Director
Pfingsten Partners

Peggy Bley Peggy Bley

Peggy Ann Bley, CPA

Jay P. Carstenbrock Jay P. Carstenbrock

Retired Vice President and
Operations Support
Glen Ellyn, IL

Grant Clay Grant Clay

Lead Pastor
Evangelical Covenant Church
Clay Center, KS

Kanyere Eaton Kanyere Eaton

Senior Pastor
Fellowship Covenant Church
Mt. Vernon, NY

Rebekah Eklund Rebekah Eklund

Assistant Professor of Theology
Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

Beth Fredrickson Beth Fredrickson

Senior Public Relations Counselor
Bottom Line Marketing and
Public Relations
Wauwatosa, WI

D. Darrell Griffin D. Darrell Griffin

Oakdale Covenant Church
Chicago, IL

Keith Hamilton Keith Hamilton

Alaska Christian College
Soldotna, AK

David Helwig David Helwig

Proprietor, Helwig Winery
Retired President & CEO
West Region WellPoint, Inc.
Plymouth, CA

Dawn Helwig Dawn Helwig

Milliman, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Calla Holmgren Calla Holmgren

Gardner Women & Newborn Center
Salt Lake City, UT

Mark Lindberg Mark Lindberg

Young Corp.
Bellevue, WA

John Martz John Martz

Arvada Covenant Church
Arvada, CO

Karen Meyer Karen Meyer

Vice President, Sales and Partnerships
Welltok, Inc
Denver, CO

David Parkyn David Parkyn

North Park University

LoAnn Peterson LoAnn Peterson

Professor, Department of Pathology
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Winnetka, IL

Efrem Smith Efrem Smith

World Impact
Brentwood, CA

Kristine Strand Kristine Strand

Associate Professor
Boston University
Boston, MA

Megan Tamte Megan Tamte

Co-Founder & CEO
Edina, MN

Gary Walter Gary Walter

Evangelical Covenant Church
Palatine, IL

William Werner William Werner

Retired Physician
Advocate IL Masonic Medical Center
Skokie, IL

Gregory D. Wittrock Gregory D. Wittrock

Retired Vice President, General Counsel
and Secretary
Masco Corp.
Plymouth, MI

Owen Youngman Owen Youngman

Medill School of Journalism
Northwestern University
Deerfield, IL

Stephen Johnson Stephen Johnson

Vice President
Naperville, IL

Christine Rosell Christine Rosell

Homemaker and Community Volunteer
Lincolnwood, IL

Greg Yee Greg Yee

Pacific Northwest Conference of the
Evangelical Covenant Church
Renton, WA