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2014 President Team

Administrative Team

Carl Balsam
Carl Balsam
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (773) 244-5610
Old Main, 3RD
Campus Box: 34


Education

BS, Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1966
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1976
MBA, University of Rhode Island 1987

Past Employment

Barrington College, Barrington, R.I.
Naval Ships Systems Command/Atomic Energy Commission
Kenney Manufacturing Company

Boards

Board of Directors, Covenant Trust Company Chair
Investment Committee, Covenant Trust Company

Personal

Spouse: Barbara
Father of Aaron (North Park C'98) and Ashley (North Park C'02)

Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson
Dean of the School of Music and Professor of Music
Phone: (773) 244-5637
Wilson Hall, 1st
Campus Box: 21

 

Education
DMA, Choral Conducting, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati
MM, Music Education, Northwestern University
BM, Performance, Northwestern University

Past Employment
North Community Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ohio
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio

Boards
Evaluation team member, National Association of Schools of Music
Member, Commission on Accreditation, National Association of Schools of Music

David W. Kersten (2013)
David Kersten
Dean of the Seminary
Phone: (773) 244-6235
Nyvall Hall, 1st
Campus Box: 14


Education

BA, Psychology and Human Services, North Park College, 1977
MDiv, North Park Theological Seminary, 1982
Doctor of Ministry in Preaching, Association of Chicago Theological Schools, 1997

Past Employment

Executive Minister, Department of the Ordered Ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church
Senior Pastor, First Covenant Church, St. Paul, Minn.
Senior Pastor, Highland Covenant Church, Bellevue, Wash.
Senior Pastor, Bethany Covenant Church, North Miami, Fla.
Intern Pastor, Greenwood Covenant Church, Summerdale, Ala.

Professional Boards and Associations

Denominational Caregivers Resourcing Network
Midwest Ministry Development Network
Covenant Board of the Ordered Ministry
ECC Council of Administrator
ECC Council of Superintendents

Personal

Spouse: Sandra Kay
Father of three adult children

Jodi Koslow Martin (2013)
Jodi Koslow Martin
Vice President for Student Engagement
Phone: (773) 244-5740
Johnson Center, 150
Campus Box: 24

Education

BA, English and Communication, St. Norbert College, 1997
MEd, College Student Personnel, Ohio University, 1999
PhD, Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago, 2010

Past Employment

Assistant Provost, Aurora University
Dean of First-Year Students, Aurora University

Professional Boards and Associations

Peer Reviewer, Higher Learning Commission
Member and Past Directorate Board Chair, ACPA College Student Educators International
External Reviewer, The National Research Center for First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Personal

Spouse: Michael
Mother of one daughter

Mary Surridge
Mary Surridge
Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs
Phone: (773) 244-6264
Development - 3319 W. Foster, 1ST
Campus Box: 06

Education

BS, Speech Communications, Northwestern University, 1984
MS, Student Personnel Administration, Concordia University (Wis.), 1995

Past Employment

Associate Director of Planned and Major Gifts, Northwestern University
Director of Residence Life and Student Activities, Concordia University (Wis.)
Milwaukee Bucks
Marquette University
Marian College
Chicago White Sox