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Dr. David Kersten, Dr. Jodi Koslow Martin, Genaro A. Balcazar, Dr. David Parkyn, Carl Balsam, Dr. Michael O. Emerson, Mary Surridge

Senior Leadership Team

Genaro A. Balcazar
Genaro Balcazar
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing
Phone: (773) 244-5705
Old Main, 2nd
Campus Box: 05


Education

BS, Biology, Grinnell College, 1994
MS, Information Systems, DePaul University, 2002
Certificate, Strategic Enrollment Management, University of Southern California, 2015

Past Employment

DePaul University, Chicago
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Personal

Spouse: Gloria
Father of Anais, 13, and Adrian, 11

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)

Michael O. Emerson
Michael Emerson
Provost
Phone: (773) 244-5570
Old Main, 2nd
Campus Box: 11

Education

BA, Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 1988
MA, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990
PhD, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991

Past Employment

Rice University, Houston, Texas
Danish Institute
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.
Bethel College
St. John's University

Books

Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions, 2012, with Jason Shelton
Transcending Racial Barriers: A Mutual Obligation Approach, 2011, with George Yancey
Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us about Religion in Our World, 2010, with Susan Monahan and William Mirola
Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money, 2008, with Christian Smith
People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States, 2006, with Rodney Woo
Against All Odds: The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organizations, 2005, with Brad Christerson and Korie L. Edwards
United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race, 2003, with Curtiss DeYoung, George Yancy, and Karen Chai Kim
Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America, 2000, with Christian Smith

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 & Alumni Relations
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