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Benjamin H. Allen, 1985* Newport News, VA
Nuclear Engineering Information Systems/Project Engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding (ret.)  
M. Scott Askew, 2012* Pantego, NC
President, Alumni Association; Minister, Union Grove Church of Christ  
James A. Bennett, 1985* Virginia Beach, VA
Minister, Avalon Church of Christ  
Roger Brady 2012* Raleigh, NC
United States Air Force General (Ret.)  
Wyett H. Colclasure II, 2005*, Vice Chair Jarrettsville, MD
Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton  
Larry D. Cooper, D.V.M., 2009* Elizabeth City, NC
Veterinarian, Pasquotank Animal Hospital  
Caprice Hairston, 2010*, Secretary Elizabeth City, NC
Director of Children’s Ministry, Rehoboth Victory Christian Church  
Gregory D. Hand, 1997* Gasburg, VA
Minister, Pleasant Hill Christian Church  
Peter L. Kunkle, D.Min., 2010* Kernersville, NC
Minister, First Christian Church Ministries  
Gene M. Langley, 1990*, Chairman Chesapeake, VA
Senior Account Agent, Allstate Insurance Company (ret.); Stateside Field Rep Ezekiel Fish  
John Maurice, Jr. 2012* Chesapeake, VA
Director, CREDO Mid-Atlantic Region  
William C. McCracken, 1997* Chester, VA   
Detective Sergeant, Richmond Police Department  
Dave Milam, 2011
Charolette, NC   
Lead Minister, Kinetic Church
 
Denise M. Moulden, 1999 Plymouth, NC
Elected Clerk of Court, Washington County, NC  
Curt W. Nordhielm, 2005* Hooksett, NH
Director of Cross-Cultural Ministries, Restoration House Ministries  
D. Clay Perkins, Ph.D., 2006* Elizabeth City, NC
President, Mid-Atlantic Christian University  
Jean F. Pruett, Assistant Secretary, eD. Hsc., LPC, RN, 2011 Winston Salem, NC
Professional Counselor; Administrator and Clinical Director, Oldtown Immediate and Family Care  
Jonita Shoaff, 2012 Joppa, MD
Comissioner for Women's Center of Hatford County, MD; Vice President of Extreme Family Outreach board  
W. Keith Tankard, 1992* Bath, NC
Financial Consultant and Owner, Coastal Financial Services   

 

*Began as trustee


Emeriti:

 
Ralph K. Bennett 1977-2002
George W. BonDurant 1948-1986
Hilton O. Chesson 1962-1990
C. Meredith Fisher 1962-1979
William A. Griffin 1986-2006
John H. Hufton 1982-1990
Henry Clay Owney 1958-2004
Charles G. Presley 1977-2005
Harry W. Pritchett 1950-1979
David E. Rhodes 1959-1989
Marvin E. Rose 1962-1999
Redden E. Shavender 1950-1976
Kenneth C. Swain 1958-1989
Harold C. Turner, Sr 1948-1985
Rebecca Turner West 1989-2009
Pattie A. Wilkinson 1950-1960
Guy Woolard 1967-1992

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Allen

Benjamin H. Allen was born in 1944 in Washington, NC, to Christian parents, Daniel W. and Edythe Carowan Allen, Sr. He grew up with three brothers in an environment where everyone worked hard. Ben graduated from North Carolina State University in 1966 (BS in mathematics). He was then employed by Newport News Ship building and Dry Dock Company (NNS&DD) as an entry level engineer and assigned to a new department, Atomic Power Division. He worked on two major projects at NNS&DD, the design and construction of the Los Angeles Class Submarines and the design and construction of the NIMITZ Class Aircraft Carriers. He retired in 2004 with 38 years of service. His final job position was Senior Project Engineer. Ben has served as Bible School teacher deacon, elder, and trustee for Northampton Church of Christ, Hampton, VA.

Board member since 1985

Finance Committee

   
Scott Askew Trustee

M. Scott Askew was baptized into Christ at Long Acre Chapel Christian Church when he was fifteen years old. He graduated from MACU in 2008 with a B.S. in Bible and Theology and a concentration in preaching. Scott has served his home church and University Church of Christ in Greenville, NC, as youth minister. He formerly ministered at Mt. Olive Church of Christ (Belhaven, NC) as preaching minister and now serves at Union Grove Church of Christ (Pantego, NC) in the same capacity. Scott has also workedas a SCUBA dive master and aquatics instructor at Beaufort County Community College. He has served MACU as Athletic Director and basketball coach and currently serves on PMAC for the University. Scott is serving on the board of directors at Roanoke Christian Camp in Washington, NC. He is married to the former Stephanie Edwards '03, and they have two children, Libby and Aaron.

Board Member since 2012, by virtue of office

President-elect, Alumni Association


   
Bennett

James A. Bennett has been senior minister with the Avalon Church ofChrist, Virginia Beach, VA, since 1972. Before coming to Avalon, he served the Quantico Road and Liberty churches in Salisbury, MD. He is a 1966 graduate of Mid-Atlantic. Jimmy has served four terms on the planning committee for the North American Christian Convention and two terms on theboard of directors for the Virginia Evangelizing Fellowship. He has also served on the boards of Central India Christian Mission, Gospel, Gospel Broadcasting Mission, and The Christians' Hour Broadcast. He is currently a board member of Good News Productions, International. Jimmy has conducted workshops at the NACC on stewardship, leadership, and family life. He is married to Shelby '66. Their son Jeff '94 and wife Lisa ‘96 have two daughters.

Board member since 1985

Development Committee

   

Roger Brady served for more than 41 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as Commander, US Air Forces in Europe in 2011. He and Lithamet in Oklahoma where they attended the University of Oklahoma asundergraduates. They earned Masters' degrees at Colorado StateUniversity. Roger also attended executive programs at Columbia Universityand Harvard University. They have two children, Caroline and Andrew, andfive grandchildren. They have been active in teaching in congregations of theChurch of Christ throughout their lives together. Roger is an active speaker,author and teacher with a focus on principled leadership. He also advisescompanies on issues related to the nation's defense. The Bradys spend asmuch time as possible on the Outer Banks and have just settled in Raleigh,NC.

Board member since 2012

Academics Committee

   
Colclasure

Wyett H. Colclasure II graduated from the University of Illinois with amaster's degree in chemistry. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1994, after 30 years of active duty. His specialty branch was the Army Chemical Corps,which deals with nuclear, chemical, and biological (NBC) warfare and defense. At the time of his retirement he was the Army's Project Manager for NBC Defense Systems. Since then he has worked as an independent consultant and was employed by the global strategy and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton until he retired in 2012. He is active in civic matters, is an FAA certified flight instructor, and worships with Creswell Christian Church, Bel Air, MD. He was a trustee of ECC, Inc., before joining MACU. He and Virginia have three children and three grandchildren.

Board member since 2005; Vice Chairman

Finance Committee

   
Cooper

LARRY D. COOPER, D.V.M. is a native of Plymouth, NC, and grew up in theUnion Grove Church of Christ. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicinedegree in 1976 and owns and operates Pasquotank Animal Hospital inElizabeth City. He is a member and leader in the Elizabeth City Church ofChrist and is currently active in a ministry that provides housing for theneedy. He said, “We believe in helping the needy for time and for eternity.”He and the former Patsy Sawyer ’70 have four children and threegrandchildren.

Board member since 2010

Institutional Advancement Committee, Chair

 
 

ROYCE E. EVERETTE is a native of Greenville, NC, and was baptized while attending Plymouth Churchof Christ. He graduated from Milligan College in 1983 with a BS degree in Business. He is President of
Time Investment Corporation, which is located in Greenville, NC. He and his wife, Bonnie, were married in1985, and they have three children: Blanton, Spencer, and Hope. In 2011 Bonnie and Royce joined Friendsin Fellowship Christian Church of Winterville, NC, where he serves as a deacon. His interests includesupporting ministries that promote Christ’s Kingdom, serving his church, politics, relaxing at the beach,fishing and bird hunting.

Board member since 2010

Finance Committee

   
HAIRSTON

CAPRICE J. HAIRSTON is from Mechanicsville, Virginia. She graduated from Mid-Atlantic Christian University in 1992, and resides in Elizabeth City, NC,with her husband, Darrell, a 1991 MACU graduate. She and Darrell serve Rehoboth Victory Christian Church, which currently meets at Elizabeth City Church of Christ. She is the Director of Children’s Ministry, and Darrell is theminister. Caprice and Darrell have one daughter, Destiny. Caprice homeschools Destiny and serves as a board member of the AlbemarleHomeschool Support League. In 2009, Caprice opened “The Children’s House,” a childcare center that implements the Montessori Method. Caprice is also an Usborne Books and More Consultant.

Board Member since 2010

Development Committee 

   
Hand

Gregory D. Hand grew up in Eden, NC, in the Leaksville Christian Church. While a student at MACU, he served as youth minister with the West Park Church of Christ in Portsmouth, VA. He began a student ministry at Gum Neck Church of Christ in Columbia, NC, which continued following his graduation in 1984. In April of 1985, Greg began his current ministry with Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Gasburg, VA. Along with being the senior minister, he sings in a men's quartet and the choir and teaches an adult Sunday school class. Greg also serves as a member of the Brunswick County Public School Board. He is married to the former Tammy Hall ex'84,who is a reading coach for Greensville County Public Schools. They have three children (Lynn White '02, Robert, and Matt) and one grandchild. Greg

Board member since 1997

Student Services Committee

   
KUNKLE

PETER L. KUNKLE was born in Germany but grew up in Ohio. He holds degrees from Kentucky Christian University (B.S. and M.M.) and Londen Institute (D.Min.). He was senior minister at Berry Christian Church, in Berry, KY, before going to Kernersville Church of Christ and eventually to First Christian Church and Academy in Kernersville, NC, where he has been since 1987. He was a member of Kentucky Christian University’s Board of Directors from 1997-2009 and was the President of the North Carolina Christian Convention in 1992. Pete and wife Kathy have one daughter, Heidi, and one granddaughter, Isabella. Fishing and motorcycling are a couple of his favorite activities.

Board Member since 2010

Academics Committee, Chair

   
Langley

Gene M. Langley is a retired Senior Account Agent with Allstate Insurance Co., having served the company 35 years. He has been an elder for West Park Church of Christ forty years and teacher of the Truth Seekers class, with over 100 members, for twenty years. Gene, who is currently chairing the Board of Trustees, has been a trustee since 1990 and is also a past chairman of the board. He has served MACU as chairman of both the Presidential Search Committee and of the Comprehensive Campaign Committee. He also serves as stateside support coordinator of Good News Christian Mission (Thailand). He periodically teaches at the mission. His interests include speaking and teaching for the Kingdom, hunting, riding his Harley, and serving the church as elder.

Board member since 1990

Chairman, Board of Trustees

   
 

JOHN W. MAURICE, JR. hails from Roanoke Rapids, NC. He is a graduate of Mid-Atlantic Christian University (B.S.) and Cincinnati Christian Seminary (M.Div.). John was ordained at First Christian Church, Roanoke Rapids, NC, on December 4, 1977. He served Arthur Christian Church, Bell Arthur, NC; Broad Creek Christian Church, New Bern, NC; First Christian Church, North Vernon, IN; and Twin Tiers Christian Church, Painted Post, NY. In 1989 he was commissioned as a Lieutenant (Junior Grade) in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps. Commander Maurice is currently assigned as Director, CREDO Mid-Atlantic Region, located in Norfolk, Virginia. John and Sherry were married in1978 and they have two grown children, Michael and Katelyn. The family attends Real Life Christian Church in Chesapeake, VA. John’s hobbies include golf, racquetball, jogging and reading.

Board Member since 2012

Academics Committee

   
McCracken

William C. McCracken is a native of New Castle, PA. He attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, before transferring to Mid-Atlantic, where he graduated in 1971. He has held ministries in Edinburg, PA; Plymouth, NC; and Penhook, Richmond, and Highland Springs, VA. He has been employed for 26 years by the Richmond City Police Department and is a sergeant assigned to the Office of the General Counsel with responsibilities as the court liaison and liaison to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office. He continues to use his ministry skills within the department. Bill and his wife Danette reside in Chester, VA, and are avid Harley Davidson riders. Theyare active at the Journey Christian Church and lead a small group. They have five grown children: Brett, Shannon ’96, Susan, Brian ’99, and Sherri, and three grandsons: Devin, Bryce, and Micah.

Board member since 1997

Student Services Committee

   
 

DAVE MILAM and his wife Anne moved from Jeffersonville, Indiana, in August 2005 to plant Kinetic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, through Stadia. He currently functions as the lead minister, key visionary, andmain communicator at Kinetic. Dave also serves as the Stadia Network Coach for North Carolina and is involved in strategic planning andimplementation for Stadia national. In 2009, Dave accepted the role as President of Envision, an organization dedicated to impacting North Carolina by planting restoration movement churches across the state. Because he is passionate about teaching the next generation of church leaders, Dave also regularly speaks for large student gatherings, including the Carolina Christian Youth Convention, Sunday Night Live at MACU, andSoutheast Christian Church. He is a father of four and is passionate abou timpacting the city of Charlotte through the faithfulness of Kinetic Church.

Board Member since 2011

Student Services Committee

   
 

DENISE M. MOULDEN is a native North Carolinian, having been born in Williamston and reared in the Plymouth and Roper areas until she entered Mid-Atlantic Christian University in 1971. Denise attended MACU two and a half years. The summer before her junior year she married Bob Moulden, a 1973 graduate. Bob worked for Mid-Atlantic as the college evangelist from August to January, when he and Denise accepted a ministry with the Museville Christian Church in Chatham, VA. They served there five years, and in September 1979, returned to North Carolina to serve the Plymouth Church of Christ, where they continue today. Bob and Denise have three daughters, all of whom attended Mid-Atlantic, and two of whom are married to ministers.They have two grandchildren. Denise is the elected Clerk of Court forWashington County.

Board member since 1999; Assistant Secretary

Student Services Committee

   
PERKINS

D. CLAY PERKINS has been in the ministry since 1979 serving both small and large churches. He has served as an associate minister and as a church planter. When he was called to lead MACU, he was senior associate minister at First Christian Church Ministries, Kernersville, NC, and also Administrator of First Christian Academy. He has been on short-term mission trips to five countries. Clay holds a B.A. and B.Th. from Atlanta Christian College, an M.M. and M.Div. from Cincinnati Christian University, and C.A.G.S. and Ph.D. from Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Clay teaches leadership courses at MACU and other colleges and universities.  He serves on boards for HASTEN, Financial Planning Ministries, and the NACC Continuation Committee and is a Rotarian. Clay and Sandra have two sons and one granddaughter.

Board member since 2006, ex-officio

President of MACU
   
PRUETT

JEAN F. PRUETT lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and works in North Carolina. She is a North Carolina native.  She is a professional counselor, a Registered Nurse, and a former Adjunct Professor in psychology at Gardner Webb University. She currently has a private counseling practice in Winston Salem and serves as administrator of an urgent care clinic. Her nursing clinical background is emergency medicine; she has also served in hospital administration in Tampa, FL. She currently is on the board and serves as CFO for Hasten International. She has been involved in emergency medicine, and systemic disaster, terrorism and trauma interventions for 25 years.  Jean holds a BS degree in Health Care Administration from St. Leo University, in St. Leo, Florida; a MA degree in Counseling from Gardner Webb University; and a doctorate in health science from NOVA Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. She and her husband, Dr. Dennis Pruett, worship at First Christian Church in Kernersville, NC, and also at Community Christian Church in Tamarac, FL.

Board Member since 2011

Academics Committee
   
 

JONITA SHOAFF has served on the Mid-Atlantic Foundation board for two years. She is the daughter of the late Eastern Christian College President and Mrs. J. T. and Addie Maye Segroves (1960-79), and thus has a deep connection with ECC and the Northeast. Her current employment and activities include Commissioner for Women’s Commission of Harford County,MD; Vice President of Extreme Family Outreach board; board member for the Academy of Finance (a high school program); and program coordinator for Harford Community College at the W.A.G.E. Connection. She has received Optimist International’s award for “women who make a difference” and is a “Distinguished Toastmaster,” the highest award of Toastmasters International.She is active in Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, MD. Jonita has two children, one of whom is a MACU graduate.

Board Member since 2012

Student Services Committee

   
Tankard

W. Keith Tankard is a financial consultant and president and owner of Coastal Financial Services, Inc. in Bath, NC. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, earning a BS in 1976 and an MA in Education in 1977. For nine years he worked for Farm Credit Service, rising to vice president and manager of a branch office. He is a lifelong member of Athens Chapel Church of Christ in Bath, where his areas of service include teaching, drama, finance, outreach, and serving as an elder. He and Yvonne have three children, two grandchildren, and two more grandchildren due in January. His passions are his Lord, his wife and family, his ministries and church family, and [ECU] Pirate football.

Board member since 1992

Finance Committee, Chair

   
   

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