Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Union College is the governing body of the school. 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.


Harold Alomia

Lead Pastor, College View Seventh-day Adventist Church
Lincoln, Neb.

Married to Rosie Alomia


Ken Bacon

President, Denver Metro Group, Centura Health
Denver, Colo.
Union College Graduate 1989, Business Administration

Married to DeAnna Koobs Bacon


Ed Barnett

President, Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Aurora, Colo.

Married to Shirley Barnett


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

Owner, Colorado Healthcare Connections
Parker, Colo.
Union College Graduate 1991, Business Administration

Married to Katrina Bush Dean
Union College Graduate 1993, Nursing


Cary DeCamp

Director, perceptiveEQUITY
Shawnee, Kan.
Union College Graduate 1985, Accounting

Married to Pamela Gilbert DeCamp
Union College Graduate 1986, 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, Colo.
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, Neb.
Union College Graduate 1978, Elementary Education


Sam Huenergardt

CEO, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
Merriam, Kan.
Union College Graduate 1999, Business Administration

Married to Melissa Hartman Huenergardt
Union College Alumna 1998


Rob Koch

Retired, H&B Communications
Holyrood, Kan.
Union College Graduate 1980, Engineering

Married to Katherine Bing Koch


Rebecca Krueger

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

Married to Kelly Krueger
Union College Alumnus 2001


Rick Krueger

President, Krueger Development
Lincoln, Neb.
Union College Alumus 1977

Married to Valeree Petterson Krueger
Union College Graduate 1977, Nursing


Kevin Lang

Retired, Executive Vice President, Loma Linda University Adventist Health
Loma Linda, Calif.
Union College Graduate 1978, Chemistry

Married to Darice Lang


Justin Lyons

President, Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Maple Grove, Minn.

Married to Carol Lyons


James McArthur

Lincoln, Neb.
Union College Alumnus 1959


Jason Moses

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

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


Chongo Mundende

Professor, Langton University
Edmond, Okla.


Troy Peoples

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

Married to Karen Peoples


Jeffrey L. Peterson, JD, CPA

CEO/Owner, Novamet Specialty Products Corp
Nashville, Tenn.
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, Wash.
Union College Graduate 1987, Business Administration


Rich Reiner

Retired Executive Vice President, Adventist Health System
Apopka, Fla.
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


Sam Shum

President and Founder, KIN Pharma Consulting LLC
New Milford, Conn.
Union College Graduate 1981, Chemistry and Mathematics

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


Gelerie Stenbakken

Doctor of Medicine, Northern Colorado Anesthesia Professionals
Greeley, Colo.
Union College Graduate 1992, Medical Technology

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


Kent Thompson

Owner, Thompson Realty Group
Lincoln, Neb.

Married to Sara Ellis Thompson
Union College Alumna 1980


Gary Thurber

President, Mid-America Union Conference of SDA
Lincoln, Neb.

Married to Diane Wynn Thurber


Gil Webb

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

Married to Patricia Mann Webb


Mark Weir

President, Dakota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Bismarck, N.D.
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
Lake Forest, Fla.
Union College Graduate 1954, Business Administration

Married to Joan Peters Blair
Union College Graduate 1954, Business Administration


Trustee Emeritus

Jack Krogstad

Retired, Associate Dean/Professor of Accounting, Creighton University
Pacific Junction, Iowa
Union College Graduate 1967, Business Administration

Married to Nancy Coffin Krogstad
Union College Alumna 1969