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Board and Staff

 

BOARD AND STAFF
 

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Alumni Board

Front row (left to right): Tracy (McPhail '14) Reed, Yvonne (Hurd '80) Wolf, Leonard Reiss '84
Back row (left to right): Tobias Brown '05, Jim Shedd '72, David Malone '89,  Julie (Carlen '80) Ross, Chris Drombetta '14, David Lee '08, Peter Grant '83

 

Peter

Dr. Peter Grant ’83 is Founder and President of Prevision Partnership, a ministry involved in teaching, evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development around the world. Born, raised and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland, he earned a BA (Hons.) in Pastoral Studies from Moody Bible Institute, an MDiv in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a DMin in Christian Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program. 

He and his wife, Becky, ministered in churches throughout Great Britain before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where Peter became the first pastor of Buckhead Community Church. Peter and Becky have a son, Colin, and a daughter, Fiona, who is also a graduate of Moody Bible Institute.

Julie

Julie (Carlen ’80) Ross studied Foreign Missions while at Moody. She served with her husband, Steve Ross ’79, a youth and college pastor at Boca Raton Community Church in Boca Raton, Florida, for six years. God then called them to Peru where they served for eight years. After Steve completed his master’s degree from Moody, they began a ministry called The King’s Wings. Through this ministry they trained pastors in Peru and served the missionaries in the Bahamian Islands until a tragic accident took Steve’s life in 2003. Steve was killed in a mid-air collision during a return flight from the Bahamas, where he had delivered supplies to an orphanage.

Julie was left to raise their four children as a single mother. Julie’s oldest daughter, Ashley Ross ’06, teaches third grade at Boca Raton Christian School, a ministry of Boca Raton Community Church. Her two sons are married and her youngest daughter graduated from high school in June 2014. Julie is involved as a volunteer at the school and her church. 

Tobias

Tobias Brown ’05 is a pastor’s son who grew up on Chicago’s South Side. He spent six years as an inmate in youth facilities, adult penitentiaries and solitary confinement before he dedicated his life to Christ. Tobias passed the GED, attended community college and came to Moody, where he received a degree in Bible and Communications in 2005. In 2006 he married Angela (Voelker ’04) and moved to London to pursue a Master in Theology from the University of Wales, Spurgeon’s College. 

Currently he lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters and serves as the Director of Mission for Trinity Grace Church.

Yvonne

Yvonne (Hurd ’80) Wolf studied American Intercultural Ministries at Moody and went on to study psychology at Eastern Michigan University. Yvonne ministers as a Bible teacher, conference speaker, vocalist and author. She has authored two books, Sitting in Psalms and Sitting in Isaiah; she blends Bible teaching with strong convictions, personal experiences and a sense of humor. 

She and Jeff, her husband of 31 years, founded Belonging to Him Ministries as a resource to help hurting women find healing from abandonment and emotional wounding. She also operates a successful home-based business serving women in Northern California and across the United States. Yvonne has three adult children and four grandchildren.

Chris

Chris Drombetta ’14 is the Executive Pastor at Old North Church in Canfield, Ohio. He is responsible for overseeing the church’s staff, finances, and facilities. Outside of his work in the local church, Chris serves on the Advisory Board of the C.S. Lewis Institute (Northeast Ohio chapter) and contributes to the online disciple-making forum, Gotherefor.com. He is also currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. 

Chris and his wife, Sarah, have two children, Emma and Topher. In his leisure time, Chris enjoys cooking, playing with his kids, fitness, and a good theology book over coffee.

Tracy

Dr. Tracy (McPhail ‘14) Reed and her husband, Ian, live in Tampa, Florida, where she is active in her church as a Sunday school teacher and a new member orientation leader. She volunteers as a “big sister” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and also served on its executive board for five years. She won Big Sister of the Year award in 2014 for the Tampa Bay area.

Tracy received her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College followed by her master’s and PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of South Florida. Tracy received a certificate in Biblical Studies this past May through Moody Distance Learning. She looks forward to using her Moody education in her future ministry endeavors. 

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David Lee '08 earned his MDiv at Moody Theological Seminary and serves as the Lead Pastor at Relevant Church, a church plant in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Prior to church-planting, he served as an associate pastor, a graduate admissions counselor for Moody Theological Seminary, youth pastor and guest speaker.

Currently he and his wife, Soo, live in a northwest suburb of Chicago with their five boys.

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Jim Shedd ’72 graduated with a Communications degree from Moody before going on to study at Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is currently the pastor of North Shore Spanish Baptist Church in Chicago. He previously pastored at Edgewater Baptist Church and at two Spanish-speaking congregations. Jim has taught at the Hispanic Bible School in Chicago since 1976. Jim also ministred with Moody Radio from 1974-1989 and participated in the start of Radio Esperanza (Now Radio Moody).

Born in Bolivia, Jim is the grandson of Moody alumni missionaries to Bolivia, Leslie ’19 and Della (Johnston ’16-’17) Shedd. He and his wife, Janet (Tapy ’72) Shedd, have four children, three of whom are Moody alumni: Miriam (Shedd ’00) Mercado, Sarah ’03, and Esteban ’05. They also have 10 grandchildren.

 

Cherie (Bruchan '75) Balog is employed by the Network of Biblical Storytellers, a professional association for clergy and laity. Along with serving as a volunteer chat coach at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, she also serves on a seasonal basis with its sister organization, Samaritan's Purse. Cherie volunteers with Indy Reads, an adult literacy program, and with the Heartland Film Festival. She serves her church as a lector, altar guild member, and membership class facilitator.

After graduating from the communications program at Moody, Cherie completed her BS in Journalism at Northern Illinois University. Cherie and her husband, Kevin, reside in Fishers, Ind., and have on daughter.

 

Steve Dutton '86 has served since 2011 as the executive director for Hellenic Ministries, an international nondemoniational Greek missionary society, based in Wheaton, Ill. Before that, he served the organization by pastoring an international church in Athens, Greece, for 16 years.

In 1992 he received his MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, while also serving as an associate pastor at a church in the western suburbs of Chicago. Steve, and his wife, Karen (Pontier '87), have three children: Kayla Dutton '16, Joshua, and Hannah.

 

Col. Joe Hilbert '93 is the commander of the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery in Fort Bragg, N.C. While attending Moody, he participated in the Army ROTC program at the University of Ilinois at Chicago and graduated with a regular army commission as a field artillery officer. He has served in a variety of command and staff positions in the U.S. and Europe, and was deployed in Haiti, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.

Joe is an Omsted Scholar with an MA in European Studies from the Univeritat Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany. He also graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and earned his MA in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Joe and his wife, Beth (Newbrough '91), serve in local churches and Army chapels. They live in Fort Bragg, N.C., with their three children.

Staff



Nancy Hastings
Executive Director
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Nancy (Andersen '80) Hastings graduated from Moody Bible Institute in the Communications program. Since then Nancy has been committed to the ongoing ministry of Moody and the mission of the Alumni Association. She served a total of 14 years for the Alumni Department in various positions before becoming executive director. These include: department secretary ('81–'85), Brick Walkway coordinator ('99–'01), project coordinator ('03–'11) and currently as executive director ('11–present). Nancy has also served on the Alumni Board for two terms ('95–'00). Nancy’s husband, Doug Hastings ’79, has served with Moody Radio since 1981, currently as the General Manager. Doug and Nancy have two adult children and one granddaughter.

Diane Janchenko
Project Coordinator
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Before coming to work for the Alumni Association in 2012, Diane served as an administrative assistant for Harvest Bible Chapel, Palos. Diane has been married to her husband Mike for 35 years who is a Moody Seminary graduate and serves in Moody’s ITS department. Diane and Mike have three children and in their spare time enjoy exploring Chicago and avidly following the Chicago Blackhawks.


Alex Hunter
Editorial Assistant
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Alex was raised in Tennessee and attended LeTourneau University before transferring to Moody Bible Institute. She is a junior Communications major and plans to pursue a career in creative writing after graduation. In her free time, Alex enjoys reading, writing, drawing, and playing volleyball.

Ayanda 'TK' Khumalo
Assistant to the Project Coordinator
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Ayanda (TK) was born and raised in Zimbabwe, Africa. He started his worship leading career serving as a deacon and worship pastor at Bulawayo Baptist Church in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe for about 7 years before coming to study at Moody. TK leads worship with his band Ayanda, and is also part of The Foreigners, a multicultural Moody student band; He also serves with Harvest Bible Chapel's worship ministry. TK has led worship teams all across the globe from Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, the United States, Mozambique, and more.


Anna Lanier
Web Content Specialist
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Anna was born in South Korea, raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, spent her teenage years in the Dominican Republic as a missionary kid, and now lives on the far west side of Chicago as a part of Moody’s Urban Cohort Program. Anna is a senior Communications major and desires to use her major to learn and communicate the stories of others, whether it be through photography, design, or writing. In her free time she enjoys spending time with others, writing, photography, hiking, and traveling.


Kyle Kennicott
Office Coordinator
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Kyle Kennicott ’16 graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies. He met his wife, Stefanie (Goossen) Kennicott ’17, through Bro-Sis and has been married since May of 2016. Kyle enjoys engaging in theological discussions and playing board games. In his free time he enjoys outdoor activities, engaging in Church events, studying God’s Word, spending time with friends, photography, and traveling.

 


Michaela Ricafort
Office Assistant
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Michaela is studying TESOL at Moody Bible Institute. In her spare time, she enjoys all things outdoors, languages, modern calligraphy, bubble tea, reading, authentic Tex-Mex, and spending time with her best friend and husband, Kevin. Michaela's great aim is to see and savor Jesus Christ.

 


Breanna Westenbroak
Social Media Coordinator
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Breanna was born and raised in western Michigan, but currently resides on the other side of the lake in Chicago. She is pursuing her B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in Communications. She loves learning more about the intricacies of God's Word and hopes to speak the truth and beauty of salvation through radio broadcasting once she graduates. If she had a day free of homework and responsibility, she would love to hang out in a coffee shop, pick blueberries in her hometown, or go back to Switzerland and take pictures in the Alps, with the people she loves.

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