“Bob” has ministered in many countries, often leading teams of Cedarville University students. These ministries have been some of the joys of his life.
Bob has years of pastoral ministry experience & served as the Vice President for Christian Ministries & Campus Pastor at Cedarville University for 27 years.
- BA in Business, Cedarville University, 1968
- Minor in psychology
- Minor in Greek
- Minor in Bible
- Master’s, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Bob has been married to his wife, Lynn, for over 50 years. He & Lynn have 2 children and 5 grandchildren, of whom they are very proud.
Monica has years of experience serving in a treasurer capacity & related responsibilities. She loves anything to do with numbers & organization! Monica also enjoys serving others & getting things done on her lists.
Monica & her husband, Ryan, have 2 children and live in Cedarville, Ohio. The Bowen family have gone on many adventures over the years & particularly love traveling out West.
In her free time, Monica loves to take walks, exercise, & do almost anything outdoors.
Voting Board Members
Dr. David Gaffner
Dr. Gaffner has ministry experience in the Philippines, South Africa, Israel, & Russia. He has 40 yrs. of experience in education & counseling, & served 2 yrs. as an assistant pastor.
- BA, Cedarville University
- MA in Counseling, Central Michigan University
- Ph.D in Counseling, The Ohio State University
Dr. Gaffner has been married to his wife Marlene for 50 yrs., & has 3 children & 6 grandchildren.
Dr. James Phipps
Dr. Phipps enjoys serving global workers while in the U.S. He has has served as a mayor, in NAIA sports venues, and professional specialties.
Dr. Phipps served on the faculty of Cedarville University for 50 yrs., 33 yrs. as Chairman of the Department of Communications. He is retired from his position as Sr. Professor in the Dept. of Communications.
- BA, Cedarville University
- MA in Counseling, The Ohio State University
- Ph.D. in Broadcasting, Ohio State University
Dr. Phipps has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 50 yrs. They have 3 children & many grandchildren.
Carol has co-lead several global teams, most recently to South Africa, during her career as Circulation Services Manager at Cedarville University.
- Associate of Arts, Cedarville University
Dr. Beverly Brooks
Dr. Brooks & her family are veteran global workers. She is a physician at Mercy Health Springfield Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Brooks is married to David & has 2 children.
Dr. Thad Franz
Dr. Franz is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy & Vice Chair of Experiential Programs at Cedarville University, as well as Director of Cedar Care Pharmacy in Cedarville, Ohio.
- Pharm.D., The Ohio State University
- B.S.P.S., The Ohio State University
Scott has been leading short-term ministry trips for over 25 yrs. during his employment as official photographer at Cedarville University. He has led trips to the following countries:
- South Africa
- The Dominican Republic
Scott loves leading short-term trips with college students, giving them real-life understanding of international ministry, while assisting occupational global workers. Scott has seen many students go on to full-time ministry overseas.
Scott has been a professional photographer for 30 yrs. He & Roxy have 2 daughters.
Pat has a burning heart for spreading the Gospel among the nations, & has attended many national & regional ministry conferences.
Pat is retired from her position as Treasurer & Financial Officer of Cedar Cliff School District, where she served alongside the Superintendent & under the Board of Education. In her former position, Pat was responsible for fiscal operations, creating policies & ensuring safeguarding public monies.
Pat is a 1980 graduate of Cedarville University.
Dr. Scott Shaw
Dr. Shaw has participated in short-term ministry projects in Alaska, India, & the Philippines. & has been involved in ministry through his local church for over 25 yrs. Dr. Shaw serves as staff physician at the Dayton VA Medical Center.
Dr. Shaw lives with his wife, Pat, their son, Sam, & their daughter, Katie.