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Evangel Cabinet

Ms. Linda Allen

Vice President for Business and Finance

Linda Allen, C.P.A., M.B.A, serves as vice president for business and finance. A 1983 Evangel graduate, Allen served on the board of of trustees from 2008 until 2014 when she accepted her current position. While on the board of trustees Allen served as the chair of its finance committee.

  • B.B.A. Evangel University
  • M.B.A. University of St. Thomas
Linda Allen Cabinet Member
Linda Allen’s career has included serving as director of finance for Northwest Airlines, chief accounting officer with Nextel Partners, vice president of finance for Sprint-Nextel and CFO for Telesphere Networks.

Mr. Chris Belcher

Chris Belcher Cabinet Member
Chris Belcher came to Evangel from Oral Roberts University, where he served 24 years working with financial aid, as seminary registrar, and senior director of undergraduate admissions and recruitment.

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Chris Belcher joined Evangel in October 2014 as vice president for enrollment management. He brings strength and expertise to Evangel’s enrollment management efforts and to the strategic work of its leadership team.

  • B.Mu. Oral Roberts University
  • M.Mgt. Oral Roberts University

Dr. Tim Hager

Vice President, Dean of AGTS

Dr. Tim Hager serves as the Vice President / Dean of AGTS. Hager has served in leadership capacities for 30 years, including two years as the chief operating officer for the National Leadership and Resource Center for the Assemblies of God and seven years as administrator of field operations for U.S. Missions (AGUSM). He completed his Master of Divinity from AGTS in 1989. From there, he has pastored in Asheboro, North Carolina and led project teams in the U.S., Panama, Argentina, Thailand, and Korea. Following five years as executive pastor in Manassas, Virginia, he returned to Springfield to work with AGUSM. There he oversaw leadership programming; created networks among executives in 63 districts; designed, built and implemented an executive orientation program; and regularly led organizational problem-solving task force groups.

  • M.Div., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • D.Min., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Tim Hager, Cabinet Member

Dr. Michael Kolstad

Vice President for University Advancement
Interim Chief Marketing and Communication Officer

Michael Kolstad serves as vice president for university advancement and interim chief marketing and communication officer. Kolstad provides leadership for cultivating alumni and donor relationships to support the funding of Evangel’s mission and programs and oversees the university’s marketing and communication efforts.

  • B.A. Evangel University
  • M.M.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • D.M.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Michael Kolstad
Michael Kolstad is an Evangel graduate and served as chair of the department of music at Evangel from 2007-2014.

Dr. Michael McCorcle

Michael McCorcle

Executive Vice President and Provost

Dr. Mike McCorcle served as chair of the Natural and Applied Sciences department from 2001-2015. He joined the Evangel faculty in 1996 and was principle investigator on two National Science Foundation grants. He received the E.M. and Estella Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007.

  • B.S. University of California, Davis
  • M.S. University of Utah
  • Ph.D. University of Utah

Dr. Sheri Phillips

Sheri Phillips
Dr. Sheri Phillips, vice president of student development, announces her retirement after 32 years of service at Evangel.

Vice President for Student Development

Dr. Sheri Phillips serves as vice president for student development. Phillips’ passion for the community extends beyond her commitment to Evangel, having served on numerous coalitions and community, church and ministry boards.

  • B.S. Evangel University
  • M.A. Wheaton College
  • Ph.D. Azusa Pacific University