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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. Michael Kolstad

Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff

Michael Kolstad serves as executive vice president, chief of staff. Kolstad provides leadership for staff and support the funding of Evangel’s mission and programs and oversees the university’s marketing and communication efforts. In 2020, in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, Kolstad took the helm as chair of the university’s pandemic task force, coordinating mitigation and response measures to keep the Evangel community operational and safe. His collaboration with local city and county officials and area university presidents was a key contributor to the university’s successful navigation through those months.Kolstad has received numerous awards, including being named a “40 Under 40” by Springfield Business Journal and the prestigious Orville and Jewel Mills Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service from Evangel, and is a member of the SE Springfield Rotary Club and a board member of the local Better Business Bureau chapter.

  • 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

Dr. Jon Spence. Evangel University's chief academic officer

Executive Vice President and Provost

Dr. Jon Spence serves as the University Provost and Executive Vice President. Spence has been a member of the Evangel faculty since 1998 and has served in a variety of campus leadership roles. In addition to overseeing the Center for Student Success, Spence is an instructor in Leadership Studies, a faculty advisor for the EU Scholars honors program, an academic consultant for the EU football team, advisor to Social Science student teachers, and serves on various university committees. He is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and a Younique Life Design Certified Coach. He is also a Missouri certified teacher in Secondary Education. In 2020, Spence was named a 2020 Icon of Education by Ingram’s Magazine for his servant leadership mindset and focus on educating the next generation of workforce leaders. Spence holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from University of Missouri at Columbia, a Master of Science in Education Administration from Missouri State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Evangel.

Dr. Greg Johns

Dr. Greg Johns

Vice President for Student Development

Dr. Greg Johns serves as vice president for student development. Investing in and building relationships with young people is John’s passion. He has worked with university-age young people for 40 years in various educational and missions settings in the United States and overseas, including 25 years living and teaching in South Africa.

  • B.S. Central Bible College
  • M.A. AGTS
  • Ed.D. Nova University