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Presidential Search

The search for Evangel’s fifth president

Update:  October 28, 2020

After a pause, the Board of Trustees has resumed the final phase of the search.

President Carol A. Taylor, Ph.D., who announced plans to retire, has agreed to remain president through the fall semester.  Dr. George O. Wood will serve as Interim President beginning November 25, 2020.


Initial announcement:

The Board of Trustees of Evangel University has hired the national executive search firm CarterBaldwin to conduct a search for Evangel University’s fifth president. The Board is working to have a new president in place by January 1, 2021.

The Presidential Profile, which includes qualifications and desired characteristics, can be found by clicking here or on the image.

To nominate a candidate or apply, click here to send an email.

Applications and nominations are being accepted. For best consideration, applicants should submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae by May 8, 2020.

The search process began with the Board of Trustees engaging CarterBaldwin and naming two committees, the Search and Selection Committees, to work on the search. The Search Committee and CarterBaldwin will work to generate a list of potential candidates by early spring. The Search Committee will present the list to the Executive Presbytery of the General Council of the Assemblies of God. The Executive Presbytery will review the list only to determine whether there is reason for a candidate to be disqualified.

Once the Executive Presbytery reviews the list, the Search Committee will go through a process to choose the best-qualified candidates. Those names will then be given to the Selection Committee, which will have in-depth interviews and complete the vetting process. The Selection Committee will ultimately narrow the pool to one candidate for final review by the full Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees will make the final appointment.

CarterBaldwin and the Board of Trustees plan to have the process finished by the end of summer of 2020.

The new president-elect will assume the office of president on January 1, 2021.

President Carol A. Taylor, Ph.D., who announced plans to retire, has agreed to remain president until a new president is in place and to help in the transition.


Search Committee

Board of Trustee members (with Board committee assignments)

Lowell Harrup, Chair (clergy, Leadership Committee)

Frank Cargill (clergy, Leadership Committee)

Beth Grant, (clergy, Enrollment Management Committee, Seminary Board of Advisors)

David Lindell (clergy, Academic Committee, Seminary Board of Advisors)

Jim Lupica (laity, Audit & Finance committees)

Stan Masters (laity, Finance Committee)

David Peebles (laity, Advancement Committee)

Members of the Evangel faculty and staff (with position)

Mark Fabian (faculty, Executive Director, Digital Learning)

Jon Spence (faculty, Director, Center for Student Success)

Donna Washburn (faculty, Director, Center for Compassion)

Hector Cruz (staff, Director of Alumni Relations)


Selection Committee

All are members of the Board of Trustees

Rick Ross, Chair (clergy, Leadership Committee)

Josh Bartlotti (laity, Finance Committee)

Rod Loy (clergy, Advancement Committee)

Jim Lupica (laity, Finance Committee)

Christy Poppen (laity, Enrollment Committee)

George Westlake, III (clergy, Student Life Committee)