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The CES Board Members


Dr. Michael A. Buchanan, Board Chair

Michael has served as music minister, associate pastor, and interim senior pastor. He is a charter board member of Columbia Evangelical Seminary.

Dr. Phil Fernandes, Academic Dean

Dr. Fernandes is the founder and president of the Institute of Biblical Defense (IBD), in Bremerton, Washington. IBD is dedicated to aiding Christians in their defense of the Faith. Dr. Fernandes has been the senior pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship, an independent church, since 1988.

Rick A. Luiten

Rick served as the Northwest Director of Action Evangelism in mobilizing churches to care for the homeless. He also served as an associate pastor.

Dr. Eric Odell-Hein

Dr. Odell-Hein's professional background is in management, and he is currently part of the Games for Windows management team at Microsoft. Eric serves as a pastoral intern at The Summit, an Evangelical Free church.

Dr. Brad Stewart

Dr. Stewart is the Executive Director of Kingdom Warrior Ministries. He served as a men's ministry leader throughout the Pacific Northwest for the Evangelical Free Church of America. While in the U.S. military, Brad served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Yokosuka Japan Christian Serviceman's Center, and spent 15 years making disciples while laboring in the Navigators. He is a retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer.


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Dr. Walston

Dr. Rick Walston, President

Dr. Walston is the founder of Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He considered by many to be an expert in Distance Learning, and he has been interviewed by and quoted in various major magazines including Charisma, Christianity Today, and World. He pastored in Assemblies of God and independent churches for two decades.

Dr. Randy Weiss

Dr. Weiss is a Jewish believer in Jesus. He is an adjunct professor for the ICI University in Texas and the host of Cross Talk, a weekly television broadcast ministry.

Dr. Stuart D. Young

Dr. Young is the Assistant Administrator of Religious Services for the Oregon Department of Corrections. Over the past thirty-five years, he has ministered in pastoring, teaching, missions work, program management, and corrections.


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