Trinity International University

University Leadership

Kevin Kompelien

Kevin Kompelien is the 17th president of Trinity.

Prior to Trinity, Rev. Kevin Kompelien served as the president of the Evangelical Free Church of America for nine years and, before that, for nine years as the international leader for the Africa Division with ReachGlobal (the international mission of the EFCA) and as a senior leader of the mission.

A graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1983), Kompelien served over twenty years as pastor of two EFCA churches. In addition, he served on the North Central District Board, chairing the church planting committee, and on the Central California District Board (now EFCA West). In June 2019, President Kompelien was presented with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. A native of Thief River Falls, MN, Kompelien and his wife Becky have been married for 42 years. They have four grown, married children and nine grandchildren.


Michael Peterson
Vice President
Chief Operating Officer

David Magnuson
Vice President
Advancement and
University Relations

Dawn Greene
Vice President
Human Resources &
Organizational Development

Paul Eisenmenger
Chief Financial Officer

Eric Halvorson
Trinity Law School

David Pao
Trinity Evangelical
Divinity School

Karen Wrobbel
Trinity College and
Graduate School

Cheryl Trantham
Executive Assistant
to the President

Board of Regents

Preservation of a legacy calls for wise and careful leadership. We are governed by the Board of Regents who carry the responsibility for the successful conduct of the school and for cooperation with local congregations of the EFCA.
As Trinity’s chief governing body, the Board of Regents protects the university’s mission and vision, ensures that it fulfills its goals and the purposes for which it was established, oversee the school’s financial assets and establish a strategic vision for the future.

Bill Bradish
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Bradish Associates, LTD

Bill Riedel
Washington, DC
Lead Pastor
Redemption Hill Church

Brian Farone (MDiv ’07)
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
District Superintendent
EFCA North Central District

Carla D. Sanderson
Jackson, Tennessee
Chamberlain University

Carlos Lollett
Miami, Florida
Lead Pastor
Reality Church Miami

Edmund C. Moy
Arlington, Virginia
38th Director
United States Mint (2006–2011)

Edmond L. Soliday
Valparaiso, Indiana
Indiana State Representative

George B. Davis (MA ’89)
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Senior Pastor
Hershey Evangelical Free Church

Jon Payne
Wausau, WI
District Superintendent
Forest Lakes 

Kendall L. Spencer (MDiv ’77)
Jacksonville, Florida
President and CEO
Jacksonville Bancorp, Inc.

Kevin Kompelien (MDiv ’83)
San Jose, California
Evangelical Free Church of America

Luder G. Whitlock
Orlando, Florida
Excelsis (Retired)

Martin I. Klauber (MA ’81, MDiv ’81)
Grayslake, Illinois
Senior Vice President
First Merit Bank

Neil G. Nyberg (BA ’74)
Battle Creek, Michigan
VP & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Kellogg Company (Retired)

Paul Wheeler
Libertyville, Illinois
Executive Vice President
Inland Real Estate (Retired)

Steven Hawn
Woodbury, Minnesota

Quintin D. Stieff (MDiv ’86)
Des Moines, Iowa
Valley Church

William Kynes
Annandale, Virginia
Senior Pastor
Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church