University Leadership

President Nicholas Perrin

The Trinity community welcomed Nicholas Perrin as the University’s 16th president in 2019. His university leadership experience and commitment to excellence have contributed to the larger vision for TIU moving forward. “For decades, TIU’s distinctive voice has been a gift to global evangelicalism,” Perrin says. “I look forward to the challenge of amplifying that voice in a clamorous world that—now more than ever—needs to encounter the Word of God afresh in every area of life.”
After serving in campus ministry following college at Johns Hopkins University (BA, English Literature), Perrin pursued a seminary degree at Covenant Theological Seminary and then eventually a doctorate in biblical studies from Marquette University. While at seminary he met Camie, a primary school teacher, at church. They’ve been together ever since (he proposed to her in front of her first-grade class). Together they have two adult sons, Nathaniel and Luke.
While pursuing his writing, academic goals, and personal commitments, President Perrin served both the pastorate and academy. Most recently at Wheaton College (Illinois) as the Franklin S. Dyrness Professor of Biblical Studies and also as dean of Wheaton Graduate School for five years.
Today he is excited to be a part of God’s plan for Trinity in the upcoming years. “I can still remember, as a young TEDS summer student in the late 1980s, coming to the Deerfield campus for the first time and falling in love with this special space dedicated to educating men and women for engagement in God’s redemptive work.”


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

Susie Cohen
Associate Dean

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

Lawrence G. Wee (’99)
New York, New York
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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)

Nicholas Perrin
Lincolnshire, Illinois
Trinity International University

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