Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Messiah University is preparing to welcome students for an in-person, on-campus start in August 2020 with flexible learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.


Board of Trustees

Messiah College Board of Trustees

The Messiah College Board of Trustees is a national board comprised of highly engaged alumni, current and former Messiah parents, community and faith leaders and other College friends. Standing meetings of the board are scheduled for three times each year in January, May and October. The charge given to our board of trustees includes:

  • To appoint, support, nurture and evaluate the president of the College
  • To establish and maintain the College’s purpose and mission
  • To provide oversight of the educational programs and services offered by the College
  • To approve long-range plans
  • To ensure strong financial management and adequate financial resources
  • To interpret the needs of society and the Church to the campus
  • To interpret the mission of the campus to the Church and community
  • To assess its own performance through routine evaluation

Messiah College has been blessed with a heritage of board members who are extraordinary supporters of our mission. The trustees play a vital role in the success of our students, faculty, and campus as a whole, and we are very grateful for their personal and professional contributions.

Board of Trustees Fall 2019

Board of Truestees, Fall 2019
Not pictured: Alan Robinson, Kimberly Thornbury

Mr. George A. Parmer, Chair

Harrisburg, PA

Dr. Craig E. Sider, Vice Chair

Philadelphia, PA

Mrs. Rim A. Hinckley, Treasurer ('83)

New York, NY

Mrs. Heidi G. Bingaman, Secretary ('81)

Kreamer, PA

Mrs. Barbara A. Avery

Safety Harbor, FL

Hon. Sherrie Bailey

Towson, MD

Ms. Wendy L. Cole

Winfield, PA

Ms. Linda D. Eremita

Pittsburgh, PA

Mr. Richard L. Godshall

Souderton, PA

Mr. Anthony H. Hahn ('93)

East Earl, PA

Mr. Scott Heintzelman ('89)

Mechanicsburg, PA

Dr. Joachim J. Huerter

Annville, PA

Mr. Richard E. Jordan II ('70)

Mechanicsburg, PA

Mr. J. Gary Langmuir

Manheim, PA

Mr. Garret Larsen ('00)

Livingston, TX

Dr. Emerson L. Lesher ('74)

Mechanicsburg, PA

Mr. James A. Martin

Chambersburg, PA

Mr. David Millary ('88)

Dillsburg, PA

Mr. Kenneth V. Moreland

West Friendship, MD

Dr. Barbara G. Moses

Charlotte, NC

Mr. Rodney L. Musser ('83)

Pomona, CA

Mr. Edward P. Nevin

Finksburg, MD

Mrs. Linda R. Phaesant

Wormleysburg, PA

Dr. Alan Robinson

Dillsburg, PA

Mr. Andrew Samuel ('84)

Lititz, PA

Mrs. Eunice F. Steinbrecher (MA '58)

Lancaster, PA

Dr. Kimberly Thornbury ('93)

New York, NY

Mr. John C. Wagner, Jr.

Phoenix, MD

Dr. Jerry L. Wenger

Bird In Hand, PA

Messiah College Bylaws

In compliance with IRS Form 990 reporting requirements, the Messiah College Bylaws and the Board of Trustees conflict of interest policy are available for public viewing at this link:

Messiah College Bylaws and Trustee Conflict of Interest Policy (Article II, Section 9, pp.4-5)