Alumni Board of Directors
2014 Alumni Board

2014 Alumni Board
The 2014 Alumni Association Board of Directors


Segment I (1968-1979)

Gary Crouch

Gary Crouch - Class of 1978
gcrouch@cs3technology.com

Gary Crouch graduated with a degree in English Bible. He returned to school part-time to earn an accounting degree in 1982. After purchasing the tax business where he worked, he became a certified public accountant. Later, the business added partners and switched focus to technology services. Gary belongs to the AICPA, OSCPA, ITA, and TAHRA, and added the Certified Information Technology Professional designation. Gary met his wife, Cindy, working in the ORU bookstore; they married in 1982. They have a 22-year-old daughter, Christina, who graduated from ORU in May 2014 (business administration degree). Gary is the treasurer and a board member of SpiritLife Church (Evangelistic Temple), and on the Finance Committee of the IPHC denomination. He currently serves as president of the ORU Golden Eagle Club and volunteers with the SBA's growth programs for local small business.

William Middleton

William Middleton - Class of 1974
bill@billmiddleton.com

Bill Middleton's 1974 degree is in business administration. A native of Iowa, at ORU he was active in the Christian Service Council and the Methodist Lay Witness Mission program. After graduation he worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in their executive training program. Since 1979, he has been an agent with State Farm Insurance in Okmulgee, Okla. Bill has served on a number of local boards, including Okmulgee's Public School Board of Education, Carbondale Assembly of God board in Tulsa, and currently serves as 1st Vice Chairman of the Eastern Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board. He has earned several professional designations in the financial arena (CLU, ChFC, and CFP®) and was named State Farm's volunteer of the year for the state of Oklahoma in 2007. Bill and his wife, DeLois (Sadler-74), live in Jenks, Okla., and have four grown children; three--Sarah, Elizabeth, and Mark--attended ORU.


Segment II (1980-1989)

Joel Barker

Joel Barker - Class of 1982
joel.barker@simplot.com

Joel Barker graduated summa cum laude with an accounting degree. After earning his CPA license, he served four years on the mission field in Brussels, where he met his wife, Donna (Bertel '83). Joel served on the ORU Alumni Board in the early 1990s and is excited about a second opportunity during the current "renaissance" era of ORU's history. The Barkers live in Eagle, Idaho, where Joel has built a 23-year career with a $2.8B agribusiness company; he was recently named chief financial officer. He has been recognized as an outstanding businessman by the Idaho Business Review, is a director on several boards, and volunteers as treasurer for Discovery Church Boise. Despite the distance between Idaho and Tulsa, Joel is an avid "True Blue" ORU fan and a member of the Golden Eagle Club. He and Donna enjoy family travel with their sons, Chris ('12) and Jeff (ORU sophomore).

Gregory Berg

Gregory Berg - Class of 1985
gregory_berg@ml.com
Treasurer

Greg Berg graduated in 1985 with a BA cum laude in New Testament theology and a minor in business administration. He is currently an assistant vice president for Merrill Lynch in Houston, Tex., a Chartered Retirement Planning Consultant®, a Certified Special Needs Advisor®, a Kingdom Advisor charter member, and an instructor for the Biblical Stewardship Series for the Timothy Funds. He has served on missions teams to England, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Trinidad, and the U.S.. He was a member of the Alumni Recruiters Association, is a member of the Admissions Recruiting Association, participated in a Summer Spruce up week, spoke at the 20-year class reunion and organized the 25-year class reunion. Locally, Greg serves on the boards of Action Ministries - Houston and Max Man Houston - Somebody Cares International, and is a past chapter president for Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International. He is a member of The Worship Center where he serves as a men's ministry leader, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendant, a small group leader and a prayer partner. Greg is married to Romelia, has a daughter, Lonnie, and a granddaughter, Alexis.

Allen Voth

Allen Voth - Class of 1984
avoth@att.net

Allen Voth grew up in Argentina and earned his B.A. (1984) and M.A. (1986) in Biblical Studies at ORU. He served as the Vespers worship leader, wing chaplain, and graduate fellow, and participated in Music Ministries, Christian Service Council, and the ORU TV Orchestra. Allen's greatest accomplishment at ORU, however, was meeting and marrying his wife, Christina (Tina Behr '86). After college they moved to Albany, N.Y., where Allen worked for GE in roles of increasing responsibility, including leading the Quality, Global e-Business, and Communications for GE Global Employee Services, and leading GE's Executive Compensation and Shareowner Services Administration. In 2008 the Voths moved to Tulsa, where Allen currently works for Helmerich & Payne as the Human Resources director. In New York and Oklahoma, Allen has served his local church by leading Bible studies, church worship, men's prayer, and other ministries. Allen and Christina have four children: two ORU alumni, one ORU student, and one planning to attend ORU.


Segment III (1990-1999)

Paige Bostwick

Paige Bostwick - Class of 1994
paigebostwick@gmail.com

Paige Bostwick is a 1994 (B.S.) and 2005 (M.Mgt.) ORU graduate. As a student she was a walk-on for the women's basketball team (and ultimately earned a full scholarship), ran track, and was a member of the music group Front Line. After graduation, she was a graduate assistant for ORU women's basketball and then coached at various high schools in the Tulsa area. Returning to campus, she worked for ORU and the Oral Roberts Ministries with responsibilities that included oversight of Music Ministries, ORU Cheer, Dance and Pep Band, and singing on the TV program "Something Good Tonight." Today, Paige leads worship and her husband, Preston (1993-MBA), is the youth pastor at Liberty Church in Cleveland, Tex. Paige also works with her mother in Operation Refuge, a nonprofit that provides resources for those in crisis. Paige and Preston have two children.

Tony Minert

Tony Minert - Class of 1992
tonyminert@sbcglobal.net

Tony Minert is the founder of Minert & Associates, PLLC. He earned his degree in accounting and then studied for his CPA license. After graduation, he took a job with a telecommunications company. Then, during a workshop in 2000, he discovered his purpose in life: to relieve financial stress. His last day in the corporate world was August 31, 2001, just days before 9/11. "I don't know whose stress I was planning to relieve," he says, "but it wasn't mine. I thought, 'God, what have you gotten me into?!' I had no clients and America's future was uncertain. I look back and wonder how I did it. It was only by the grace of God that my family and I made it." He has been married to Stephanie for 15 years. They have an 8-year-old daughter, Jessica, who Tony says is "a lot of fun." He adds that he is blessed to have both of them in his life. "Stephanie and I made a lot of sacrifices those first few years as I built my practice, but I have to say it was worth every one," Tony says. "My life is so much more enriched because I am able to live out my purpose of relieving financial stress on a daily basis."


Segment IV (2000-2009)

Thomas Gancarz

Thomas Gancarz - Class of 2004
tjgancarz@hotmail.com

Tom Gancarz is a College of Business graduate with a degree in management and a minor in theology. He caught the vision to attend ORU during his early high school years in northwest Indiana. During his college days, Tom participated in Community Outreach, Administrative Management Society, and the Society for Human Resources Management. Intramural sports were a big part of Tom's ORU experience along with the good times on Full Armor. He also served as Christian Chapel's junior high youth pastor and Young Life ministries volunteer. Tom began his career in law enforcement in 2006, working as an officer for the Tulsa Police Department. He patrols downtown and North Tulsa, and enjoys coaching new officers as a Field Training Officer. He is a trained SCUBA diver and member of the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit. Tom has earned departmental commendations for evacuating residents from a burning apartment building and recovering stolen vehicles submerged underwater. Outside of work, Tom enjoys a quiet family life with his wife, Lauren (Davis '04), and two young sons. They are excited to welcome a third son into the family in the spring of 2014. Tom has been an active member of Christian Chapel for 11 years. He enjoys the benefits of alumni membership, frequently uses the Aerobics Center, and attends ORU sporting events.

Danielle Stoltz

Danielle Stoltz - Class of 2007
dnstoltz@gmail.com
Secretary

Danielle (Parker) Stoltz earned her degree in mass media communications with an emphasis in print journalism. While at ORU, she was a chaplain, an editor for The Perihelion, managing editor for The Oracle, and a member of Greenwood Christian Center. After graduation, she returned home to Dallas to work for Today Newspapers as a news editor and was involved in her church's college and career ministry. In 2009, she moved back to Tulsa to work as a communications writer for ORU. During that time, she also helped her now-husband pastor Greenwood Christian Center's junior high ministry, 12/24. She was hired by Neighbor News in 2010 as a staff writer for the Owasso Reporter, was promoted to news editor of the Jenks Journal and Glenpool Post in 2011, and in January 2012, was named managing editor for the South County Leader and Sand Springs Leader. In 2013, she earned her master's in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. Today, she is a multimedia journalist at KJRH, Channel 2, in Tulsa. She is a member of Tulsa Young Professionals and has written for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. Danielle and Jason married in April 2012 and are expecting their first child, Isabella, in August. They are active members of GUTS Church in Tulsa.


Segment V (2010)

Richelle Voth

Richelle Voth - Class of 2011
rvoth@ouhsc.edu

Richelle Voth graduated from ORU in 2011 with her B.S. in biology. At ORU she worked for Alumni Relations and represented ORU as a student speaker for ORU's "Renewing the Vision" campaign. Richelle served on Empowered21's Executive Cabinet as one of two student representatives and speakers, and also worked as an administrative assistant for both Dr. Billy Wilson's Empowered21 Conference and for Dr. Mark Rutland's office. During her time at ORU she served as a wing chaplain and was the intercessory prayer team coordinator for ORU's "Unleash" women's conference. Upon graduating, she was accepted into the University of Oklahoma's Physician Assistant program, where she is currently studying and plans to graduate in December 2014. Richelle enjoys being an active part of her community; she helps serve with the Susan G. Komen Cancer Fight Against Breast Cancer, volunteers at her church, and runs KitchenTablePrayers, a blog connecting ORU alumnae.


At-Large

Camella Binkley

Camella Binkley - Class of 1980
bbink1215@aol.com

Camella (Barnhill) Binkley graduated from ORU in 1980 with a B.A. in psychology. While at ORU, she was an RA and Head RA, involved with Music Ministries, and on staff. She is currently the owner and chief operating officer of Express Employment Professionals in Waxahachie, Tex., a franchise staffing company with over 600 offices nationwide. Camella is also the vice president of New Name Mission Society International, a nonprofit organization that she and her husband founded to offer hope to the hopeless. Their charitable outreaches and programs have helped thousands of disadvantaged people, especially orphans, in Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mexico, Belize, Rwanda and Nicaragua. Camella is involved in leadership both in the community and in her church, Trinity of Cedar Hill, Tex., where her focus remains helping those in need. Camella and her husband, Bruce, reside in Ovilla, Tex. They have two adult children, Jessica and BJ, and three grandsons: Jackson, Noah and Bradley.

Ronald Bryce

Ronald Bryce - Class of 1982
ronniebmd@yahoo.com

Ron Bryce is a 1982 ORU graduate and a 1986 graduate of the ORU School of Medicine. As an undergraduate, he was a dorm wing athletic chairman, academic chairman, and a member of the National Honor Society, Premedical Honor Society, Psi Chi Rho, and Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. In medical school Ron was athletic chairman and was elected class vice president. As a student member of the first "ORU Healing Team" in 1986, Ron caught Oral Roberts' vision for combining medical care with prayer and put this vision into action in 1995 by starting Bethesda Medical Center in Shreveport, La. In 2000 he founded Family Medical Care in Arlington, Tex. Ron is now Corporate Medical Director for Emergency Staffing Solutions, Inc., in Dallas, president and CEO of Pro-Life Properties of Texas, LLC, a board member at Lakehouse Church in Arlington, and serves on two missionary boards: Feed A Child Haiti and GeoBound. Ron and his wife, Lydia, have four children: Daniel, Blair, Joseph, and Brooke.

Blake Fite

Blake Fite - Class of 1998
blake@donordepot.com

Blake Fite is a 1998 ORU graduate (B.A., liberal arts) and a 2001 Regent University graduate (MBA). At Regent, he received the President's Award for Excellence. As an ORU student, Blake was a missions team leader (Mexico and Great Britain) and a wing chaplain. He served on the Summer Missions administrative staff and as a member of the Albania summer missions team. His work history includes serving in a leadership capacity at several organizations in the nonprofit world. His strengths include fundraising, event management, and community relations. Currently, Blake is the president of donordepot.com. He is also the U.S. director of partnerships at changealife.net, a foundation that exists "to reach people of all nations for Christ so they in turn can disciple change in the lives of others." Blake and his wife, Laura, have two children and reside in Jenks, Okla.

Johnie Hampton

Johnie Hampton - Class of 1991
johnie@hamptoncreative.com
Vice Chair

Johnie Hampton is the principal and CEO of the award-winning advertising agency Hampton Creative in Tulsa. In 2002, Johnie launched Hampton Creative with a vigilance for detail, effective design, a fervency for results, and a heart for providing businesses--large and small--the best God-inspired ideas this side of Heaven. Johnie credits his success to his 1991 ORU degree in business administration, God's perpetual grace, and a sincere passion to develop and maintain phenomenal working relationships. His acuity for networking has established a solid reputation for Hampton Creative on a national level. He hopes to leverage his great relationships and savvy business acumen to further engage alumni to experience the "new ORU." Johnie loves spending time with his wife, Krystal, and their sons, Zane and Grayson.

Max James

Max James - Class of 1975
maxdjames@yahoo.com

Max James earned his degree in business administration and management. At ORU, he was a basketball manager for the Titans. In 1979, Max helped found a company that developed software for the steel fabrication industry. In 1988, he became sole owner, president, and CEO of the company. In 1991, Max and his wife, Carol, were leaders in a church that helped create an organization called "March for Jesus USA," which united churches to bring praise, worship, and prayer into the streets of America. Max helped this organization from 1991 through 2002 by creating a company that distributed millions of products to assist the march organizers throughout the U.S. Max and Carol are part of LifeAustin church, where Max serves as an Elder. Max also teaches various men's small groups and is the coordinator for Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace" class. Max and Carol can currently be found traveling in their motor home around the U.S., "visiting friends and family and beholding the beauty and wonder of our God in His creation." They have three children and six grandchildren.

Paul Palmer

Paul Palmer - Class of 1972
paulpalmer@gmail.com

Paul Palmer's degree is in music education. At ORU, he was involved in many instrumental groups, including "The Collegians," was director of the Pep Band (assisting Bill Shellenbarger), and created the Cultural Affairs Committee. After graduation, he became the first house manager at the University of Iowa's Hancher Center for the Performing Arts. Returning to Tulsa in 1973, Paul coordinated design efforts for what became the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Next, he served as manager of the national touring company of "The Odd Couple" (starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman), then was brought to Los Angeles to work for World Vision and its volunteer programs and select major donors. He also served as director of Development for Bellflower Christian Schools in California (successfully completing a $2 million capital campaign), and is a professional portrait photographer. In 2012 he founded the ORU Pioneers, which brings together all those who were at ORU from 1965-74. This has produced highly successful reunions at Homecoming 2012, 2013, and 2014, and bodes well for future events. Paul and his wife, Cheryl, have two children and four grandchildren. Paul served on the Alumni Board in the 1990s and is "truly excited about the future of ORU and how the alumni and its representatives on the Association Board can help shape that future going forward."

Daniel Skerbitz

Daniel Skerbitz - Class of 1989
dans@stanfieldodell.com

While a student at ORU, Dan Skerbitz was a chaplain, summer missions team leader, and an RA. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in accounting. Dan began his career as a certified public accountant at the Tulsa office of a national accounting firm, and is now a shareholder at Stanfield & O'Dell, a local CPA firm in Tulsa. He is a leader in the firm's church and Christian ministry practice, and consults with nonprofit organizations across the U.S. on tax and financial matters. He is a frequent speaker and writer on nonprofit taxation and financial matters. Dan is active with the Christian Leadership Alliance and the National Association of Church Business Administration. He is a board adviser to a national pro-life organization and co-founder of its Oklahoma affiliate. Dan and his wife, Irina, reside in Broken Arrow with their four children.


Appointed

Patricia Apy

Patricia Apy - Class of 1978
papy@parasapyreiss.com

Patricia (McHale) Apy graduated from ORU with a bachelor's degree in social work. She earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her juris doctorate from Case Western Reserve School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. She began her career as a County Prosecutor and then went into private practice. She is currently a partner at the law firm of Paras, Apy & Reiss, PC in Red Bank, N.J., where she practices International and Interstate Family Law. She also serves as a consultant to the United States Department of Defense, Department of State and the United Nations on issues of treaty law, particularly those involving families and children. She twice served as a delegate of the United States of America, to the Hague Conference on Private International Law. She serves as guest faculty at several law schools. She has kept in touch with many classmates and professors, and has returned to ORU for a number of Homecomings, including her 30-year reunion in February 2008. She and her husband, David, have three children: Daniel, Emily and David Jr. They live in New Jersey.

Chris Busch

Chris Busch - Class of 1973
chris@chrisbusch.com
Chair

Chris Busch (73) wed Linda Salisbury (74) following his graduation from ORU. He was elected Student Association president his senior year and served as vice president for Business Affairs during his stint on staff at ORU. A member of the founding Alumni Board, Chris served as its chairman for two years. All the Busch children are ORU graduates: Christina Cook (00), Kim Mohaupt (03), and Ryan (07). During the recent transition at ORU, Chris was asked by Trustees Board Chair Mart Green to serve as a member of the newly formed Board of Reference. Chris is the founder and president of LightQuest Media, Inc., a Christian media agency.

Martha Cole

Martha Cole - Class of 1984
cole.martha@att.net

Martha (MacWherter) Cole graduated from ORU with a B.S. in accounting in 1984. At ORU, she served as an RA, Accounting Honor Society secretary, Academic Chairman, ORU Honors Society secretary, and Teacher's Assistant in the Natural Sciences biology labs; traveled to Australia with ORU Summer Missions; and was named to Who's Who. After graduation, she moved to Denver, Colo., to work for Deloitte and earned her CPA certificate. Martha met and married her husband, James, in 1987. After several years in public accounting, she worked as the Commercial Credit Analyst in banking until leaving to start her family. Today, as a homeschooling mother of nearly 20 years, she has graduated two students into the Honors Program at ORU. While continuing to home-educate their youngest daughter, Martha serves as treasurer, secretary, and administrative director for Colorado's largest home schooling organization. As the administrative director, she manages and oversees the accounting, human resources, registration, communications, and information systems functions. Martha, James, and their youngest daughter, Anna, live in Monument, Colo.

Arthur Greeno

Arthur Greeno - Class of 1992
greeno00@cox.net

Arthur Greeno graduated from ORU with a degree in commercial art. While in his sophomore year at ORU, he began working for Chick-fil-A. He is now the franchisee of two Chick-fil-A locations in Tulsa. Arthur is a board member for The Little Light House, serves on the prestigious Chick-fil-A innovations team, and is also a board member for Tulsa Glassblowing School. Arthur has received several honors, including the Symbol of Success award from Chick-fil-A and The Little Light House Outstanding Service award. Arthur also holds two Guinness World Records from 2008 and 2010. Arthur and his wife, Noell, have been married twenty years and have six children. Arthur is the published author of Dysfunctional Inspiration. He has been a Wingbacker in the past, and it is common for students to approach him, stating they have been to his house for several events.

 Layton

McLane Layton - Class of 1979
mclane@laytonconsult.com

McLane Layton has a B.A. (1979) and a JD (1982) from ORU, and an M.A. (psychology, 1992) from George Mason University. At ORU, she was an RA, Student Association senator, and women's basketball team member. She served as the first president of the ORU Law School Alumni Association and was on the Alumni Board. Her career path has included the Solicitor's Office in Washington, D.C., U.S. Senator Don Nickles' office, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the government relations firm of TCH, and her own consulting firm, Layton Consulting. She also founded Equality for Adopted Children (EACH), an organization that advocates for adoptive families and their adopted children (www.equalityforadoptedchildren.org). McLane and her husband adopted three siblings from Eastern Europe in 1995. Since then, McLane has been actively involved in adoption policy and legislation including writing the first draft of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 which provides automatic U.S. citizenship to internationally adopted children of American citizens. The Laytons have five children; one is currently an ORU student. The family attends Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Va., where McLane is working with other church members to start an orphan ministry.

Stephen Loi

Stephen Loi - Class of 2009
SLoi@victory.com

Stephen Loi, a 2009 ORU graduate (M.Div.), was born in Penang, Malaysia, to missionary parents. Healed of leukemia at the age of 9, he was water baptized and became a Christian. At Victory Christian Center, he established the Chinese Ministry in 2007 and was offered the position of director of International and Native American Ministry. Ordained as a minister of the gospel in 2010, Stephen serves on the boards of nonprofits Generation 7K Inc. and Kids Against Hunger Global and is ORU's International Student Organization advisor. His other affiliations include the Chinese American Association of Tulsa, India Association of Greater Tulsa, Philippine American Association of Northeastern Oklahoma, Alliance Française de Tulsa, AG Native American Fellowship, Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America, Association of Christians Ministering Among Internationals, and Tulsa Global Alliance. Fluent in Mandarin, Malay, and English, Stephen resides in Tulsa with his wife, Pearl.

Carol McLeod

Carol McLeod - Class of 1977
orugrad77@yahoo.com

Carol McLeod is a 1977 ORU graduate (music and English). She has the distinction of being both the first Women's Chaplain and the first woman to speak at the university's Vespers. Today, she is an author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. She also hosts Just Joy! outreaches, encouraging and empowering women with passionate and practical biblical messages mixed with her own special brand of hope and humor. Carol has written four books (The Rooms of a Woman's Heart, Defiant Joy!, Holy Estrogen!, and No More Ordinary!) and six devotionals for YouVersion, and has a daily radio show, "Defiant Joy! Radio," broadcast in several U.S. markets. Her teaching DVD, "The Rooms of a Woman's Heart," won the prestigious Telly Award for excellence in religious programming. Carol is married to her college sweetheart, Craig (77), senior pastor of Life Church in Buffalo, N.Y. They have five children: Matthew (04), Christopher (05), Joy (12), Joni (ORU junior), and Jordan. Both of their daughters-in-law are ORU graduates.

Molly Ziriax

Molly Ziriax - Class of 1988
mziriax@charter.net

Molly (O'Connor) Ziriax graduated with a degree in elementary education. At ORU, she was involved in the RA program as an RA and a Head RA. After graduation, she worked at Victory Christian School and later returned to ORU to work as a residence hall director, director of Student Activities, and director of Housing for a total of 13 years. Molly has served as the former Women's RA Alumni Chapter president and was active in her local church, The Assembly of Broken Arrow. In 2005 her middle child was born with Down syndrome; from this point, God took them on a new journey. She became the president of the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa, where she directed a nonprofit board and attended many conferences. Molly has also lobbied Capitol Hill, representing all individuals with Down syndrome. She currently resides in Oregon with her husband, Dan (2010 M.M.), and their three young girls.