corbanconnect 2022 Fall, Newsletter October 27, 2022


“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1

As a board, we are leaning into the truth that times of transition are often opportunities to trust God more fully. Changes in leadership always bring new opportunities. We have faith that God is already preparing His person to lead us as the next president of Corban University. His constant steadfastness to Corban is what gives us assurance. As we pray and listen for His will, as we are who we say we are and do what we say we will do, we are diligently preparing for this transition. A major component of that is the formation of our Presidential Search Committee, comprised of comprised of Board members Rod Hoff (Board Chair), Valerie Webb, Craig Hardinger, Mark Hanke, and Joe Beattie, as well as Tom Cornman (Interim President), Emily Jackson (staff), and Sandee Flint (faculty). In the coming months, it will be our duty to help facilitate Corban’s presidential search.

We reviewed and interviewed search firms that can help us broaden our scope and strategically identify the best group of candidates for our future. While our efforts are geared toward having a new president selected by July of 2023, we will continue to rely on God’s timing, prioritizing the right candidate over a quick search. I am excited for the future, full of the kind of hope that can only come from faith in the One who remains constant through all the change in the world around us, the One we are wholly committed to—Jesus Christ.