Become a Volunteer Leader

Giving back to Corban University means much more than writing a check. You also do this by contributing your professional knowledge, skills, and time. Being a Volunteer Leader is an opportunity to invest in the future of the University, students and the Alumni Association.

Corban’s Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT) is a group of advocates and ambassadors who extend Corban’s outreach among alumni and other people groups. Team members are selected for a variety of leadership volunteer roles based on interests, aptitudes, and personalities. Member demographics and regional locations will be as diverse as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the time commitment for a VLT member?

We understand that each member’s time commitment will be driven by his or her individual situation. All members are asked to allot the necessary time for orientation upon confirmed interest. This may include but is not limited to:

  • A video conference with the Director of Alumni Relations, fellow VLT members, and guests (such as the chair of Corban’s Board of Trustees or faculty member).
  • An annual on-campus gathering for collaboration, training, and celebration.
  • Participation in Corban’s annual Scholarship Luncheon every February (highly recommended).
  • Participation in traditional on-campus events such as chapels featuring keynote speakers (highly

How will Corban support me in this role?

You will be directly supported by the Director of Alumni Relations through a monthly email. This email will contain relative and immediate news, equipping you to communicate externally about Corban in the most up-to-date way. In addition, you’ll be provided with business cards, name tags, and any other necessary supportive information relative to any task you agree to. Communication with VLT members will be treated as a high priority.

What are examples of tasks or roles performed by VLT members?

Tasks/roles may include:

  • Speak up on Corban’s behalf:
    • In the community/church
    • On social media
    • In everyday life
  • Be involved with events and visits:
    • Participate on a panel for Parent Dessert, Corban Experience, Warrior Welcome, etc.
    • Arrange campus tours, including chapel attendance, class visits, and specialty events (Convocation Breakfast) for prospective students/families, donors, etc.
    • Invite others to Scholarship Luncheon, Christmas at Corban, Hymn Fest, etc.
    • Other event attendance with focus on bringing others along:
      • Chapel
      • Concerts/Theatre
      • Athletic Games
  • Connect Corban with those in your sphere of influence:
    • Region (regional game rally or reunion)
    • Schools (i.e. Christian schools with shared mission and values)
    • Churches
    • Home gatherings (i.e. to hear about Corban, its mission, and academic opportunities)
  • Thank a donor via phone call or written note
  • Serve as a sounding board (advisor for best practices, perspectives, wise counsel, feedback, etc.)
  • Recommend new Volunteer Leadership Team members
  • Serve on the Alumni Awards Selection Committee

Who is on the team?

Larissa Beals (’85)
Real Estate Broker, Hancock Real Estate

Salem, Oregon
Lori Dressel (Parent)
Administrative Secretary, RetireReady Solutions

Dallas, Oregon
Alex Ferry (’16)
Insurance Agent, Ted Ferry State Farm
Salem, Oregon
Amy Jordan (’12)
Staff Accountant, Doty Pruett Wilson & Company, P.C.
Salem, Oregon
Ruthie La Frenier (’64)
Distributor of Hope and Joy
Keizer, Oregon
Emily Partridge (’16)
Team Leader Targeted Digital Advertising, Dealer Spike
Salem, Oregon
Johnathan Partridge (’16)
Event Coordinator, Liberty House
Salem, Oregon
Bryce Petersen (’13)
Director of Community Outreach, Salem Health
Owner, Petersen Appraisals
Turner, Oregon
Shane Riddle (’99)
Director of Finance, Planar Systems
Hillsboro, Oregon
Cassee Terry (’00)
Veterinarian/Owner, Redmond Veterinary Clinic
Redmond, Oregon
Lies Wattimena (Parent)
HR Analyst, DHS State of Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Justin White (’14)
Sales and Marketing Manager, Proper Lending
Turner, Oregon