Northrise University Initiative Staff & Leadership

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Meet the NUI Team


Michael Ball
Executive Director
(254) 421-7217

Kelly Miller
Finance and Communications Consultant
(602) 330-6274

Kai Reeder
ONE STUDENT Scholarship Program and Events Manager
(602) 290-0794

Ian Cosh
Partnerships Consultant & BOT Chair
(870) 464-7192

Board of Directors

Jeff Goble, Chair
Board of Regents, Chair
Northrise University

Moffat Zimba, Founder
President/Vice Chancellor
Northrise University

Michael Ball, Member
Executive Director
Northrise University Initiative

Steve Bowie, Secretary
Pacific Development Group

Brandon Arneson, Treasurer
Vice President
Pillar Communities, LLC

Board of Trustees

Joe and Tamara Aikins
Houston, TX

Jeff and Karen Armour
Laguna Hills, CA

Brandon and Kimberley Arneson
Seattle, WA

Bob and Brenda Barkley
Dallas, TX

Josh and Alexandra Becker
Phoenix, AZ

Steve and Wendy Bowie
Laguna Beach, CA

Randy and Susan Bramel
Newport Beach, CA

Dave and Laura Cheatham
Phoenix, AZ

Ian* and Sharon Cosh
Arkadelphia, AR

Keith and Sue Courts
Midland, TX

Charles and Lanise Davidson
Midland, TX

Ray and Debbie Dillon
Little Rock, AR

Paul and Marilyn Ellis
Fairhope, AL

Rod and Pam Emery
Newport Beach, CA

Robert and Michelle Fullmer
Tustin, CA

Chuck and Nancy Fry
Newport Beach, CA

Ryan and Jessica Goble
Phoenix, AZ

Jeff and Tracy Goble
Phoenix, AZ

Chris and Krystal Grogan
Phoenix, AZ

Hamp and Nancy Holcomb
Memphis, TN

Andrew and Linda Lawler
Newport Beach, CA

Richard “Dick” and Tedi McClain
Scottsdale, AZ

Steve and Keri Olson
Newport Beach, CA

Joe and Annette Oltmans
Laguna Beach, CA

Kyle and Robin Preston
Houston, TX

Ty and Whitney Schlander
Scottsdale, AZ

Doug and Marilee Schneider
Newport Beach, CA

Steven and Anita Schultz
Phoenix, AZ

Robert and Suzanne Searles
Newport Beach, CA

Scott and Diane Shillings
Houston, TX

Alan and Teresa Smith
Newport Beach, CA

Austin and Kristin Stockfisch
Austin, TX

Charles and Debra Stroupe
Phoenix, AZ

Derek and Katie Turner
Tempe, AZ

Mark and Trish Van Mourick
Dana Point, CA

Rusty and Sara Van Zandt
Austin, TX

Ken and Tera Verheyen
Newport Beach, CA

Robert and Janet Whitmire
Wilson, WY

Jeramy and Tracee Williams
Phoenix, AZ

Moffat and Doreen Zimba
Ndola, Zambia

*Chair, 2023

List current as of October 2023



Northrise University Initiative is dedicated to excellence in financial responsibility and transparency. We have been accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. (Click here to review the ECFA Standards of Responsible Stewardship)

An annual audit is performed by Baldwin Moffitt.

Audited financial statements and annual Form 990 are available upon request.

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