Search for Next President of Cincinnati Christian University

Following a distinguished career of eight years of teaching and twelve years as President of Cincinnati Christian University, Dr. David Faust submitted his resignation as President to return to located ministry. With the appointment of an Interim President, he will continue to serve the school as Chancellor. The Presidential Search Team has begun the process to find the eighth president of the University.

The Board of Trustees has appointed a Presidential Search Team to complete this task. The committee consists of trustees, alumni, CCU faculty/staff, and representatives from the President’s Advisory Board.

CCU Presidential Search Team Members

Board of Trustees

David Stokes
Chair, Presidential Search Team
Senior Minister of Jerome Christian Church, Greentown, Indiana

Buddy Mossbarger
Vice-Chair, Presidential Search Team
Retired Partner, Fuller, Mossbarger, Scott & May Engineers
Member and former Elder of Southland Christian Church, Lexington, Kentucky

Archie Brown
President, Main Source Financial Group, Greensburg, Indiana
Member of Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Chet Fuller
Former Senior Vice President/Sales/Commercial Aircraft, Bombardier, Inc.
Member of Loveland Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Becky Bennett
Minister of Communications/Outreach and
Member of White Oak Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

President’s Advisory Board

Ed Carl
Former Executive Director, the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati
Member of Horizon Community Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Jonathan Sams
Managing Attorney, Sams, Fischer, Packard & Schuessler, West Chester, Ohio
Member of Axis Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Faculty and Staff

Tom Thatcher
Chief Academic Officer
Member of Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Jodie Edwards
Secretary, Presidential Search Team
Dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Chair of the Academic Cabinet
Member of Center Pointe Christian Church, Liberty Township, Ohio

David Ray
Dean of the Seminary
Member of Parkside Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Nancy Hartman
Director of Human Resources
Member of Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

The President is the public face of the University. As Chief Executive Officer, the President will lead the University through all matters, both internally and externally.

Applications from candidates are now being received. Interested candidates are welcome to submit a current resume, including educational history (with degrees earned), employment history and references to Nancy Hartman, Human Resources Director at material can be faxed directly to the HR office at (513) 244-8113.

Questions from candidates or suggestions of possible candidates for the Search Team’s consideration are also welcome and should be directed to the Search Team Chair at

All Search Team members honor the process and the trust of potential candidates by keeping the progress and discussions of the team confidential. Updates from the Search Team will be made public at