Benjamin Merkle, D. Phil

President, Fellow
(208) 882-1566, ext. 119

Dr. Ben Merkle is the college’s second president, a Fellow of Theology, and previously served as the undergraduate dean. He holds a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies and an M.St. in Jewish Studies from Oxford University, England; an M.A. degree in English Literature, and a B.S. in Education (Secondary Education-Chemistry, with a minor in History) both from the University of Idaho. He also studied theology at Greyfriars Hall from 1998 to 2000.

Timothy Edwards, D. Phil

Academic Dean, Fellow
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Dr. Timothy Edwards holds a D. Phil in Oriental Studies, Oxford University 2004, M.A. in Jewish Civilization, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2000, B. Ed. in Physical Education with Religious and Moral Education, West London Institute of Higher Education, 1991. Dr. Edwards brings a wealth of knowledge from his years serving as a graduate level instructor at the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He held professorship at Bristol University for two years. Dr. Edwards’ dissertation was published and he has written several academic articles. Dr. Edwards created a Hebrew Program that is used at seminaries and universities around the United States and has been translated for use in other countries. He is both Academic Dean and Fellow of Theology at New Saint Andrews College.

Administration and Staff

Christopher Schlect, Ph.D.

Classical Christian Studies Program Director, Senior Fellow
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Douglas Wilson, M.A.

Senior Fellow

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Gabriel Rench

Donor Relations
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Brenda Schlect, M.S.

Director of Admissions and Bursar
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Grace Hendrix

Recruitment Manager
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Kent Atkinson

Director of Marketing
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Helen Howell, M.A.

Head Librarian
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Grace Burnett

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John Sawyer

Manager of New Student Services
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Jesse Hall

Assistant Director of MFA
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Board of Trustees