A letter from Pastor Marc:
“For the first time in PBC’s 56-year history we will have a full-time president while continuing to honor our founding commitment to being a ministry of Mannahouse Church. Our church’s senior pastor has always been PBC’s president though only able to give a portion of their time to this important role. With this change, Pastor Marc Estes will continue to give significant strategic input, but now with the title of Chancellor. Also, Ken Malmin will continue in his role as Dean but will be able to narrow his focus on improving the quality of our programs. By adding the role of full-time president, we will be able to forge ahead with the growth and development opportunities before us.
“To this end we are excited to announce that our new president will be Simon Mould (PBC class of ’96). This has been a long and prayerful journey and we do believe that Simon and his wife Sarah will be a great asset to our college, church and VLT team. His official start date is August 1, 2023. Please be sure to welcome him and his amazing wife Sarah and make them feel a part of our team and family!
“Here is some more personal information for you that may help you to get to know Simon better:
“Raised in the UK, Simon studied education, economics, and international affairs during the 1980s, witnessing Britain’s transformation from a largely socialist state to become a leading global economy. He moved to the U.S. in the early 90s to attend Portland Bible College where he received his BTh. He then went on to complete an MA in Government and Public Policy from Regent University in 2004 and a Doctor of Education from Regent in 2009.
“Simon has over 25 years of teaching and executive leadership experience in Christian educational institutions and various for-profit and non-profit organizations. His primary experience has been to lead Christian schools and teach as an adjunct professor at Northwest University with a focus of applying a classical Christian worldview approach to curriculum development in economics and current world affairs. He has a passion for applying timeless, universal principles that enable Christian leaders to be better positioned to influence the economic and cultural problems of our time.
“Simon and his wife Sarah have three young adult children. They love watching British TV dramas and enjoy getting out in the great Northwest.”