Throughout Grace’s history, the mission of the college has remained faithful to the Word of God. As president of Grace College & Seminary, I am preceded by some outstanding leaders. I am especially thankful for Dr. Manahan’s consistent focus on the mission of Grace College & Seminary during his years as president. He has paved the way for an ongoing tradition of excellence that I am eager to continue. We have made significant changes over the past few years, and our institution has thrived under Dr. Manahan’s direction.
I have had the privilege of working in higher education administration for five colleges and seminaries over the past 39 years (15 at Grace College & Seminary). I am thrilled that at Grace we have a board, faculty and staff who love the Lord and who desire to advance the college and seminary.
As I prayerfully step into my new role, I intend to keep moving the institution forward with the help of the Lord. However, my plans for the initial months also include taking time to listen — to students, faculty, staff, and friends in our community, and to our alumni, pastors, and friends in the FGBC. I plan to draw from the wisdom of many as we continue to innovate.
Most importantly, I commit to listen to the Lord. The Lord speaks through the Psalmist in Psalm 46:10 where He says “…Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” I am committed to spending a significant amount of time on my knees in prayer as we begin this new journey.
Bill Katip, Ph.D., President