IBR Board Members


The IBR Board consists of 13 members who are voted on by the membership to manage IBR. Officers are marked with an asterisk. The nominating committee is tasked with selecting and securing the consent of potential nominees for vacant or expiring positions per our bylaws. Click here for job descriptions (then click on the “IBR Board Job Descriptions" tab).

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Lynn Cohick, President*

Northern Seminary, Lisle, IL
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Ruth Ann Reese, Secretary

Asbury Theological Seminary, KY
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Ben Blackwell, Treasurer*

Houston Baptist University/Houston Theological Seminary, Houston, TX
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Elizabeth (Libby) Backfish, IBR Women

William Jessup University
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Dominick Hernández, Editor Bulletin for Biblical Research

Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
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Patrick Schreiner, Director of Social Media, Podcast, and Membership

Midwestern Baptist Seminary, Kansas City, MO
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Tremper Longman III, Past President*

Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
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May Young, IBR Unscripted

Taylor University College, Upland, IN
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Jerry Hwang, Research Groups Coordinator

Singapore Bible College, Singapore
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Catherine McDowell

Catherine McDowell, Website Manager

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC
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Carmen Imes, Program Chair

Biola University, La Mirada, CA
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Esau McCaulley, Ethnic Minority Scholars

Wheaton College, Wheaton,

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Jay Sklar, Event Coordinator and Nominations  

Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
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Richard S. Hess, Editor of BBR Supplement Series
Denver Seminary, Denver, CO