In the News

Manchester alumni join Board of Trustees

Manchester alumni Laurie Kenealy and Dr. Joshua Kline are the newest members of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Dave Haist and J. Bentley Peters have rejoined the board after many years of service as at-large and honorary trustees.

Board chair for 2021 is John Gilmore.

Laurie-KenealyKenealy earned a degree in economics in 1988 from Manchester and a master’s degree in business administration and finance from North Central College in 1995.

The Westminster, Colorado, resident is a partner in the Mackinaw Holding Corp. and owner of Alpine Wine & Spirits in Vail, Colo. She is a former multi-unit franchisee of Massage Envy and the former treasurer and chief financial officer of Novarus Wellness Concepts.

She has held the volunteer position of treasurer in several organizations, including the York Center Youth Group in Lombard, Illinois, and Mothers of Multiples Society in Denver, Colorado.

Kline is a family physician and serves as the chief medical officer for Parkview Physicians Group in Fort Wayne.

Joshua-KlineHe earned a degree in biology-chemistry from Manchester in 1998 and graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2003.

Kline serves on the boards of Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren and Parkview Health. The Fort Wayne resident participates in medical mission service.

Haist is retired as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Do It Best Corp. The 1973 Manchester graduate serves as chair of the Parkview Health Board of Directors. The Fort Wayne resident is a board member or advisor with several companies and civic organizations.

Haist and his spouse, Sandy, also a Manchester graduate, served as co-chairs of Manchester’s Students First! comprehensive fundraising campaign, which ended over goal in 2014.

A pastor, Peters has been president of J.B. Peters Consulting Corp., senior vice president of Mutual Aid Exchange, organizational development consultant for Advocate Health Systems, and director of ministry and senior human resource officer for the Church of the Brethren General Board. The Glenwood, Minnesota, resident graduated from Manchester in 1962.

He earned a degree in religion and philosophy from Manchester and a Master of Divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary. His wide volunteer experience includes church and other nonprofit organizations, anti-poverty programs and mental health organizations.

The board elected Gilmore to serve as chair in 2021. He earned degrees in accounting and mathematics from Manchester in 1974, a master’s in divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a law degree from the University of Illinois.

He is retired as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Princeton Theological Seminary and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

April 2021

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., provides vibrant and transformative student experiences. Learn more at 

Our mission: Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.