Senior Project Engineer at RA Jones & Co., Inc.
Bob BurkhardtBob obtained an A.A. in General Bible from CCU (’88), a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati (’93), and an MBA from Xavier University (’01). He is the Senior Project Engineer at RA Jones & Co., Inc. He and his wife, Zan (Lesana, CCU ’85), have been married for 29 years and have three sons (Seth, Caleb, Micah) and a blind rescue dog named Trooper. Over the last 21 years, Bob has served at Lakeside Christian Church in various roles such as Elder, teacher, mission’s trip participant, and coffee barista. Bob enjoys music, reading, home renovation projects, and sailing. Both Bob and Zan advocate an expanded vision of Christian university education that offers wide options to match the needs and interests of students, churches, and industry.
Retired: Partner, President at Fuller, Mossbarger, Scott & May Engineers, Inc.
William A. “Bill/Buddy” Mossbarger, Jr. accepted Christ at 9 years of age in the Glendale Christian Church and was baptized in the Nolin River near the church. Buddy graduated from Glendale High School in 1956 as valedictorian of his class and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1961 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1964. He and his wife joined Southland Christian Church in 1959 and, along with most of his family, are currently members there. He has served as an Elder, Sunday school teacher, and chairman of numerous committees.
In 1966, Buddy, along with other colleagues, established the consulting engineering firm of Fuller and Mossbarger, Civil Engineers, Inc., in Lexington, Kentucky. He served as President and Chairman of the Board of that firm and the successor firm, Fuller, Mossbarger, Scott and May Engineers, Inc., for 35 years. He retired in 2002, after it had grown to a 250-person firm with offices in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; and St. Louis, Missouri.
Buddy has been a member of the CCU Board of Trustees for over 30 years, beginning his service in 1987. Along with serving on several of the Board committees, he has served as chairman and vice chairman of the Board. Buddy and his wife, Martha, have four children, ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. In his spare time, Buddy enjoys playing golf, fishing, hunting, spending time on the farm, and most of all, spending time with his family.
Lead Executive Pastor at Southland Christian Church
Chris went to CCU from his home church, Southeast Christian in Louisville, Kentucky, and has been a member at Southland Christian Church since graduation. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 26 years and have two kids — Madeline (Asbury University ’17) and Carter (University of Kentucky ’17).
Chris loves coffee, music on vinyl and working out. He is passionate about helping CCU continue the tradition of training men and women for ministry throughout the world in various walks of life.
President at Partnership Advisors/Elemental Churches
Dave served for 28 years at Vineyard Cincinnati, 13 of those as the Senior Pastor leading a staff of 120 people. Author of The Outward Focused Life and Elemental Leaders, Dave is currently the president of Partnership Advisors and Elemental Churches. Dave has served on CCU’s President’s Advisory Board and through the Vineyard, an extension site for CCU’s CALL program, has encouraged countless students to attend CCU over the years.
Dave and his wife, Anita, have been married for 40 years and have two adult children. Dave has a heart for evangelism and longs to see every social stratum, market-place endeavor, and local church infused with Kingdom-oriented people
Senior Minister at Jerome Christian Church
After serving on the CCU Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2015, David Stokes returned to the Board in 2017. He has been Senior Minister with Jerome Christian Church, Greentown, Indiana, serving in several other churches prior to that (Wilmington Church of Christ, Ohio; Southeast Christian Church, Orlando, Florida; Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, Wabash, Indiana; Edon Church of Christ, Ohio; Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, Cleves, Ohio; Plumville Church of Christ, Maysville, Kentucky; and the Hillsboro Church of Christ, Ohio). David and his wife, Marilyn, have three grown children and one in heaven. They also have eight grandchildren.
David loves his alma mater and is honored to represent God’s people who share that love. David has a heart for people and a desire to share God’s word with all those with whom he comes in contact.
Director for Spiritual Growth, Kids Club & Student Ministries at Crossroads Community Church
Illya holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University (1992), a Masters of Ministry in Theology (2005) and Masters of Divinity in Theology (2014) from Cincinnati Christian University. Before accepting his current leadership position at Crossroads Community Church as the Associate Pastor and Director of Spiritual Growth, Kids Club and Students Ministries, Illya worked at Procter & Gamble for 24 years as the Global R & D Director and HR Director. He also served at Zion Global Ministries as an Elder and in Discipleship Ministry. Illya says, “I exist to glorify God. I walk in courage, wisdom, power and authority because I am God’s son. I reflect God’s love, sharing His grace and truth to reach the lost.”
Illya and his wife Patricia have two daughters —Micaela Gabrielle and Morgan Grace.
Pastoral Care Minister at Westerville Christian Church
Mark is a 1969 graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Education. He also received an M.A. in Ministry from CCU in 2002. While at Ohio State he played football for the Buckeyes and was named Captain, Team MVP, and Academic All American on the 1968 National Championship Football team.
Mark taught and coached in high school for several years prior to joining Worthington Steel Company in 1974. He retired in 2001 as Vice President of Corporate Human Resources after 27 years of service. He is presently the Pastoral Care Minister at Westerville Christian Church, and for the past several seasons Mark has also served as a coach with the Columbus Crusaders Football Team. Mark and his wife, Pat, reside in Westerville, Ohio, and have three married children and six grandchildren. He is passionate about inspiring others to “Love God, Love People and Make Disciples.”
Lead Pastor at Northeast Christian Church
Tyler chose CCU for his graduate school after playing four years of college baseball. He completed his MDiv in Biblical Studies in 2012. He now serves as Lead Pastor at Northeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. During his time at CCU, he met and married his wife Lindsay. They have been married for seven years and have two kids — Palmer (a 3-year-old tornado) and Larkin Rose (an almost one-year-old ray of sunshine). He enjoys nerdy books, trampoline parks with Palmer, great food, and fitness. He accepted the role of trustee for one reason—CCU’s missional imperative of raising up the next generation of Christian leaders for ministry in the local church and marketplace.
Children’s Minister at Wilmington Church of Christ
Cheryl Brackemyre is a 1993 graduate of Cincinnati Christian University. After a 22-year ministry in Waynesville, Ohio, at CrossView Christian Church, she felt led to join the Wilmington Church of Christ as the Children’s Minister to serve alongside her husband, Tony, also a CCU grad.
Together they have six children and have been married for eight years. Their oldest is a CCU grad, serving in ministry. She and Tony felt a calling to adopt, so they added Max to their family in 2013 and Eli in 2017.
Cheryl is currently a contributor for the City Moms Network, Dayton Moms Blog, and contribute monthly to their online community. This has given her a forum to share about, faith, parenting, adoption and divorce.
The LOVES in her life are Jesus, Tony, her children, her family, coffee and the beach.