Jackson Hole Bible College One year of Biblical Foundations & Creation Apologetics

Staff

God has blessed JHBC with exceptional men and women in each facet of the school. Quality and gifted personnel compliment a superb faculty of resident and adjunct professors. We thank God for His provision of each one.

Our Administration and Staff:

Don and Beverly Landis

Pastor Don is the Sr. Pastor at Community Bible Church, Founding Chairman Emeritus of the Board at Answers in Genesis, and President/Professor at JHBC. His hobbies are reading, taking walks, watching old BBC movies, hunting and taking his grandchildren fishing.

Mrs. Landis is the wonderful wife of Pastor Don. She is the school’s nurse, and the head of the Manna Ministry. Her hobbies are being a grandma, coupon-ing, yardsale-ing, and tea parties.

She and Pastor Don have two daughters Annie and Holly. Both daughters live and work at the school with their husbands. They have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Scott and Holly Austin

Scott is the Dean of Students and also an Elder at Community Bible Church. Scott works part-time as a shooting instructor.  Scott enjoys hunting, camping, hiking and anything that involves spending time with his grandchildren.

Holly is the Administrator at JHBC. She enjoys volleyball, hiking, broomball, and playing with her grandchildren.

Scott and Holly have two daughters who attended JHBC and married JHBC alumni. Their oldest daughter and her husband work for JHBC and their youngest daughter and her husband reside in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have five grandchildren. 

Jared and Annie Kuhns

Jared is the Head of Maintenance and Head Cook.  Jared’s hobbies are professional sports (he knows everything about every team!), hunting and fishing.  Jared is married to Annie and they have five children. Jared is a JHBC alumni and graduated in 2000.

Annie is also Head Cook and is known for her amazing pastries, desserts and gourmet popcorn. Besides cooking, Annie loves puzzles, volleyball, hanging out with students and spending time with her kids.

Jared and Anne also run the Jackson Hole Rodeo concessions booths in the summer.  Annie is a JH native and JHBC alumni; she graduated in 2001.

Wade and Jessica Woodhouse

Wade is the Men’s Head RA. He is originally from Elgin, Illinois. He enjoys basketball, baseball, broomball, volleyball, disk golf, ultimate frisbee, snowboarding, wake boarding, reading, foosball, hanging out with students and spending time with his children. Wade graduated from JHBC in 2012.

Jessica is our Social Coordinator. She enjoys making jewelry, snowboarding, surfing, volleyball, interior decorating, going out for coffee (she is a coffee connoisseur), planning JHBC’s events and parties and spending time with her children. Jessica graduated from JHBC in 2011.

Wade and Jessica have two sons and a daughter.

Grace Persson

Grace is Women’s Head RA. She hails from the great state of Arkansas, and is the sixth of nine children. She grew up attending a church pastored by her dad and two uncles, and composed of many of her family members and close friends. Growing up she had the unique experience of being private-schooled, then home-schooled, then public-schooled. After graduation, she made the decision to study at JHBC, and loved her year here so much that she joined as staff for the following school year. She has now been at the college for over three years. She loves art, music, hiking, snowboarding, and most importantly, sharing the gospel with the lost. Grace graduated from JHBC in 2018.

Abby Rust

Abigail is one of the Assistant RA’s at the college. She was born and raised on a farm in southwest Minnesota. Being homeschooled from Preschool to Senior year of High School, she considers the time spent at home a tremendous blessing to grow up in a Christian influence and worldview. Three years after graduating High School, the Lord put it on her heart to attend JHBC, class of ’18. She believes dedicating this year to learning and growing in her knowledge and relationship with the Lord to be one of the best decisions she could have made, and the Lord opened up an opportunity for her to be on staff as an RA the next year, ’18-’19. This is her second year of helping on staff at the college, having taken a couple of years off in between. Abigail enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, spikeball, piano, reading, and spending quality time with her family, friends and new nephew!

John Mark Norris

John Mark serves as the Assistant Men’s RA. Throughout his childhood as a missionary kid in Mexico (and later Oregon), John Mark experienced the blessings of ministry firsthand; he repeatedly watched Christ transform lives and provide for the needs of his family. He obtained Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical & Materials Engineering and worked a year as Process Engineer. During the Fall of 2020, John Mark attended JHBC, along with his sister Abbey. That year was life-changing for him; it redirected his focus towards full-time ministry. He joined the staff team the following school year. John Mark has a passion for teaching the Word, ministering to Spanish speakers, and helping young men mature in Christ. He enjoys 3D-printing, music, edifying mischief, and the outdoors.

Abbey Norris

Abbey Norris spent the first eight years of her life in Mexico where her parents worked as missionaries and church planters. In 2009, her family relocated to a coastal town in Oregon where they continue to work with Hispanics through cross-cultural missions. Until August of 2020, Abbey served alongside her family ministering in both youth and children programs. Abbey attended JHBC in 2020-2021 along with her older brother John Mark. After graduating, she made the decision to join the staff at Jackson Hole Bible College, where she now serves as the Assistant Women’s RA. Abbey loves competition, team sports, playing guitar, ukulele and writing music inspired by the Word.

Kaileyanne Shay

Kaileyanne Shay is an assistant RA and kitchen staff. Kaileyanne grew up on a ranch in northwest Kansas. She is the second of eight children and one of only two girls. She was homeschooled her whole life, and worked alongside her family in the cattle business. She attended JHBC in 2017-18 and immediately developed a heart for the place. Her time here increased her desire to serve the Lord  and spread the good news. She enjoys doing so surrounded by so many godly people! She also enjoys reading, basketball, broomball, and working outside.

Abby Klase

Abby Klase was born and raised in Allentown Pennsylvania. She is the youngest child of ten and was raised in a Christian home. She heard about JHBC through her three older sisters who attended the college and then stayed on staff for many years. She graduated high school in 2020 and headed off to JHBC. She enjoyed all the classes and the different professors and she was very thankful for the team of staff that served every day. After graduating from JHBC in May of 2021, she felt that the Lord was leading her to stay on staff at the college. She has now been on staff ever since and feels truly blessed to serve in this way. She is an assistant to the RAs and is kitchen staff. She enjoys singing, playing spikeball, ultimate frisbee, card games, and hanging out with friends.