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

President/Professor & Resident Nurse

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

Dean of Students & Administrator

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

Facility Director & Head Cooks

Jared is the Facility Director 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

Resident Director & Student Hostess

Wade is one of our Resident Directors. 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 Student Hostess. 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

Resident Director

Grace 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.

John Mark Norris

Men’s Head RA

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.

Abigail Norris

Women’s Head RA

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. Abbey loves competition, team sports, playing guitar, ukulele and writing music inspired by the Word.

Kaileyanne Shay

Administrative Assistant

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.

Abigail Rust

Assistant RA / Professor Aide

Abigail 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 that year to learning and growing in her knowledge and relationship with the Lord to be one of the best decisions she could have made. Abigail enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, spikeball, piano, reading, and spending quality time with her family, friends and new nephew!

Abigail Klase

Assistant RA / IT/AV

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.

Angelina Heinrich

Assistant RA

Angelina was born and raised in Washington State. She’s been blessed to have grown up in a Christian household all her life. Two years after she graduated High School, the Lord put a new desire in her heart to go to a Bible College. She attended JHBC in the 2021-2022 school year and fell in love with the incredible community she was surrounded by. During her school year, Angelina grew to recognize the importance of not just hearing or learning about God’s Word, but also being a genuine doer of the Word. Angelina has truly valued her time as a student and is equally excited to have the opportunity to spend a second year at the college serving this community. One of her favorite verses is Psalms 96:2-3 which says, “Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; He is to be feared above all gods.”

Jagger Woodyatt

Assistant RA

Jagger Woodyatt was born and raised in Orem Utah and is the youngest of seven siblings. Jagger became a born-again believer in 2020 and has since had the desire to be in full time ministry. He discovered JHBC online and became a student in 2021-2022. Jagger grew in his knowledge and relationship with Christ during his school year and came back to JHBC as a staff member to spread God’s Word, disciple young men and continue to grow in the truth of God’s Word. He enjoys football, longboarding, snowboarding and guitar. 

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭2:20‬

Jonathan Landis

Assistant RA

Born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and raised in Kalispell, Montana, Jonathan’s family has always been ministry minded. He is related to the families on the JHBC campus and would often help them with their summer kids’ camp programs. He grew up homeschooled and counseled at Bible camps and youth groups in Montana. He also grew up a theater kid which helped him learn how to sing, dance and act. Strangely enough, he is the only JHBC staff member to have not been a student at JHBC. After graduation, he attended Glacier Bible College of which his father, Dean Landis directed.  Knowing his spiritual giftings and God-given talents, Jonathan headed back to his second home to serve and lead the students at JHBC.

Jonathan loves football, board games, milkshakes, Biblical conversations and his family on and off the campus.

Abigail Branch

Kitchen Assistant

Abby was born and raised in Oklahoma alongside her 7 siblings. She was homeschooled most of her life and appreciates how her parents brought her up in the knowledge and understanding of the Lord. She attended JHBC in 21-22 after hearing her older sister talk about how much she loved her year. She grew a great love for the place and the people and the Lord brought her back to serve on staff. She helps in the kitchen baking all sorts of sweets alongside the amazing cooks. She also enjoys all kinds of sports, exploring, hanging out with friends, card and board games, and just about anything when with fellow believers! 

Andrew Setzer

Maintenance Foreman

I was born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania; one of six children. I worked as a tree foreman for five years and a roofing foreman for an additional five years. I became a born-again believer in September of 2020. Following surrendering my life to Christ, I attended JHBC as a student in the year 2021-2022. Here I gained a firm foundation in Christ and how to live a life glorifying to Him according to His word. By taking a detailed journey through the Bible week after week and learning to correctly read and interpret Scripture, my life was transformed in many areas. Upon graduation, I decided to return as staff to help in the area of maintenance and where I am needed. I realized through my year at JHBC,  my desire for ministry is to encourage and disciple young men in the Gospel and their relationship with Christ. I enjoy hearing how people became believers and what their journey has taught them about God’s sovereignty. I also enjoy hiking and fishing in my free time. 

Titus 3:5-7: 

“He saved us not on the basis of our deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration of the Holy spirit, Whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so the being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”