Providing leadership in Christian distance education through resources, community, and promotion

Executive Committee

There is a town in South Carolina called Due West. Many of the older homes in this quiet, little academic village have beautiful front porches where people can enjoy a slower pace of life. We wave to passersby, chat with our neighbors, and embrace our community. We like to call it “front porching.” In a similar way, ACCESS embraces a wider community through Christian distance education. While we may not be able to “front porch” together in physical space, I trust that we can come together through this association to expand our reach as a vital part of Christian and theological distance education. Consider this web site a front porch where we network with each other, share resources, and engage in leadership opportunities.

President (2013 - 2015)
Michael Freeman
Online Course Design Specialist
Director of Communication Major
Lancaster Bible College
717.569.7071 ext 5365

Vice- President (2012 - 2014)
Melinda (Mindi) Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director of Distance Education
Graduate School of Theology
Abilene Christian University

Secretary (2013 - 2015)
Julie Goetz
Huntington University
Associate Director of Online Programs

Treasurer (2012 - 2014)
Kevin Mahaffy
Director of Operations and Production
Moody Distance Learning


Web Manager (at-large)
Chris Van Buskirk
Online Instructional Developer
Lancaster Bible College
717.569.7071 ext 5476

Executive Director
Mary Lowe
Associate Dean, Erskine's Virtual Campus
Erskine Theological Seminary

P.O. Box 10253 Chicago, IL 60610

Phone   (864) 379-6669      Fax   (864) 379-3171     E-mail

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