Faith News

Faith Welcomes New CFO

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Paul Bray as its new CFO, effective summer of 2017. Paul and his wife, Susan, will be relocating to the Ankeny area from Kalispell, Montana this summer.

Bray has worked as an accountant, and eventually as a finance manager and analyst, for 29 years. He passed the CPA exam shortly after graduating from college. Currently he serves as a finance manager/analyst for Applied Materials, Inc. in Kalispell. He holds membership of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Bray holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Flathead Valley Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an accounting emphasis from the University of Montana. He has continued in professional education each year since 1988.

The Brays have been long-time members of Bethel Baptist Church, where Paul has served as treasurer for 24 years. He also serves as a board member of Stillwater Christian School, a position he has held since 2004. Paul and Susan have two grown children, Julia Rocha (Bray ’14) and Josh. Julia is an assistant pastor’s wife in Washington, Iowa, and Josh is a current student at Iowa State University. In his free time, Paul enjoys hiking and photography. He is looking forward to interacting and investing in the lives of the students at Faith.

Current CFO, Dan Bjokne, will be transitioning to Faith’s vacant Vice President of Advancement position. Bjokne served as CFO at Faith for six years, and he is excited for the new opportunities to travel on behalf of Faith. He will transition into this position effective July 1, 2017.