Presidential Search Task Force Appointed

May 24, 2017

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Appoints Presidential Search Task Force


Elizabeth City, NC – May 26, 2017. Gregory D. Hand, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) announced that the Board of Trustees appointed six individuals to the Presidential Search Task Force at their meeting earlier this month. The Chairman of the Presidential Search Task Force is William C. McCracken, a Trustee of the University.  The other members are David B. Presley, Garrett D. Lewis, A. G. Gomez, Andrew A. Bromm, and Connie L. Jenks. The committee will report to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.


William C. McCracken, the chairman of the task force, is a 1971 graduate of MACU and has served on the Board of Trustees since 1997. He recently retired from being a Detective Sergeant on the Richmond Police Department. David B. Presley is a 1984 graduate, who is also a Trustee of the University since 2016. He is a Quality Analyst at Citi in Gray, TN. Garrett D. Lewis is a 1973 graduate of MACU and currently working as Admissions Counselor. Lewis has been employed at MACU for over 45 years in various positions, including Vice President of Student Affairs. Ascension “A. G.” Gomez, D. S. L. became an Associate Professor of Management at MACU in 2015. Dr. Gomez came to MACU with experience in education, management and military service. Andrew A. “Drew” Bromm earned a B.S. degree from MACU in Biblical Exposition and Youth and Family Ministry in 2011.  After working as a Youth Minister in Ohio, he returned to MACU to fill the position of Campus Minister in 2016.  Connie L. Jenks is a 1987 graduate of MACU and a licensed professional counselor.  Mrs. Jenks is founding member of Grapevine Counseling and Therapy in Mechanicsville, VA.


Constituents are invited to assist in the search. A person may submit his or her own name for consideration or the name of someone else deemed to be a suitable candidate. Names should be sent to Greg Hand, Chairman of the Board, Mid-Atlantic Christian University, 715 N. Poindexter Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or by email to People whose names have been submitted by others will receive a letter inviting them to apply for the position, if they so desire. All recommendations will be handled with confidentiality and prayerful consideration.


Hand added, “We remain confident that the future of Mid-Atlantic is bright. Yes, these are very challenging times for small, faith-based institutions of higher education, but this endeavor has been challenging for decades. Nevertheless, our role to educate those who will serve in the church and in the marketplace from a Christian worldview has never been more important. We need your support. And right now we need for you to send us names.”


A position description for the President of MACU, complete with application instructions, is found on the university’s website,


MACU’s third president, Dr. D. Clay Perkins, will conclude his presidency June 30, 2017. A farewell dinner is scheduled to honor President Perkins on July 1 in the Chesson Gym at 5:00 p.m.


John W. Maurice, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, will become Interim President on July 1. Chairman Hand announced previously that MACU anticipates the “inauguration of our fourth President during our 70th anniversary celebration, likely during the MACU Rally, March 22-23, 2018.”