Staff Directory

Colin Brazier

General Director / Teacher

Colin, a civil engineer from South Africa, worked with Operation Mobilization for many years before entering our Missionary Trainee Program. After graduating, he labored at the OM distribution center in Georgia before returning in 2002 to join our teaching staff. He teaches Doctrine I, NT Survey II, and OT Survey III. In 2005, Colin began assisting our Executive Director with various administrative responsibilities that led our board to appoint him EI General Director in June of 2009. He and his wife Beka have four children.

Art Nuernberg

Pastoral Director / Teacher

Art was a member of EI's first graduating class. Our Founder, Joseph Carroll, immediately asked him to join the teaching staff. Since the Fall of 1974, Art has taught Prayer, The Cross, Colossians/Ephesians, Doctrine III (Holy Spirit) and Old Testament Survey. He served as Executive Director from 2000-2009. In June of 2009, he was appointed Pastoral Director in order to focus on the ministry aspects of our work. He and his wife, Pam, have five children.

Dan Johnson

Dean of Men / Teacher

Dan was also in the first graduating class and began teaching in 1974. He teaches Romans, Principles of Spiritual Conflict, Missions, Homiletics, and Counseling. He became our Dean of Men in 1986. Dan is also the President of The Great Commission, the mission’s arm of the school. He and his wife, Amy, have ten children.

Michael Garreau

Dean of Academics / Teacher

Michael completed a year of internship after graduating in 2002. He worked on his B.A. in Biblical Studies before relocating to begin a Master of Divinity program at Sangre de Cristo Seminary in Colorado, which he completed in 2007. Marie Zeller, one of the Seminary Director’s thirteen children, captured his heart. They were married in January 2007. Michael teaches Doctrine II, Bible Study Methods, Greek, Historical Theology, and New Testament Survey. Michael and Marie have four children.

Tim Harris

Teacher/ International Admissions

Tim graduated from EI in 2008 and then went on to get a degree in Engineering from Clemson. He is presently working on a Masters of Arts in Bible Exposition from Columbia International University. Tim teaches Evangelism/Discipleship as well as Methodology of Missions. He also oversees the international student admissions process. He and his wife Sarah Beth are newly married.

Barbara Haley

Dean of Women

After three years of study, Barbara joined our staff in 1981 to assist Mr. Carroll with his class preparations. Over the years, as Mr. Carroll's teaching load lessened, she became our Business Office Manager to assist him with administrative responsibilities. After Mr. Carroll retired, Barbara transitioned into counseling as our Dean of Women.

Phil Sterr

Landscaping and Grounds Management

Phil became responsible for our grounds after completing his studies in 1982. Over the years, he has landscaped beautiful areas that contribute to making our campus an oasis of peace. His ministry impacts our student body as he both organizes and supervises the student work crews. Phil teaches many practical skills, in addition to a Christian work ethic, which prepare these young people to labor in God's harvest fields. He and his wife, Margaret, have seven children.

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