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Greg Johns starts next month as vice president for student development.
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Greg Johns starts next month as vice president for student development.

Evangel campus pastor promoted to VP

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Evangel University’s campus pastor and director of spiritual life has been promoted to vice president.

Greg Johns is scheduled to start May 16 as vice president for student development, according to a news release. He succeeds the retiring Sheri Phillips, who's held the role for eight years.

"Greg Johns brings to this assignment a profound depth of experience from his years as a missionary and educator," said George Wood, interim president of Evangel, in the release.

In his role, Johns will oversee seven departments with 25 full-time staff members, said Evangel spokesperson Erin Hedlun. The position, which reports directly to the school president, is responsible for student development programs and services, such as housing, ministry, counseling and health care.

Johns has worked in his current capacity at Evangel since 2014. Prior to joining the university, he was a faculty member of Southern Africa School of Theology in Rustenburg, South Africa, according to the release.

“For the past seven years I have been grateful every day to be campus pastor to this amazing community of students, faculty and staff,” he said in the release. “I have the same expectation for the new season that is about to begin – that joy will mark the work that the student development team does together to care well for our students in an environment that nurtures and promotes personal and spiritual growth.”

Johns' salary was undisclosed.

The retiring Phillips has been an Evangel employee for 35 years.

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