Board of Trustees

Mr. W. Allen Bell

Allen BellMr. W. Allen Bell is the executive director of the Atlanta Resource Foundation and a current resident of Atlanta, Georgia. He attends Atlanta’s Buckhead Church. His other interests include parenting teenagers and hunting quail, pheasant, and duck. Mr. Bell serves as a director of the board’s foundation.

Dr. David Bruce

David Bruce (for web)Dr. David Bruce is executive assistant to the Reverend Billy Graham, and is president of Blue Ridge Broadcasting of Asheville, North Carolina. David currently resides in Black Mountain, North Carolina with his wife Kerri and daughter, Rachel. He is a member of the Boards of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, the the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Crowley-Shanahan Foundation. David, Kerri and Rachel are members of Lake Hills Church in Candler, North Carolina.

Mr. Norman “Bruce” Burdett

Bruce Burdett - tinyMr. Norman “Bruce” Burdett is a retired president and CEO of Frost Insurance and a retired Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserves, in which he served for 32 years. He is a current resident of Montreat, and is a member of Montreat’s Christ Community Church. He and his wife of 46 years, Patsy, have four children and eight grandchildren. His interests include golf, grandparenting, and his leadership in Bible Study Fellowship.

Ms. H. Claire Efird

Claire EfridMs. H. Claire Efird is the owner of the Salt Shaker Bookstore & Café, a current resident of Wilmington, North Carolina, and a homeowner in Montreat. She is on the Missions Committee at Christ Community Church and volunteers at the Lifeline Pregnancy Center. Her other interests include reading, traveling, and Montreat. Ms. Efird is the vice chair of the board and also serves as a director of the board’s foundation.

Dr. Polly C. Haigler

Polly HaiglerDr. Polly C. Haigler is a retired associate professor of the University of South Carolina’s School of Nursing and a current resident of Black Mountain, North Carolina. She participates in the outreach ministry, women’s ministry and short-term missions projects at Christ Community Church in Montreat. She is active in the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Carolinas Health Ministries Partnership Board, the USC College of Nursing Partnership Board, and mission work in Cuba. Her other interests include gardening, knitting, and journaling. Dr. Haigler also serves as a director of the board’s foundation.

Mr. William B. Haynes

William HaynesMr. William B. Haynes ’85 is the president of Sabai Technology and a current resident of Simpsonville, South Carolina. He attends Simpsonville’s Holy Cross Episcopal Church, is a Rotary Club member, and is a former missionary with YWAM. His other interests include travel, technology, health and fitness, and missions. Mr. Haynes is the chairman of the board and also serves as a director of the board’s foundation.

Pastor George K. Logan

George Logan (for web)Pastor George K. Logan is a pastor at New Day Christian Church in Morganton, North Carolina. He serves on the board of the Strategic Alliance for Burke Youth and is a hospice, youth coach, and school volunteer. His other interests include swimming, biking, and reading.

Mr. Richard Moffatt III

Beau MoffattMr. Richard “Beau” Moffatt III ’02 is an independent consultant and contractor and a current resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a community group leader at Calvary Chapel. His other interests include distance running and photography.

Mr. Justin P. Ramb

Justin RambMr. Justin P. Ramb ’94 is the founder of BigEye Creative and a current resident of Orlando, Florida. He is an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Orlando. Mr Ramb also serves on the Apperance Review board for the City of Orlando and is a consultant for a number of other non-profit organizations in the United States. Mr. Ramb is the secretary of the board.

Mr. Harold Benjamin Scott, Jr.

Ben ScottMr. Harold Benjamin “Ben” Scott, Jr. is the vice president of sales and marketing for Carlson Wagonlit Travel and a current resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a Christian Leadership Concepts facilitator at Christ Community Chapel and was a member of the 2012/2013 Leadership Akron Group. His other interests include running, hiking, canoeing, and camping. Mr. Scott also serves as a director of the board’s foundation.

Mrs. Dayle L. Seneff

Dayle SeneffMrs. Dayle L. Seneff is a current resident of Winter Park, Florida. She teaches Sunday school and Bible school and is a member of the choir and Women’s Program at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. She is also a member of the Geneva School Board of Governors. Her other interests include entertaining, event planning, reading, people, piano, quilting, and singing.

Mrs. Suzanne R. Sloan

Suzanne SloanMrs. Suzanne Ross Sloan resides in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a homeowner in Montreat. She is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlotte and is a retired elder of the PCUSA church. She is also a past president of the Women of the Church (PCUSA) and served on the Missions Committee of the PCUSA. She serves on the board of directors for Bible Study Fellowship International, and is on the board of advisors for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte. Her other interests include bridge, walking, the Montreat community, and her grandchildren. Mrs. Sloan also serves as a director of the board’s foundation.

Mrs. Lynne Veerman

Lynne VeermanMrs. Lynne P. Veerman is a retired office manager and bookkeeper and a current resident of Orlando, Florida. She is an elder, welcome team member, and mentor for young moms at First Presbyterian Church, Orlando. She is also a member of the Homeowners Association Board in both Florida and Colorado and a tutor at Heart of Mercy ministries. Her interests include gardening, golf, hiking, and biking. She previously served on the Montreat College Board of Trustees from 1995-2005 and 2006-2015.