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Vice Presidents

Meet the vice presidents of North Central University

Education

  • Ed.D. in Higher Education at University of Pennsylvania
  • Post graduate studies at Harvard University
  • M.Th. from Princeton Theological Seminary (New Jersey)
  • M.Div. and M.A. in Missions from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Missouri)

Role at North Central

Dr. Tucker is responsible for leading Academic Affairs at North Central University. Dr. Tucker oversees the strategic development of North Central’s academic direction in accordance with trends in Christian higher education. He also provides administrative oversight to Student Development.

Professional Experience

  • Provost at Malone University (Ohio)
  • Academic Dean at Regent University School of Divinity (Virginia)
  • Professor of Christian Education and Preaching and Dean of Academic Assesment and Innovation, University of Valley Forge (Pennsylvania)
  • Director of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania

Personal Information

Dr. Tucker is married to Karen (Bjerke) Tucker. Their son Andrew holds a Ph.D. from Miami University of Ohio and is an aquatic biologist with The Nature Conservancy. Andrew and his wife, Rebekah, have two children, Owen and Anna. Dr. Tucker’s daughter Melissa graduated with a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Greg, live in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Andrew Denton
Dr. Andrew Denton

Executive Vice President

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Education

  • PhD in Higher Education Administration at St. Louis University
  • M.B.A. at Missouri State University
  • B.A Management and Marketing at Evangel University

Role at North Central

Dr. Denton is responsible for providing leadership for University Relations, Development, Donor Relations, Alumni Relations, Church Relations, Business Relations, Communications, Marketing, Admissions, Financial Aid, Multicultural Recruitment, and Athletics at North Central University.

Professional Experience

  • Vice President Enrollment Management, Bethel University (St. Paul, MN)
  • Vice President Enrollment Management, Evangel University (Springfield, MO)
  • Associate Pastor, Timbercreek Church
  • Director of Admissions, Evangel University

Personal Information

Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Dr. Denton is blessed with a wonderful wife, Linda, his college sweetheart. They have two girls named Lexie and Ashlyn, and a son named Drew. Dr. Denton loves spending as much time with his family as he can. Sports are also a passion of his, especially going to the YMCA throughout the week and cheering on all teams from Michigan. His family attends the Woodbury campus of River Valley Church where he serves in leadership for the hospitality team and men’s group.

Doug Graham
Dr. Doug Graham

Vice President of Spiritual Life

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Education

  • D.Min from Bethel Seminary in Church Leadership
  • M.A. from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Biblical Literature
  • B.A. Pastoral Studies from North Central University

Role at North Central

Dr. Graham is responsible for providing spiritual oversight for the university which includes directing chapel programming and other spiritual life activities. As Dean of the College of Church leadership, Dr. Graham oversees all academic programming for the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, School of Intercultural Studies, and Pastoral Studies. Dr. Graham also serves as the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

Professional Experience

  • Lead Pastor, Evangel Assembly of God (Bismarck, ND)
  • Lead Pastor, River of Life Assembly of God (La Crosse, WI)
  • Associate Pastor, Journey Church (Kenosha, WI)
  • Member, NCU Board of Regents

Personal Information

Dr. Graham grew up in eastern North Dakota and northwest Montana. Following his conversion to faith in Christ, he experienced a call to pastoral ministry and attended and graduated from NCU. He is married to Vicki and together they have four adult children, each of whom attended NCU. Dr. Graham is an avid triathlete who enjoys the outdoors. Together, he and Vicki spend as much time together traveling and camping. The Grahams are members of Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington, MN where Vicki is on staff as the Family Life Pastor.