Prior to beginning her post at the National Offices on June 30, 2008, Marilyn served for 18 years at Bethany University in Scotts Valley, California – most recently as the associate dean for the School of Professional Studies and the Director of the master of arts in education. Before her stint at Bethany, Marilyn worked with her husband, Bob, as he pastored churches in Lovelock, Nevada and Fontana, California. Other ministries for Bob and Marilyn include working as youth pastors and acting with a street drama troupe – Resurrection Theatre.
Marilyn earned a bachelor’s degree from Bethany Bible College in 1972, which included a teaching credential for the State of California, a master’s degree from Santa Clara University in 1995 and an Ed.D. from the University of San Francisco in 2000.
She has been married to Bob since 1971, and they have 2 married daughters, Alethea and Hillary who have given them five astonishing grandchildren: Emma, Clara, Jackson, HollyMay and Hope.
Courtney Garcia serves as administrative coordinator. She began working for the Alliance in January 2012.
Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Evangel University in 2008. After graduation, Courtney worked in the field of Human Resources. She then moved to the Academic Affairs office at Central Bible College before finding her place on the Alliance team.
Courtney is married to the wonderful Chris Garcia and they enjoy exploring history and art museums together as well as finding treasures when they go “antiquing”.
Matt's primary tasks revolve around Alliance Web site updates to promote the various Assemblies of God colleges across the United States.
Matt completed his B.A. in journalism at Evangel University in 2010. He then proceeded to stay in Springfield, Missouri, to gain professional experience in his field and continue to woo the love of his life, Beth. Beth and Matt are now married, but the wooing continues because Matt likes to use the word, "woo," in his biographies.
Matt regularly exercises to improve his guns, and he eats steel for breakfast. He and his wife hike, play tennis and socialize, normally all at the same time. They attend Life360 Church on the Calvary Temple campus.