Leadership & Board of Directors


Leading with Integrity

The leadership team at Yellowstone Christian College is committed to growing and serving YCC students, faculty, and staff. For over 40 years, YCC leadership has been committed to keeping Christ at the center, maintaining the values of the College, and discerning the will of the Lord moving into the future.

Dr. Robert Eshleman – Chief Operating Officer\Chief Financial Officer (BS; MBA; M.Div.; EdD)
I was born and raised in Texas.  Ended up moving to Kansas City with my parents in 1988, where I have been ever since.  I met my wife, Emily, on my birthday, and she still is the best birthday present I have every received.  I have been married now for 20 years and have three children: Mia, Jackson and Ellis.  We all love to take long road trips when possible, but not for too long lest it take us away from our KC BBQ.  I served on the board for YCC for three years, and was the chair of the budget committee and strategic planning committee.  I attend Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Kansas City.

John Ramos — Dean of Academics, jramos@yellowstonechristian.edu (BS, MABS)
I was born and raised in southern California by a single mother; I have two siblings. I graduated high
school, joined the Air Force, and lived in Germany for a time. I was called to the ministry in 2000 and
was entrusted to lead small group Bible studies. My journey took me to college and seminary. Presently,
in my “spare” time, I serve as the pastor of Park City Baptist Church. I enjoy reading about first-century
Judaism and Christianity, spending time with my wife Rachel, and our children: Josiah, Olivia and Noah.

Max Soft — Dean of Enrollment, msoft@yellowstonechristian.edu (BS, ThM)
I was born and raised in Billings. I played basketball at Indiana Wesleyan University. I began teaching at
YCC in 2002; the Enrollment component was added in 2012. I love sports and love to cook. I have two
out-of-the-nest sons and one high school age daughter. I am man of few words, except for in the
classroom. I attend Faith E in Billings.

Miranda Carter –Associate Dean of Students, mcarter@yellowstonechristian.edu (B.A., M.A. (c) )
I hail from “Heart of the Arts” Moscow, Idaho, a small college town tucked in the rolling hills of the Palouse. I received a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Idaho and am many credits deep in my online Master’s in Communication and Teaching Leadership program at Gonzaga University. I love Mondays because I love my job. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with the Lord and my friends and family, listening to good music, making art, reading and writing, sweating it out at the gym, climbing mountains, going on road trips, and sifting through thrift stores. I currently attend Faith Chapel in Billings.

Cheryl Anderson – Registrar (BS, MEd), canderson@yellowstonechristian.edu
Born and raised in Montana, I married my high school sweetheart in 1981.  Our engineering degrees took us out of state for a time but we returned to raise our children near family. Faith Chapel has been our family church for many years.  I home schooled my children all through their secondary education. Utilizing the YCC Early Enrollment program and other similar resources allowed my children to complete Associates degrees in high school and easily transition to finish their Bachelor degrees. Teaching college classes as well as helping other families with individual academic plans prepared me for the Registrar position.  Reading and outdoor adventures with our grandchildren are favorite activities.

Harriet Snodgrass — Comptroller, hsnodgrass@yellowstonechristian.edu (BS, MA)

Brandon Rogers — Head Men’s & Women’s Basketball Coach brogers@yellowstonechristian.edu (BS)

Jessica Carlson — Head Librarian (part-time), jcarlson@yellowstonechristian.edu (BA, MLIS)
I live in Bozeman with my husband, Joel, who pastors Emmaus Road Church. Throughout our marriage
we have felt called to ministry and are happy to be part of the YCC community. I am campus remotely
each week and at least once a month in person. I am thankful for our three great assistant librarians.
Joel and I have three school aged children, two sons and a daughter. I love being home, volunteering
with international students, and taking time to fellowship with other women. I also serve another
college as their on-site head librarian.


Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Karen Brannon — (BS; MEd; Ed.D)

Karsyn Hornsby — (BS; MS)

Dr. Bill Phillips — (BS; MA; MDiv; PhD)

Linda Soft — (BS; MEd)

Rob Workman — (BS; MDiv)


Board of Directors

YCC is honored to have men and women from all across Montana and the region serving on the Board of Directors.

Mrs. Lorraine Ackerman
Forsyth, MT

Dave Carroll
Billings, MT

K.J. Ellington
Jordan, MT

Dr. Robert Eshleman
Gladstone, MO

Charlie Eustace
Billings, MT

Ryan Cooper
Billings, MT

Stacy Gaylord
Billings, MT

Rob Rust
Huntley, MT

Members at Large

Tom Berry
Roundup, MT

Frank Nienaber
Billings, MT

Mitch Wardell
Billings, MT

Ex Officio

MTSBC President
Chad Scarborough
Billings, MT

MTSBC Executive Director
Dr. Barret Duke
Billings, MT

YCC President (Non-Voting Member)
Dr. Bruce Cannon
Billings, MT