Mr. Chris Ronk

Director of Business and CFO
Adjunct Faculty, Managment for Nonprofits

Chris Ronk was born in Roanoke, VA where he spent the first twenty-four years of his life.  It was at the age of seven that Chris first understood and believed that Christ had died in payment for his sins, and that His resurrection provided eternal life for those who believe. 

After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2000, Chris accepted a full-time position at Piedmont International University where he served nine years as Piedmont's Controller and Director of Business. While at Piedmont, Chris met the love of his life, Heather Nelson (a 3rd generation Piedmont alumnus) and was married in 2005.  In 2009, Chris, Heather, and their two boys moved to Northwest Arkansas to assist in a new church plant.  Still living in Arkansas, Chris rejoined the Piedmont family full-time in 2012 as the Director of Business and continues to teach online classes in our Management for Nonprofits program. 

Chris specializes in the distinctive business needs of small, nonprofit institutions, particularly in the areas of accounting, fiscal responsibility, budgeting, database design/functionality, software implementation, reporting, and legal compliance.


B.S. Virginia Tech
M.P.A. High Point University
Ph.D. (in progress) Concordia University - Chicago

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