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Getting to Know NTS: Business Office, IT, & Maintenance


WHO THEY ARE: (pictured above, left to right, back to front): JOSH JONES, Media Support Technician; BOB THOMAS, Director of Information Technology; MICHAEL COBLENTZ, Maintenance Supervisor; JEREMY SHUNK, Maintenance Staff; DARIN SCHOLL, Assistant Maintenance Supervisor; DEREK DAVIS, Director of Financial Aid; MARTY BUTLER, Dean for Administration and Student Services; WILL CHAMBERS, Media Support Technician; MATT COLLINS, Maintenance Staff; SHIN WON PARK, Maintenance Staff; MARISSA LYNN, Payroll Clerk; JAMIE SHARPE, Business Office Assistant. NOT PICTURED: KAREN KEEFER, Accountant.

The work that happens in the Business Office, Information Technology Office and Maintenance Department has a daily impact on the entire NTS Community. Staff who serve in these areas have a common goal: to serve students, staff and faculty in everything that they do.


Business Office Staff are responsible for many tasks that happen “behind the scenes,” that are also vitally important to the NTS Community. A small sample of such things: answering phones, sorting mail, maintaining office machines, and greeting visitors and guests.

This office also counsels students about financial aid and processes student tuition payments; serves as the Seminary’s Human Resources Department; and as the Finance Office, collecting all revenue/income, paying expenses, and maintaining accounting records.


Information Technology (IT) is also responsible for several “back room” functions, including managing the Seminary’s internet network, email,
and phone systems. IT also provides tech support to faculty and staff.

In order to resource the new Multi-Campus Seminary, IT is overseeing the technology needed for video conferencing (which is scheduled to be ready for use this fall). IT and Maintenance staff are working together to construct a new state-of-the-art video classroom.


Maintenance staff are responsible for all aspects of maintaining the buildings and grounds on the NTS campus.

CONGRATULATIONS! The work of our Maintenance Staff has been recognized by Kansas City’s Southtown Council.* Twice now, NTS has received their monthly SPARKLE AWARD in recognition of landscaping, exterior improvements, and interior upgrades to the 12 NTS homes (student housing). In addition, NTS received the 2010 BEAUTIFICATION AWARD. Thank you Maintenance Staff for all your work!

*Kansas City’s Southtown Council was formed in 1982 by a small group of businesses, institutions and neighborhood associations to work collectively on economic and community issues in Southtown Kansas City.

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