Our Board Members

Kay Arthur

Kay Arthur’s exciting, practical approach to the Scriptures has influenced thousands to use the Inductive Bible Study Method in their personal studies. Her distinguished Christian character, Bible teaching, championing of …

Ken Guise

Board Chairman (Independent)

For the past 35 years he has worked at Knouse Foods Cooperative, a grower-owned cooperative headquartered in Peach Glen, Pennsylvania. He started with Knouse Foods in 1977 and has …

Cary Humphries

Board Vice Chairman

For the past 2 years Cary has served as the Central Region Director of The Best Christian Workplaces Institute, a staff engagement survey and consulting firm working with influential churches…

Steve Strand

Steve grew up in Turlock CA and earned his Business Administration degree from California State University Stanislaus in 1982. He and his wife Kristi live in …

Marilyn Crone

Born and raised in Tyler, TX, Marilyn trusted Christ in 1977 through the ministry of Young Life. After graduating from Baylor University, she worked for a Bank of America …

John Wilcox

John Wilcox has been in the banking industry in Nevada for over 30 years. He is a senior vice president and regional banking manager for both the Nevada and San Diego markets.

James Harris

Following more than 30 years in the shopping center and commercial real estate industry, Jim was called into ministry in 2012 to join the Pastoral staff at Cornerstone Community Church in Wildomar, California where he served until retiring in 2015…

Ashley Freer

Having grown up in Atlanta, Ashley Freer was close enough to get to Precept for conferences and Boot Camps as a teenager. So it isn’t a stretch when she says that she feels Precept-raised. At her mom’s suggestion…

Our Team

David Arthur


David Arthur understood the importance of Inductive Bible Study at a young age under the spiritual leadership of his parents, Jack and Kay Arthur. David shares his parent’s passion of establishing people in God’s Word.

Ken Bowers

Executive Director

Ken Bowers is a visionary Operations Management Executive with 27 years of high-impact contributions in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. His passion is to leverage the combined power of organizational purpose and operating excellence to propel mission impact and results…

Elaine Watkins

Chief Development Officer

Elaine Watkins comes to Precept with fifteen years of non-profit experience and her faith at the forefront of her ministry. She served at Mission India in Grand Rapids, Michigan as the Vice President of Development, and prior to that served as…

Or Cingilli

Vice President, Operations

Or serves as Vice President of Operations for Precept Ministries in Chattanooga, TN. Current responsibilities include developing and implementing operational best practices across the Marketing, Service Operations and Application Operations departments. Prior to coming to Precept, he held positions at the Maclellan Foundation, Generous Giving and the Tennessee Aquarium.

Pete De Lacy

Vice President, Content

Pete has authored many Precept™ Bible studies, has recorded many Precept Upon Precept® lectures, and has led Precept™ Bible studies and worked in the Bible study training area since 1984.

Pete joined the PMI staff in 1989…

John Hossler

VP, Global Fund Development
& Special Assistant to CEO

John has been in the non-profit world for over 20 years.  Using his leadership skills and talents he has served as Executive Pastor, Associate Pastor and Music Pastor in large churches, been Headmaster of a Christian School, served as CEO…

Costel & Mia Oglice

Vice Presidents, Global Missions

Mia and Costel Oglice pour their lives into over 800 Precept trainers, 80 Precept institutes and thousands of students in Eurasia each year. They grew up under Communism in Romania, and immigrated to the US in the 1970’s. After graduating from…

Jeremy Lucarelli

Director, Leadership

Jeremy Lucarelli believes that the gospel changes everything. Being from a good Christian home, he believed he was already a Christian. However, when he was 17, the Spirit of God saved him…

Jan Jeter

Director, Human Resources

In 1981 Jan Jeter attended a Precept training workshop in Chattanooga, and shortly thereafter moved from Texas to join PMI staff. Since 1991 Jan has served in the Human Resources Department.

Carlotta White

Manager, Transform Student

Carlotta White has been involved with Precept’s Transform Student Ministries since 2008 and came on staff full-time in January 2013. She has served at student weekend conferences, summer camps and the intern program.

Tracy Wilkey

Manager, Training

Tracy Wilkey is the Training Workshop Manager in the Leadership Development Team. Her primary goals are to build relationships with sponsors and assist them in effectively hosting training workshops to identify and equip…

Stan Latham

VP, Development

Stan Latham is Vice President of Development for Precept Ministries International and has served on staff since 2006. He and his wife Marta were introduced to a husband and wife Precept Leader team in Waco, Texas…

Dallas Pymm

Western Regional
Development Director

Regional Director of Development / West Dallas lives to see and ensure that hearts and minds are freed and transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He grew up in Las Vegas and praises God…

Ken Clark

Midwestern Regional
Development Director

Ken Clark joined the staff of Precept Ministries International in 2009. He serves as Precept’s Regional Director of Development for the Central and Northeast Region of the US….

Willa Ibach

Development Specialist

Willa Ibach lives every moment trusting that God’s grace is sufficient for whatever He has called her to do. Introduced to Precept through a church bible study over 20 years ago, Willa relied on the truth of God’s Word…

Jeanne Gibbs

Partner Relations Associate

Jeanne began a blessed journey with the Lord and His Word here at Precept Ministries International in June 1980. This exciting adventure began in Accounting where she learned many lessons on faith as she prepared the payroll and saw how God always provided…

Megan Kistler

Partner Relations Associate

In a desire to know God’s promises for herself, Megan Kistler came upon Precept’s Inductive Studies while in College. She first served with Precept Ministries in 2016 as an Intern for Transform Student Ministries and…

Jolynn Frey

Regional Director

Jolynn has enjoyed the privilege of ministry, especially within the local church. Building on an undergraduate degree in Bible, she has shared a passion for ministry and theology, alongside her husband Matt, who has been a pastor…

Scott Williams


A lifelong Chattanooga native, Scott graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After 18 years in the insurance business (mostly as an underwriter) and a short stint at Covenant College as an assistant turf manager…

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Precept Ministries International
7324 Noah Reid Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: 800.763.8280