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Denise Nelson, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2016-2020

Denise has been a member of ACL since 2003 and began serving on the Board as a Director-at-large in 2010. "I look forward to collaborating with the home office and the Board of Directors to provide encouragement to ACL’s teams and its individual members, to craft and clarify the policies that guide us, and to promote the long-term vitality of the association."

A list of Past Presidents is available.


Nate Farley, University of Northwestern - St. Paul, 2017-2021
Nate has been a member of ACL since 2002 and began serving on the Board as a Director-at-large in 2010. "It is important to expand our
numbers but we also need to enrich our care for the member librarians at the heart of the organization.."



Carol Reid, 2017-2020

Carol has been a member of ACL since 1989. "The Association of Christian Librarians has always provided professional development, fellowship, encouragement, and inspiration to its members. Collaboration and cooperation have underscored our belief that we can do more when we work together. I want to protect those basic purposes for our association and continue to see it grow into the future. I especially have a heart for small and very small institutions and want to make sure that they are represented in the decisions of the Association."


Rodney Birch, Northwest Nazarene University, 2019-2021

Rodney has been a member of ACL since 1997. He served as Vice President 2011-2017 and Member-at-Large from 2008-2011. "I will continue the work of ensuring the fiscal strength of the Association through collaboration with the Business Manager, Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Team Coordinators. I endeavor to oversee the activities of the office of the Business Manager and the activities and condition of ACL's finances with honesty, humility, and transparency."

It is the authority of a Director-at-large to serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors upon election by the general membership for a three-year term. A Director-at-large is responsible, along with other directors and officers, to further the mission, goals and strategies of the Association. They are accountable to the President and Officers of the Association as representatives of the general membership.

Mark Hanson
Maranatha Baptist University
Leslie Starasta
Lincoln Christian University
Robert Burgess
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Alison Johnson
Indiana Wesleyan University
Andrea Abernathy
George Fox University

Jeremy Labosier
Biola University



Executive Director
Janelle Mazelin

Janelle has filled many roles within ACL since 2000. As Executive Director, she serves as the chief executive officer and official representative for the organization. Her tenure in this role began in 2008. She enjoys partnering with the many volunteers to fulfill the mission of ACL.

2019-2020 ACL Board of Directors


Marketing Advisory Team
Executive Director, CPI Team Publicity Coordinator, TCL Team Representative, Conference Manager, CLC Team Representative, and a Member-at-large

The Marketing Advisory Team provides input on the Association's ongoing marketing strategies. Members are appointed by the Board of Directors.

Nomination Team
Lon Dagley, Linda Poston, and Jennifer Walz
The Nomination Team compiles the slate of candidates interested in serving on the Board of Directors.