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Three new members join GU's alumni board


The Greenville University Alumni Association is pleased to announce three new members elected to the University’s Alumni Board. They will join other board members in providing expertise, advice, and support to the Office of Alumni & Church Relations and to the University at-large.

New members include Lisa (Tomb ’98) Blake, Amber (Reynolds ’13) Featherston, and GU’s 2016 Outstanding Young Alumnus Jeff Finley ’96.

Lisa has served more than 20 years as a high school counselor. She studied psychology and Spanish at GU, where she also participated in student government and spiritual life leadership. She credits relationships with her GU classmates and professors for inspiring her growth in faith and establishing a solid foundation for her career and ministry. Lisa holds a master’s in school counseling and currently works as a counselor at Phoenix Christian Preparatory School. Lisa lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, Jeff, and their four children.  

Amber (Featherston ’13) Reynolds currently serves as athletic director and volleyball/basketball coach at Galesburg Christian School. She is passionate about teens finding their place in the world and discovering their God-given talents. “My whole life revolves around showing the love of Jesus to children and teens who may not know him otherwise,” she says. “Greenville College gave me the best friends and precious memories.” She particularly recalls Emerita Professor of Communication Veronica Ross as someone who shaped her. “I owe most all of my personal and professional success to her tough love and grace.” Foster parents, Amber and her husband, Chris ’12, have three adopted children.

Jeff is executive editor of Light + Life, the online magazine of the Free Methodist Church–USA. He also serves on committees for the Wabash Conference and as the board secretary for the Friends of Immanuel University. He is married to Jen (Nead ’98), who serves as the lead pastor of John Wesley Free Methodist Church in Indianapolis. They are the parents of Drew, 13.

This story was published on September 16, 2021