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UVF Welcomes Interim President Ron McManus

by Sarah Cushing - University Communications | Feb 16, 2017
Ron McManus, D.Min.
As the University of Valley Forge Presidential Search Committee continues to make progress in the selection of the 10th president, UVF welcomed Ron McManus, D.Min., in January as the new interim president. The previous interim president, Byron Klaus, D.Min., stepped down from his role due to his wife’s health. McManus has graciously accepted the position of interim president to help lead the university through its season of organizational restructure and selection of its next president.

McManus is a well-known and respected leader in the Assemblies of God (AG). His experience in leadership training will bring a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to the university. McManus served as president from 1997–2000 of EQUIP Leadership, Inc., a not-for-profit Christian organization that specializes in training effective Christian leaders. He also served as president of the Center for Church Leadership. He led First Assembly of God in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as pastor for 16 years, where the congregation grew from 350 to over 3,000 people. He also served as a district denominational executive and as a member of numerous college and seminary boards.  

Currently, McManus is a member of the AG Coaching Board, an initiative to facilitate a coaching environment within the Assemblies of God, and also serves as a national consultant for the Church Transformation Initiative. His passion for equipping Christian leaders will help prepare UVF for the future as the university presidential search continues.