Board Chair, Treasurer
Scott Bolinder is a co-founder of the Institute for Bible Reading and served as its first Executive Director from 2016-2021.
He is a veteran publisher engaged for four decades in Christian publishing in executive roles at Christianity Today, Zondervan, and Biblica. While serving as Biblica’s Executive Vice President in 2014, Scott was instrumental in establishing the Institute for Bible Reading. He also currently serves on several non-profit boards: Jerusalem University College, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, and Twelve12: Hope.
Scott has a BA in English Literature from Wheaton College and an MSW from Jane Addams School of Social Work at University of Illinois Chicago. Scott and his wife, Jill, will celebrate 50 years of marriage in 2022 and have three children and six grandchildren. The live in Grand Rapids, MI.
“Reading the Bible well is a lifelong challenge, but so worth the effort given the transformative role it plays in the lives of us who choose to follow Jesus and join in his mission. I’m grateful that IFBR is uncommonly focused on what it means to read and live the Bible well in service of the Church and God’s Kingdom mission.”
Jan Mortenson Stump
With thirty-three years of fund development experience, Jan understands the crucial role of mission-driven advancement to build vibrant and sustainable non-profit organizations. Currently, she serves as Executive Director of Global Resources at TEAM, a global mission organization. For most of her advancement experience has been in resourcing the Christian schooling movement through a variety of roles at The Association of Christian Schools International. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the ACSI Education Foundation, leading the effort to creatively resource the Christian schooling movement through thought leadership, innovation, resource development and advocacy.
Jan holds an MA in Literature from the University of Alaska and has been a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2001. She and her husband, Don, live in Colorado Springs, CO, and have three sons and five grandchildren.
“It’s a privilege to join IFBR’s board because scripture has had a profoundly formative impact on my life. Most often, the Holy Spirit uses scripture to remind me who I am and empower me for what he calls me to do. I long for Christians to dwell in God’s word in ways that inform and transform their daily lives”.
Robert (Bob) Fryling was National Director of Campus Ministries with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for fourteen years and then Publisher of InterVarsity Press for nineteen years. He is the author of the book, The Leadership Ellipse: Shaping How You Lead by Who You Are.
Bob has a BS in Materials Science from Drexel University and a MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton Graduate School. Bob and his wife Alice have been married for forty-nine years and have two daughters and four grandchildren. They live in Monument, Colorado.
“I am glad to be on the board of IFBR because I believe deeply in its mission of increasing and strengthening the role of meaningful Bible reading in the church today.”
IFBR Executive Director