Alex Goodwin – Executive Director
Alex handles executive administration and strategic leadership of IFBR and also currently oversees all of our print and digital communications channels.
He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a degree in Marketing Management and promptly moved west to Colorado, where he joined the Institute when it was a part of Biblica. Alex helped co-found the Institute for Bible Reading in 2016 and served as Senior Director, Marketing Communications before he was appointed Executive Director in 2021. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Colorado Springs, CO.
Glenn Paauw – Senior Director, Content
Glenn oversees editorial and content for all IFBR publications and speaks on our behalf in a variety of contexts.
The focus of Glenn’s 30 years in Bible ministry has been publishing, researching, speaking, and writing on the topic of reading and living the Bible well. His book Saving the Bible from Ourselves is available from InterVarsity Press. He is a leader in the development of Reader’s Bibles, most recently Immerse: The Reading Bible for Tyndale House Publishers. Glenn’s education was in philosophy and theology at Calvin College and Seminary. He lives in Palmer Lake, CO.
Paul Caminiti – Senior Director, Mobilization
Paul creates opportunities to advance our work through partnerships with like-minded organizations and churches.
He has been a cultural innovator for the Bible for over two decades. As the Bible Publisher at Zondervan and Vice President of Bible Engagement at Biblica, he helped launch The Bible in 90 Days, The Story, and Community Bible Experience. His interviews have appeared in: Newsweek, The New Yorker, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NBC News. Paul currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI.
Jim Steere – Senior Associate
Jim works closely with pastors, introducing them to Immerse and helping them effectively implement it within their congregations. He also assists in IFBR’s fundraising efforts.
Jim brings a background of experience in business and fundraising. In 2012 he joined the team at Biblica, then in 2017 transitioned to Tyndale House Publishers where he served in a collaborative role with IFBR to develop and launch Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. He has worked with denominational leaders and local church pastors across the country to reignite a passion for reading the Bible in community using Immerse. Jim attended Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He lives with his wife O’Ann in Orlando, Florida.
Board of Directors
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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.”
Jan Mortenson Stump
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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.”
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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: Theological Book Network, Jerusalem University College, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, and Twelve12: Hope. Scott currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI.