Mark Broomell (MA, MA) was born in California, and in his teen years moved to Texas with his family. He attended Baylor University, and afterwards Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois), where he earned an M.A. in Old Testament and Semitic Languages. He moved back to California to attend UCLA, where he earned an M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies. In addition to Hebrew, he has studied Ugaritic and Akkadian, and has made three trips to Israel to work on different archaeological sites. After graduating from UCLA, Mark and his wife Sarah, and their two children, left Los Angeles and settled in Virginia, where they have built a new life of homesteading, homeschooling, and a running a home improvement business. These days they’re still homesteading, as well as enjoying their five grandchildren. From his days at Trinity Mark has been teaching Hebrew to others, and he’s looking to find a few more eager students.
Jeff Graf (MDiv) grew up in California where he met his wife Sue in high school. They have been married for 47 years and have two sons and three grandsons. Jeff worked in the telecommunications field for 25 years, during which time he started his own training and course development consulting practice. In his fifties Jeff and his wife went to seminary with the purpose of teaching on the mission field. After earning a Master of Divinity in 2003 from Capital Bible Seminary, they spent six years teaching at the Christian Leaders’ Training College which is in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. At the college he taught a wide spectrum of courses including theology, church history, Bible interpretation, and church leadership. In his last year he served as Dean of Theology and Biblical Studies. Upon returning to the United States, he and his wife acted as missionaries in residence and adjunct faculty at Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary. Jeff enjoys being a backpacker, a beekeeper, and a baseball fan. He has a love of languages including German and Melanesian Pidgeon. He has the goal of being able to sight-read the entire Greek New Testament (he's finished 18 books, so far). Jeff and Sue currently attend Blacksburg Christian Fellowship where he teaches in the adult Sunday school program.
Sandy Young (ThM) is a Texan by birth and (mostly) a Virginian by upbringing. He came to faith in Christ during his sophomore year at Virginia Tech, where God used the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) in his conversion and spiritual growth. After graduation he directed a non-denominational youth ministry for several years in northern Virginia, and then attended Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating with a Th.M. in 1986, with focus on Systematic Theology. He and his family returned to Virginia, where he served as pastor of an independent church in the town of Culpeper for 14 years. In 2001 they moved to Blacksburg to serve in pastoral ministry at Blacksburg Christian Fellowship until his retirement in 2019. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. He and his wife, Jan Lu, have been married forty-seven years and they have four children and six grandchildren.