Presidential Cabinet Members

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Dr. Marty Harris
President and CEO

Dr. Marty Harris began his appointment as President and CEO of LABI College on September 8th, 2014. Along with his cabinet, he oversees all areas of campus operations, enrollment, academics, accreditation, budgets, and curriculum programming and planning. A recognized expert on mental health, assessment, diversity, and faith based issues, Dr. Harris serves as a consultant to several Federal agencies including the: U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice & others. Dr. Harris is a clinical fellow of the American Psychological Association and has served as a scholarship/fellowship reviewer for nearly twenty years; allocating millions to students seeking careers in psychology, neuroscience, gerontology and medicine. Dr. Harris has served as a tenured professor at Vanguard University & Bethany University and has taught and/or served as an adjunct faculty at Azusa Pacific University, Washington State University, Northwest University, Pepperdine University and UCI College of Medicine. Administratively, Dr. Harris has served in the roles of Chief Academic Officer, Diversity Officer, and Vice President/Acting President. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Dr. Harris has carried out research, developed academic partnerships, lectured and facilitated faculty exchanges with universities in Mexico. A published researcher, Dr. Harris serves (2009-present) on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture. A licensed and ordained minister for over a fifteen years, Dr. Harris holds a Bachelor’s degree, from UC Irvine and a masters and doctorate in clinical psychology from Washington State University. After completing a clinical internship at UCLA, Dr. Harris carried out postdoctoral work at Cornell University.

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Ruben Mora
Chief Financial Officer

Ruben Mora began his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of LABI College and Latin American Theological Seminary on July 7th, 2010. He oversees all financial operations including student accounts, budgets, accounts receivables and payable, scholarships, payroll, contract negotiations, studio/vendor collections and all spending. Additionally, he oversees the Human Resources department and has assisted in leading students on multiple mission trips overseas. His ministerial experience includes the appointment of District Youth Director as well as Christian Education Director for Southern Pacific District. He has worked in World Missions leading several mission trips to Central, South America and Europe. He has preached the Word of God in countless settings as well as organized Stadium-like crusades in multiple countries. Ruben has been a minister with the Assemblies of God since 1996 and became ordained in 2007. He left his Bachelors in Mathematics from Cal State Dominguez Hills in 1992 to pursue God’s calling at LABI. He earned a Diploma from LABI in 1995 and a Bachelor in Theology from Latin American Theological Seminary in 2006. He is a few units from completing a Masters of Theological Studies from Vanguard University of Southern California.

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Rebekah A Rossi
Dean of Students
Rev. Rebekah A. Rossi began her journey with LABI in Fall of 2014 as Missionary in Residence, focusing her efforts on the opening of the Writing Center. Rossi teaches various courses at LABI, such as Pentecostal Theology, Introduction to Missions, Christian Worldview, Comparative Religions, and General Epistles. Currently, she is the Dean of Students, overseeing the residence life on Campus. She has been a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God for eight years, graduated from Harvest School of Missions in Mozambique, and received her BA from Bethany University in Intercultural Communications, with a Minor in Biblical Languages in 2008. In 2013, she received her MDIV from Fuller Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Islamic Studies.
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Rodolfo Estrada III
Dean of Academic Affairs

Rudy Estrada holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vanguard University, two Master degrees from the Divinity School of Duke University, and is currently a PhD student in Biblical Studies at Regent University.

He served as the Academic Dean of LABI College from 2010-2015 and has joined again to serve as the Dean of Academic Affairs since July, 2016.  Although he has served for many years as a faculty member of LABI, he also teaches as an adjunct professor at Bethesda Christian University and Vanguard University.

He is a published writer on topics such as the Spirit in John in the Journal of Pentecostal Theology and Pentecostal Hermeneutics in Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He has also presented at academic conferences on the topic of ethnic tension in Judaism and charismatic issues in the New Testament.  His area of interest is in Johannine Pneumatology and the emerging issues of ethnicity and religious identity in New Testament Christianity.

His dissertation focus is on the ethnic and cultural issues of the Fourth Gospel, especially as it relates to the writers emerging pneumatology. Post–dissertation plans include writing on Spirit–Baptism within Acts with an interest in racial reconciliation and the construction of religious ethnic identity.He is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God since 2014, a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, and Society of Pentecostal Studies.Married to his wife Jessica Estrada for over 13 years, who together enjoy freelance photography, coffee, and camping.They resides in Ontario, California.

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Nehemias Romero
Chief of Staff

Nehemias Romero is the Chief of Staff for LABI College.  Over the years, Nehemias has faithfully served the institution in a number of capacities.  He has served as a faculty member, assistant business office manager, and assisted as a Human Resources Specialist, coordinating all efforts for our performance appraisal process. Nehemias has worked closely over the past year with the president on a number of key projects and initiatives. These include carrying out a study on tuition, fee, and room and board for all competitors and helping to make recommendations on price-points and contributed to a three year analysis and projections for costs.  He has also helped with the search and evaluation processes associated with our new Vice President of Academic Affairs position. Within his role he will work directly with the president on issues related to research, scholarship, grants, and accreditation matters. He will also serve in part as a public interface of the president’s office when working with external publics.  As we continue with our accreditation efforts and seek opportunity to offer financial aid through the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IV program, Nehemias will also help to establish our own institutional aid, scholarship, and work-study programs that will mirror the expectations of the federal government. We hope that with his solid financial background, creativity and passion for LABI he will make significant contributions to both these areas.  Nehemias is a recent graduate with a Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.

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