Welcome from our Chancellor
"On behalf our our entire staff, I welcome you to peruse these pages and learn about what God is doing at Ambassador International University."
Dr. Kris Bjorgen and wife, Jennifer, has been involved with the development of AIU since it's beginning in 2005. He has designed and helped construct many of the buildings on campus as well as assist in training many of the staff. He has also written or edited much of the curriculum on the bachelor's and master's level. Dr. Kris is the chancellor of the university.
Dr. Kris and Jennifer live in South Carolina most of the time, but travel to the campus 2 - 3 times per year to teach at the university as well as assist in the overall administration of the campus. He is in daily contact with the school administration.
"We are thrilled at what God has accomplished at AIU and look forward to the great things He will do in the future!"
Meet our Vice-Chancellor
Jim Gerhart serves at AIU with his wife, Christal. They have many years of experience serving the Lord in the pastorate in America and Togo, West Africa, as missionaries before arriving at AIU. God has blessed them with three children: James, Cassie, and Boaz. Cassie and Boaz currently serve with them in Zambia.
Additionally, Jim is the Director for Theological Education in Africa with ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism). He has earned two master's degrees, an M.Div. and a Th.M., and is currently working on his Ph.D.
Their ministry's focus is 2 Tim. 2:2 "and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also."
Meet our Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Sandwell Zgambo graduated from the first class at AIU in 2012. After graduation, Sandwell continued his education at Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, where he earned his Master of Divinity (M. Div.) in December, 2016. Upon completing his master’s degree, Sandwell returned to his alma mater to teach. Sandwell is currently working on his Doctorate in Divinity from South African Theological Seminary.
Sandwell has taught a variety of courses including Biblical Hebrew, Bible Geography, Bible Ethics, Christ and Culture, Cults and Marginal Groups, and Homiletics.
Sandwell serves not only as a lecturer, but as the Deputy Vice- Chancellor, the head of admissions, and serves as a community relations’ officer.
Sandwell married Abigail Tembo and has one child (Jaynah Hope).
Sandwell’s favorite verse is Roman5:8 “But God demonstrated His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” NKV
Meet Our Resident Teachers and Staff
Registrar - Lecturer
Dean of Students
Dean of Theology - Lecturer
Facilities and Construction Manager
Gift Shop - Tuck Shop Manager
Assistant to the Dean of Theology
Business Operations Manager
Assistant to the Registrar
Chifundo Rural Health Clinic Non-medical Manager
Medical in Charge of Chifundo Rural Health Clinic
Outreach Director CRHC
Office Manager CRHC
Admissions - Graduate Assistant
Distance Learning Supervisor
Interim Bursar - Clinic Finances
Distance Learning Administrative Assistant
Power and Water Engineer
Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor
Garden and Grounds Supervisor
Kitchen Supervisor - VOZ Coordinator
Hostess - Day Care Teacher