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 has been in the ministry for about twenty-five years with his wife, Christal. He and Christal served the Lord as missionaries in Togo, West Africa for six years with ABWE.
Jim serves the Lord wearing two hats. Not only is he the Vice-Chancellor of AIU, but he also is the Director for Theological Education in all of Africa associated with ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism). Jim earned two masters degrees, an M.Div. and a Th.M.. and has worked on his PhD.
God has blessed their family with three children. Their oldest, James, is the family’s musician. He lives outside of Tampa, FL where he serves part-time at Idlewild Baptist Church leading worship as well as at Word of Life. Their daughter, Cassie, is passionate about serving the Lord in Africa. She loves to work with orphans and enjoys hanging out with her African friends. She is the family artist and enjoys drawing and painting. Cassie is currently enrolled at AIU in the distance learning bachelor's program. Their youngest, Boaz loves playing sports, working with his hands, and riding his motor cycles all over campus and beyond.
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 - Lecturer
Chifundo Rural Health Clinic Non-medical Manager
Office Manager CRHC
Admissions - Graduate Assistant
Power and Water Engineer
Kitchen Supervisor - VOZ Coordinator
Jim Gerhart Family
Accounting - Bookkeeping
Gift Shop - Tuck Shop Manager
Outreach Director CRHC
Reception - Book Keeping Assistant
Distance Learning Supervisor
Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor
Hostess - Day Care Teacher
Facilities and Construction Manager
Dean of Theology - Lecturer
Facilities Maintenance Construction Manager
Medical in Charge of Chifundo Rural Health Clinic
Interim Bursar - Clinic Finances
Distance Learning Administrative Assistant
Garden and Grounds Supervisor
Business Operations Manager