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Meet Thomas L. Kiedis, Ph.D., D.Min.

LBC’s Sixth President

Dr. Thomas (Tommy) L. Kiedis was named LBC | Capital’s sixth president on February 1, 2020, after 10 years of service as the Senior Pastor at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, Florida. Kiedis started at Spanish River Church in 2007 as director of leadership development, served in a dual role for two years and became senior pastor in 2009. Prior to Spanish River Church, Kiedis served as Dean of the Chapel and Assistant Professor of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Kiedis earned his B.S. from Crichton College, M.A.R.E. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary and Ph.D. in Leadership from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

Prior to serving as president of LBC | Capital, Kiedis served as an adjunct professor at Capital Seminary & Graduate School, teaching leadership and leadership development at both the Boca Raton and Washington, D.C., locations. He loves to help leaders maximize and multiply their lives and leadership. He and his wife, Shannan, have been married since 1980 and have six adult children (all married) and over 20 grandchildren. They enjoy reading, family time and traveling, and Shannan graciously puts up with his love of hot rods.

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Meet the President’s Leadership Team

Lee DeRemer, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
Tricia Wilson, M.S.
Matt Mason, B.S.
Vice President of Finance
Rev. Zachary Ritvalsky, M.A.
Vice President of Institutional Alignment
Scott Keating
Vice President of Advancement
Dr. Harold “Beau” Walker, Ph.D.
Vice President of Global Education
Peter Beers, M.S.S.
Vice President of Traditional Undergraduate Education
Judy Heckaman, B.S.
Assistant to the President

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