Vickie received her B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education from The King’s College, and her Master in Sport Science in Sport Management and her doctorate in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy. She has had a passion for teaching and has been in education since 1981 teaching and coaching at the K-12 level. She moved to the college level in the role of teaching and athletic administration and coaching in 1990.
Vickie joined the LBC staff in 1994 to begin the process of starting the Health & Physical Education program. During her time, she also developed the Sports Ministry/Management program. In 2005 She left to be home with her son. Having the passion to teach and the love for LBC she returned to be an adjunct faculty in 2009 and in 2016 rejoin the department full time.
Vickie and her husband have been blessed to build their family through adoption. Hunter joined the family at birth and DJ and Nicholas joined the family in 2014. Adoption has given us a true picture of what Christ has done for us. In her spare time, Vickie enjoys time with her family and friends, being outdoors, and enjoying a variety of recreation activities.
Vickie also has a passion for families affected by disability and has served as a volunteer and staff person for Joni and Friends ministry her in Lancaster. She feels this experience has made her a better teacher and helped broaden her view of God’s love and the uniqueness of each individual being created by God.
Other memorable experiences for Vickie have been her leadership roles in Church Sports Recreation Ministers, and serving as the first female President of the National Christian College Athletic association.
“Each day, we write another page in our story. Some pages are full of excitement and accomplishment, while other pages are full of failure and heartache. I pray to be attentive to the Lord’s leading as I travel this journey.” — Dr. Byler