Christian College Consortium President’s Office

CCC Brief Mission Statement

The mission of the Christian College Consortium (CCC) is to serve the cause of Christ in the world of higher education by encouraging and assisting members in the pursuit of their respective missions.

Welcome to the Christian College Consortium!


Welcome to the Christian College Consortium! Through mutual support among our leaders at each of the CCC schools, we advance the missions of each institution.   Our desire is to serve students holistically with quality, Christ-centered, liberal arts education. If you have any questions, please let us know.

-Dr. James H. (Jay) Barnes III, President of the CCC

Brief Bio

Jay and Barb Barnes have worked in Christian higher education for most of their adult lives. Their passion to see life trajectories elevated while being rooted in the person and work of Christ have motivated them for more than 45 years. After working at Black Forest Academy in Germany for four years, Jay was a Residence Director at Wheaton College while working on his doctorate at Loyola University Chicago. For 15 years they worked together at Messiah University – Jay as Vice President for Student Development and Barb as a nurse in the Health Center. From 1995-2020 they served at Bethel University – Jay as Provost (1995-2008) and President (2008-2020) and Barb as colleague in Print Services and the Academic Enrichment and Support Center prior to her role as spouse of the President.

Dr. James H. Barnes III, President of the CCC
B.S. Wheaton College M.A. University of Connecticut; Ed.D. Loyola University Chicago

Barbara Barnes, Assistant to the President
RN, West Suburban Hospital; B.S. Wheaton College
[email protected]  (651) 357-7505