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Staff Directory: Administrative Technology

Administrative Technology

Brian Amstutz Photo

Brian Amstutz
Director of Administrative Technology

Expertise:

  • Support, data management, and configuration of Asbury Seminary’s Student Information Systems (SIS) and related software systems
  • Data extraction and reporting

Education:

  • 1984 Bethel University (formerly Bethel College) | Mishawaka, Indiana B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics (Honors: Cum Laude)
  • 1984-1986 Asbury Theological Seminary | Wilmore, Kentucky (47 Hours graduate coursework in New Testament Biblical Literature)
  • 2007-2010 Asbury University | Wilmore, Kentucky (18 Hours Spanish coursework - Honors: Sigma Delta Pi (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society))

Currently the Director of Administrative Technology, Brian Amstutz has served in multiple roles in the many iterations of Asbury Seminary's technology departments for nearly 35 years. He assists staff in configuring and using the Seminary's data information systems, as well as extracting and formatting data for reporting and analysis. He and his talented staff of three help to keep the Seminary's information systems integrated and running as smoothly as possible.

Brian and his wife, Lisa, have been married since December 2016 and have a combined total of 8 children (6 adults, 2 teenagers), 4 children-in-law, 3 grandchildren, and an assortment of granddogs and grandcats! He enjoys watching TV and movies with his wife, reading (Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey, Dick Francis, Clive Cussler), and hiking.


Jason Griffin

Jason Griffin
Software Developer

Expertise:

  • C# development of desktop/web applications; system integration and automation
  • SQL Database Administration
  • Cyber Warfare and Counter Intelligence

Education:

  • University of Arizona and Cedar Valley College
  • Will be completing my BS at Asbury starting this Fall.

Jason is primarily responsible for creating applications to support the success of staff, faculty, and students.

He and his wife just celebrated their 15th anniversary. They live in Versailles with their three children (two boys and the youngest a girl). They have two dogs and love to watch movies and play Minecraft when they're not driving all over the state for one sporting event or another.

Bob Thimons

Bob Thimons
Software Developer

Expertise:

  • Server administration
  • Virtualization
  • Network routing and switching
  • System Automation

Education:

  • B.A. (Information Systems), Olivet Nazarene University, 2008

Bob Thimons is a Software Developer at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Outside the seminary, Bob's interests include cooking, growing chili peppers, and Japanese culture and language. He lives with his wife and son in close proximity to his parents to help with his father who has early onset Alzheimer's disease.


Paul Bebout

Paul Bebout
Administrative Technology Specialist

Expertise:

  • Microsoft Windows Server & Workstation Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Active Directory & Group Policy
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Google G Suite Administration

Education:

  • Ph.D. Candidate (New Testament Studies), London School of Theology
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2008
  • B.S., Wayland Baptist University, 1999
  • A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force, 1992

Paul Bebout is the Administrative Technology Specialist on the Administrative Technology team in the Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) department. He provides Tier 2 support to the seminary’s ERP system. He is involved in the administration of Active Directory and Google G Suite as well the server applications Alertus and Microsoft SCCM. He has over 15 years’ experience in various facets of Information Technology (IT).

Paul is retired military, having served in Air Force intelligence. He and his wife Josephine have been married for over 30 years and have four adult children. He is near completion of a Ph.D. with the intention of teaching Greek and New Testament at the undergraduate or graduate level.