City Vision University Staff and Leadership

City Vision Staff

Click on any photo to see their full resume on LinkedIn. See a full list of City Vision’s faculty here.

TechMission/City Vision Board

Click on any photo to see their full resume on LinkedIn.

Commissioner Jim Knaggs, TechMission Board President
Commissioner Knaggs recently retired as the Western Territory Commander of the Salvation Army where he oversaw a $3 billion budget. Jim is a former student with City Vision University and he is helping to develop our strategy for partnering with the Salvation Army and similar organizations. He earned his Masters of Professional Study in Urban Ministries from Alliance Theological Seminary, after completing studies at the Salvation Army College for Officer Training. He is currently living in New Jersey near his grandchildren and working as a consultant. 

Harriet Hodge-Henry

Harriet Hodge-Henry is the pastor of the Gathering Christian Fellowship in Boston. She previously served as the Director of Operations at TechMission. She also worked as a Senior Financial Assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also worked as a Production Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation. She received her B.S. in Operations Management and a Certificate from Boston University’s Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She currently spends much of her time homeschooling her grandchildren.

Dr. Amanda Forbes
Dr. Amanda Forbes is the Executive Director of Trinity Education Global, which has the vision of “every church a college.” Trinity operates church-based education programs serving the poor in Nairobi, Kenya. She has developed curricula for a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project and the Women Leaders of Tomorrow program in Pakistan and has served as an Associate Editor with Reconsidering Development. She also helped to found a grant-funded interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Minnesota. She graduated from the nation’s top graduate school of education, Vanderbilt University (M.Ed.), as well as Pepperdine University (B.A.) and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration with a specialization in Comparative and International Development Education).

Dr. Jay Gary
Dr. Jay Gary is the former Graduate Program Director in School of Business of LeTourneau University. He previously served as the Program Director of a Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight at Regent University. He also previously served as the Alliances Manager for the Laussanne Movement. He also served as the National Director for the Institute of International Studies, where he managed a 10-person team to develop the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course, which has become the most widely used course in training Christians about global missions.

Dr. Brad Smith
Dr. Brad Smith is the President of Bakke Graduate University, which is focused on developed global, urban, transformational leaders. He previously served as the President of Leadership Network, which was founded by Bob Buford. He previously served as the Director of New Programs for the Center of Christian Leadership in Dallas Seminary. He received a Bachelor of Business Management from Texas A&M, Masters of Theology for Dallas Theological Seminary, Doctorate from Bakke University.

Dr. Walker Tzeng

Dr. Walker Tzeng is the Executive Director of the World Evangelical Theological Institute Association (WETIA), Senior Pastor of Gratia Community Church, and Chief Operating Officer/Chaplain of Olivet University. He has also served on the board or leadership teams of numerous organizations including the Association for Biblical Higher Education, World Evangelical Alliance, and National Association of Evangelicals. He has an extensive background in accreditation, including leading an institution to initial accreditation, and education technology, including the creation an integrated LMS/SIS platform EdBrite. He received his B.S. in Cybernetics from UCLA and his M.Div. and D.Min from Olivet University.