The faculty and staff at AMBEX are selected on the basis of their gift of teaching, life experience and spiritual maturity (1 Timothy 3).

They meet regional accreditation standards under NWCCU (Northwest Comission on Colleges and Universities). AMBEX associates are humble servants, committed and accountable to the Word of God and numerous overseers.

Staff members include a Director, Resident Assistant, host nation assistants, cleaning and maintenance personnel, and AMBEX Ambassadors. All share the same vision and pursuit for AMBEX.

Administrative Staff

Gerald T. Orr
AMBEX Director

  • AMBEX Director/Founder
  • AMBEX Lead Instructor
  • University of Wyoming, BS
  • University of Southern California, MSEd
  • The Master’s Seminary
Nicole Shirk
AMBEX Resident Director

Nicole comes to AMBEX by way of Columbia, SC. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she studied for her BA in German and her Master of Arts in Teaching. She’s spent 11 years in a high school classroom, sharing her love of the German language and culture with her students. When the opportunity presented itself, she jumped at the chance to join AMBEX and pursue her three greatest passions at once – God, Germany & quality community.

Dr. Richard McClary
Resident Assistant to the Executive Director

Richard has lived internationally for over twenty years. He has spent a large part of his career in corporate finance and banking information technology consulting in major financial centers in Europe and the USA including Frankfurt, Paris, London, and New York and has completed doctoral theological studies in Christian philosophy and apologetics. He works increasingly within the Regensburg academic and theological communities and supports the AMBEX Program in Regensburg, Germany through a range of activities.

Frau Ute Poysti and David Poysti (D.Min.)
Missionaries/Resident Assistants based in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany

Admissions Staff

AMBEX Ambassadors assist applicants in packing, planning and navigating the application and financial aid processes.

Reach out to any AMBEX Ambassador at any time during your application process:

Julie Dyer
AMBEX Ambassador
Cedarville University
Elise Johnson
AMBEX Ambassador
San Diego Christian University
David Bosworth
AMBEX Ambassador
Colorado Christian University
Dr. Brad Gundlach
AMBEX Ambassador
Trinity International University
Daniel King
AMBEX Ambassador
Corban University

“I am a Junior at Corban University studying Ministry with a focus on Student and Family Ministries.  Through AMBEX . . . . I was able to travel to 12 countries in just 3 short months. God opened up my eyes to many different things and helped me to grow stronger in him.”

Karla Lewis
AMBEX Ambassador
Corban University

“I am a criminal justice major with a forensic psychology minor. I did AMBEX spring of 2017 and I met a great group of people.  Throughout the semester we had a lot of inside jokes, a lot of memories made and we had a great time with each other.”

Caitlyn Fogg
AMBEX Ambassador
Cairn University