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Meet the people guiding Elim

Our faculty & staff are what make Elim so special. They selflessly and sacrificially give above and beyond the call of duty to see students equipped to fulfill their individual callings in ministry.

Dr. Fred Antonelli


Dr. Fred Antonelli currently serves as President of Elim Bible Institute and College.

Prior to his role at the college, Dr. Antonelli served on the Board of Trustees as well as attended EBIC in the early 1970’s during the Charismatic and Jesus People Movements (the 4th and last Great Awakening) in the United States. Dr. Antonelli was a Senior Pastor for 23 years and hosted Rock Alive, a nationally syndicated Christian Rock show heard over both the CBN and SRN radio networks from 1992-1999. He also founded Life Counseling Center, Inc., with five offices on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware. Dr. Antonelli has a Bachelors Degree in Theology, a Masters in Clinical Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He is an author and writes for national Christian magazines.

He and his “high school sweetheart,” Debbie, live in Lima, NY and have three children and six grandchildren.

Dr. Danuta Case

Executive Vice President and Provost

Dr. Danuta Case is currently serving as the Executive Vice President and Provost overseeing all day-to-day college operations. As Provost, she provides oversight to the academic department ensuring that EBIC’s programs and curriculum are closely aligned with the institution’s mission and purpose. In addition, she leads the college in its effort to be in compliance with all accrediting, federal, and state educational standards and requirements. Prior to joining EBIC, she served in a leadership role at Warsaw Theological Seminary for 16 years, where she also started and chaired a student scholarship foundation. She has extensive teaching experience and chaired various departments and committees, including college assessment teams. Having an MS in Computer Science, she also functioned as a Program Manager, Computer and Database Designer, and Computer Consultant. Presently, she also continues to minister with her husband at Covenant Life Church in Henrietta.  

Board of Trustees

The mission of Elim has been protected and guided over the years through the men and women who have served as the Board of Trustees. As leaders of the school, they meet regularly and help decide where God has called the school to go. The students and faculty look to the board as men and women who have invested time and prayer into their position and are placed into an office of authority by God.

Each one of the board members has a unique relationship with the school, and it’s through this relationship that they’re able to bring wisdom and insight. All of the members are leaders of their own churches, ministries and businesses and are responsible for decision-making and direction there as well. They work in conjunction with Elim’s president and faculty in order to direct the students and staff after the heart of God.


Rev. Joseph Nettleton
(Chairman of the Board)
Pensacola, FL

Dr. Fred Antonelli
Lima, NY

Rev. Chris Ball
(Vice-Chairman of the Board)
Rush, NY

Rev. Chris Leidlein
(Treasurer of the Board)
Livonia, NY

Dr. Danuta Case
Henrietta, NY

Rev. Ronald Burgio
Clarence, NY

Rev. Joshua Finley
Bel Air, MD

Rev. Gregory Falco
Lima, NY

Mr. Robert Wallace
Red Creek, NY

Mr. Brian Johansson
Clinton, PA

Mr. Ben Hartzler
Belleville, PA

Mr. Donald Black
Pittsburgh, PA

Rev. Bernard Evans
(Special Counsel)
Utica, NY

Rev. David Spencer
(Special Counsel)
Glen Rock, PA