Our Faculty

EBI instructors agree to abide by the policy and position statements adopted by the Biblical Mennonite Alliance and have been evaluated using the BMA Ministerial Questionnaire. The Biblical Mennonite Alliance subscribes to the 1963 Mennonite Confession of Faith as its minimum doctrinal statement and has adopted several other position statements. 

Aaron Beery | Elnora, IN

Instructor/Dean of Students

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Keith Bucher | Elnora, IN

Instructor/Business Manager

Keith Bucher grew up in Lancaster county, PA and graduated from Terre Hill Mennonite High School. After high school, he moved to northern Indiana to serve with Gospel Echoes prison ministry. Keith currently resides in Elnora, IN with his wife and 9 children.  He has been involved in church ministry as an ordained Deacon for the last 15 years.  Keith has taught a few classes at EBI for the past eight years while serving at Business Manager for the Institute. He enjoys seeing young people develop a love for the scriptures and anchor their lives to the authority of the Word.

Clyde Byler | Mechanicsburg, OH


Instructor/Business Manager

Clyde Byler grew up in Blountstown, Florida, but has spent most of his life in central Ohio. He went to Rosedale Bible College and then graduated from Cedarville University in 1992. He taught for 7 years at a local Christian school and became a minister at United Bethel in 1997.  In 2001 he started a small cabinet shop, and in 2004 he had the privilege of starting to teach at Elnora Bible Institute. Clyde is now a pastor at Living Hope Mennonite Church in Urbana, Ohio.  He and his wife, Wanita, have six children, two daughters-in-law, and one grandson. 


Keith Bucher | Elnora, IN

Paul Emerson | Elnora, IN

Paul Emerson has served in Pastoral ministry for over forty years. A graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University with additional studies at Wheaton College, Covenant Theological Seminary, and American International College, he has many years of experience in Christian education instruction and administration at all levels. As an Anabaptist proselyte, he is a strong advocate of thoughtful conservative Anabaptism.