President, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Rev. Jay Rundell was appointed president of MTSO in July of 2006. An ordained elder in the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, he also occasionally teaches homiletics classes on campus.
Rundell is a member of the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools and the National Association of Colleges and Universities of the United Methodist Church. He has served on the Commission on Theological Education of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, sits on the Board of Directors of Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators Inc., and is president of the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus.
A native of South Dakota, Rundell graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology. He is married to Dr. Kristen Rundell, a physician and medical educator. They are the parents of Maren Rundell, a student at Ohio State University.