About the President

President Rev. Phil Greenwald began his tenure at Mid-America Christian University on June 1, 2022 and was officially installed as the institution’s 5th President during an Investiture Ceremony on October 10, 2022.

Since being selected by the MACU Board of Trustees in March 2022, President Greenwald has cast a vision with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community leaders by asking the question, “Wouldn’t it be great if?”

During his first two years as President, Greenwald has met with hundreds of people on campus and in the community to listen and learn, including welcoming students into the family’s home. In his first two years of presidency, Greenwald has led MACU to significant growth, including a 17% increase in enrollment.

Greenwald’s early initiatives include a new focus on alumni engagement, the completion of numerous facility updates, assessments of major departmental strategies, and pursuing new partnerships for education and ministry. 

President Greenwald actively engages with students in chapel and at athletic events and meets regularly with faculty and staff to build relationships and provide institutional support for their work. President Greenwald is fondly referred to as PG5 by students, a nickname that combines his initials and denotes him as the fifth President. His warmth and professionalism are marked by an entrepreneurial, generous, and growth-minded perspective.

For more than 25 years, President Greenwald served as a key executive, non-profit leader, pastor, and administrator. He came to MACU from St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, where he served as Executive Pastor of Administration and Chief Financial Officer.  He provided strategic leadership to the St. Luke’s Foundation, Meals on Wheels OKC, and the St. Luke’s Children’s Centers.

President Greenwald is a proud MACU alum (G’20), having received his MBA and serving on MACU’s School of Business Leadership Advisory Council. He received a bachelor’s degree from Messiah University (PA) and theological training from Perkins School of Theology (SMU) and Asbury Seminary (KY). As an ordained deacon in the Global Methodist Church, Greenwald previously served at churches in Tulsa and Duncan (OK). 

Greenwald has been married to his wife, Stephanie (known affectionately  by students as “Mama G”), for 24 years. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Kalli and Tori. PG5 enjoys golfing, traveling, reading, and spending time with family. The Greenwalds have two small dogs, Millie and Rue, and live in south Oklahoma City near the MACU campus.

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