Robinson joins AMBS as Assistant Director of HR and Payroll

Published: February 22, 2023

ELKHART, Indiana (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) — Carla Robinson, MA, of Goshen, Indiana, began Feb. 6, 2023, as half-time Assistant Director of Human Resources (HR) and Payroll for Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana. 

Carla Robinson
Carla Robinson

In her new role, Robinson maintains the seminary’s payroll system, manages employee compensation and benefits administration, facilitates and coordinates hiring processes for open positions, and ensures that the seminary maintains compliance with HR regulations.

Robinson brings a wealth of prior HR and administrative experience to her new role. Between 2017 and 2023, she served in HR at Wabash National/Supreme in Goshen and at Godfrey Marine in Elkhart; and as a temporary employee in HR, finance and accounting for various agencies through Creative Financial Staffing in Elkhart County. Prior to that, she was a receptionist for Supreme Corporation in Goshen; Development Assistant for the Scholarship Foundation of St. Joseph County, Inc.; and Customer Service and Inside Sales Representative for Creative Dimensions in Nappanee, Indiana. 

Additionally, she has worked in arts administration, serving as Director of Marketing for Ramada Wagon Wheel Theatre (now Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts) in Warsaw, Indiana; General Manager for the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra in Elkhart and for Bridgework Theater in Goshen; and Marketing Manager for the South Bend (Indiana) Symphony Orchestra.

“Carla’s attention to detail, experience with payroll and benefits, and background with nonprofit organizations will serve her well in her new position,” said Deanna Risser, MBA, Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer. “I’m excited to have her take on this role at AMBS.”

Robinson earned a Master of Arts in Arts Management from the University of Akron (Ohio) and a Bachelor of Science in Arts Administration from Butler University in Indianapolis. She attends Goshen City Church of the Brethren, a congregation of the Northern Indiana District of the Church of the Brethren.

Located in Elkhart, Indiana, on ancestral land of the Potawatomi and Miami peoples, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is a learning community with an Anabaptist vision, offering theological education for learners both on campus and at a distance as well as a wide array of lifelong learning programs — all with the goal of educating followers of Jesus Christ to be leaders for God’s reconciling mission in the world.


—Annette Brill Bergstresser

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