Bishop Lumanog is the first person of color to serve as President of the Alumni Association at Cornell College since its establishment in 1873 and helps lead in engagement with 17,000 graduates of the college around the world.
As part of his term as President of the Cornell College Alumni Association, Bishop Jack Lumanog also serves as an ex officio member of the Cornell College Board of Trustees. The Bishop is tasked with creating greater engagement with the 17,000 alumni as well as for current students as a Trustee member of the Student Experience Policy Committee.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Cornell College which formulates policies governing the operation of the College that are necessary to carry out the College’s mission—its educational programs, its financial affairs, the physical plant, and the quality of student life. The Bishop is a proud 1996 graduate of Cornell College, which was founded in 1853 in Mount Vernon, Iowa.
(Mount Vernon, Iowa) — At the October 2021 Homecoming meeting, Bishop Jack Lumanog was officially named as President of the Cornell College Alumni Association Board of Directors. As President, Bishop Lumanog will serve the 17,000 alumni of Cornell College and as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees.
The Bishop is a proud 1996 graduate of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa and is also the first person of color named to the position of President of the Alumni Association since its establishment in 1873.
Jack Lumanog is president-elect of the Cornell College Alumni Association Board of Directors and the first person of color named to this position since its establishment in 1873.
In April 2019, Jack was ordained a bishop in the Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. The diocese, headquartered in Atlanta, seeks “to raise up multicultural churches that are firmly rooted in the Anglican tradition and fully alive to the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Previously Jack was chief operating officer of the Anglican Church in North America, responsible for overseeing 1,050 congregations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He also served as corporate secretary and trustee of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund-US, the giving arm of the Anglican Church. The Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola is part of Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and is unrelated to the Anglican Church in North America.
Jack is a lieutenant colonel and volunteer chaplain in U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol. He has had a number of leadership roles here, including serving as special assistant to the national chief of chaplains. He was honored on separate occasions as chaplain of the year by the Kansas and Great Lakes regions of the organization.
He is a lifelong martial artist with a 4th degree master black belt and has won several titles in competitions sponsored by the North American Sport Karate Association.
He holds a master of divinity degree from St. Paul Theological Seminary and a doctorate in counseling and administration from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
A native of Hoboken, N.J., Jack majored in religion at Cornell, with minors in theater and communications, music, psychology, and education. He worked on KRNL and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “My religion degree shaped me into the theologian I am today,” Jack wrote. “Ebersole Student Health Clinic saved my life as I struggled with depression. The treatment I received there established a pattern of metal wellness I carry to this day.”