Meet Our Founders
DR. TIM LANIAK
Dr. Tim Laniak (www.timlaniak.com) is co-founder of BibleJourney™, Inc. As the choreographer of our convergent media curriculum, he is also the Chief Content and Creative Officer. Tim enjoyed a strong Bible education at Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Jerusalem University College, Brandeis University and Harvard University. His passion for Scripture and missions has led to a fruitful teaching ministry in churches and schools around the world, as well as writing about the Bible in its cultural context (Shame and Honor in the Book of Esther, Shepherds After My Own Heart, While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks, Finding the Lost Images of God). As Annual Professor at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, Tim pioneered research on biblical shepherding and returned to the US to begin ShepherdLeader Ministries (www.shepherdleader.com). Now, after twenty years serving as professor, urban ministry coordinator and dean at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Dr. Tim is bringing his rich experience, wide-ranging scholarship and deep personal passion to the BibleJourney venture. This is the biggest project Tim and Maureen have undertaken, and one that brings together all of their varied interests and gifts.
Bryan Dolan is co-founder of BibleJourney™, Inc. As leader of the business side, he is also the Chief Operating Officer. Bryan graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Queens University with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Bryan is currently enrolled in the Masters Degree in Christian Thought track at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) and is a member of the GCTS-Charlotte Board of Advisors. Bryan brings over 40 years of business and leadership skills as an executive in the energy industry. He has also held numerous civic, church and other volunteer leadership positions. Bryan teaches the Bible in church and community settings and brings this passion to the launch of BibleJourney as we seek to engage the world in quality Bible education.
Joyce Dolan is Vice President, Corporate Support for BibleJourney, Inc. She is supporting a variety of business aspects for the launch of BibleJourney and leads the BibleJourney intercessory prayer team. Joyce graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Math. She taught both math and dance in high school settings, and she has managed and taught at dance studios. She has also directed and choreographed local theatre productions. Joyce has held numerous civic and church responsibilities. Joyce teaches the Bible in church and community settings and is the director of a dramatic presentation of the Living Last Supper. She is excited about the opportunity to bring God’s Word to the ends of the earth.
Maureen Laniak, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, is now serving as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for BibleJourney, Inc. She is a certified K-8 school teacher who is passionate about creating experiential learning environments. Together with Tim, Maureen has served the Church in Africa, Asia and Europe, co-directed the International Fellowship House in Boston, founded Life Long Learning Group, and co-founded North Carolina’s Union Academy Charter School – winner of a national character education award. Maureen is also founder of Truth ®, a company that offers biblically inspired personal care products for women. She enjoys books, travel, yoga, perusing ethnic food shops and cooking first century biblical meals for friends and family.