Board of Trustees

Emeritus Board Chairs

Margaret Nalbandian - founder of Kepler College

Joanne Wickenburg - brought us through our first authorization
Nico March, Jr. - helped with development during the academic phase
Robert Hand - guided the board through the transition from academic to general astrological courses

The Kepler College Board of Trustees helps guide the college in its development, strategic planning and financial soundness. Board members have a passion for both astrology and the promotion of excellence in astrological education.



Arens Christine6Christine Arens is certified as both a Professional and Teaching astrologer through the AFA, and holds a Level-III certification through NCGR. She has over 40 years of experience in astrology and has been actively consulting and teaching since the early 1990s. She has served as the President of the Chicago-based Friends of Astrology since 1993, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of both the AFA and Kepler College.

Christine is well known for her expertise in interpreting eclipses. You can find an excellent article by her on the attacks in Brussells in 2015.



brennan chris 2017 100pxChris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado. He has a degree from Kepler College, where his studies focused on cross-cultural comparisons between the astrological traditions.

Chris is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, former Research Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research, and was on the Kepler College board of trustees for several years. He specializes in the Greco-Roman tradition of astrology known as Hellenistic astrology, and recently published his first book on the subject, titled Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune. For more information see 





Miller, KennethInstructor Kenneth Miller, BA in Anthropology, Psychology, and Religious Studies from University of Colorado: Boulder; MA in Eastern and Western Traditions: The History, Philosophy and Transmission of Astrology from Kepler College; American College of Vedic Astrology: Level II certification; Council of Vedic Astrology: Jyotish Kovid certification. Kenneth is currently on the Board of Trustees of Kepler College. He loves astrology and is eager to serve the Jyotir Vidya (Goddess/Knowledge of Astrology).

After years of having his newspaper horoscope read to him by his mom, Kenneth D. Miller made the shocking discovery that all the planets were involved in astrological judgments. At age 13 he taught himself how to cast a chart by hand. This began a lifelong interest in astrology and astrological traditions. He remained an amateur western astrologer studying with various teachers until the mid-1990s, when he was exposed to Indian (Vedic) astrology, and after a few years decided to make a mid-life career switch to become a professional astrologer.

Kenneth transitioned from amateur to professional astrologer in 2005. Since then he has been active seeing clients, researching, and recently received his Master’s degree in the history of astrology. In addition to receiving American College of Vedic Astrology’s Level II and the Council of Vedic Astrology’s certificate of Jyotish Kovid , Kenneth has also studied in India where he earned the title of Fellow of the Institute of Vedic Astrology (FIVA) and was awarded the title Jyotish Medha Shri by the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences. He is a lifetime member of the Council of Vedic Astrology, NCGR, and AFAN, and maintains membership in ISAR and the AFA. He loves astrology and is eager to serve the Jyotir Vidya (Goddess/Knowledge of Astrology).

In addition to Indian astrology, Kenneth has studied Modern western astrology with Helena Elizabeth Ruhnau, Hellenistic astrology with Demetra George and Robert Schmidt, Medieval astrology with Robert Zoller, and Renaissance astrology with Lee Lehman. He is one of the few professional astrologers with a working knowledge of all of these traditions.




Board of Trustees

Christine Arens, Chair
Chris Brennan, Vice Chair
Maria Mateus, Secretary
Kenneth Miller, Treasurer
Tamira McGillivray
Laura Michetti
Bruce Scofield

The individuals involved with Kepler College are a varied group, from administration to volunteers. We live throughout the United States and around the world. Some have over 40 years experience practicing astrology and others are relative newcomers. We all care about promoting quality education and professionalism.

Kepler College Articles of Incorporation
Kepler College Bylaws

Kepler College also gives a very special thanks to our donors, without whom Kepler College would never have opened.