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Board of Trustees


Voting Trustees

Cate Brady

Consultant, Business Startups

Studio Projects LLC

M.S., B.S.

Brian Clarke

Brian ClarkeManaging Partner, Kensington International

M.S., B.S.

Verlee Copeland

Verlee CopelandPastor, First Parish Congregational Church, York, ME

D.Min., M.Div., A.B.D., M.A., B.S.

Lillian Daniel

Lillian DanielPastor, First Congregational Church, Glen Ellyn, IL

D.Min., M.Div., A.B.

Sharon Watson Fluker

Sharon FlukerConsultant, Center for Public Leadership, Kennedy School of

Government and Senior Adviser, Salzburg Global Seminar (Mellon Fellow Community Initiative)

Ph.D., M.S., B.S.

Forrest Harris

Forrest HarrisPresident, American Baptist College, Nashville, TN

D.Min., M.Div., Th.B., B.A.

Donald Hart

President, United Church Funds

M.A., B.S.

Richard Harter

Richard HarterAttorney, retired, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Boston

J.D., B.A.

Richard Kirchherr

Pastor, First Congregational Church Western Springs, IL

D.Min., M.Div., B.S.

William Lutz

William LutzVP, Goldman Sachs (Retired)

M.B.A., B.A.

Debi Chess Mabie

Debi Chess MabieDirector of Development, The Loft Cinema, Phoenix

M.A., B.A.

Susan MacLean

Susan MacLeanPartner, Zulkie Partners LLC, Chicago

J.D., B.S.

Jorge Montes

Jorge MontesMontes and Associates, Chicago

J.D., B.A.

David Mook

David MookChief Private Banking Officer, U.S. Bank Wealth Management Group

M.B.A., B.S.B.A.

Sally Olson

Sally OlsonChief Diversity Officer Sidley Austin LLP

J.D., B.A.

Richard Peterson

Richard PetersonCounsel, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

J.D., M.H.A., B.A.

Timothy Rhodes

Timothy RhodesPresident/CEO, Consecra Housing Network

M.Div., B.A.,

Mary Ann Rood

Mary Ann RoodConsultant, Communication Strategies


Carole Segal

Carole SegalFounder, Crate and Barrel



Felix Villanueva

Felix VillanuevaUCC Conference Minister, Southern California/Nevada

M.A., M.Div., B.S.

Michael Walrond

Michael WalrondPastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church, Harlem

M.Div., B.A.

Charles Wildman

Charles WildmanUCC Conference Minister (Retired)

M.Div., B.A.

Norman Williams

Norman WilliamsChair of the Board and CEO, Illinois-Service Federal Savings and Loan; Owner, Unity Funeral Parlors



Life Trustees

Thomas D. Allen

Thomas D. Allen

Donald L. Beal

Donald L. BealPresident & Owner, Arrow Lumber, Co.

M.B.A., M.B.A., B.S.

Nancy Bodeen

Nancy Bodeen

David A. Bucshel

Shepherd Bueschel & Provus, Inc. (Retired)

M.B.A., B.S.

Iva E. Carruthers

Iva CarruthersSamuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.

M.T.S., Ph.D., M.A., B.A.

Sterling Cary


Thomas Fulton

Thomas Fulton

Bryan G. Fulwider

Bryan FuldwiderPresident & CEO, Building US

M.Div., B.A.

Robert Grossman

Legal Counsel to Gardner, Carton & Douglas (Retired)

LL.B., A.B.

John P. Keller


William J. Kosvik


Robinson G. Lapp

Investor/Manager, Retired

B.D., B.A.

In Shik Lee

In Shik LeeOrient Mission Culture Institute

Th.M., Th.B.

Josephne (Jo) Means


Donald Minnick


Howard C. Morgan

Howard MorganSenior Vice President, (Retired)

Roy Robertson

Private Practice of Dentistry

D.D., B.A., B.S.

David C. Seidman


Thelma J. Smith


Theoldore R. Tetzlaff



Honorary Trustees

Philip Blackwell