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Board of Trustees

Voting Trustees

Reza Aslan

Professor, UC Riverside
M.F.A., M.T.S., Ph.D.

Cate Brady

Cate BradyConsultant, Business Startups

Studio Projects LLC

M.S., B.S.

Brian Clarke

Brian ClarkeManaging Partner, Kensington International

M.S., 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.

Eileen Gebbie

Forrest Harris

Forrest HarrisPresident, American Baptist College, Nashville, TN

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

Donald Hart

Don Hart

President, United Church Funds

M.A., B.S.

Richard Kirchherr

Pastor, First Congregational Church Western Springs, IL

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

John Linder

John Linder

William Lutz

William LutzVP, Goldman Sachs (Retired)

M.B.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.

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

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

Robb LappInvestor/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

Philip Blackwell