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Board of Trustees

 

Voting Trustees

 

Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan
Professor, University of California, Riverside
PhD., MFA., MTS

 

Traci Blackmon

Traci Blackmon
Executive Minister of Justice & Witness Ministries of The United Church of Christ, Washington D.C.
Senior Pastor, Christ the King United Church of Christ, Florissant, MO.
MDiv., BS

Brian Clarke

Brian Clarke
Managing Partner, Kensington International, Oak Brook, IL
MS, BS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yolanda Daniel

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Vice President of Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL
MBA, BS

 

William Evers

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Senior Director, Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Retired)
MBA, BA

Sharon Watson Fluker

Sharon Fluker
Consultant, Center for Public Leadership, Kennedy School of
Government and Senior Adviser, Salzburg Global Seminar (Mellon Fellow Community Initiative), Cambridge, MA
PhD, MS, BS

Eileen Gebbie

Eileen-Gebbie
Senior Minister
Ames United Church of Christ, Ames, IA
MDiv, MA, BA

Forrest Harris

Forrest HarrisPresident, American Baptist College, Nashville, TN
DMin., MDiv., ThB, BA

Donald Hart

Don Hart President, United Church Funds, New York, NY
MA, BS

Richard Kirchherr

Richard KirchherrSenior Minister, First Congregational Church Western Springs, IL
DMin., MDiv., BS

William Lutz

William LutzVice President, Goldman Sachs (Retired)
MBA, BA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janet MacLean

ACPE Supervisor, Director of Clinical Pastoral Education
Advocate Health Care
MDiv., MS, MA, BA

 

Jorge Montes

Jorge MontesPrincipal, Montes and Associates, Chicago, IL
JD, BA

David Mook

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Pattee

Senior Pastor, The Congregational United Church of Christ, St, Charles, IL
MDiv., BA

 

Timothy Rhodes

Timothy RhodesInterim Pastor, St. John's United Church of Christ, Mokena, IL
MDiv., BA,

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory Rose

GregoryRose 
Consultant 
BA 

 

Carole Segal

Carole SegalCo-Founder, Crate and Barrel
Founder and Former CEO, Foodstuffs
BA

 

Carol A. Stram

Carol WrobleHuman Resources Management & Consulting Services, Trans Union Corporation (Retired)
MS, BS

 

Felix Villanueva

Felix VillanuevaUCC Conference Minister, Southern California/Nevada
MA, MDiv., BS

Michael Walrond

Michael WalrondSenior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church, Harlem, NY
MDiv., BA

Norman Williams (Chair)

Norman WilliamsChair of the Board and CEO, Illinois-Service Federal Savings and Loan (Retired); Owner, Unity Funeral Parlors
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Starsky Wilson

Starsky WilsonPresident & CEO, Deaconess Foundation, St. Louis, MO
MDiv., BA

 

 

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 

Donald C. Clark, Jr.

Don Clark 1Former Chair; Acting President and General Counsel, Chicago Theological Seminary
DLitt, JD, BA

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.

Richard Harter

Richard HarterBingham, Dana & Gould - Boston Massachusetts (Retired)
J.D., B.A.

John P. Keller

 

William J. Kosvik

 

Robinson G. Lapp

Robb LappSecular (Social Change) Minister - UCC, Retired
B.D., B.A.

In Shik Lee

In Shik LeeOrient Mission Culture Institute
Th.M., Th.B.

 

Donald Minnick

 

Howard C. Morgan

Howard MorganSenior Vice President, (Retired)
B.A.

Craig Mousin

Howard MorganDePaul University Ombudsperson, Office of Mission and Values
M.Div., J.D., B.A.

 

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