With world-renowned teachers and alumni, CTS is the global leader in transformational religious studies. We offer several Masters and Doctoral degrees, including Masters in Divinity, Sacred Theology and Religious Leadership.

Board of Trustees


Voting Trustees


Reza Aslan

Reza AslanProfessor, UC Riverside
Ph.D., M.F.A., M.T.S.


Traci Blackmon

Traci BlackmonPastor, Christ the King United Church of Christ
M.Div., B.S.

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.

William Evers

Evers-WilliamSenior Director-Retired, Harley-Davidson Motor Company
M.B.A, B.A.

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

Eileen-GebbieSenior Pastor
Claremont UCC
M.Div., M.A., B.A.

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

Richard KirchherrPastor, First Congregational Church Western Springs, IL
D.Min., M.Div., B.S.

John Linder

John LinderSenior Rabbi, Temple Solel
M.H.L., B.A.

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.

Norman Williams

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

Starsky Williams

Starsky WilsonPresident & CEO, Deaconess Foundation
M.Div., B.A.

Carol Wroble

Carol WrobleHuman Resources Management & Consulting Services, Trans Union Corporation (Retired)
M.S., B.S.


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.

Richard Harter

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

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)

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