Alumni & Outreach
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Office of Advancement

773.896.2430

Rhonda Brown

Vice President for Advancement

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773.896.2431

Susan Cusick

Director of Marketing

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773.896.2435
Joining CTS in July of 2012, Susan manages marketing, publications and social media initiatives for CTS' Office of Advancement. She brings over 20 years development experience in program development, marketing, training and education, and volunteer management.

Susan began her career in consumer education and marketing for Michigan's largest credit union where her work was recognized nationally and awarded both the Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility, and the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action award. Susan was the Senior Director of Training and Education for the Michigan Credit Union League and Director of Development for CUNA & Affiliates. A regular presenter at credit union conferences, Susan's work focused on member recruitment, cooperative philosophy and providing access to financial services to under-served populations. She earned her bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and Consumer Economics at Michigan State University.

John Thomas

Senior Advisor to the President
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773.896.2432

John comes to CTS after nearly 35 years of Ministry within the United Church of Christ. He served first as a pastor of congregations in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, then as the national ecumenical officer of the UCC, and finally as its General Minister and President for ten years. John brings with him significant experience of the church in various settings and in ecumenical and global contexts. Each of his ministries has endeavored “to nurture a ‘catholic’ sense of the church’s life, so that wherever we find our primary place of belonging, we know that we are part of something bigger than this place, older than our memory, richer than our understanding, and with a reach of concern far beyond our own front door.” Equipping transformational leaders by helping to situate them in this broadened context is a primary task of theological education and a particular focus of John’s teaching.

 

Chad Schwickerath

Annual Fund and Alumni Manager
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Katharine Spencer

Advancement Administrative Assistant
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