Prof. Anne Anderson, C.S.J Board Chair, In Trust Center
Board Chair, St. Joseph's Health System, Diocese of Hamilton Ontario
Prof. Anne Anderson, C.S.J Board Chair, In Trust Center
Board Chair, St. Joseph's Health System, Diocese of Hamilton Ontario

Anne Anderson served as dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College from 2001-8 and then served as president and vice-chancellor from 2008-15. She served ATS as a member of the Commission on Accrediting from 2004-10 and chaired the Commission from 2008-10. A Roman Catholic, she is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. She currently serves as chair of the board of directors of St. Joseph’s Health System of the Diocese of Hamilton. She continues to represent St. Michael’s on the curriculum committee of the board of the Bat Kol Institute in Jerusalem. She also continues to teach in the Faculty of Theology.

The Rev. Dr. Marsha Foster Boyd President Emerita, Ecumenical Theological Seminary
The Rev. Dr. Marsha Foster Boyd President Emerita, Ecumenical Theological Seminary

Marsha Foster Boyd was named president emerita of Ecumenical Theological Seminary in 2013 after seven years of distinguished leadership. Previously she was director of accreditation and leadership education at the Association of Theological Schools, associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at United Theological Seminary in Ohio, and academic dean at Payne Theological Seminary. In each of these positions, Boyd was the first African American woman to serve.

Boyd is a retired minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is the founder of Catalyst Connections Global LLC, a consulting firm specializing in leadership development, training, and coaching. She is also chair of the board of the Marcus Foster Education Institute named for her father, founded in 1974.

A graduate of Tufts University, the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Boyd was awarded an honorary doctorate by Payne Theological Seminary in recognition of her career in theological education.

Mr. René EspinosaVice President of Administration and Finance, Oblate School of Theology
Mr. René EspinosaVice President of Administration and Finance, Oblate School of Theology

René Espinosa has been a member of the administrative team at Oblate School of Theology since 2005. He was vice president of finance for 13 years before being named vice president of administration and finance in 2019. In his current role, he oversees finance, accounting, human resources, information systems, and plant operations.

Espinosa is a certified public accountant with more than 26 years of experience in public accounting, manufacturing, and nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the board of commissioners of the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and participates in at least one accreditation visit per year. Recently he was a member of the ATS task force responsible for the redevelopment of the Standards of Accreditation.

Espinosa is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICIPA), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).

The Rev. Dr. Doris García Rivera Interim Director, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA)
The Rev. Dr. Doris García Rivera Interim Director, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA)

In 2019, Doris García Rivera, Ph.D., was named interim director of Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (Bautistas por la Paz), a network of peacemakers in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States, which supports national and international peacemaking initiatives.

Born in Puerto Rico, she spent 23 years as an American Baptist missionary in Costa Rica and Mexico. From 2014 until 2019, she was the first female president of the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, where she oversaw multiple relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which required collaboration with relief organizations, partner denominations, seminaries, and volunteers.

García Rivera is a frequent conference speaker, teacher, and workshop leader throughout the United States and Central America. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in microbiology. She also earned a master’s degree in cross-cultural evangelism from Andover Newton Theological School and a doctorate in biblical studies from Boston University.

Rev. Dr. Charisse L. Gillett President, Lexington Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Charisse L. Gillett President, Lexington Theological Seminary

Dr. Gillett was named president of Lexington Theological Seminary in 2011. She is the first African-American and woman to hold this position in the 154-year history of the seminary. She has held leadership positions at Transylvania University, Midway College, Robert Morris College and the University of Northern Iowa. 

Dr. Gillett served as the moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada 2003-2005. In this capacity, she presided over the work of the general board and administrative committee and presided at the 2005 General Assembly in Portland, OR. She has served on numerous boards and committees including the National Convocation Board, the Historical Society Board of the Christian Church, the Foster Parent Association of Fayette County, the African-American Clergy Leadership Development Committee of the National Convocation, and Transylvania University's Presidential Taskforce on Diversity. In 2008, she received the Diversity Award from the Faculty for outstanding contributions to the faculty on diversity issues. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the In Trust Center and is the Chairperson for the organization's Finance Committee. She was recently elected to serve as a Director of the Association of Theological Schools Board of Directors.

Dr. Gillett holds a doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University and undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Northern Iowa. She completed a continuing education program Foundations of Christian Leadership with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership. In 2019 she received a $15,000 Reflective Leadership grant from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity to reflect upon ways to lead Lexington Theological Seminary from crisis to stability. Under her leadership in 2018 the seminary received a $1,000,000 Thriving in Ministry grant and in 2019 the seminary received a $1,000,000 Thriving Congregations grant both from the Lilly Endowment Inc., to implement programs to sustain pastors in ministry and strengthen congregations. She is commissioned by the Christian Church in Kentucky and serves as an associate minister at East Second Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Ms. Kathryn Glover Governance Consultant and Certified Human Resources Professional
Ms. Kathryn Glover Governance Consultant and Certified Human Resources Professional

Kathryn Glover is a certified senior human resources professional. Currently a consultant in governance, leadership, and organizational development, Glover also serves on the Episcopal Church’s national Task Force to Develop Churchwide Family Leave Policies. In her previous role as Vice President for Administration and Institutional Effectiveness and Secretary of the Corporation at Virginia Theological Seminary, she oversaw multiple departments including human resources, communications, hospitality, and the seminary’s early learning center.

Glover is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and George Mason University, where she earned a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management. She is a certified senior professional by the Society for Human Resources Management, is certified in organization consulting and change leadership from Georgetown University, and is co-author of the book Community Rules.

Ms. Amy L. Kardash President, In Trust Center for Theological Schools
Ms. Amy L. Kardash President, In Trust Center for Theological Schools

Amy Kardash has been the president of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools since 2017, serving as director of programs for eight years prior.

She oversees and directs all the In Trust Center’s work in resourcing over 230 seminaries, theological schools, and affiliate organizations. In 2012 she helped launch Resource Consulting, offering a new way of connecting leaders in theological education with resources they need to make transformative changes at their institutions.

In addition to Resource Consulting, she oversees the organization’s work in In Trust magazine and in building learning communities via focused initiatives and through the In Trust Center’s popular webinar series, which she initiated in 2011.

Before joining the In Trust Center, Amy Kardash enjoyed a ten-year career in corporate banking and marketing at PNC Bank and Wilmington Trust Company. She holds both a B.S. in marketing and management and an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware.

The Rev. Dr. Duane K. Kelderman Ministry Consultant, Christian Reformed Church
The Rev. Dr. Duane K. Kelderman Ministry Consultant, Christian Reformed Church

A graduate of Calvin College, Calvin Theological Seminary, and Denver Seminary, Kelderman was a Christian Reformed pastor for 24 years and the vice president for administration at Calvin Seminary for 10 years where he also taught preaching and congregational leadership. Kelderman currently serves as Senior Consultant for the Strengthening Preaching Initiative at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Ms. Debra Dunn Kellar Treasurer, In Trust Center
Vice President of Finance and Campus Operations, Denver Seminary
Ms. Debra Dunn Kellar Treasurer, In Trust Center
Vice President of Finance and Campus Operations, Denver Seminary

Debra Kellar (Debbie) was appointed vice president of Finance in 2011. She also served Denver Seminary previously as associate vice president of Finance from 2006 to 2011 and director of finance from 2000 to 2006. In her current position, Kellar oversees finance; accounting; risk management, safety, and compliance; information technology; housing and auxiliary services; human resources; and facilities.

In 1996 Kellar earned an M.B.A. from the University of Kansas with emphasis in process reengineering and total quality management. She earned a B.A. in accounting from New Mexico State University in 1990. A certified public accountant, she has many years of business experience in nonprofits and corporations.

Kellar serves on the board of the local chapter of the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) and is a member and former board member of the Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC). She is also a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), and the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. Kellar and her husband, Scott, have two sons.

The Rev. Dr. Byron Klaus Vice Chair, In Trust Center
Vice President, ChildHope
The Rev. Dr. Byron Klaus Vice Chair, In Trust Center
Vice President, ChildHope

Byron Klaus served as president of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri from 1999-2015. He previously served for 20 years on the faculty and in the administration of Vanguard University of Southern California.

Klaus presently serves as Vice President of ChildHope, a child development ministry engaging more than 100,000 children at risk in the Caribbean and Latin America. He also serves as a consultant for educational and ministry leaders globally.  His articles and books have been published by Baker Books, Crossway Books, Logion Press, Moody Press, Regal Books, Regnum Books and Routledge Publishers. He is an ordained Assemblies of God minister.

The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Kuan President, Claremont School of Theology
The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Kuan President, Claremont School of Theology

Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan has served as president of Claremont School of Theology since 2013. Previously he was dean of Drew Theological School and served on the faculty of the Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union. He is a graduate of Trinity Theological College in Singapore, Southern Methodist University, and Emory University.

An ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, Kuan has served as vice president and chair of the denomination’s Division of Higher Education, as a member of its University Senate, and as chair of its Commission on Theological Education. Additionally, he has served as chair of the board of trustees of the Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia. He was previously chair of the Member Council of the Hispanic Theological Initiative.

Ms. Patricia Maloney Principal Engineer, Vice Director,
The Aerospace Corporation
Ms. Patricia Maloney Principal Engineer, Vice Director,
The Aerospace Corporation

Patricia Maloney is a senior technical and programmatic executive with 30 years' experience in aerospace, defense, and energy. A Roman Catholic laywoman, she previously served on the board of Washington Theological Union and chaired the board of Louisville High School, the Catholic school in Woodland Hills, California, from which she graduated.

In 2017, Maloney was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from California State University, Northridge, for her contributions to aerospace and engineering. She also earned an M.B.A. at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Msgr. Jeremiah McCarthy Professor of Theology, Oblate School of Theology
Msgr. Jeremiah McCarthy Professor of Theology, Oblate School of Theology

Msgr. Jeremiah McCarthy served from 2009-2010 as Professor of Moral Theology at St. Patrick's Seminary and University, Menlo Park CA. He assumed duties as Executive Director of the Seminary Department for the National Catholic Educational Association from 2010-2014. Prior to his current position as Professor of Moral Theology at Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio TX, he served as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Tucson, AZ, 2014-2019.

The Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III President, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
The Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III President, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

A graduate of Fisk University, Harvard Divinity School, and Duke University, Alton Pollard III is president of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dean of the Howard University School of Divinity from 2007 to 2017, he previously served in academic positions at St. Olaf College, Wake Forest University, and Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Pollard is a past chair of the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. He is co-editor of The Black Church Studies Reader and author of Mysticism and Social Change.

Dr. Luis R. Rivera Secretary, In Trust Center
Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Dr. Luis R. Rivera Secretary, In Trust Center
Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Luis R. Rivera has worked in theological education since 1986, first on the faculty of the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and then at McCormick Theological Seminary and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Prior to his teaching career, Rivera served as a Baptist lay minister in Puerto Rico. He has been a member of the United Methodist Church since 2004.

A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, and Harvard Divinity School, Rivera chairs the Member Council of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. He is a former board member of the Hispanic Summer Program and a former member of the national advisory committee for the Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism at the University of San Diego.

Dr. Karen L. Sawyer Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Arcadia University
Dr. Karen L. Sawyer Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Arcadia University

Karen L. Sawyer, DPT, has been a member of the physical therapy faculty at Arcadia University since 1994. As the director of national and international experiential learning, she develops and oversees student two-week experiences primarily in the Caribbean and Central America. Since the international program’s inception in 1996, more than 400 students have participated in global health experiences.

In addition to leading teams of student physical therapists to middle-income countries, she has co-taught courses and co-led trips to Israel-Palestine and Istanbul that have incorporated a multinarrative approach to understanding people with divergent opinions or opposing worldviews. Her conviction is that the appreciation of backgrounds, fears, and aspirations of others is a key to relationship development.

She has served on the board of trustees at Missio Seminary since 1994, most recently completing two three-year terms as board chair. She is vice chair of Friends of the Redeemer United, a nonprofit organization that provides physical therapy and other services in rural Jamaica.

Sawyer is a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania. She holds an undergraduate degree in classical archaeology from Dartmouth College, master’s degrees from Duke University (physical therapy) and Missio Seminary (counseling), and a clinical doctorate degree from Arcadia University.

The Rev. Dr. Richard R. Topping Principal, Vancouver School of Theology
The Rev. Dr. Richard R. Topping Principal, Vancouver School of Theology

Richard R. Topping, Ph.D., is principal of the Vancouver School of Theology, an ecumenical seminary on the campus of the University of British Columbia, where he holds the St. Andrew’s Hall chair in studies in the Reformed tradition. He teaches in the areas of Reformed and systematic theology, Reformation history, and theological interpretation of scripture.

From 2000 to 2009, Topping was lead minister at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal. He also taught at Presbyterian College, part of the Montreal School of Theology, for eight years.

During Topping’s leadership, the Vancouver School of Theology has set new thresholds in enrollment, donor commitment, innovative programming, and strategic partnerships. It has also expanded its partnerships around the world, including with Durham University in the United Kingdom and with a number of theological schools in Asia.

Topping is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and of St. Michael’s University and Wycliffe College, both of which are part of the Toronto School of Theology. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada and is currently minister-in-association at Richmond Presbyterian Church in Richmond, British Columbia.