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Ms. Shannon Beaudry

Editorial Assistant

Shannon Beaudry joined the In Trust Center in 2016. With experience in writing instruction, editing, and administrative support, she previously served as an administrative assistant for the state government in Delaware and South Carolina and as a procedure writer for JP Morgan Chase. In addition, she took graduate courses at the University of Delaware in literature and composition instruction. Shannon has a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Language from Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina.


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Mr. Jay Blossom

Vice President for Communication

Jay Blossom joined the In Trust Center in 2005 as editor of In Trust magazine. In 2013, he was named vice president for communication for the In Trust Center and publisher of In Trust magazine. He oversees all of the In Trust Center’s communication initiatives, including the 30-year-old quarterly magazine, a monthly e-newsletter, and In Trust Blog, which is updated frequently with news relevant to the leaders of theological schools.

Previously Blossom served on the editorial staffs of medical publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, the academic journal Church History and the William and Mary Alumni Association. He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduate degrees at the College of William and Mary and Duke University, where he studied American religious and cultural history.

Blossom also serves as rector’s warden at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia and as president (for the 2017–19 term) of the Associated Church Press, the nation’s oldest professional association of religious journalists.


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Ms. Gail L. Carlucci

Director of Operations

Gail Carlucci joined the In Trust Center in 2013. She previously served as director of the gift and scholarship programs at the Delaware Community Foundation and as program administrator at the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, both located in Wilmington, DE. Before that, she was vice president and business manager for Cohn & Wolfe’s New York office. In addition to her skills in business and human resource management, Gail also brings experience in nonprofit processes including finance, events, marketing, and partnerships. She has degrees in Marketing and Management from The Berkeley School and Business Administration from Nassau Community College.


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Ms. Ann Marie Glanden

Program Manager

Ann Marie Glanden joined the In Trust Center staff in 2016. She previously served as program director of Education and Employment services at the West End Neighborhood House, a community support organization based in Wilmington. Prior to that, she held a number of other positions at West End Neighborhood House, including assistant director, academic instructor, and employment coordinator. Ann brings experience in administrative support, grant research and writing, program management, and human resources. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Joseph’s University and a certification in nonprofit management from the University of Delaware.


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Ms. Theresa Griffith

Program Assistant

Theresa Griffith joined the In Trust Center in 2018. She previously worked in youth ministry, both for Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Wilmington and for Camp Arrowhead, an Episcopal summer camp in Lewes, Delaware. In this work, she led retreats for K-12 students, ran a youth leadership team, and served as co-chair of the diocese’s Board of Youth Ministry. She brings to the In Trust Center experience in program management and event planning and a familiarity with working in an ecumenical context. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Immaculata University in English, with minors in communication and theology.


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Ms. Julia A. Jones

Executive Assistant/Administrative Manager

Julia Jones joined the In Trust Center in 2016. With over 35 years of secretarial and administrative assistant experience, she previously served as an executive secretary to the partnership of a private bank and a trust administrator for its subsidiary trust company in New York City and as an administrative assistant for a CPA firm in Wilmington, Delaware. Julia earned an associate’s degree from Katharine Gibbs School in Melville, New York, as well as two ABA-accredited paralegal certificates from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

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Ms. Amy Kardash


Amy Kardash joined the In Trust Center’s staff in 2009 as director of programs and became president in 2017. She oversees and directs all the In Trust Center’s work in resourcing seminaries and theological colleges, including Resource Consulting, In Trust magazine, and the In Trust Center’s webinars and other educational programs.

Kardash created the In Trust Center’s popular webinar series, which has served 190 seminaries, theological colleges, and related organizations in the United States and Canada. In 2012 and 2013, she helped to launch the In Trust Center’s Resource Consulting program and was named its first director. Since then, she and her team have consulted with more than 120 institutions and helped them identify the resources they need to thrive.

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, where she held multiple management and executive positions overseeing diverse staffs from ten to more than a hundred employees. While at the bank, she led marketing campaigns, worked on special projects, and strategized about future opportunities, developing a collaborative, direct, and inclusive leadership style.

Kardash holds both a bachelor of science in marketing and management and an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware.


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Ms. Nettia Shepper

Managing Editor

Nettia Shepper joined the In Trust Center staff in 2006. With a bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University, she came to the In Trust Center with experience in customized databases, copy-editing, and grant research and writing that supported a variety of nonprofit organizations.