Board of Directors

Our board of directors is drawn widely from the world of theological education and governance.

The members' extensive experience guides us as we chart our future, broaden our approach, and model good governance for those we would teach.
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Prof. Anne Anderson, C.S.J.

Board Chair
    St. Joseph’s Health System, Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario
Former President and Vice Chancellor
    University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto
Former Board Chair
    Catholic Health Association of Ontario
Former Chair
    Commission on Accrediting, Association of Theological Schools
    in the United States and Canada

Anne Anderson was dean of the Faculty of Theology of the University of St. Michael’s College from 2001 to 2008 and then served as the university's chief executive from 2008 to 2015. A Roman Catholic, she is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and currently chairs the board of St. Joseph’s Health System in the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. She has also chaired the board of the Catholic Health Association of Ontario and has served on the board of the Catholic Health Association of Canada. She continues to represent St. Michael's on the board of the Bat Kol Institute in Jerusalem.


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Rev. Dr. Marsha F. 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 an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and has served churches in Arkansas, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. She is the founder of Catalyst Connections Global LLC, a consulting firm specializing in leadership development, training, and coaching. She is also a member of the board of Mycelium, an intergenerational learning organization that connects social change agents and creates the conditions for relevant learning and meaningful action.

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.


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Dr. Charisse L. Gillett

President
    Lexington Theological Seminary

Charisse L. Gillett became the 17th president of Lexington Theological Seminary in 2011, and is the first woman and first African American to lead the seminary in its 150-year history. She was previously vice president of administration and special projects at the seminary, and she is also a former trustee and officer of the board of trustees.

Gillett has more than 20 years of administrative experience in higher education, including service at Transylvania University, Midway College, Robert Morris College, and the University of Northern Iowa. She holds a doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University.

A former moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Gillett serves as associate minister at East Second Street Christian Church, where her husband, Donald K. Gillett II, is senior pastor.


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Ms. Kathryn Glover

Vice President for Human Resources and Institutional Effectiveness and Secretary of the Corporation
    Virginia Theological Seminary

Kathryn Glover joined the administrative team at Virginia Theological Seminary in 2001 and has served in her current capacity since 2013. Previously she was program coordinator for the doctor of ministry and continuing education programs and director of alumni affairs. As secretary of the corporation, Glover works closely with the seminary board, where much of her attention is focused on strategic planning and board development. As a member of the administrative faculty she teaches courses in the areas of governance, leadership, and administration in both the master’s and D.Min. programs.

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.


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The Very Rev. Martha J. Horne
Dean and President Emerita
       Virginia Theological Seminary


Horne retired in 2007 after heading the largest Episcopal seminary for 13 years. Previously she served on the seminary's faculty for eight years and was associate dean for six. She was president of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) from 1990 to 1992 and has served on several ATS committees and task forces. A member of the executive committee and board of the Washington Theological Consortium for many years, she received its distinguished service award in 2007.

Horne is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. Since retiring, she has joined the faculty of CREDO, a vocational wellness initiative for clergy and lay leaders in the Episcopal Church. She also serves as dean of ATS leadership development initiatives for presidents of theological schools in the United States and Canada.

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Mr. David Jennings
Founding Member and Principal
    Irwin, White & Jennings Barristers & Solicitors

David Jennings is a former chair of the board at St. Andrew’s Hall in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is a former member of the board of governors of the Vancouver School of Theology.

An attorney who specializes in corporate law, Jennings has served on national and local committees and commissions within the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He provides legal assistance on a myriad of denominational matters.

Jennings also has extensive experience as a board member of charities outside of his denomination. Serving as board chair, he negotiated the merger of the Centre for Cultural Renewal with Cardus, a religious think tank, and continued to serve on the board of directors after the merger. As an advocate for Christian arts, he served as chair of Pacific Theatre, as a director of Humanitas (a charity supporting a travelling and virtual exhibition of Christian visual art), and as a director of the organization that publishes Image. In 2003 Jennings founded Incarnation Ministries, a Christian charity that annually grants more than $500,000 for arts and culture projects. He also sits on an advisory board for Trinity Western University’s arts, media and culture department.

Jennings is an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Canada and is a former convener of the denomination’s Assembly Council. He and his wife, Laura, with whom he has two adult children, are members of St. Andrew’s & St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church in North Vancouver, British Columbia.


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The Rev. Duane K. Kelderman, D.Min.
(In Trust's Board Secretary)
Interim Pastor
    Faith Christian Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan
Former Vice President for Administration and Associate Professor of Preaching
    Calvin Theological Seminary
Former Member of the Board of Trustees
    Christian Reformed Church in North America


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 Interim Pastor in the Christian Reformed Church.

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Dr. Byron Klaus

Vice President
    Latin America ChildCare
Retired President
    Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Former member of the faculty and administration
    Vanguard University of Southern California

Byron Klaus recently retired after 16 years as president of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. He previously served for 20 years on the faculty and in the administration of Vanguard University of Southern California.

Klaus serves as vice president of Latin American ChildCare, a ministry that reaches more than 100,000 children in the Caribbean and Latin America. He also serves as a consultant for educational and ministry leaders. His regular commentary on faith and culture, as well as his radio spots and op-ed articles, have recently been released in book form as That's the Way I See It. He is an ordained Assemblies of God minister.


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Mr. Robert S. Landrebe

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Asbury Theological Seminary
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Former Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer
    World Relief

Bob Landrebe joined the Asbury Seminary administration as senior vice president and chief operating officer in 2012. His experience in senior administration includes 16 years of service as the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and 13 years as vice president of operations and chief financial officer for World Relief. A lay person, he attends Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky.

Landrebe is widely respected among theological school leaders as an expert in economic viability. He has been an In Trust Governance Mentor, and he developed In Trust's tools that have been used throughout higher education to assess economic viability, including the Financial Health Checkup, the Institutional Health Checklist, and the Strategic Financial Planner. During his career in education, Landrebe has developed new tuition structures, innovative partnership models, and creative admissions strategies that simultaneously increased enrollment and reduced overall student indebtedness.


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Ms. Patricia A. Maloney
(In Trust's Board Treasurer)
Principal Director
    NASA and Civil Space Division,
    The Aerospace Corporation
Board of Trustees
    Washington Theological Union


Maloney is a senior technical and programmatic executive with 30 years' experience in aerospace, defense, and energy.

Maloney earned an M.B.A. at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. From 2003 to 2007, she was a member of the board of Covenant House California, a faith-based social service agency for homeless youth. She served on the board of trustees of Washington Theological Union for 2000 to 2009, and she has recently been re-elected to a term that will begin in 2011.

She is currently a lector and chairs the finance council at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Reston, Virginia.

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Msgr. Jeremiah McCarthy
(In Trust's Board Chair)
Executive Director
       Moderator of the Curia
       Catholic Diocese of Tucson, Arizona


Msgr. McCarthy is a Catholic priest of the diocese of Tucson, Arizona. In addition to ongoing service as an associate pastor and administrator in that diocese, he served for 18 years as professor of moral theology, academic dean, and rector-president of St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, California. From 2002 to 2009, he was director of accreditation and institutional evaluation and secretary to the Board of Commissioners for the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

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Msgr. Roger E. McGrath

Pastor
       Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Turnersville, NJ

Pastor of a large suburban parish outside Philadelphia, Msgr. Roger McGrath has served the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, as director of evangelization, director of communications, director of development, episcopal vicar for pastoral services, and most recently as vicar general and moderator of the curia.

He previously taught systematic theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, where he was dean and vice rector. He has served on the boards of St. Mary’s, the Catholic University of America, and the Catholic Theological Society of America, where he was treasurer for 12 years. McGrath is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Theological College at the Catholic University of America, which awarded him its Alumnus Lifetime Service Award in 2010.


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Dr. Frank M. Yamada

President
    McCormick Theological Seminary
Former Co-Chair and Steering Committee Member
    Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics Group, Society of
    Biblical Literature

Frank Yamada joined the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in 2008 as the director of the Center for Asian American Ministries and associate professor of Hebrew Bible; he was named president of the seminary in 2011. Before joining McCormick, he taught Hebrew Bible at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary for nine years. He has also taught in the Course of Study at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and in the D.Min. program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools.

Yamada was an editor and contributor to The People's Bible, a cross-cultural study Bible from Augsburg Fortress, and has written for the Christian Century and other publications. He is a minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).