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

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 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 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

    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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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. Dr. Duane K. Kelderman, D.Min.
(In Trust Center's Board Secretary)
Interim Pastor and 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 Interim Pastor in the Christian Reformed Church.

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Dr. Byron Klaus

Vice President
    Latin America ChildCare

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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Dr. Jeffrey Kuan

    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 serves on 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.

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Mr. Robert S. Landrebe

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Asbury Theological Seminary

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 Center Governance Mentor, and he developed the In Trust Center'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 Center'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 Center's Board Vice Chair)
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

(In Trust Center's Board Chair)
 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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The Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard, III

Professor of Religion and Culture
    Howard University School of Divinity
Scholar in Residence (2017-18)
    Eden Theological Seminary

A graduate of Fisk University, Harvard Divinity School, and Duke University, Alton Pollard III stepped down this year as dean of the Howard University School of Divinity, where he remains on the faculty. He previously served in academic positions at St. Olaf College, Wake Forest University, and Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Pollard is editor of The Black Church Studies Reader and has published a number of texts, including Mysticism and Social Change. He previously served as chair of the ATS Commission on Accrediting and as director of black church studies at Candler. An ordained Baptist minister, Pollard is associate minister at Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Luis R. Rivera

Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Chair of the Member Council
    Hispanic Theological Initiative

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.