Faculty Coaches

Rebekah Burch Basinger is an independent consultant for board development and fundraising who has worked closely with the Association of Boards in Theological Education for more than 25 years. Rebekah’s consulting practice has been enriched by her experiences on the boards of numerous organizations.

A regular contributor to In Trust magazine, Rebekah has written numerous articles on fundraising and board life. In addition, she is the coauthor with Thomas Jeavons of Growing Givers' Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry (Jossey-Bass, 2001) and is the lead author of "The President's Role in Institutional Advancement" in the ATS Handbook for Seminary Presidents.

Rebekah received a B.A. in English from Trinity College in Illinois, an M.A. in English from Wichita State University, and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Temple University. She blogs at www.generousmatters.com.


Larry A. Braskamp is professor emeritus of education at Loyola University Chicago and senior fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. He is also a member of the board of trustees of Elmhurst College.

From 2002 to 2005, he was professor of education at Loyola University Chicago, where he also directed a project on how church-related colleges develop students with purpose. He previously served as senior vice president for academic affairs at the university from 1998 to 2002.

Braskamp is the co-author and coeditor of seven books, including Putting Students First: How Colleges Develop Students Purposefully and Assessing Faculty Work . He has published more than one hundred research articles and papers.



Lynette M. Brown-Sow has engaged communities, businesses, and governments in constructing frameworks that promote progress and prosperity. She served as vice president for marketing and government relations at Community College of Philadelphia from 1995 until 2018, where she led a staff in charge of marketing, advertising, public relations, creative services, publications, special events, and government and community relations. In 2009, the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations named her Communicator of the Year.

Brown-Sow holds a B.S. in administration from Antioch University and a M.S.S. in policy, planning and development from Bryn Mawr College. In 1980, she founded L.M. Brown Management Group, which provides professional services to corporations, nonprofits, and governmental entities.


Amy Kardash joined the staff of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools 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 10-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.

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

Rod Wilson is teaching pastor at Capilano Christian Community in North Vancouver, British Columbia, and is past president of Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Originally trained as a clinical psychologist, Wilson has been involved in the field of counseling and consulting for more than 30 years, holding various positions at Tyndale College and Seminary in Toronto. He was the teaching pastor of a growing church in the suburbs of Toronto from 1995 until 2000. He was named president of Regent College in 2000, where he served until 2015.

Wilson is the author of Counseling and Community and How Do I Help a Hurting Friend? and the co-author of Exploring Your Anger and Helping Angry People. His most recent co-authored book is Keeping Faith in Fundraising.