Board of Directors

Prof. Anne Anderson, C.S.J.

(In Trust Center's Board Vice Chair)
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

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.

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 154-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 25 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.

Gillett has guided Lexington Theological Seminary to a season of institutional stability in finances, enrollment and development. In 2018 under her leadership, the seminary received a $1M Thriving In Ministry grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. She is also the recipient of a $15,000 Reflective Leadership grant from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

Ms. Kathryn Glover

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

Kathryn Glover oversees multiple departments including human resources, communications, hospitality and the seminary's early learning center in her capacity as vice president at Virginia Theological Seminary. 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. She is a certified senior professional by the Society for Human Resources Management and is co-author of the book Community Rules.

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.

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

(In Trust Center's Board Chair)
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.

Ms. Debra Dunn Kellar

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

(In Trust Center's Board Secretary)
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 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.

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 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.

Mr. Robert S. Landrebe

(In Trust Center's Board Treasurer)
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.

Msgr. Jeremiah McCarthy

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).

Msgr. Roger E. McGrath

Retired Pastor
    Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Turnersville, NJ

 

Retired 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.

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

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.