Faculty Coaches

Rebekah Burch Basinger is an independent consultant for board development and fundraising who has worked closely with the In Trust Center for Theological Schools 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.
 

Lynette M. Brown-Sow is president of L.M Brown Management Group, LLC, a strategic consultancy firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brown-Sow’s extensive experience in board governance, organizational development, marketing and communications, and government relations spans a career of more than 40 years in the private and public sectors.

Through her firm, she ensures clients achieve their desired goals for growth and sustainability by way of services which include but are not limited to: governance, organizational development, strategic positioning, and branding. Brown-Sow has nurtured the development and wellness of communities by dedicating her personal and professional life to improving the non-profits, businesses and governments that serve them. She currently sits on numerous local, national and international boards, working alongside the best and brightest to drive innovation and social impact across diverse sectors and industries.

Brown-Sow holds a BS in Administration from Antioch University; a M.S.S. in Policy, Planning and Development from Bryn Mawr College; a Governing for Non-Profit Excellence certificate from Harvard University Graduate School of Business; and a Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management certificate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Administration.
 

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. 

 

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.

 

Rod Wilson is teaching pastor at Capilano Christian Community in North Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as a mentor-advisor to the senior leadership of both A Rocha Canada, a Christian environmental organization, as well as the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia. He is past president of Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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.