The Board of Trustees are stewards; stewards of the physical resources, stewards of the intellectual climate, stewards of human relationships, and stewards of spiritual resources of Gordon-Conwell Theologial Seminary. We are blessed to have men and women committed to the mission of the seminary. Their names and brief biographies are below.
Since 1990, Bishop Alexander has served as the Senior Pastor of The Park Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where it has grown into a global ministry of thousands with three locations and weekly international reach. He has addressed national/international leaders in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and India.
He is a past president of the Hampton University Ministers Conference, the oldest and largest interdenominational gathering of African-American clergy in the United States. Currently, he serves on the boards of Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, BioLogos, Movement.Org, and the Trinity Forum. He provides leadership as chair of the Board of Christianity Today Board of Directors, and of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Board of Trustees, and as Vice Presiding Bishop of the Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors.
He is the author of Necessary Christianity along with his new release, Required: God’s Call to Justice, Mercy and Humility to Overcome Racial Division coauthored with Dr. Mac Pier.
He and his wife Dr. Kimberly Nash Alexander are the proud parents of two daughters, Camryn Rene and Carsyn Richelle.
Patti Arey currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Gordon-Conwell—Jacksonville Board of Advisors. She teaches a weekly Bible Study at Christ Episcopal Church, trains volunteers for Lay Pastoral Care ministry and facilitates grief groups.
She has a degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Christian Education and served for six years at her alma mater as the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations. She graduated from Gordon-Conwell—Jacksonville with a MDiv in 2016. Patti and her husband Todd, were married in 1994. They have one son, Cutter, a student at the University of Miami. She enjoys the beach, snow skiing, time with family and listening to music (especially Cutter’s classical compositions). Her favorite past times are volunteering for Gordon-Conwell—Jacksonville and teaching.
A native of New England, Dr. Diana Curren Bennett has worked with local church small group ministries for many years. She started a Community Bible Study chapter while teaching and forming new groups for 13 years. She was Director of Small Groups at two churches and served for several years as Minister of Small Groups at Park Street Church (Boston, MA) followed by directing Small Group Ministries for Vision New England. She served Leadership Transformation, Inc. for more than 14 years, developing spiritual formation programs. She is a spiritual director and serves on the Advisory Board at Boston Trinity Academy.
Diana received a Bachelor of Science from Colby-Sawyer and certification in medical technology from Yale Medical School. Diana earned her Master of Arts in Theological Studies (’96) and Doctor of Ministry (’06) from Gordon-Conwell, and received a certificate in Spiritual Direction from New Way Ministries (’06) and a certificate of Spiritual Direction from LTI’s Selah program (’12). Diana is a licensed minister with Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (CCCC) and has published a book on “Renewing Your Church through Healthy Small Groups.”
Diana lives with her husband, Peter, in Hingham, MA, and attends Park Street Church. They have three married children and 10 grandchildren.
Garth T. Bolinder was born in Englewood, New Jersey, on January 19, 1949. He graduated from Wheaton College in 1971, and attended Gordon-Conwell for two years before transferring to North Park Seminary, where he completed his Master of Divinity degree. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell in 1999.
Dr. Bolinder was ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church in 1976 and has pastored churches in that denomination in Illinois, Michigan, Connecticut, California and Kansas. In 2000, he was installed as the founding superintendent of the Midsouth Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. The purpose of this conference is to plant, nourish, and network vital churches in the five-state region of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico.
Dr. Bolinder is on the board of Bible Study Fellowship. He has been married to his wife, Dixie, for 34 years and has two adult daughters and four grandchildren.
R. Bruce Bradley is the former president of Landmark Publishing Group and Executive Vice President for Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC. He has also served as president and publisher of the Virginian-Pilot, and has held a variety of marketing or advertising leadership positions with newspapers in North Carolina and Virginia. He earned a BS in Business Administration from Villanova University, served as Ltjg in the U.S. Navy and received an MBA from Old Dominion University in 1978.
Mr. Bradley has been president of numerous professional organizations and chairman of service organizations such as Family & Children’s Services, Kids Voting Virginia, YMCA, United Way and the National Maritime Center. He is currently a Session member at Kings Grant Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, VA. He resides with his wife, Lilly, in Virginia Beach. They have two adult children.
Born in England, but raised for much of her early life in Kenya, Michele originally trained as a teacher, working in both Kenya and later in the UK. In the early 90s, she transitioned from education to leadership development and executive coaching in the corporate world. Subsequently, Michele formed her own independent coaching practice, working with senior leaders at clients like Unilever and Barclays Bank.
In 2001 Michele moved with her family to the USA, joining the Burnham Rosen Group and becoming a certified trainer for its Interactive Leadership Program based on the work of Harvard psychologist David McClelland on the importance of motive on behaviors and associated methods to achieve enduring motive change through the exercise of underutilized neural pathways associated with superior leadership performance. Michele consulted with, trained, and coached executives from a wide variety of clients in the US and UK. Michele has also taught and coached international C-suite Executives at Kellogg Northwestern Executive Development Program (AMP).
She graduated as a Selah (LTI) Spiritual Director in 2015 and has served as a spiritual guide at Highrock Church, Arlington. She has continued to develop her journey with Christ and her commitment to the advancement of the kingdom in recent years through a portfolio of activities reflecting her passions and expertise. These activities also include executive coaching at World Relief, healing and reconciliation work with GERI, and serving on the Gordon College Faith and Inquiry Advisory Council since 2018. More recently, she joined the Board of New Wine Collective, which is in the process of developing a fresh and easily accessible alternative approach to church.
In 2019, Michele was invited to speak at the Accord Conference on what is now the dominant focus of her work, Women and Men Leading Together. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Michele developed a new virtual workshop, which World Relief has adopted and leveraged on a multi country basis.
She holds a BA from the University of Sussex, England, and has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Studies from London University.
Dr. Aliya Browne is a board-certified clinical cardiologist who specializes in integrative cardiology at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in Oak Bluffs, MA. She received her bachelor’s degree from Temple University and attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine /New York Institute of Technology, receiving her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a fellowship graduate of University of Arizona in integrative medicine. A licensed minister, graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary with her Master of Divinity, she serves at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey, and Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts. She is passionate about caring for the total person, integrating Eastern, Western and Spiritual practices into one practical prescription for whole body health.
Dr. Browne is a sought-after lecturer and speaker on women and heart disease, and has been featured in newspaper, magazine articles, and radio programs discussing Heart Disease and Women. She is the author of Meditating on God’s Word, published July 2017. One of her life’s passions is the development of spiritual formation and spiritual practices in others. This book seeks to help others to learn how to decompress and grow stronger in their relationship with God through meditation. She teaches and leads guided meditations classes throughout the year using scripture. She has a CD entitled Meditations from God for your heart, which pairs music with guided mediations. Her latest production, RIPE, a collection of guided mediations on the fruit of the spirit continues her teaching on meditation for spiritual fitness.
Dr. Browne is happily married to her college sweetheart, Reginald Browne, and is mother to college aged twins, Alex and Myles and a teenage son, Jabril. She lives by the scripture ‘When someone has been given much. Much will be required in return,’ (Luke 12:48). She dedicates her medical career to her grandmother who died suddenly from heart disease when she was thirteen. This had a dramatic impact on her life and has guided her in her specialty path.
Rev. Dr. Soon Chung is the senior pastor and co-founder of University Presbyterian Church, which he and his wife founded in 1991 with the intent to minister to the UCLA campus and its surrounding community. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in Political Science, his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Doctorate in Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is also the Presbyterian Chaplain to UCLA and has served as the Chaplain since 1989. He is a bi-vocational pastor.
Soon is zealous about sharing the gospel, building connections with people, impacting lives, investing in community, and missions. He and his wife currently reside in Santa Monica, CA and have four children: Faith, Grace, John, and James. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family, play basketball, travel, and eat.
Barry H. Corey is the eighth president of Biola University. Since assuming the role in 2007, Corey has led Biola into its second century with the launch of an ambitious 10‐year university plan, completing the largest fundraising campaign in Biola’s history by exceeding its $180 million goal, creating four new academic schools and embarking on a major university transformation journey to position Biola to flourish for decades to come. He has done this while honoring the mission of the university and its unique contribution to the landscape of higher education.
A native of New England, Corey previously served as dean of the faculty and vice president for education at Gordon‐Conwell Theological Seminary as well as its vice president for development. He received his B.A. in English and biblical studies from Evangel University and his M.A. in American studies and Ph.D. in education from Boston College. As a Fulbright scholar, Barry lived in Bangladesh, where he researched educational programs for children of the landless poor. Corey is the author of the books Make the Most of It: A Guide to Loving Your College Years (Tyndale, 2020) and Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue (Tyndale, 2016), and his writing has been featured in publications like The Washington Post, The National Review, Relevant and Converge, among others.
He currently serves or has recently served on governing boards such as that of the Museum of the Bible, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, Christianbook International Outreach and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
He and his wife, Paula, have three children: Anders—who is married to Ashley—Ella and Samuel.
Bob Doll is the Chief Investment Officer for Crossmark Global Investments, using his 41 years of industry experience to guide the investment process and serve as portfolio manager for multiple Crossmark large-cap strategies.
Prior to arriving at Crossmark, he held the roles of Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen and Blackrock, President and Chief Investment Officer at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), and Chief Investment Officer at Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. Bob graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in Accounting and a BA in Economics. He later went on to earn an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation, as well as the FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. Bob is a regular guest and contributor to multiple media outlets such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Moneywise, and Fox Business News.
Bob and his wife Leslie live in Princeton, New Jersey and have three children. Bob dedicates his time as choir director at his local church and also serves on a number of boards including the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Word of Life Fellowship, New Canaan Society, Kingdom Advisors, National Christian Foundation, The Lausanne Movement, Movement.org, Cairn University, and the Princeton Healthcare System.
Stan Gaede is President of the Christian College Consortium, having previously served as president of Westmont College from 2001-2006 and provost from 1996-2001. He began his scholarly career at Gordon College in 1974 and served as a professor of sociology from 1974-1996. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westmont College in 1969; a Masters in Arts degree from California State University, Northridge in 1971; and a PhD from Vanderbilt University in 1974.
Stan and his wife Judy Lynn Gaede married on August 10, 1968. She is currently serving as Assistant to the President, Christian College Consortium, having previously served as Registrar and Assistant to the Dean at Gordon College. They have three children: Heather Gaede Regoli; married to Mark Regoli; mother of two of the cutest boys in the history of the world; attorney in Palo Alto, CA. Nathaniel T. S. Gaede; married to Idonia Schermerhorn Gaede; attorney in Boston, MA. And Kirsten Gaede Van Mourick; married to Topher Van Mourick; artist and mother of two even cuter boys (assuming history allows such a thing).
Stan joined Gordon-Conwell’s board in 2010.
Gerald L. Hector is Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance at University of Central Florida. He overseas accounting, finance, human resources, campus safety, auxiliary enterprises, and all aspects of facilities management.
Mr. Hector previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He also held similar positions in higher education at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Johnson C. Smith University. His experiences span all aspects of higher education management that include, treasurer, debt management, controller’s office, information technology, post award management, policy office, student accounts/bursar, facilities, grounds, business operations, auxiliary services, risk management, purchasing and procurement, legal, financial aid, campus safety, and public private partnerships. He has also served as a liaison with local elected officials for construction projects. He managed a budget of $230 million, with overall assets totaling $759 million. His accomplishments include replacing the incremental budget model with a more strategic zero-based model, implementing a 10-year master plan for facilities, instituting a five-year deferred maintenance strategy, directing the creation of the college’s first-ever strategic plan for information technology, and refinancing several tranches of debt. Prior to his work at Ithaca College, Hector was vice president for business and finance at Johnson C. Smith University. While there, he managed a $46 million budget, with total assets of $127 million, a growth of 27 percent during his tenure. He also created a cash reserve of more than $10 million in four years while strengthening the balance sheet and overall financial health of the institution. Previously he was corporate controller for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), where he was responsible for reforming a number of financial practices and policies and creating the initial budgets for the landmark $1 billion Gates Millennium Scholars program for outstanding minority students.
Mr. Hector has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors from Howard University. He has also earned professional development certificates from Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Kentucky, and is a certified public accountant. He is pursuing a master’s degree in Christian thought from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He shares his expertise on how to navigate the changing tides in higher education with boards, presidents, and trustees and at higher education conferences, such as NACUBO, EACUBO, and AACRAO. He is also a peer reviewer for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and speaks on a number of radio talk shows, webcasts and podcasts. He is married to his college sweetheart, Sharon-Kaye, and is the father of three children, Joshua, Timothy and Kezia.
Ivan Hinrichs has been a Trustee of Gordon-Conwell since 2006. He is the Founder of Hinrichs Financial Corporate Benefits in Charlotte, N C.
After graduating from Wheaton College in 1965, Ivan moved to Charlotte, NC and launched a successful career in corporate benefits and insurance. He is the former president of the Charlotte Estate Planning Council and Charlotte Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Ivan served as President of Charlotte’s Habitat for Humanity. With a servants’ heart he worked along- side the working poor of El Salvador, Malawi, Nepal and Charlotte, to fund and construct their Habitat homes.
Stewardship education is his passion. Ivan is an Elder at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. He is on the board of several faith-based organizations and is on the steering committee of Movement Day Charlotte.
Ivan and his wife Marcy live in Charlotte, NC. He has a daughter Keri, a son Greg, and seven grandchildren. He enjoys traveling, reading, biking and golf.
Cynthia Smith Hughes currently holds the position of Director for the Smith Family Foundation and for Smith Asset Management Group in Dallas, TX. Additionally, since 2017, she has been the Director and Vice President of Monte Sano Trust Co. in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Cynthia received her BA in Finance with an emphasis in Economics from Southern Methodist University and her MBA in Finance with an emphasis in Accounting from Vanderbilt University in 1990 where she was a teaching assistant for Micro and Macroeconomics.
Cynthia is an active community volunteer, serving on various school, church, and capital campaign boards over the past 20+ years. Since 2017, she has served as a board member for One Voice Student Missions which is based in Pasadena, California.
Cynthia and her husband, James, owner of Hughes Construction and Development, live in Santa Barbara, California. They have four children, three stepchildren, and one grandchild. They are active at Reality Church of Santa Barbara.
Dr. Peter James is Senior Pastor of Vienna Presbyterian Church, where he has served since he arrived as Associate Pastor in 1979. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Ohio Wesleyan University, his Masters in Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Doctorate in Ministry from Union Seminary. He received the Robert J. Lamott Preaching Award as a seminary student. Prior to coming to Vienna Presbyterian Church, he served as a campus minister and football coach at Thiel College in Pennsylvania.
He is passionate about sharing Christ with others through preaching, discipleship, church planting, and mission work. In his spare time he enjoys playing racquetball and squash. Peter and his wife, Chris, have two grown children, Andrew and Emily. Their son Andrew is married to Becky and they have three children—Luke, Wesley and Juliette. Andrew is a 2014 graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and head pastor at First Church Congregational in Boxford, MA. Their daughter Emily is married to Mike and they have two children—Michael and Ainsley. Emily is a high school counselor and field hockey coach.
Born in Eugene, Oregon, Priscilla Lee has been the Co-CEO of Oasis Development Enterprises since 1997. Priscilla graduated from New England Conservatory of Music and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She co-founded Community Bible Study International (CBSI) in Hong Kong and regularly conducts training in the areas of Leadership, Christian living, and Business as Mission (BAM) together with her husband, the Rev. Raymond C. Lee. Her passion and joy are to discover the life-transforming Truth in God’s Word and to share them faithfully and prayerfully with compassion, courage and clarity.
Priscilla and her husband live in Wellesley, MA. Raymond was the Dean of Chapel and a long-time Trustee of Gordon College. The Lees have three adult children. Her favorite activities are to play with her granddaughter Catherine and to watch fun, uplifting movies with her hubby.
Caleb Loring, III is a private trustee and member of the Investment Committee for the Ayer Family Office, now known as The 1911 Trust Company. Previously, he worked for the Bank of Boston in the commercial lending division and with the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.
Currently, he is also director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for The MiddleOak Insurance Company; Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Fidelity Personal Trust Company, FSB; Director and President of the Carter Family Corporation; Trustee and President of the Dumaine Family Trust; and Director and Interim Board Chairman of Geode Capital Management, LLC.
Caleb graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his MBA from Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in 1971.
Caleb has been and continues to be an active volunteer in his community. He presently serves as a member of the Investment Committee for the North Shore United Way, North Shore Community College Foundation and the North Shore YMCA. Other Board memberships include Vision New England; Chairman of the Advisory Board for Salvation Army, North Shore Corps; and member of the Salvation Army Massachusetts Advisory Board. He joined Gordon-Conwell’s Board in 1997.
He and his wife, Bonny, live in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts.They are active at Christ the Redeemer Church (Anglican) in Danvers, where he serves as an usher and Chairman of the Finance Committee; Bonny is in charge of church communications and is a long standing member pf the Board at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. They have two adult children and six grandchildren. Caleb enjoys exercising, reading, studying and being with family.
Rajan presently serves as the President of Nyack College, Seminary and Graduate Schools. Prior to this he held senior Executive level positions such as CEO, President, COO, CFO, Controller of large, mid-size and start-up companies in the High-Tech, Communications, Data and Entertainment sectors (COAI, AT&T, Beatrice International, Telargo, Call Sciences, Vestron Motion Pictures,Columbia/Tri-Star Pictures). Rajan specializes in international operations and start-up ventures, turn-abounds, mergers & acquisitions and venture financing. He assisted in raising over $1.5 billion of financing for companies through public and private offerings of equity, debt and private placements. He has managed companies in such diverse palaces as the USA, Afghanistan, India, UK, France, Germany, Belgium Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Rajan has served and continues to serve on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. He earned both his Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and Master of Arts (Economics) degrees from Rutgers University (USA) and he is a CPA from the State of New Jersey, USA.
Rajan is a committed Christian who believes in the central role of the local church in establishing and furthering the Gospel. He is an Elder at his local church and has served on the Boards of several Churches and para-church organizations. He teaches Bible Study and speaks frequently at Christian Business, Family and Youth Conferences, in the USA and internationally. He completed his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in Massachusetts USA.
He is married to Grace Mathews, who was a Senior Scientist with Johnson & Johnson, USA, serves on the Board of Wycliff and served as the Vice-Chair of the Lausanne Movement. They have two daughters, Kavita and Nithya who is married to Jeffy Joseph.
Leonard is currently Chief Financial Officer of a private equity backed holding company. In his prior roles as CFO, he has helped build the growth strategy and operational infrastructure for start-ups and has led the financial turnaround of companies and institutions.
Mr. Moon previously worked on Wall Street as a mergers and acquisitions investment banker for Bear Stearns and Lazard Freres. As an investment banker, he advised primarily large publicly traded corporations and private equity firms on strategic and financial matters, and he structured and executed complex mergers and acquisitions, debt, and equity transactions across a variety of sectors. He also has several years of start-up and venture capital experience, including having been part of the core founding team that launched a Softbank-funded technology firm in Korea in 2000.
Mr. Moon holds a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He was nominated a finalist for the CFO of the Year Award by the Orange County Business Journal in 2014 and 2015 and was the 2017 finalist for Los Angeles Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award.
Mr. Moon is married to Stephanie, and has two wonderful children, Matthew and Deborah. Having lived in Chicago, Seoul, and Manhattan, the family now resides in Los Angeles.
Garry McDowall is an ordained minister and CEO of the multi-national business consulting firm IMR Solutions. Garry continues to serve on the Board of several for profit Kingdom businesses and NGO’s across the Asian continent while at the same time giving strategic management oversight to several for-profit Kingdom companies partnering with indigenous entrepreneurs across a broad range of nationalities and cultural spectrums.
Garry and his family have lived overseas the last 17 years in various locations throughout Central and West Asia. He is pioneering Kingdom entrepreneur focused on quadruple (economic, social, environmental, theological) bottom line Kingdom advancement. He is currently leading network of independent national leaders across 10 Asian continent nations making a bi-vocational Kingdom impact. This network of national leaders have started five indigenously led Bible Institutes. Previous to moving overseas Garry enjoyed a thriving career in the restaurant management industry supporting the national expansion of two well-known North American brands.
Garry graduated with high honors from William Penn College in 1986, pursued a Masters degree in Socio – Economic studies from Ohio University in 1987 and completed his MBA from Robert Gordon University in 2003. He is a sought after international speaker in the area of bi – vocational kingdom business and strategy.
Garry and his wife Kim of 33 years are college sweethearts. They came to know Christ together, were baptized together and have raised four God – fearing children. In recent years they have also been blessed with two granddaughters. Kim continues to work alongside Garry in various administrative capacities. Garry and Kim are passionate for evangelism and life on life discipleship. Living out a Philippians 1:21 life principle remains an intentional focus for both of them.
Fred L. Potter is managing member of KidsVax®, which assists state public health departments with childhood vaccine funding and other public health initiatives and LegacyWise®, which provides assistance to low- and middle-income individuals to prepare their estate documents at low cost thereby implementing charitable giving, providing spiritually-informed guardianship designations for children, and promoting family peace. Prior to that, served as Executive Director & CEO of Christian Legal Society, partner & business department chair of NH’s oldest law firm, and president of the NH bar association.
Fred is an honors graduate of Harvard College (1970), Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (1972) and the University of Michigan Law School (1975). He is a member of the Christian Legal Society, the New Hampshire Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and an adult Bible teacher at CenterPoint church in Concord, NH.
Fred and his wife, Dr. Mertie Potter, professor emeritus at MGH-IHP and clinical nurse practitioner in psychiatric nursing, have three children and six grandchildren. They enjoy times with their family and at their family retreat in Rangeley, ME. He became a trustee at Gordon-Conwell in 1983.
After thirty years as a full time anesthesiologist, Shirley Redd retired from the practice at Caritas Norwood Hospital on December 31, 2010.
Prior to this, she worked as a partner of the Anesthesia Associates at both Newton-Wellesley and Norwood hospitals. She has served on the Board of Direc-tors for the Neponset Valley Health Systems and the Caritas Norwood Hospital/Southwood Community Hospital. She is a graduate of Brandeis University (1973) and Tufts University School of Medicine (1977).
She and her husband, Ed, the Honorable Edward R. Redd, a Justice in the Boston Municipal Court (retired in 2012) were married in 1973 and live in Roxbury, Massachusetts. They are the proud parents of three adult daughters, Ivy Redd Couch and Sara Redd who reside in Atlanta, Georgia; and Rachel Redd who lives in Boston. In Atlanta, they have three adorable grandchildren, mark Allen, Zion and Selah Couch.
Shirley and Ed worship at Morningstar Baptist Church, Mattapan, MA. They are servant leaders of the Married Couples Ministry, and the Lord has expanded the ministry globally to Africa where they share and co-partner with ICAM (Inner-City Africa Ministries) in Ghana. Prayer is the cornerstone of their ministry together. Shirley is an advocate for elderly services. On Martha’s Vineyard, she is an active member (since 1995) of The Cottagers, Inc., a philanthropic organization of African American women homeowners. The group focuses its efforts on improving the Vineyard community and giving financial assistance to various island programs as well as scholarships to graduating seniors of MVRHS. Shirley is an avid reader and enjoys travel and music.
She joined the Gordon-Conwell Board of Trustees in 2001.
Rev. Gabriel Salguero and his wife, Rev. Jeanette Salguero, serve as pastors at Calvario City Church. For several years they served as pastors of the multicultural Lamb’s Church of the Nazarene in New York City. Much of their work focuses on racial reconciliation Rev. Gabriel Salguero is the founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) which offers an important leadership voice for the close to 8 million Latino evangelical in the United States.
The Salgueros have ministered extensively in Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Their life’s work is bringing an ethical framework to public policy and empowering mature leadership. Rev. Salguero has worked on issues of leadership development, evangelicals and public policy, as well as racial reconciliation. In addition, he has written extensively on ethics and race, multicultural ministry, immigration, and spirituality and public work.
Salguero has been named as one of the most influential Latino evangelical leaders by the Huffington Post, CNN Español, El Diario, and Jorge Ramos’ Al Punto. He is a featured writer for “On Faith,” and the Huffington Post’s religion page. Moreover, he previously served on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in NJ. Salguero has also served as an adviser to the White House on issues of immigration and health-care and the faith community.
Rev. Salguero is a board member of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). For his ministry and outreach, he has been featured on CNN, CNN-Español, Telemundo, and the Associated Press. He previously served as the Director of the Institute of Faith and Public Life and Hispanic Leadership Programs at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Salguero is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in History and Spanish. A member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. He also has an MDiv (magna cum laude) from New Brunswick Theological Seminary and did PhD work in Christian Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Salguero also received a Doctor in Divinity (honoris causa) from Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts.
The Salgueros have two beautiful boys, Jon-Gabriel and Seth, who are their pride and joy.
Daniel Vogelzang is an independent consultant and facilitator, helping organizations with strategy, design, and innovation. He works with Fortune 500 corporations, major consumer brands, design agencies, start-ups, and non-profit organizations, helping them to effectively reach objectives, drive value and create growth. Previously, Daniel was a partner at Soldier Design, a boutique design and branding studio. Daniel graduated from Skidmore College in 2002.
Daniel lives with his wife Jennifer and their three children, Tyler, Collin, and Annalise in Reading, MA. They are members of Park Street Church in Boston, where Daniel has served as Elder and in a variety of leadership positions.
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, J. Christy Wilson, III, received his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in 1975 and completed law school at the University of Miami in 1981. He specializes in the area of eminent domain at the law firm of Wilson, Leavitt & Small in Orlando and has published articles on the subject in several journals.
He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and the Rotary Club of Orlando. He served in the United States Army from 1976-1978.
Christy joined the Gordon-Conwell Board of Trustees in 1993. He briefly took a leave of absence from the board and returned in 2019. He lives in Orlando, Florida and has a son and a daughter.
Dr. Zeiss holds a Doctorate in Community College Administration from Nova University, a Master’s degree in Speech (Radio and Television), and a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Education from Indiana State University.
In 1992, he became the third president of Central Piedmont Community College (“CPCC”), serving approximately 70,000 students per year. During his tenure, the college grew from one campus to six and was recognized as a national leader in Workforce Development, and he currently serves as President Emeritus. Dr. Zeiss has authored or co-authored several books on economic development, adult literacy, national workforce development and American History. His most recent publications include four books on creating high-performance employees and a novel on the Revolutionary War.
Dr. Zeiss is a professional speaker and a frequent keynoter on resource development, workforce development, leadership, and career development.
Dr. Zeiss is past Chair of the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges, past Board Chair for the League for Innovation, and was the Association of Community College Trustees’ National CEO of the year for 2004-2005.
Dr. Zeiss served eight years on the board of the Zig Ziglar Corporation, four years on a Colorado Bank board, is past Board Chair of the Charlotte (NC) Novant Healthcare Southern Piedmont Region, and lead a twenty-nine county Global Economic Initiative for the Charlotte, NC, region from 2010-2016.
In 2018 Zeiss became the first Executive Director of Coca Cola Consolidated’s T-Factor training initiative to help CEOs transform their workplace into faith-based cultures. Since 2020 he been an educational fundraising consultant for colleges and serves on many civic and historic boards.
Dr. Zeiss is Founding Executive Director of Museum of the Bible, an innovative, global, educational institution, whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, the impact, and the narrative of the Bible. The museum is located near the National Mall in Washington, DC.
He and his wife, Beth live in Charlotte, have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.
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