Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

President April Lewton
Vice President Pamela James Jones
Secretary Paul A. Steinbrecher
Treasurer Mareta J. Smith


Constance U. Battle
Potomac, Maryland: Retired physician and professor of medicine

Larry D. Bouchard
Charlottesville, Virginia: Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Julian DeShazier
Chicago, Illinois: Senior Minister, University Church

J. Marshall Dunn
Adelphi, Maryland: Retired Senior Minister, University Christian Church, College Park, Maryland

W. Clark Gilpin
Stevensville, Michigan: Margaret E. Burton Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Christianity and Theology Emeritus, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago

Claudia A. Highbaugh
New London, Connecticut: Retired Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, Connecticut College

Pamela James Jones
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: Assistant Professor, Religion and Philosophy, Central Michigan University

Verity A. Jones
Indianapolis, Indiana: Minister; Consultant to the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Michael Karunas
Decatur, Illinois: Senior Minister, Central Christian Church

Angela A. Kaufman
Fort Worth, Texas: Minister to the University, Texas Christian University

April J. Lewton
Alexandria, Virginia: Vice President of Development and Marketing, National Benevolent Association, St. Louis

JoAnne H. Kagiwada
Oakland, California: Retired attorney and nonprofit executive

Cynthia Gano Lindner
Chicago, Illinois: Director of Ministry Studies, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago

Chad H. Martin
San Clemente, California: Chief Financial Officer, MeridianLink

Maria Perez
Orange, California: Lecturer, World Languages and Cultures, Chapman University

Mareta J. Smith
Kansas City, Missouri: Attorney, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Paul A. Steinbrecher
Evanston, Illinois: Partner, Interactive Design Architects (IDEA)

James E. Stockdale
Seattle, Washington: Retired Senior Minister, University Christian Church, Seattle, Washington

David A. Vargas
Indianapolis, Indiana: President Emeritus, Division of Overseas Ministries, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Clark M. Williamson
Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Professor of Christian Thought Emeritus, Christian Theological Seminary

Melinda Keenan Wood
Senior Minister, Pilgrim UCC, Durham, North Carolina

Gaylord Yu
Burr Ridge, Illinois: CTO and co-founder, EVA Automation

Ex-Officio

Allison Lundblad, Alumni/ae Council President
Pastor, Christian Church of Arlington Heights

Allen V. Harris
Chevy Chase, Maryland: Regional Minister, Christian Church in the Capital Area

Teresa Dulyea-Parker
Eureka, Illinois: Regional Minister and President, Christian Church in Illinois and Wisconsin