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Leadership & Governance

Meet the CPF Board Chair

Canon Kathryn McCormick reflects on her goals as CPF Board Chair and the vital role of The Church Pension Fund in supporting clergy and lay people in their mission to spread the gospel.

Governance of The Church Pension Fund (CPF) is provided by a 25-member Board of Trustees, 24 of whom are elected by the General Convention of The Episcopal Church. CPF's CEO and President, Mary Kate Wold, is appointed by the CPF Board and serves as the 25th Trustee. The CPF Board is responsible for oversight of the Church Pension Group’s (CPG) strategic direction and makes important policy decisions that affect the products and services that CPG offers the clergy and lay employees of The Episcopal Church and its institutions, working closely with its Executive Leadership Team.

Lay and ordained church leaders, experienced investment managers, business and professional leaders, and attorneys are among the professions represented on the CPF Board.

The principal governance documents for CPF and the Board are the Charter, Constitution and By-Laws of CPF:

 

A Message from the Chair

Published after each regular meeting of the CPF Board, A Message from the Chair reflects actions taken by the CPF Board that impact the products and services administered by CPF, as well as other highlights of the meeting.

A Message from the Chair—Summer 2022

Board of Trustees
Board Committees
Executive Leadership

Canon Kathryn McCormick
Chair, The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees
Canon for Administration & Finance,
Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi (retired)
Jackson, MS
(Re-elected 2018)

The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior
Vice Chair, The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees
Assisting Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, and Assisting Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
Spokane Valley, WA
(Re-elected 2022)

Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, Esq., DHL
Vice Chair, The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees
Attorney, Law Office of Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, PC
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
(Re-elected 2018)

The Rt. Rev. David A. Alvarez. M.Div., Psy.D., (Res) Puerto Rico
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico (retired)
Carolina, Puerto Rico
(Elected 2022)

The Rev. Dr. Brendan Barnicle
Rector, St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
Wilsonville, OR
(Elected 2022)

The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce, DMin, DD
Bishop Provisional, Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri
Kansas City, MO
(Re-elected 2018)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler
Dean, The Cathedral of Saint Philip
Atlanta, GA
(Elected 2018)

The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel III
Dean, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (retired)
New York, NY
(Elected 2018)

The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, PhD
Bishop Diocesan, The Episcopal Church in Connecticut
Meriden, CT
(Elected 2022)

Delbert C. Glover, PhD
Vice President, DuPont (retired)
Washington, DC
(Re-elected 2018)

The Rev. Amy Haynie
Associate Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church
Fort Worth, TX
(Elected 2022)

The Rt. Rev. Julio Holguín
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic (retired)
Santo Domingo, DR
(Elected 2018)

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, ThD
Dean and President/CEO, Seminary of the Southwest
Austin, TX
(Elected 2022)

Ryan K. Kusumoto
President and CEO
Parents And Children Together
Honolulu, HI
(Re-elected 2018)

The Rev. Dr. Gawain F. de Leeuw, OA
Vicar and Priest-in-Charge, Holy Trinity Inwood, Manhattan
New York, NY
(Elected 2022)

John McCray-Goldsmith
Managing Director, Wells Fargo Investment Portfolio
San Francisco, CA
(Elected 2022)

Sandra Ferguson McPhee, Esq.
Attorney, Law Offices of Sandra Ferguson McPhee
Evanston, IL
(Re-elected 2022)

Yvonne O'Neal
Social Justice Advocate
Financial Consultant (retired)
New York, NY
(Elected 2018)

Solomon S. Owayda
Founding Partner, Mozaic Capital Advisors
Boston, MA
(Re-elected 2018)

The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel
Bishop Diocesan, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
Seattle, WA
(Re-elected 2022)

The Rev. Austin K. Rios
Rector, Saint Paul's Within the Walls
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Rome, Italy
(Elected 2018)

Canon Anne M. Vickers
Canon for Finance and Administration, Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida (retired)
Tampa, FL
(Re-elected 2022)

The Hon. Linda E. Watt
US Ambassador (retired)
Former Chief Operating Officer, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society
Weaverville, NC
(Elected 2018)

The Very Rev. Sandye A. Wilson
Dean, The Cathedral Church of All Saints
Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
(Re-elected 2022)

Mary Kate Wold

Mary Katherine Wold, Esq.
CEO and President
The Church Pension Fund
New York, NY
(Appointed 2011)


Biographies

Canon Kathryn McCormick

Canon Kathryn McCormick serves as the Chair of The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees. She is the former Canon for Administration and Finance for the Diocese of Mississippi. She has worked with clergy and lay employees regarding pension, medical insurance, retirement, property and liability insurance, endowments, trusts, and other matters.

As a cradle Episcopalian, she has been active in the Church, both as a volunteer and diocesan staff with a good working knowledge of the Church. She has served as an officer on several interim bodies, as well as The Church Pension Fund legislative committee for five General Conventions, a former CREDO finance faculty member, and as President of Province IV.

She was re-elected to her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior

The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior serves as Vice Chair of The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees. He is the Assisting Bishop in The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and Assisting Bishop in The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. 

He was formerly the ninth Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Minnesota. Before becoming Bishop, he served as the founding Rector of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Spokane, Washington, Executive Director of Camp Cross, the Director of Education and Development for the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, the Chaplain and Vice President for The Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, and on the Executive Council for The Episcopal Church.

He currently serves as Vice President of Province VI, as a member of the Presiding Bishop’s Council of Advice, as Chair of the Planning Committee for the House of Bishops, and as Chair of the Visionary Council for the Episcopal Camp and Conference Centers.

He was re-elected to his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

He received a DDiv and an MDiv from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and a BA from Whitworth College.

Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, Esq., DHL

Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine serves as Vice Chair of The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees. She is an attorney in private practice in the US Virgin Islands. She is a former Solicitor General and former Attorney General of the Virgin Islands.

She is a cradle Episcopalian and has served The Episcopal Church on parish, diocesan, and Church-wide levels. She has served as a member of the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons, as a member and Chair of the World Mission Committee on Executive Council, as Vice President of Province II, and as Chancellor of the Diocese of the Virgin Islands for more than 20 years. She also chaired the Task Force studying the Anglican Covenant and was a delegate to the Conference of the Americas. She currently serves as The Episcopal Church’s lay representative to the Anglican Consultative Council.

She was re-elected to her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

She received a DHL from Virginia Theological Seminary, a JD from New York University School of Law, and a BA from Augustana College.

The Rt. Rev. David A. Alvarez. M.Div., Psy.D., (Res) Puerto Rico

The Rt. Rev. David Alvarez served as Bishop of The Diocese of Puerto Rico from 1989 until his retirement in 2013. He also served as Coadjutor Bishop of Puerto Rico and Acting Bishop in Cuba and was a member of the Executive Committee of The Episcopal Church.

He helped develop health and social ministries in Puerto Rico in collaboration with Episcopal Health Services, Episcopal Social Services, and Episcopal Homes for the Elderly, and focused on enhancing the financial self-support of the diocese.

He was elected to serve his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

Bishop Alvarez received an MDiv from the Seminario Episcopal del Caribe and a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Caribbean Center for Advanced Studies.

The Rev. Dr. Brendan Barnicle

The Rev. Dr. Brendan Barnicle serves as Rector of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Wilsonville, Oregon. He also serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. Prior to this, he was Rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon, where his ministry was heavily focused on the unhoused, and he was a former Trustee for Church Divinity School of the Pacific and the Trinity Cathedral Investment Committee.

Prior to ordination, he spent 20 years working in investment banking, corporate law, and financial management. For most of that time, he was a Managing Director, leading equity research of the software industry at a major investment bank. In earlier roles, he advised on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and private financings both as an investment banker and as a lawyer.

He has combined his financial background with his ministry in academic work focused on faith and finance. In 2021, he published Financial Anxiety, and in 2022, he published Talking Dollars & Sense: Leading Theological Discussions on Money.

Father Barnicle was elected to serve his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

He is pursuing a PhD in Practical Theology at Claremont School of Theology.

He received a DMin from Bexley Seabury, an MDiv from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, a ThM at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, a JD from University of Washington, and a BA from Harvard University.

The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce, DMin, DD

The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce serves as the Bishop Provisional of The Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri. Previously, she was the seventh Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles where she oversaw Multicultural Ministry, Stewardship, and Finance, as well as the southern and northern thirds of the Diocese.

Prior to this, she served as Rector of St. Clement’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and as Associate Rector of Church of the Messiah. Before this, she worked for 17 years as a banker for Wells Fargo Bank, serving in various capacities in the International, Corporate, and Commercial Divisions, serving her last few years in charge of the Wholesale Relationship and Profitability System working on incentive compensation.

She serves as Secretary to the House of Bishops, Bishop Visitor of the Anamchara Fellowship, and is an active participant in the various ethnic ministry gatherings for The Episcopal Church as well as serving on the Diocese of Los Angeles’ Diocesan Investment Trust and the Corporation of the Diocese. 

She was re-elected to her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

She received an honorary DDiv and a DMin from Seabury Western Theological Seminary, an MDiv from Claremont School of Theology, and a BA in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler serves as Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. He is active in Atlanta’s interfaith community and helped develop its formal structure, named the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta. Prior to this he served as Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina.

Dean Candler is a frequent teacher and preacher in the U.S. and in the wider Anglican Communion and speaks regularly on the role of religion in matters of science and environmental sustainability. 

He was elected to his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

He received a BA, cum laude, from Occidental College and an MDiv, magna cum laude, from Yale University Divinity School.

The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel III

The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel III served as the tenth Dean of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Prior to this he served as Bishop Provisional of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and was Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina for 17 years.

He currently chairs the Board of The General Theological Seminary, New York. He also serves on the Presiding Bishop’s Pastoral Development Committee.

He has served as Chair of the Presiding Bishop’s Council of Advice, President of the Court of Review for the Trial of a Bishop, the Standing Commission on the Structure of the Church, Chair of the Board of Church Deployment, Vice President of Province IV, Board of the University of the South, Sewanee, and President of the Bishops of Province IV.

He was elected to his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and from Virginia Theological Seminary. He has received DDiv degrees from Virginia Seminary and the University of the South. He has also studied at the College of Preachers in Washington D.C., the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, St. Petersburg Theological Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, and St. George’s College, Jerusalem.

The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, PhD

The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, PhD is the 15th Bishop Diocesan of The Episcopal Church in Connecticut. From 1989-2010 he was the Angus Dun Professor of Mission and World Christianity at the Episcopal Divinity School, then located in Cambridge, MA, and served as Priest Associate at St. James’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge.

He worked as a Volunteer for Mission in the Episcopal Church of Haiti in 1983-1984. He has been a member of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, and Chair of the Standing Commission on World Mission. He was the founder of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation and co-founded and still serves as the Co-Convener of Bishops United Against Gun Violence.

In the Anglican Communion Bishop Douglas has served as a member of the Anglican Consultative Council, the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion, the Design Group for the 2008 Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops, and the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism.

A sought-after speaker nationally and internationally, he is the author/editor of four books and numerous academic and popular articles on the topics of mission, the missional Church, contemporary Anglicanism, and world Christianity.

He was elected to serve his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

He studied at Middlebury College (BA), the Harvard University Graduate School of Education (EdM), and Harvard Divinity School (MDiv). He holds a PhD in missiology from Boston University.

Delbert C. Glover, PhD

Delbert C. Glover is a retired DuPont executive who has also served in key leadership roles in major religious organizations such as Trinity Church – Wall Street, The Church Pension Fund (CPF), The General Theological Seminary, and The Riverside Church, New York City. At each institution, he was instrumental in strengthening their operational and internal strategic assessments.

At Trinity Church – Wall Street, he served as the Executive Assistant to the Rector and in that capacity provided day-to-day oversight to this large religious enterprise that included two parish churches, television and video operations, a magazine with national distribution, a foundation providing national and international grants, a bookstore, and major religious and cultural programming in New York City.

He previously served as Consultant to the President of CPF where he provided guidance on the scale-up and expansion of a clergy assessment and wellness program from pilot to national-level program.

As Associate Dean for Program and Planning for The General Theological Seminary, he coordinated the study between GTS and the Board and Corporate Officers of The Episcopal Church to relocate the headquarters of The Episcopal Church to GTS campus. At the Riverside Church, he served as the Chief Administrative Officer under the Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

He is married to the Reverend Linda L. Grenz, the Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. They co-authored The Marriage Journey, from Cowley Publications (1996), Second Edition by Church Publishing (2003), and live in Providence, Rhode Island.

He was re-elected to his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

He received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts.

The Rev. Amy Haynie

The Rev. Amy P. Haynie serves as Associate Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas. She was ordained in The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and has served congregations in Keller and Wichita Falls and served on diocesan staff.

Before entering seminary, she worked as a registered nurse in ophthalmic surgery centers and as an Operating Room Registered Nurse at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. 

She was elected to serve her first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

She received an MDiv from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and a BS in Nursing from Midwestern State University. 

The Rt. Rev. Julio Holguín

The Rt. Rev. Julio Holguín served as the third Bishop of The Episcopal Church of the Dominican Republic until his retirement in 2017.

He has been Vicar and Rector of churches and schools in San Marcos, Santa Cruz, and San Andres. Bishop Holguín has been involved at both the local and international levels with various working committees, especially in the areas with Christian education and theological education for Latin America and the Caribbean. He served as President of the Latin American Council of Churches (Ecumenical) from 2001 to 2007, was acting Bishop of the Diocese of Cuba in 2003, and was a member of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church from 2003 to 2009.

He was elected to his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

He received an MDiv from the Episcopal Seminary of San Andres. He is married to Milagros Hernández, and they have three children.

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, ThD

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, ThD, is the eighth Dean and President of Seminary of the Southwest. She was appointed in 2013 after serving on the faculty as the Ernest J. Villavaso, Jr. Professor of New Testament and as Academic Dean.

Dean Kittredge has served as a member of the Steering Committee for Theological Education in the Anglican Communion, as Chair of the Board of the Episcopal Evangelism Society, and President of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars.

She is a contributor to The New Oxford Annotated Bible and the Women's Bible Commentary, and the author of Conversations with Scripture: The Gospel of John and Community and Authority: The Rhetoric of Obedience in the Pauline Tradition. She co-edited The Bible in the Public Square: Reading the Signs of the Times and Walk in the Ways of Wisdom: Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. She is the co-editor of the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament. She also wrote A Lot of the Way Trees Were Walking: Poems from the Gospel of Mark.

Prior to joining the seminary faculty in 1999, Dean Kittredge taught at Harvard University and the College of the Holy Cross. She serves as assisting priest at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin, Texas.

Dean Kittredge was elected to serve her first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

She received her MDiv, ThM, and ThD from Harvard and a BA from Williams College.

Ryan K. Kusumoto

Ryan K. Kusumoto serves as President and CEO of Parents And Children Together (PACT), a Hawaii-based not-for-profit family service agency. Their mission is dedicated to serving Hawaii’s vulnerable and at-risk individuals and families. In this capacity, he oversees a wide array of innovative and educational social service offerings, including programs related to domestic violence, child abuse, sex trafficking, early childhood education, mental health, community-building, and poverty prevention.

Prior to PACT, Ryan spent seven years with Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, serving in various human services and executive roles. He also operated a private business and worked in hospital administration at Hawaii Pacific Health and the Queen’s Medical Center.

Ryan serves on various boards in Hawaii and the continental United States. These include Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC – Workers’ Compensation), Employer’s Protective Insurance Company (EPIC – Temporary Disability Insurance), Camp Mokuleia, Protecting Hawaii’s Ohana, Children, Under-Served, Elderly, and Disabled (PHOCUSED), the 501(c)Trust (National Nonprofit Unemployment Trust), and The Church Pension Fund.

Ryan has served as a Deputy for six General Conventions. He was re-elected to his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and resides in Honolulu with his two daughters.

The Rev. Dr. Gawain F. de Leeuw, OA

The Rev. Dr. Gawain F. de Leeuw, OA, serves as Vicar and Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Church in Inwood, New York. He previously served as Rector of St. Bartholomew’s in White Plains, New York, and as Vicar for the English Mission in the Cathedral in Seoul, South Korea. He is a lifelong professed member of the Order of the Ascension, an order grounded in Benedictine spirituality, organization development, and organizational psychology, and dedicated to fostering healthy spiritual practices in urban communities. 

For several decades, Father de Leeuw has been working on issues related to finance, ranging from access to capital and shareholder responsibility to investing in energy transition. He is a Trustee of The Episcopal Diocese of New York and serves on the real estate and finance subcommittees. He also serves with diocesan teams dedicated to creation care, economic justice, and the formation of a credit union. Most recently, he served on the Task Force on the Theology of Money. He also served on the clergy advisory board of a national healthcare organization.

In 2019, Father de Leeuw wrote the monograph The Body of Christ in a Market Economy, part of a series of Anglican constructive theological essays.

He has preached Latino Ministries and Leadership Development at various seminaries and is trained in Organization Development and Group Relations Theory at the Tavistock Institute and the Center for Emotional Intelligence. 

Father de Leeuw was elected to serve his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

He received a DMin in Congregational Development from Bexley Seabury, an MDiv from the University of Chicago, and a BA from Oberlin College.

John McCray-Goldsmith

John McCray-Goldsmith is a Managing Director at Wells Fargo, where he serves as a portfolio manager on the team managing the bank’s $40 billion municipal bond portfolio. As an institutional investor of the bank’s capital reserve under its Chief Investment Officer, he is responsible for continuous portfolio optimization through the lenses of credit quality, return, liquidity, duration, corporate accounting treatment, tax impacts, risk management, internal audit, and compliance with federal regulatory requirements. Prior to this, John served as an investment banker financing public infrastructure projects at Lehman Brothers and Barclays.

His work supports Wells Fargo’s ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and climate commitments, with a particular focus on building a portfolio of affordable housing and community development investments addressing the bank’s obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act. He serves on the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) policy reform working group, which provides stakeholder comment to the federal agencies leading the current CRA regulatory reform process.  

John was a Presbyterian Mission Associate from 1988 to 1995, working with Habitat for Humanity International in Bluefields, Nicaragua, and Kingston, Jamaica. He has served The Episcopal Church on the Endowment Investment Advisory Committee for the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and as board member for the College for Bishops. A fluent Spanish speaker, he plays music for the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe congregation in the Diocese of El Camino Real, where his spouse of 35 years, the Very Reverend Julia McCray-Goldsmith, serves as Dean of Trinity Cathedral.

He was elected to serve his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

He received an MBA and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Government from Cornell University.

Sandra Ferguson McPhee, Esq.

Sandra Ferguson McPhee has practiced law for more than 40 years in the Chicago area and has her own practice specializing in estate planning and residential real estate transactions.

She is a former Member and President of the standing committee of the Diocese of Chicago, former Secretary of the Board of St. Leonard’s Ministries, and has served on the Diocese of Chicago’s Bishop and Trustees Committee. She has been a deputy or an alternate deputy to six General Conventions and has served on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church from 2003 to 2009. She has chaired The Episcopal Church’s Standing Committee on World Mission and has twice served as the Convener of the Episcopal Partnership for Global Mission. She is a Member of the Board of Bexley Seabury Seminary and chairs the nominating committee. Within her parish, she has served multiple terms on the Vestry and multiple terms as Treasurer, Secretary, and Warden.

She was re-elected to her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

For more than 35 years, she has been involved with the American Committee for KEEP, which supports a mission project in Japan. She is the chair of the board of Friends of Cuttington, which supports an Episcopal University in Liberia.

She received a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BA from Smith College.

Yvonne O'Neal

After a successful career as a Financial Consultant, Yvonne O’Neal now spends her time as an advocate for social justice. She serves as the Overseas Program Officer of Africa Development Interchange Network (ADIN), a non-governmental organization (NGO) out of Cameroon with special status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. She served as a member of the Advisory Council of the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations to which she was appointed by the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury.

Yvonne is a member of the Executive Committee of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women and was the Co-Chair of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development–NY. She is active in New York City for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women), working to develop a bill of rights, the goal of which is to end all forms of discrimination against women. In 2018, Yvonne was awarded a Citation by the Council of the City of Philadelphia “for her commitment to the advancement of women and girls in the United States and abroad.”

Yvonne serves on The Church Club of New York Board of Trustees. In the Diocese of New York, Yvonne is a member of the Diocesan Council and the Task Forces Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence. She chaired the Companion Diocese Committee for nine years and the Global Mission Commission for six. She is a Warden at Holy Trinity in New York City and a Verger at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, where she officiates at Morning Prayer on Fridays. She is the Lay Representative to the Province II Council.

Yvonne previously served on the American College of Financial Services Board of Trustees, as a Trustee of The Cathedral School of Saint John the Divine, on the Board of Directors of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women, and the Standing Committee.

She was awarded the Society of Financial Service Professionals’ Paul S. Mills Scholarship, recognizing her lifelong commitment to education, voluntarism, and ethics. She holds more than half a dozen professional designations and also held FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 licenses. She completed the Women’s Leadership Institute certificate program at the Hartford Seminary and the Education for Ministry (EfM) certificate from the School of Theology, The University of the South.

She was elected to her first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

She received an MA from the New School University and a BS from the University of Puerto Rico.

Solomon S. Owayda

Solomon S. Owayda is a Founding Partner of Mozaic Capital with nearly 30 years of experience investing and managing institutional private equity investment portfolios. Prior to forming Mozaic Capital, he was a Managing Director at Siguler Guff where he joined the firm in 2010 as a senior member of the investment team. Solomon worked on separate accounts and interacted closely with CIOs of pension funds in the analyzing and disposition of private equity partnership interests.

Prior to joining Siguler Guff, he was the Chief Investment Officer of SVG Advisors, the advisory business of SVG Capital PLC where he spent 12 years. Under his leadership, the firm’s private equity portfolio grew to more than €4 billion and helped establish the firm’s secondary business.

From 1988 to 1997, Solomon was at the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) as the Director of the Alternative Investments program. During his tenure, CalSTRS committed over $2 billion to U.S. and European partnerships, and made the first secondary investment for the program. While at CalSTRS, he also helped establish the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) and served as the group’s Chairman until leaving the pension fund in 1997.

He was re-elected to his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

He received an MBA from the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin and a BS in Biology and Biochemistry from Marquette University.

The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel

The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel is the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia, where he supports The Episcopal Church in western Washington and its efforts to live out the new diocesan vision: to be an integral part of the Jesus Movement, by bearing witness to God’s redemptive reign and acting out God’s inclusive love, peace, and justice, uniquely living out this call within our specific local communities by being Locally Centered and Networked Communities, Forming Christian Leaders for Sacrament & Service. 

Prior to this he was the Rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, and before this he served as the Vicar of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway, Arkansas. He was ordained deacon in July 1996 and priest in January 1997. Before ordination to the priesthood he was a hospital administrator in Arkansas and Texas.

He has served the wider church as a Stewardship Consultant for the Stewardship Office of The Episcopal Church and for the Episcopal Network for Stewardship. He has served on multiple General Convention Committees, including Mission Funding Task Force, Standing Committee on Stewardship and Development, and The Church Pension Fund, and currently serves on the Program, Budget, and Finance Committee of The Episcopal Church, the American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem Board, the Association of Episcopal Deacons Board, the Gathering of Leaders Board, and is President of the Province VIII House of Bishops.

He was the Episcopal Representative to the Earth Charter Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, and was trained by Al Gore for the Climate Project. He received training from the National Organization for Victim Assistance and has worked on disaster debriefing for the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office.

He was re-elected to his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

He received a DMin from the University of the South, Sewanee, an MDiv from the Seminary of the Southwest, an MHA from the University of Arkansas, an MA of Interpersonal and Organizational Communication degree from the University of Arkansas, and a BA in sociology from the University of Arkansas.

The Rev. Austin K. Rios

The Rev. Austin K. Rios serves as the fifteenth Rector of Saint Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church (Rome), a church of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.

Prior to this he served as Diocesan Canon for Spanish-speaking ministries and Rector of La Capilla de Santa Maria in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and as Curate at Grace Episcopal Church in Asheville, North Carolina.

He was elected to his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

He received an MDiv from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest and a BA in English from Davidson College.

Canon Anne M. Vickers

Anne M. Vickers served as Canon for Finance and Administration of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, where the Office of the Bishop supports the ministry of 77 congregations and operates the Day Spring Episcopal Camp and Conference Center.

Prior to this she was President and CEO at AMV Consulting, Chief Financial Officer at Productivity Point International (Florida franchise), and was an Assistant Treasurer at Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation.

She was re-elected to her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

She received a BS from the University of Florida – Warrington College of Business. She is a CFA® charterholder.

The Hon. Linda E. Watt

Ambassador Linda Watt served as a U.S. diplomat for 29 years. A recognized expert on Latin America, she served as Ambassador to Panama from 2002 to 2005 and acting Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, 1997–1999. She also served in Nicaragua, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Russia, and Washington, D.C.

She was the Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church from 2007 to 2011, overseeing the mission program, communications, development, financial, and operations staff of The Episcopal Church Center.

Linda has been a Member of the Boards of Episcopal Relief and Development, Pro Mujer (a microfinance and human development organization), and the Adventures for the Mind Foundation. She is a long-time member of the selection jury for the prestigious Purpose Prize, a program of AARP that recognizes the accomplishments of social entrepreneurs over age 50. She was an Innovation Fellow for the San Francisco-based think tank Encore.org, leading its efforts to reach out to faith communities.

In the Diocese of Utah, she was a General Convention deputy and a member of the Standing Committee, as well as Senior Warden of her congregation. She recently served on the Church’s Task Force on Relations with the Church in Cuba. She is a certified Spiritual Director and a volunteer interpreter and translator in the immigration practice of Pisgah Legal Services. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

She was elected to her first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2018.

She received an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico and a BA in History and Spanish from Vanderbilt University.

The Very Rev. Sandye A. Wilson

The Very Rev. Sandye A. Wilson serves as the Dean of The Cathedral Church of All Saints in the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she is an Episcopal Priest who has led congregations and institutions for over four decades. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Saint Augustine’s University and as Rector of parishes in the Dioceses of Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, Newark, and New Jersey. She has been the National President of the Union of Black Episcopalians, President of Province VI of The Episcopal Church, a long-time Member of Executive Council, and Senior Deputy to General Convention.

Dean Wilson has served as an Acting University Chaplain and Lecturer in Ethics at Vassar College, Adjunct Faculty member at Yale University Divinity School, Iliff School of Theology at the University of Denver, University of Minnesota Graduate School of Liberal Studies, and Seabury-Western Seminary Doctor of Ministry Program. She is also a trained professional executive and life coach, and a consultant to various organizations and individuals on systems, conflict, transitions, moral courage, spirituality, and the transformation of society.

She was re-elected to her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees in 2022.

She was awarded an honorary DD from St. Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, Virginia, and studied at Goethe Institutes in Germany, The University of Vienna, Austria, and as a John M. Allin Fellow at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute in Switzerland.

She holds a DMin and an MBA from The Graduate Theological Foundation, an MSWSIFI from Fordham University, an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary, and a BA from Vassar College.