Leadership & Governance
Governance of The Church Pension Fund (CPF) is provided by a 25-member Board of Trustees, 24 of whom are elected by General Convention of The Episcopal Church. CPF's CEO and President is elected by the Board and serves as the 25th Trustee. The Board is responsible for making policy decisions that affect our three lines of business.
Lay and ordained church leaders, experienced investment managers, business and professional leaders, attorneys and accountants are among the professions represented on the Board.
CPG’s executive leadership team works closely with the Board in determining the strategic direction of the organization.
The principal governance documents for CPF and the Board are the Charter, Constitution and By-Laws of CPF:
The Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown
Chair, The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Maine
The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior
Vice Chair, The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees
Bishop (retired), Episcopal Church in Minnesota
Spokane Valley, WA
Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine
Attorney, Law Office of Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, P.C.
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Kevin B. Lindahl
Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado
The Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Mitchell
Rector, Church of the Advent
Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky
The Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Brown is the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine and serves as Chair of The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
He previously served as Rector of The Church of the Epiphany in Winchester, Massachusetts, and has served as a Deputy to five General Conventions. He has been a Member of Standing Commission on the Structure of the Church, the Pension Fund Committee, the Dispatch Business Committee, and was the Secretary of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (2003–2006). In the Diocese of Massachusetts, he was the Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign Advisory Committee. He is the Treasurer of Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington Heights, Massachusetts, and a Member of the Winchester Multicultural Network in Winchester, Massachusetts, as well as Save the River in Clayton, New York, an environmental and educational non-profit dedicated to protecting the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
He received an MDiv from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, a BS from Western Michigan University, and holds a certificate in Family Studies Education from The Ohio State University.
Canon Kathryn Weathersby McCormick served as 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 an officer of Province IV.
She is serving her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees where she serves as Vice Chair.
The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior is the ninth Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Minnesota. He is serving his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees where he serves as Vice Chair.
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 received a DDiv and an MDiv from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and a BA from Whitworth College.
Martha Bedell Alexander is a former Legislator of the North Carolina House of Representatives where she served for 20 years. Prior to this, she taught in elementary schools in Florida and Canada, and worked as a high school librarian in Montreal. She was the Chaplain’s Assistant at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte and served as the Executive Director of the Charlotte Council on Alcoholism (now Anuvia).
Martha is a member of Christ Church, Charlotte. She has served as a deputy to six General Conventions and as an alternate to two General Conventions. In 2015 she was the Deputy Chair of the Legislative Committee #6 on World Mission. In 2018, she served as Chaplain to Legislative Committee #6 on The Episcopal Church in Cuba. She served on the Task Force on The Episcopal Church in Cuba. She has also served as Secretary and Chair of the Standing Commission on World Mission.
Martha is a Board Member of the Global Episcopal Mission Network; the Companion Diocese Coordinator for Province IV, and has been active in missions to Central America and Botswana. She served as President of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina for 2-3/4 terms and is currently finishing a three-year term as a member. She serves on the Botswana Committee of the Diocese of North Carolina and was a member on the Remembering Our Past Committee of the 75th Anniversary Committee of Christ Church. Martha is serving her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
She is currently a doctoral student at Northeastern University–Charlotte. She received an MA of Human Development and Learning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, an MA in Liberal Arts Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a BS in Education from Florida State University.
Canon Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine is an attorney in private practice in the U.S. 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 and is serving her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
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. Diane M. Jardine Bruce is the seventh Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles where she oversees 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 is serving her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
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 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 is serving his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
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 is the tenth Dean of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. He previously served as its Acting/Interim Dean. Before his retirement in August 2016, 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 is serving his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
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, 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 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.
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 is serving his second term on the CPF Board of Trustees. 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 received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts.
The Rt. Rev. Julio C. 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 is serving his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
He received an MDiv from the Episcopal Seminary of San Andres. He is married to Milagros Hernández, and they have three children.
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 five General Conventions and is serving his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and resides in Honolulu with his two daughters.
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind is a newly retired Episcopal Priest and City Planner whose ministry has included work for social and environmental justice, interfaith relations, sustainable urban development, arts and culture, and progressive theology. Most recently, Tracey’s ministry has extended to include the spiritual insights and lessons she has gained from a life complicated by dementia.
On Nov. 8, 2016 (Election Day), Tracey was diagnosed with early stage Frontotemporal Dementia. This diagnosis hasn’t stopped her from fully immersing in what life has to offer—and what she has to give. From October to December last year, she was invited to speak at seven European churches in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
For 17 years (2000–2017), Tracey served as Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a thriving and diverse urban congregation, a center for arts and music, and a gathering place for those devoted to Cleveland and its future. Trinity Cathedral is part of Trinity Commons, an award-winning, environmentally sustainable, urban campus developed under Dean Lind’s leadership. During her tenure, Dean Lind also led the establishment of Greater Cleveland Congregations and a number of other faith-based and civic initiatives. She also is the author of Interrupted by God: Glimpses from the Edge.
From 1989–2000, Tracey was Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Paterson, New Jersey, where she led the effort to revitalize a large, multicultural urban congregation and establish the St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation. Prior to entering seminary, Tracey worked for a decade in nonprofit management, city planning, and community organizing. She continues that work as a Board Member of a variety of nonprofit organizations, including The Episcopal Church Pension Fund, Judson Retirement Services, and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Tracey is an alumna of the Columbus School for Girls. She holds a BA in urban studies from the Honors College at the University of Toledo, an MA of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati, and an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary in New York.
Tracey has received numerous recognitions, including: The Human Rights Campaign Equality Award, The YWCA Woman of Achievement, Cleveland State University Leadership Award, Community Shares Social Justice Award, National Council of Churches Circle of Names Award, Columbus School for Girls Alumnae Award, and Union Theological Seminary’s Unitas Distinguished Alumni/ae Award.
Tracey is a renowned preacher who has spoken in a variety of national pulpits, including the Chautauqua Institution. In the summer, she serves The Chapel of St. James the Fisherman in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. In 2014, she presented a widely viewed TEDx Talk entitled “How I Met God in a McDonald’s.” She is an exhibiting photographer, an enthusiastic folk musician, an avid gardener, and an adventuresome hiker, cyclist, sailor, and traveler. Tracey and her spouse Emily Ingalls live in an environmentally sustainable home overlooking Lake Erie in the heart of Cleveland. www.traceylind.com
Kevin B. Lindahl serves as Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Fire and Police Pension Association, an organization with a $5.5 billion investment portfolio that administers pension and disability programs for public safety officers throughout Colorado. He is responsible for investment decision-making, legislative relations, compliance with federal tax and state laws, and the administration of benefits. He has negotiated social responsibility issues and has studied, advised, and lectured regarding fiduciary responsibilities. Prior to this position he was a Partner at Lindahl Associates, and was County Attorney and Deputy County Attorney in Eagle, Colorado. He has served as a Board Member and President of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys.
Kevin is active in his diocese and parish. He has served as a Trustee of Colorado Episcopal Foundation and as a volunteer Director of Youth Programs at his local parish where he previously served as Finance Chair. He served as a Co-Moderator of the Richard Hooker Forum in the Diocese of Colorado. He is serving his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
He received a JD from the University of Denver, an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Regis University, and a BA in Economics from the University of Denver.
Sandra F. 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 Federation 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 is serving her first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
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.
The Rev. Dr. Tim J. Mitchell has served as Rector of The Episcopal Church of the Advent in Louisville, Kentucky, since 2008.
Prior to this, he worked for twelve years as Investment Advisor and Regional Director (San Francisco office) of an investment advisory firm (Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc.) in socially responsible investing, and before that as a Corporate Banker in Mexico City.
He serves on the Investment Committee of the Diocese of Kentucky and is serving his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees where he served as Vice Chair from 2015 to 2018.
He holds a DMin from Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California; an MDiv from University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois; an MS in Foreign Service (concentrations in International Business and Finance) from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; and graduate diplomas from the University of Salamanca and Colegio de España, Spain (Rotary Foundation Fellowship); and a BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Notre Dame.
Margaret A. Niles is a Partner with K&L Gates LLP, a global law firm, where she focuses on representing public pension funds, university endowments, sovereign funds, and other institutional investors in private equity funds, hedge funds, strategic partnerships, and a broad range of investment and other matters. She provides ongoing advice on general corporate and business matters to companies of various sizes and has worked extensively with trade and investment projects involving Russia, and in particular the Russian Far East. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law teaching courses on Soviet and Russian law.
Margaret is in her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees, currently serving as Chair of the Finance Committee and Member of the Investment Committee. She is married to the Reverend Stephen R. Garratt, and they have three sons.
She received a JD from Stanford Law School, where she was an editor of the Stanford Law Review, and she received a BA from Harvard University, cum laude, in Russian.
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 is serving her first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees and 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 received an MA from the New School University and a BS from the University of Puerto Rico.
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 is serving his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
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. Greg 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 is serving his second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
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 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 is serving his first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
He received an MDiv from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest and a BA in English from Davidson College.
Sandra Swan is the former President of Episcopal Relief and Development where she led the organization in its transformation from The Presiding Bishop’s Fund to an internationally recognized relief and development program. She also served as Trustee of Jerusalem 2000, a joint program of The Episcopal Church and the Church of England to support capital projects in the Holy Land.
Her career as a Turnaround Specialist for struggling nonprofit organizations gave her experience in fields as diverse as children’s welfare, regional theater, and international business consulting. As Director of the American Airlines Foundation, she developed and implemented new strategies for targeted donations to improve measurable results.
Her experience in nonprofit programming led her to write The New Outreach: Doing Good the Better Way: An ABC Planning Guide, a popular book among Episcopal Church Outreach Committees. She served as President of the Junior League of New York City, where she oversaw 2,100 volunteers active in 41 community service programs. She previously served as Vice Chair of The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees, where she is now serving her second term.
She received an honorary doctorate from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, an MA from Baylor University, and a BA from the University of Nebraska, all cum laude. Her graduate school theses were awarded highest honors.
Anne M. Vickers serves 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 is serving her first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees.
She received a BS from the University of Florida – Warrington College of Business. She is a CFA® charterholder.
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 serving her first term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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 Rev. Canon Dr. Sandye A. Wilson is the former Chief Operating Officer of Saint Augustine’s University.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she is an Episcopal Priest who has led congregations and institutions for almost four decades. She previously served 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.
She 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 is serving her second term on The Church Pension Fund Board of Trustees. 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.