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San Francisco Panelists

Anne Mallonee
Chief Ecclesiastical Officer
Church Pension Group

The Rev. Canon Anne Mallonee is the Executive Vice President and Chief Ecclesiastical Officer for the Church Pension Group (CPG). She is a key advisor to CPG on developments around the Church and how they might impact CPG’s work. She joined CPG in September 2014.

Prior to joining CPG, she served as Vicar and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Trinity Wall Street in New York City. Before that she spent several years as Interim Dean at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT, and served for six years at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Minneapolis, MN, the last two as Acting Dean. She began her ministry in the Diocese of Kansas, where she was ordained.

She received her M.Div. from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University and a BA from the University of Kansas.

Mary Kate Wold
CEO and President
Church Pension Group

As Chief Executive Officer and President of the Church Pension Group (CPG), Mary Kate Wold leads a $13 billion financial services enterprise that provides retirement, health, life insurance, property and casualty insurance, and other products and services to the Episcopal Church. Mary Kate also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Church Pension Fund, CPG’s governing body.

Mary Kate has served in a variety of leadership positions in the corporate, legal, and government sectors. Prior to joining CPG, she was a senior finance executive and principal corporate officer of Wyeth, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Before embarking on her corporate career, she was a partner and chaired the tax practice group of Shearman & Sterling, a leading global law firm. Earlier in her career, she served in the Office of Tax Policy of the United States Department of the Treasury.

Mary Kate chairs the board of the Church Benefits Association, a national association of faith-based benefits organizations, and she serves on the vestry of Trinity Church Wall Street and on its investment committee, which oversees the institution’s $5 billion real estate and securities portfolio. She is a former director and Chair of a publicly traded medical device company. Mary Kate’s professional affiliations include membership in the Women’s Forum of New York and Women Corporate Directors.

Mary Kate spent her childhood in Bottineau, North Dakota, a small rural community on the Canadian border. She graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, summa cum laude with a B.A. in English and Theater, and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She later graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

The Demographics of a Changing Church

Arthur E. Farnsley II
Clinical Research Professor and Associate Director
Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at IUPUI

Arthur E. Farnsley II is clinical research professor and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Professor Farnsley received his AB from Wabash College, his MAR from Yale Divinity School, and his PhD from the Religion and Society program at Emory University. He taught at Emory University, Agnes Scott College, and Clark Atlanta University before coming to IUPUI.

His first book was Southern Baptist Politics (Penn State Press, 1994). He was research manager and contributing author in Nancy Ammerman’s Congregation and Community (Rutgers Press, 1997). In 1994 he came to IUPUI as assistant dean in the Graduate Office, later moving to The Polis Center to become Research Director of the $8 million Project on Religion and Urban Culture. In that role he oversaw the creation of two video series, Religion as a Window on Culture and Faith and Community. He also became co-editor of the Indiana University Press series, Religion and Urban Culture. The first book in that series was his own, Rising Expectations: Urban Congregations, Welfare Reform, and Civic Life (2003). The series added four more books, including the team-authored capstone volume, Sacred Circles, Public Squares: The Multicentering of American Religion (2005), which he edited into a single manuscript.

The Rev. Dr. Paula Nesbitt
Visiting Professor of Sociology of Religion
Graduate Theological Union
Assisting Priest, St. Mary the Virgin

Paula Nesbitt is Visiting Professor of Sociology of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union, and also President-Elect of the Association for the Sociology of Religion. She has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Denver, and at three seminaries, while concurrently involved in parish ministry. She presently serves as an assisting priest at St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco, as well as on the Episcopal Church’s General Board of Examining Chaplains and the International Anglican Women’s Network Steering Group.

Having researched Episcopal clergy for three decades, she has served as principal investigator or as a research consultant on several Episcopal and Anglican Communion studies. Her books include Feminization of the Clergy in America: Occupational and Organizational Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 1997), an edited volume Religion  and Social Policy (AltaMira 2001), and most recently, Indaba! A way of Engaging, Listening, and Understanding across the Anglican Communion (Church Publishing, 2017), and numerous articles and book chapters on clergy and the church. She holds a MA and PhD from Harvard University, and a M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School.

Matthew Price
Senior Vice President for Research and Data
Church Pension Group

Matthew Price serves as Senior Vice President for Research and Data at the Church Pension Group (CPG). In addition to serving as the Recorder of Ordinations, he is responsible for collecting insights that help inform CPG’s decisions around major policy initiatives in the area of retirement benefits and also has involvement in technical system launches and integrations. He joined CPG in June 2001 as its director of analytical research.

Prior to joining CPG, he was Associate Director, Duke Pastoral Leadership Project, at the J. Ormond Center of the Duke University Divinity School. Previously, he was a Research Associate with the Religion in Urban America Program at the University of Illinois, at Chicago. His background also includes teaching positions at Duke, North Carolina State, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He received a B.A. in sociology from the London School of Economics, an MA in history from the University of Sussex, and a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton.

The Rev. Jay Sidebotham
Director
RenewalWorks

Since 2013, the Rev. Jay Sidebotham has served as Director of RenewalWorks, a ministry of Forward Movement. RenewalWorks seeks to build cultures of discipleship in Episcopal congregations, with a singular focus on spiritual growth among congregants. He also serves as Associate Rector at St. James, Wilmington, NC. Previously, Jay served as rector in Illinois and North Carolina. He served as Vicar of St. Bartholomew’s in Manhattan and as Associate Rector at St. Columba’s in Washington DC. and St. Martin’s, Rhode Island. A graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, and Union Seminary, New York, he was ordained to the diaconate in 1989 and to the priesthood in 1990. Prior to seminary study, he worked in New York in animation, illustration, and advertising. He appreciates the opportunity to produce cartoons for the wider church describing the joys and challenges of parish ministry.

Jay has been married to Frances Murchison since 1985. Frances works as a holistic health counselor and yoga teacher. In recent years, she has led retreats for clergy and lay staff.

Investing for Positive Impact

Dave Chen
Principal and Chairman
Equilibrium

Dave Chen is a Principal and Chairman of Equilibrium. He leads the firm’s strategy and product development process. His primary duty is to ensure the growth of the firm and team while continuing its culture and shared values. He serves on Equilibrium’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Chen’s passion and commitment to sustainability is a result of his work in venture capital, regional economic development, and climate change policy. In 2007, he saw sustainability trends that were re-shaping major commodity sectors, creating an economic value shift and an opportunity for market advantage. He formed Equilibrium to be a global leader in sustainability-driven asset management for institutional investors that delivered both sustainable alpha and intentional positive impact on our community and environment.

Previously, Mr. Chen was a general partner at OVP Venture Partners (2000–2007). His investments at OVP include @once (acquired by InfoUSA), Ambric, Intelligent Results (acquired by First Data), Net6 (acquired by Citrix), Tzero, and UXComm. He served on the board of @mobile prior to its acquisition by Software.com. He served on the board of HNC Software until it was merged with FICO in 2002 (NASDAQ:HNCS, now NYSE:FIC). Prior to OVP, Mr. Chen founded GeoTrust (acquired by VeriSign 2006) and The Ascent Group; was Vice President of Marketing, Mentor Graphics; was an associate at McKinsey & Company; and was an early team member at Solectron (1978–1985).

He has a BA in biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is co-owner of Patton Valley Vineyards, committed to making the finest Oregon pinot noir based on sustainable vineyard farming practices.

The Rev. Dr. Tim Mitchell
Rector
The Episcopal Church of the Advent

The Rev. Dr. Tim Mitchell serves as Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Louisville, KY. A native Louisvillian, Fr. Tim was installed in 2008 as the 12th rector of Advent since the parish’s founding in 1874. He loves being back home in Louisville to serve God, Church, and the local community.

In 2009, Fr. Tim was elected to a six-year term on the Board of Trustees for the Episcopal Church Pension Fund. He was re-elected in July 2015 for another six-year term, and now serves as Vice-Chair of the Board. Before returning to full time parish ministry, 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 also serves on the Investment Committee of the Diocese of Kentucky.

Fr. Tim holds the following degrees: Doctor of Ministry from Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA; Master of Divinity from University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL; Master of Science in Foreign Service (concentrations in International Business and Finance) from Georgetown University, Washington, DC; graduate diplomas from University of Salamanca and Colegio de España, Spain (Rotary Foundation Fellowship); and Bachelor of Arts (Phi Beta Kappa) from University of Notre Dame.

Alan Snoddy, CFA
Managing Director
The Church Pension Fund

Alan Snoddy serves as Managing Director of The Church Pension Fund (CPF).  His primary responsibility is oversight of the global real estate investment portfolio.  He joined CPF in 1996 and has been involved with the firm’s socially responsible investing efforts since 2000.  Prior to CPF, he served as an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein Inc.

He received a B.A. from the College of William & Mary and an MBA from Fordham University.  He is a CFA® charterholder.

The Rev. Kirsten Snow Spalding
Director, Investor Network
Ceres

The Rev. Kirsten Snow Spalding serves as Director, Investor Network of Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy.

She leads Ceres’ investment practices initiatives and represents Ceres on the West Coast for all investor programs. She is part of Ceres’ new California office.

Prior to joining Ceres, she served as Chief Deputy Treasurer under California Treasurer Phil Angelides and Director of the Treasurer’s environmental financing authorities. Prior to her government service, Kirsten worked in the labor movement as Chief of Staff for the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. With the California Sierra Club and the Ella Baker Center, Kirsten co-founded the California Apollo Alliance. For six years, she chaired the Center for Labor Research and Education at University of California, Berkeley, and taught at Boalt Hall School of Law. As a lawyer with the firm of Beeson, Tayer, & Bodine she represented unions and their pension plans.

In her early career she worked as a community and cultural organizer in Durban, South Africa. She holds a BA from Yale College in music, a JD from Hastings College of Law and an M.Div. from Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She is an Episcopal priest, wife, and mother of two teenage sons.