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Board of Trustees

McCormick Theological Seminary depends on the diversity, experience, and commitment of its Board of Trustees.

McCormick Theological Seminary depends on the diversity, experience, and commitment of its Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is dynamic and actively engaged in the life of the Seminary. It meets three times each year to conduct Seminary business.

Trustees are pastors and lay church leaders, financial advisors, lawyers, and business owners, educators and authors from across the country. Collectively, they shape the identity and trajectory of the Seminary as it seeks to prepare women and men for Christian ministry that is cross-cultural, urban, Reformed and ecumenical. All share a passion for the educational mission to which Jesus Christ has called the McCormick community. 

Executive Committee
Deborah Block, Chairperson
     Chair, Seminary Relations & Development
Peter J. Cochrane, Vice-Chairperson
     Chair, Personnel Committee
Robert Karlblom, Treasurer
     Chair, Finance
Ronald G. Cruikshank, Secretary
     Chair, Nominations & Trusteeship
Mark Anderson
     Chair, Property & Facilities
Melinda Scott Krei
     Chair, Educational Policy & Program
Jon T. Ender, Member At-Large
James A. McClung, Member At-Large
Frank M. Yamada, President, Ex-officio
Ted Hiebert, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Ex-officio

Class of 2014
Mark E. Anderson, Jacksonville, FL
Jene A. Colvin, Chicago, IL
Ronald G. Cruikshank, New York, NY
David V. Esterline, Long Point, IL
Ellen C. Gignilliat, Chicago, IL
Theodore Hiebert, Homewood, IL
Jason A. Janning, Tulsa, OK
Hardy Kim, Oak Park, IL
Erica Liu, Madison, WI
Malene Minor Johnson, Chicago, IL
Brian R. Paulson, Libertyville, IL
Wes Pitts, Chicago, IL
Paul Rock, Prairie Village, KS
Dari V. Rowen, Bryant, AR
David G. Strom, River Forest, IL
David Van Dyke, Saint Paul, MN
John W. Vest, Clarendon Hills, IL

Class of 2015
John L. Anderson, Lake Forest, IL
Patrick L. Daymond, Roosevelt, NY
Ed Harris, Indianapolis, IN
Nicholas Hood, Detroit, MI
Robert S. Karlblom, Lake Forest, IL
Melinda S. Krei, Milwaukee, WI
Jacquelina Marquez, Chicago, IL
Ozzie Smith, Flossmoor, IL
James E. Sparks, Oak Park, IL
John Wilkinson, Rochester, NY

Class of 2016
Byron Brazier, Chicago, IL
Christine A. Chakoian, Lake Forest, IL
Peter J. Cochrane, Hopkins, MN
Robert Crawford, Jr., Lake Forest, IL
James J. Detterick, New York, NY
Sherri Hausser, San Ansellmo, CA
P. Douglas Kindschi, Grand Rapids, MI
James A. McClung, Winnetka, IL
Sunok Chun Pai, Overland Park, KS
Christopher Valentine, Louisville, KY
Byron Wade, Raleigh, NC

Life Trustees
Charles H. Barrow, Wilmette, IL
John M. Buchanan, Chicago, IL
Jon T. Ender, Winnetka,IL
Margaret S. Hart, Lake Forest, IL
James J. McClure, Jr., Evanston, IL


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