Cross-Cultural, Urban, Reformed, Ecumenical

Board of Trustees

As part of McCormick Theological Seminary’s shared governance, in addition to the Trustees recommended by the Board’s Nominations and Trusteeship Committee and elected each May, McCormick’s Board of Trustees includes voting representatives from the faculty, student body and our alumni council. The descriptions below define the roles of these representatives who are elected between the May and October meetings of the Trustees.

  • Two faculty representatives are elected to serve staggered two-year terms with new representatives elected at the Fall Faculty Conference, both representatives have voice and vote.
  • Two student representatives are elected each fall. One with voice and vote and the co-moderator of the Masters Student Council as ex-officio (voice only).
  • Two alumni representatives serve on the Board. One with voice and vote which serves a three-year term before being re-elected; and the current president of the alumni council as ex-officio (voice only).

Executive Committee

Connie L. Lindsey, Chairperson

Erica Liu, Vice Chair

George Bermingham, Treasurer, Chair, Finance

Amy Pagliarella, Secretary

Ron Cruikshank
Chair, Nominating

Ozzie E. Smith
Chair, Educational Policy & Program

Scott Anderson
Chair, Student Affairs

David Crawford, President, Ex-officio

Steed V. Davidson, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Ex-officio

Class of 2021

Scott A. Anderson
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Madison, WI

George Bermingham
Brown Brothers Harriman
Chicago, IL

La Tonja Ellis
McCormick Seminary
Chicago, IL

Edward W. Harris, III
Taft Stettinius and Hollister
Indianapolis, IN

Nicholas Hood, III
Plymouth United Church of Christ
Detroit, MI

Erica Yin-Ling Liu
Presbyterian Student Center Foundation
Madison, WI

Doug McMahon
Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, FL

Marc Miller
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 
Chicago, IL

Samuel Paul
McCormick Seminary
Chicago, IL

Nicholas Pearce
Vocati Group
Chicago, IL

Ozzie E. Smith
Covenant United Church of Christ
South Holland, IL

Jacqueline A. White
Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
Glenview, IL

John Wilkinson
Third Presbyterian Church
Rochester, NY 

Class of 2022

John L. Anderson
Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
Lake Forest, IL

Robert Crawford, Jr.
Brook Furniture Rental
Lake Forest, IL

Ronald G. Cruikshank
Attorney, Retired
NY, NY

Stephanie Crumpton
McCormick Seminary
Chicago, IL

James J. Detterick
Morgan Stanley
New York, NY

Ronald W. Frank
Partner, Blank  Rome
Pittsburgh, PA

Timothy Hart-Andersen
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Minneapolis, MN

Stewart S. Hudnut
lllinois Tool Works (retired)
Chicago, IL

Connie L. Lindsey
Northern Trust
Chicago, IL

Amy Pagliarella
Chicago, IL

Carol Tsao
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Class of 2023

William Evertsberg
Kenilworth Union Church
Kenilworth, IL

Diane Hart
Kenilworth, IL

Dominica McBride
Become.Org
Chicago, IL

Jenny McBride
McCormick Seminary
Chicago, IL

Monica Moss
Community Network Solutions
Chicago, IL

Marilyn Pagán-Banks
A Just Harvest
Chicago, IL

Dave Roberson
New York, NY

Joyce Shin
Swarthmore Presbyterian Church
Swarthmore, PA

Robert K. Unglaub, II
Integrated Marketing Solutions
Chicago, IL

David Van Dyke
Sauguatuck, MI 

Life Trustees

Charles H. Barrow
Wilmette, IL

John M. Buchanan
Christian Century (retired)
Chicago, IL

Jon T. Ender
Ender Capital Management
Tuscon, AZ

Eddie L. Knox, Jr.
Pullman Presbyterian Church (retired)
Chicago, IL