Board of Trustees

Ms. Karen Branding

Senior Vice President of Public Affairs
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Ms. Susan Nell Rowe

St. Louis, Missouri

Reverend Dr. William G. Chrystal

Former UCC Pastor and Navy Chaplain
Author and Historian
Charlotte Court House, Virginia

Mr. Mark Schafele

Felician Sisters of North America
Beaver Falls, Pennslyvania

Reverend Karla J. Cooper

Pastor, Quinn Chapel AME
Chaplain, Doane College
Lincoln, Nebraska

Ms. Darlene Sowell

Neighborhood Houses
St. Louis, Missouri

Ms. Merry Dahms

Retired ReMax Real Estate Agent
St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Susan S. Stepleton

Director, The Policy Forum
George Warren Brown School of
Social Work
Washington University
Ballwin, Missouri

Dr. Jane Zimmer Daniels

Retired Program Director
Henry Luce Foundation and Consultant
Kaiser, Missouri

Dr. Thomas K. Tiemann

Jefferson Pilot Professor of Economics
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina

Mr. Michael A. Downs

Retired President/CEO
Pension Boards, UCC
New York, New York

Dr. Carol B. Walker

Community Leader
St. Louis, Missouri

Reverend Dr. Jo Hudson

Gathering Pastor
Extravagance UCC
Dallas, Texas

Reverend Andrew Warner

Senior Pastor, Plymouth UCC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mr. Ward Klein

Energizer Holdings, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri

Reverend Dr. Suzanne Webb

Senior Minister,
Union Avenue Christian Church (DOC)
St. Louis, Missouri

Mr. David Luckes

Director of Institutional Services
Buckingham Asset Management
St. Louis, Missouri

Reverend Dr. Stephanie Weiner

Associate Conference Minister,
Indiana-Kentucky Conference UCC
Evansville, Indiana

Mr. Timothy Luehrman

Financial Consultant
Belmont, Massachusetts

Reverend Dr. Jesse Williams, Jr.

Senior Pastor, 
Convent Avenue Baptist Church
New York, New York

Reverend Nelson Pierce, Jr.

Pastor, Beloved Community Church
Training Director, Ohio Organizing Collaborative
Cincinnati, Ohio

Reverend Ann Asper Wilson

Retired UCC Pastor
St. Louis, Missouri


Reverend Dr. Rich Pleva

Conference Minister,
Iowa Conference UCC
Des Moines, Iowa

Mr. Larry D. Richardson

Vice President, Investments
Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
St. Louis, Missouri

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