Meet the Board of Directors

Nathan Anderson – has been with Wake Forest University since 1999 and is currently the Director, Financial Systems & Analysis. Mr. Anderson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Computer Science as well as his Masters of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University. He is a Deacon and Ruling Elder and currently attends Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Steven Bass – (Chair) is a ruling elder at Magnolia Presbyterian Church. He has served in various voluntary roles for the Presbytery of Seattle. He is an audit principal for Clifton Larson Allen LLP and specializes in service to non-profit organizations. Since 2010 he has been a trustee for the PCUSA Foundation serving as the chair of the audit and compliance committee during most of that time. He is currently on the Social Witness committee. Steve earned his B.A. degree in accounting from the University of Washington. His wife Stella is a retired middle school science teacher. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Gregory Chan – is a Teaching Elder currently serving as chair of the Presbytery Associates, a part of the San Francisco Presbytery. Greg has served on many boards and over the last several decades has served as a public affairs executive and manager at the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the Hong Kong Christian Council, and the East Bay Municipal Utility District. he holds a degree from California State University, a M.Div. from Princeton and San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a MBA from Golden Gate University.

Sharon Core – currently serves as the General Presbyter for the Presbytery of the Western Reserve. Before beginning this work, she was a parish pastor for 25 years serving the Arlington Presbyterian Church and the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College and Columbia Theological Seminary.

Margaret Cyrus – is an experienced administrator serving as an administrative services and program coordinator in a variety of roles including recruitment and training for leading California universities and non-profit organizations. Margaret earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, California. She is a native of Bardstown, Kentucky and currently lives in Palmdale, California.

Thomas C. McNeill, Jr. – lives in Avon, Connecticut with wife Mildred McNeill. They have four adult children. McNeill is on the Session and Chairs the Investment Committee of First Presbyterian Church in Hartford, Ct. He was elected three times to Avon Board of Education. He serves as an administrative hearing officer for several Connecticut State Agencies. He worked for nine years at Aetna as real estate investment counsel. McNeill has been self-employed since 1987 as a lawyer doing financing, real estate, and probate estates and holds a Real Estate Broker’s license in Connecticut. He graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in History in 1975 and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1978.

Raphael Medina – a Ruling Elder at the Porta Coeli Presbyterian Church in San German, Puerto Rico where he serves as treasurer and primary preacher. Mr. Medina is a retired US Army Colonel and war veteran. He has served on many PC(USA) boards, including the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board He is a graduate of the Southwest Presbytery Lay Leader course, holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration.

Manley Olson is a retired college dean and a Ruling Elder at Westminster PC, Minneapolis. He has a BS from the U of Wisconsin, River Falls and a Ph.D. from the U of Minnesota. He is Vice-President of the National Ghost Ranch Foundation, serves on the Bell Museum Advisory Board, chairs the Presbytery Nominating Committee, is a commissioner to Synod and serves on the Presbyterian Voices for Justice Leadership Team. He has served on many Presbytery Committees including PJC and the Board of Trustees and Committees of the Synod, the PC(USA) and the Minnesota Council of Churches.

James Parks – has worked as a community organizer and journalist. He served as an editor for five newspapers including the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Baltimore Sun. He has served on numerous boards within the PC(USA) and currently serves as chair of the Steering Cabinet for Baltimore Presbytery. He attended Davidson College, University of North Carolina – Asheville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Stephen Rhoades – has been the Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Santa Fe since 2016. Mr. Rhoades is a retired attorney who is currently an inactive member of the State Bars of West Virginia, and New Mexico. He holds a B.A. in accounting from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania and a J.D from the West Virginia College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia. Currently, Mr. Rhoades lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attends First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque.

Josephene Stewartis retired. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Stewart was a Principal and Senior Consultant for Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson). She has an undergraduate degree in Education and an Masters of Business Administration. Ms. Stewart’s professional experience included leading and managing client work teams and client relationships. She is currently serving on the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board. Her volunteer leadership experience includes co-chairing the Global Relations Team at Myers Park Presbyterian Church and serving on the Board of IMCK, a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ms. Stewart lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, Presbytery of Charlotte, Synod of the Mid-Atlantic.

Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II (non-voting) – serving ex-officio) currently serves as the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) He is a teaching elder and member of National Capital Presbytery who has served since 2010 as a director of the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C. From 1998 to 2010 he was the organizing pastor for Liberation Community Church in Memphis, Tennessee. From 1986 to 1997 he served as pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity degree from Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Johnson C. Smith University.

Richard H. White – retired in June 2013 after serving as Chaplain and Director of Religious Ministries at Princeton Healthcare System for ten years. Rev.White was a commercial banker for 25 years prior to going into the ministry. His background also includes service as an Economic Development Consultant for Partnership for Productivity (Rhodesia and Kenya), as well as active duty military service.

Donald Wingate – is a state certified building contractor and owns and manages commercial rental properties. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida. Mr. Wingate has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Mission Development Resources Committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board and the West Orange Habitat for Humanity, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Bond Foundation. He is also a member of the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board for the City of Winter Garden, Florida. Mr. Wingate previously was a Commissioner in the 2012 General Assembly. He is a Ruling Elder of Oakland Presbyterian Church, Oakland, Florida.

In Yang -He is a Teaching Elder and has served 20 years of ministry at local churches as associate pastor, pastor, and designated pastor while also serving as a Presbytery Committee On Ministry member and Council member. Rev. Yang also worked as Moderator for the Synod of Lincoln Trails. Mr. Yang earned a B.S. from Ajou University (Korea), an M.Div. from Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary), a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a D.D. from Canada Christian College. He and his wife currently reside in Irvine, CA.