Meet the Board of Directors
Linda Bailey – is a Teaching Elder and Associate Pastor at Desert Palms Presbyterian Church in Sun City West, Arizona. She earned her M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary and her B.A. in Journalism, Broadcast, and Film from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Ms. Bailey served the Presbytery of Grand Canyon for 10 1/2 years as assistant stated clerk and has a professional background in publications, advertising, and media.
Steven Bass – (Vice 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.
David Ezekiel – is Ford Fellow with the Center for Innovation in Ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Additionally, he serves as the Transitional Synod for the Synod of the Rocky Mountains. He is a trained Interim Minister and has a long history of congregational and regional church leadership. His areas of research and teaching are evangelism, congregational leadership, and culture. Ezekiel serves on the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board and moderates the Worshipping Communities Committee.
Judi Johnson – has served as Session Clerk, and is an active Presbytery Council member, She is Past Moderator of the San Jose, Ca Presbytery. She worships at Gilroy Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Johnson earned a B.S from CSUS in Chico Ca, an MPA from USF in San Francisco, and a secondary teaching credential from UC Berkely. She currently resides in Hollister CA.
Margaret H. Jorgensen – retired in 2010 as a Teaching Elder and Pastor of the Buntyn Presbyterian Church of Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Jorgensen was also an attorney whose law practice for nine years was in securities law, with experience in mortgage lending and finance. Ms. Jorgensen earned a B.A. from Duke University, an M.A. from John Carroll University, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School and an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary.
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 financings, 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.
Terry W. Nall – is a Senior Consultant in the financial services industry. He is responsible for developing customized wealth management solutions for high net worth families, individuals, and key corporate executives. He received a B.S. in Accounting from Wake Forest University in 1980 and maintains his active CPA certification in Georgia and North Carolina. He is also a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS). He is a Ruling Elder and past clerk of session at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church and past Chair of the Committee on Ministry for Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.
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.
Ronald Patterson – is a Ruling Elder at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. He is an accountant and former CEO and CFO of a private Texas corporation experienced in performing budgeting, planning, investing and preparing loans for operational growth. His professional background is in general management and finance, and he brings 35 years of skilled executive experience. Mr. Patterson represents the Presbytery of New Covenant where he has served on the presbytery’s Finance Committee and has served as Treasurer and on the Finance Committee at the congregational level.
Linda Scholl (Chair of the Board) is an attorney and has over thirty years of experience in banking, particularly in lending. Most recently she worked with Brighton Bank, a community bank in the Memphis, Tennessee area, where her responsibilities include audit, loan review, and compliance. Prior to this position, Ms. Scholl was Vice President at banks which evolved into C & S/Sovran Financial Corp. and NationsBank (now Bank of America), where she served in the Office of Regulatory Management. She earned a B.A. in History, with distinction, from Rhodes College and a J.D. degree from Cecil B. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis. Ms. Scholl is a Ruling Elder at First Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee.
Joyce Smith – is a retired Administrative Assistant, Banker and Travel Agent. In the Presbytery of Scioto Valley (Ohio), she has served as Moderator and Treasurer and a member of the Executive Council, Committee on the Preparation for Ministry and the Certified Lay Pastor Committee. She is presently serving on the Worship Committee. She is an elected member of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board serving as chair of the leadership committee. Ms. Smith is active with Presbyterian Women (PW). She is a Ruling Elder and has served on Session, the Deacon and Trustee Boards of local congregations. She is a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH.
Josephene Stewart – is 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 MBA. Ms. Stewart’s professional experience included leading and managing client work teams and client relationships. 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 a member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church.
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 fo Productivity (Rhodesia and Kenya), as well as active duty military service.
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.