NBA Board of Trustees

About NBA

Meet Our Trustees

The NBA Board of Trustees guides the mission, ministries, and along with the President and CEO, establishes the strategic direction, fiscal oversight, and operational management of the NBA. Members are selected in accordance and in covenant with the by-laws and policies of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), of which the NBA is a general ministry. The board has standing committees, and, from time to time, may also appoint special committees.

Ms. Cindy Kim Hengst, Chair

Chicago, IL

Rev. Darren Phelps, Vice-Chair

Melbourne, FL

Mr. Bill Jennison, Treasurer

Spokane, WA

Rev. Orlando Scott, Secretary

Norcross, GA

Lisa Buday, At-Large

California, PA

Mr. Mark D. Anderson, Ex Officio

St. Louis, MO

Rev. Jabari Butler

Lithonia, GA

Mr. Alex Cooper

Cleburne, TX

Rev. Dr. Jacque Foster

St. Louis, MO

Mr. Emmanuel Freeman

Los Angeles, CA

Rev. Pedro Ramos-Goycolea

Tucson, AZ

Rev. Danny Gulden

Fishers, IN

Rev. Clarence Johnson

Oakland, CA

Ms. Sue Morris

Omaha, NE

Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Ex Officio


Ms. Suzanne Quenette

Austin, TX

Mr. Michael Readinger, Ex Officio


Mr. David Rodriguez

Bronx, NY

Rev. Richie Sanchez, Regional Minister

Fullerton, CA

Rev. Dr. Elaine Y. Sanford

Cordova, TN

Rev. Shanna Steitz

Kansas City, MO