NBA Board of Trustees

We are grateful for the service and support of these dedicated Disciples leaders!

NBA Board of 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.

NBA Board of Trustees and Staff, June 2015NBA Board of Trustees and Staff, June 2015

Current members of the NBA Board of Trustees include: 

Voting Members:

Ms. Jackie Compton Bunch, Chair
Columbus, Ohio
Educator

Mr. Bob Cooper, Vice Chair
Denver, Colorado
Nonprofit Executive/Retired

Rev. Mary Lou Kegler, Secretary
Kansas City, Missouri
Health and Human Services/Retired

Mr. Bill Jennison, Treasurer
Spokane, Washington
Attorney

Dr. Kerry K. Swindle, At-Large
Tucson, Arizona
Physician

Rev. Jabari Butler
Atlanta, Georgia
President, CIO Services Group; Regional Elder, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia

Rev. Dr. Jacque Foster
St. Louis, Missouri
Pastor, Compton Heights Christian Church

Mr. Willie Garcia
Yonkers, New York
Finance/Retired

Rev. Daphne Gascot Arias
Los Angeles, California
Senior Minister, Downey Memorial Christian Church

Ms. Cindy Kim Hengst
Chicago, Illinois
Healthcare Professional

Ms. Audrey Jackson
Mantua, Ohio
CPA and Corporate Controller, Joseph Industries

Ms. Lisa Legeer
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Manager, DHG Healthcare

Mr. Cristian Marin
Eureka, Illinois
Student, Eureka College

Ms. Suzanne Quenette
Austin, Texas
Psychotherapist

Mr. Robert Patterson
Tyler, Texas
Investments and International Trade

Rev. Darren Phelps
Washington, D.C.
Senior Pastor, Bethel Christian Church

Ms. Sabrina Porter
Dallas, Texas
President & CEO, Juliette Fowler Communities

Ms. Barbara Scamman
Seattle, Washington
Financial Analyst/Retired

Ex-Officio with Vote:

Mr. Mark D. Anderson
St. Louis, Missouri
President & CEO, National Benevolent Association

Ex-Officio without Vote:

Mr. Michael Readinger
Cleveland, Ohio
President & CEO, Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Cathy Myers Wirt
Portland, Oregon
Co-Regional Minister, Oregon and Southwest Idaho, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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NBA President and CEO Mark Anderson, with NBA Trustees Rev. Mary Lou Kegler and Bob Cooper
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