reflection

“Teach me to do thy will;
for thou art my God:...”
—Psalm 143:10

“Reflecting God’s government, man is self-governed.”
—Mary Baker Eddy

— Who we are —

STAFF AND BOARD

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National Office Staff

Bruce Jeffrey

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  Bruce has served in many positions including navigator, college instructor, serial entrepreneur, business consultant, and director of operations. He has degrees in Humanities (Air Force Academy) and English (University of Wisconsin).
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Margie Brooks

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

  Margie first became involved with TPF as a volunteer. In her previous career she developed technical curricula for manufacturing. She has degrees in Communications (University of North Carolina) and Instructional Technologies (University of New Mexico).
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Linda Cunningham

GRANT ADMINISTRATOR (NFCSN)

  Linda has a broad-range administrative and managerial background, having worked and volunteered at various Christian Science organizations, served as an elected official, and helped operate a small business focused on environmental sustainability and turn-key solutions.
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Ruth Coughtry

GRANT ADMINISTRATOR (NFCSN)

  Ruth came to TPF after working at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association as an executive assistant in the Christian Science Nursing Department. Prior to that, she taught English and math, working with students at the elementary, middle school, and university undergraduate levels. She holds a BA in Business Administration from Principia College and completed graduate programs in English and education at Wayne State University, Southern Illinois University, and Florida State University.
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Kent Fulton

GRANT ADMINISTRATOR (NFCSN)

  Kent worked with TPF in its early years providing legal assistance and serving on the Board of Directors. His career since then has included work in the fields of securities broker and hedge fund manager, real estate management, residential mortgage lending, income tax return preparation and media and legislative affairs liaison. He holds a degree in Economics from Principia College and a law degree from the University of Florida.
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Jeff Harbin

GRANT ADMINISTRATOR (INSTITUTIONAL)

  Jeff retired from General Motors where he was a project manager. For more than a decade he has been an institutional volunteer for Kansas county, state, and federal prisons. He also serves as a mentor to pre-release inmates at USP Leavenworth.
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Shannon Horst

DIRECTOR OF SERVICE PROGRAMS

  Shannon has enjoyed working in the fields of communications & media, nonprofit management, and international development with a focus on sustainable agriculture. Woven throughout her career were special opportunities to serve the larger Christian Science movement, including time with The Christian Science Monitor and the Committee on Publication.
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Ronna Koepp

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

  Ronna started her working life with her first love: teaching. As an orchestra instructor, Ronna taught all ages and levels, while also working as a freelance violinist and clinician (which she still finds time to fit in, occasionally).
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Cathleen Ouderkirk

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

  Previously Cathleen worked as a creative director in the book publishing industry. As a volunteer, she promoted many activities at two New York branch churches.
 
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Randi Romans

MANAGER OF FINANCE

  Randi has been with TPF for more than ten years. She began her working career in banking followed by administrative positions with an emphasis in accounting for several industries and non-profits. She attended Principia College and graduated from Mid-America Nazarene University with a degree in Management and Human Relations.
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Mandy Van Vleck

OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR

  Before moving to Kansas City, Mandy worked at a fine art gallery within a thriving resort on Maui and held a number of administrative and communications positions at a large sportswear company (“Just Do It”) in the Pacific Northwest. She obtained degrees in Elementary Education and English from Principia College.
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Board of Directors

Caroleen Scholet
President
Hopewell, NJ
 
Arcadia A. Nones, CS
Vice President
Lake Forest, IL
 
Anna Lisa Kronman, CS
Treasurer
Orinda, CA
 
Joan Bradley
Secretary
Lancaster, NY
  Brian Boettiger
Boulder, CO
 
Jenni Hebert
Petoskey, MI
 
Bruce Jeffrey
Kansas City, MO
 
Charles Lindahl
Fullerton, CA
 
Gina Lindquist-Bailey
Greenwood Village, CO
 
George Strong
Castro Valley, CA