Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty
Senior Director, Theological Education Funds Development
Lee Hinson-Hasty is senior director for Theological Education Funds Development for the Committee on Theological Education (COTE) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Presbyterian Foundation, a promotion in 2015 after a decade of service to COTE as the coordinator for Theological Education and Seminary Relations. Ordained in 1995, he has served as a campus minister and pastor in Virginia and as director of church relations at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in North Carolina.
The Rev. Dr. Hinson-Hasty actively seeks support of future ministers and our twelve Presbyterian Church (USA) Seminaries through the Theological Education Fund (TEF) and Theological Schools Endowment Fund, engages in dialogue, study and initiatives that foster relationships and leadership development in the church and academy. He served the board of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) (2012-2017) that he chaired from (2014-2016), has been nominated to serve on the board of the Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia (FTESEA), is active in the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), is a member of a clergy lectionary study group – Lectio Jubilate, the American Academy of Religion, and the Academy of Religious Leadership. He studied in Venice, Italy; Rüschlikon, Switzerland; and Debrecen, Hungary, which is regarded as the Calvinist Rome. The author of numerous published essays and articles, the Rev. Dr. Hinson-Hasty also writes the blog commentary, Theological Education Matters: Stories from Presbyterian Church (USA) Seminaries, pastors, friends, and all who care about theological education.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Wake Forest University, a Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary, where his scholarship focused on leadership in a multicultural world. Lee is married to the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, chair of the theology department at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. They are parents to Garrison (18), Emmeline (12), and Bacsi, their four-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Rev. Terry Epling
Midwest Regional Consultant
Fort Wayne, IN
Terry Epling works in the Midwest region which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Terry is a transitional ministry specialist currently serving as Interim Senior Pastor of Dardenne Presbyterian Church in Missouri. A graduate of Louisville Seminary, Terry served on the Alum Association Board for six years, including two years as Board President. Terry is married to Rev. Dr. Anne Bain Epling, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana. They have four children and two dogs. Terry enjoys coaching leaders and consulting on stewardship and fundraising projects in churches, schools, and hospitals.
Rev. Bobby Musengwa
Southeast Regional Consultant
St. Petersburg, FL
Bobby works with donors in the Southeast region which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Bobby is pastor and head of staff at Maximo Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg, FL. A native of South Africa, Bobby has a MACE from what is now Union Presbyterian Seminary and an MDiv from Princeton. He has served churches in New York, Wisconsin, and Florida.
South Central Regional Representative
Little Rock, AR
Mark works in the South Central region which includes Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and the western part Nebraska. Mark is the Vice Chancellor for Development at the University of Arkansas and ruling elder at First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, AR. His late mother, Lee Power, served churches as a pastor in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas.
Rev. Jeff Sockwell
Mid-Atlantic Regional Consultant
Jeff works in the Mid-Atlantic region which includes Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virgina. Rev. Jeff Sockwell is in his twenty-sixth year of ordained ministry in the PC(USA). He received his Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He currently is the Pastor of Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Lewisville, North Carolina, having previously served churches in Charleston, Mississippi and New Bern, North Carolina.
He is a minister member of Salem Presbytery, serves as a co-chair of the Committee for Ruling Elders Oversight, and is a member of the Commission on Ministry.
Jeff serves the wider church as a Regional Consultant for the Theological Education Fund. He is passionate about preparing the way for the next generation of leadership in the church and believes strongly that the Theological Education Fund represents the best hope for ensuring future leadership.
His wife, Janet, has been involved in education her entire career. She works as a regional consultant with the North Carolina Early Learning Network. They have two children. Their daughter, Sarah, is a pharmacist in long-term care. Their son, Daniel, owns a website design and photography business while living on his sailboat most of the year.
Jeff enjoys photography, tennis, golf, and hiking. He is fanatical about all things related to coffee.
Rev. Dr. Judy Yates Siker
Judy serves as a national consultant to the Theological Education Fund, working primarily with individual donors and specialized projects. Dr. Judy Yates Siker is a new National Consultant for TEF but she is not new to theological education. Judy has been teaching New Testament and Christian Origins for many years at both the university and seminary levels, most recently at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, California and San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) in northern California, where she served as vice president. In addition to both undergraduate and graduate classes in New Testament, her teaching has included Psychology, Spirituality, and Transformation and Rethinking Women in the New Testament.
Judy is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church, PCUSA and has spent much time teaching, preaching and leading spiritual retreats throughout California and across the United States. Dr. Siker has publications geared both to the academy and the church. Her most recent publication, Who Is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes, was the 2016-2017 Bible Study for Presbyterian Women across the US. She is married to Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Siker who is also recently retired from LMU and they have five children and three grandchildren. The Drs. Siker have recently moved to Raleigh, NC where, in addition to enjoying the delights of retirement, they plan to continue their work in the PCUSA.