Board of Trustees

Rev. Dr. Neal Presa, Chair

Carlsbad, California

Neal is Associate Pastor at Village Community Presbyterian Church (Rancho Santa Fe, CA), Visiting Professor of Practical Theology at the International Theological Seminary (West Covina, CA), Visiting Professor and Scholar at Union Theological Seminary (Dasmariñas, Philippines), Research Fellow of Practical and Missional Theology at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa), and a Fellow for The Center for Pastor Theologians (Oak Park, IL).

He served as moderator of the 220th General Assembly (2012-2014) of the PC(USA). His service to the church and community include: the current Co-Vice Chair of the Bilateral Dialogues between The Episcopal Church and the PC(USA), a PC(USA) delegate to the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 2022, the executive committees of both the World Communion of Reformed Churches and World Alliance of Reformed Churches and leading the Alliance/Communion’s Caribbean and North American Area Council, trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board/ General Assembly Council. He has held faculty appointments and external reader appointments with the North-West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, and San Francisco Theological Seminary. He holds degrees from Drew University (Ph.D./M.Phil.), Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.M.), San Francisco Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and University of California, Davis (B.A.). He is a candidate for the MBA in Project Management from Missouri State University.

Bridget-Anne Hampden, Vice Chair

Charlotte, North Carolina

Bridget-Anne is President and CEO, JHR & Associates, LLC. She is a member and elder at CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church. Her community service includes board chair of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority; board member and chair, Diversity & Inclusion Group, Metro YMCA of Charlotte; and board member and chair of the Staff Affairs Committee of Pace University in New York. Bridget-Anne holds degrees from Pace University and New York University.

Steve Aeschbacher

Salt Lake City, Utah

Steve Aeschbacher practiced law for 30 years. He was a civil trial lawyer and led Microsoft’s defense in many cases as Associate General Counsel during his almost 19 years in house. He has been a Ruling Elder in the PC(USA) for over 30 years and a Minister of Word and Sacrament for three years.

He is currently serving as interim senior pastor at the church he and his wife Alice were married in, First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake. Steve and Alice have two adult daughters, of whom they will not shut up about. Steve loves to read, to hike, to listen to music, and good conversation. He is hopeful he will get to hear live music again in the post-COVID world. Finally, he is very grateful for the opportunity to serve and shepherd the church and to encourage people to live into their calling as Christ’s ambassadors of reconciliation in a world that badly needs it.

Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, Jr.

Kendall Park, New Jersey

Victor is Administrator and Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement at Princeton Theological Seminary and Lead Pastor of Iglesia Presbiteriana Nuevas Fronteras in Plainfield, New Jersey. He chairs Princeton Seminary’s Urban Ministry Initiatives Cabinet and is Convener of the Covenant Architects Network. Victor received degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Ed.D) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.).

Rev. Wonjae Choi

Warrington, Pennsylvania

Wonjae is Pastor of Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. She previously served as Transitional Pastor and Head of Staff of Flemington Presbyterian Church and supply pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church, Flourtown Presbyterian Church and Newtown Presbyterian Church. Wonjae is a former moderator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia.

Wonjae received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Rev. Jason Ko

Cypress, California

Jason is Senior Pastor of Community Presbyterian Church of La Mirada and previously served in churches in New Jersey and Texas. His service to the church includes serving as a former moderator of Los Ranchos Presbytery and its Committee on Ministry, and as a former member of the Mid Council Commission 2.

Prior to entering full-time ministry, Jason worked as a financial analyst. His community work includes serving as a board member of Love La Mirada. Jason holds a B.S. from Rutgers University School of Business and a M.Div. from the Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a D.Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Warren Lesane, Jr.

Richmond, Virginia (PMA Liaison)

Warren J. Lesane, Jr., is Synod Executive and Stated Clerk of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. He is a native of Mayesville, S.C. and a product of Goodwill Presbyterian Church (USA). Warren attended Johnson C. Smith University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, and McCormick Theological Seminary. Further studies were done at Miami University’s Summer Public Policy Institute and at the University of British Columbia’s Summer Interfaith Institute.

Warren served 28 years in the United States Air Force Reserves as a chaplain, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. He has served the church as an organizing pastor, university chaplain, assistant professor of religion and presbytery associate executive. He is a member of the Governor’s Council to Bridge the Nutritional Divide in Richmond, Va., Catawba Economic Development Corp., Goodwill Educational Historical Society, Sharon Manor Board of Trustees and Massanetta Springs Conference and Camps Center.

In January 2020, Warren traveled with World Mission staff to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to serve as chaplain, counselor, worship leader and preacher during the Asia Pacific Regional Gathering of PC(USA) Mission Co-Workers.

Kathy Lueckert

Louisville, Kentucky (ex-officio)

Kathy Lueckert, a ruling elder in the PCUSA, accepted the call to serve as the president of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation in August 2019. In her role she will also manage the Administrative Services Group.

Prior to her latest call she served as director of finance and administration at Village Presbyterian Church in the Kansas City area and as director of strategic projects for World Vision.  Prior to that she served as the executive vice president and deputy executive director of the General Assembly Council in Louisville — a predecessor to the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Kathy has also worked in local government management for over fifteen years.

Originally from Columbia, Missouri, Kathy has degrees from from George Mason University, George Washington University and University of Mary Washington.

Kathy and husband Don live in Louisville, Kentucky with their Welsh Springer Spaniel Wally.

Gregory “Greg” McCoy

Fort Worth, Texas

Greg McCoy is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas where he serves as an Elder, Assistant Clerk and Former Trustee. He holds positions on numerous boards and committees including Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth (Executive Committee, Past President); Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the Van Cliburn Foundation; Fort Worth Club Board of Governors. Greg attended the University of Texas at Austin earning both a B.B.A and an MPA – Tax and is currently with the Luther King Capital Management Corp.

Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett

Louisville, Kentucky (ex officio)

Diane is the President and Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, one of the six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Faith Presbyterian Church in Oakland, California is her home church.

She previously served as the senior pastor at Saint James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, executive director of Harbor House Ministries and pastor at Saint James Presbyterian Church in Oakland. She also served as chair of the 218th General Assembly Climate Change Cultural Proficiency Task Force. Her community work includes serving as a board member of Cone Health Network and Presbyterian Homes. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley and a M.Div. and D.Min. from the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Samuel D. Muse

Carmel, Indiana

Sam is a Certified Public Accountant and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM providing fiduciary investment consulting and wealth management services to successful families across the Midwest. He is a Partner at Fi3 Financial Advisors in Indianapolis.

Sam is a Ruling Elder and past chair of the Finance and Stewardship committees at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. He is a member of the Presbytery of Whitewater Valley’s board of directors and is the past Finance Committee chair and member of the Pyoca Camp, Conference, and Retreat’s Advisory Council. Sam is a graduate of Purdue University (B.S.) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.

Rev. Dr. John M. Nelsen

El Paso, Texas

John is the Pastor of University Presbyterian Church in El Paso, TX. He serves the community on the Downtown Mission Connection. He is an active leader in many of the 43 mission partnerships that University Presbyterian Church has throughout El Paso and Juarez, Mexico, and is a former president of the Presbyterian Border Outreach.

John holds a BA from Westminster College, and both a M.Div. and D.Min. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II

Louisville, Kentucky (ex officio)

J. Herbert is the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He is a teaching elder and member of National Capital Presbytery. His service to the church includes serving as former director, PC(USA) office of Public Witness and pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina and the Liberation Community Church in Memphis.

He holds degrees from Johnson C. Smith University, Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary.

Eric Osborne

Nashville, Tennessee

Eric is an attorney with Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC, and maintains a robust pro bono practice, representing religious institutions on a wide variety of issues. He is a member of Idlewild Presbyterian Church in Memphis and an associate member of First Presbyterian in Nashville. He serves his church and community as a board member of the Medical Benevolence Foundation. He holds degrees from Amherst College (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Stanford Law School (J.D.).

George Philips

Chesterfield, Missouri

George Philips is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in University City, Missouri, where he is an ruling elder and serves on the adult education, endowment and personnel committees. From 2016 to 2018, George was Vice Chair of the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI), having previously served on what is now called the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board of Directors.

He is currently on the board of MERS Goodwill Industries of Missouri and the advisory board of the Diversity Awareness Partnership of St. Louis. George received degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (M.A.) and Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota (B.A.). He is President of Philips & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in market research and regulatory compliance. He and his wife, Alice, live in St. Louis and have three children.

Terry Allison Rappuhn

Nashville, Tennessee

Terry is Board Chair, Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE:QHC), and Independent Board Member for Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) and Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:GEN). She attends Westminster Presbyterian Church. She is Founder and Board Chair of Westminster Home Connection. She is also Founder and past Board Chair of Nations Ministry Center. She is a trustee and member of the Executive Committee for Kharis Foundation. She received her degree from Middle Tennessee State University (B.B.A.).

Claire Rhodes

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Claire is a commissioned ruling elder (CRE) serving with her husband, Kenneth, at West End Church, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She is a member of Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Claire serves the church as a member of the All Agency Review Committee and as a former moderator of the Presbytery of Arkansas and commissioner to the 220th General Assembly (2012). She serves her community by volunteering in Family Time service at the West Shores Assisted Living in Hot Springs. Claire holds a degree from Rutgers University (B.A.).

Rev. Paul T. Roberts, Sr.

Atlanta, Georgia

Paul is the President of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, one of the 10 theological schools of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Paul preaches and teaches nationally, and is a contributing writer for the Presbyterian Outlook.

He is an advisory board member for the Macedonian Ministry of Atlanta. He received degrees from Princeton University and Johnson C. Smith Seminary, and is an Academic Fellow of the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey in Celilgny, Switzerland.

Susan Menelaides Rose

Scottsdale, Arizona

Susan Menelaides Rose is a retired managing director of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where she was a member of the firm’s National Audit Group. Her primary responsibilities included developing the firm’s policies, procedures and training for conducting financial statement audits by the firm’s United States auditors.

During her career in public accounting, she was a director at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) in New York and the partner in charge of quality control for the audit practice of a CPA firm in Chicago. Through acquisitions of that firm, she became a partner in the national audit group of McGladrey & Pullen until returning to Deloitte. From 1999-2003, Susan was a member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board, which was responsible for developing auditing standards for financial statement audits conducted by auditors in the United States. She currently serves as Treasurer and member of the Finance Committee of Pinnacle Presbyterian Church. She and her husband, Bob, reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ruth is the Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Philadelphia.  She serves the community and church as a member of the Princeton Theological Seminary board of trustees and as a Council Member of the Philadelphia Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia.

Santana-Grace served as Executive Presbyter of the San Gabriel Presbytery (California – 2004-2014). She is also a past member of the San Francisco Theological Seminary Strategic Team and former Council on Theological Education panelist. She holds degrees from the College of New Rochelle (B.A.), Baruch College (M.P.A.), and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.).

Kathy Trott

Woodland, California

Kathy is a former Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank and president of two firms that consulted to financial service giants for more than 20 years. She is a ruling elder and member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in West Sacramento, California. Kathy is passionate about starting new congregations and has advised many new innovative and immigrant congregations.

She has also served the church as a former moderator of the Presbytery of Sacramento and member of the Executive Council, former chair of the Pacific Mission Exchange Team (PMX) of the Synod of the Pacific, and former board member of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She holds B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis.

David Zimmerman

Orinda, California

David is a Technology Leasing Specialist at TCF Bank/Winthrop Resources. He attends the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (LOPC). He is a member of the PC(USA) Mission Development Resources Committee and the Santa Barbara Presbytery, and chairs the San Francisco Presbytery Property and Finance Committee.

His service to the church and community includes terms as chair of the Finance Committee, Capital Building Campaign, and as Family Ministry Elder at LOPC. He holds degrees from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Idaho State University.