Rev. Wonjae Choi, Chair
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.
Kathy Trott, Vice Chair
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.
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.).
Durham, North Carolina
Paul Baldasare is the retired President of St. Andrews University (formerly St. Andrews Presbyterian College) in Laurinburg, N.C. He is an elder and long-time member of First Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC.
Paul was in private law practice before serving nine years as Associate Legal Counsel for UNC-Chapel Hill. He then returned to his alma mater as Vice President for Advancement and in 2007 was chosen to be the eighth and first alumnus President of St. Andrews University. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges & Universities (APCU) and the NC Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU).
Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. Paul is married to Jane R. Wettach, retired Clinical Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law. They have two children, Gabriel and Leah.
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.
Waxhaw, North Carolina
British Hyrams serves as Presbyterian Campus Minister at North Carolina Central University. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and holds two degrees from Union Presbyterian Seminary, a Master of Divinity (M. Div.) and a Master of Arts in Christian Education (M.A.C.E.).
British started her career as a consultant with Andersen Consulting and later as an IT project manager for various healthcare organizations. After deciding to leave corporate work to raise her three children with her husband, she served as an adjunct math instructor at local colleges and volunteered with various community service groups.
British served at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian church in Charlotte, N.C., as the Director of Christian Ministries, Associate Pastor, and for a few months as acting Senior Pastor. British’s most recent service in the wider denomination includes the UKirk National Gathering Planning Team (2022), Montreat High School Youth Conference Planning Team (2021), and as a board member for the William Black Lodge.
British is married to her college sweetheart Kevin. Jamal, Akilah, and Aman are their young adult children who continue to bring them blessings upon blessings.
Joong-Bin (“JB”) Im is an Associate General Counsel at Meta, Inc., and a ruling elder at the Community Church of Seattle in Bothell, Washington.
JB has served as a board member of the Presbytery of the Northwest Coast, the UCIC (pre and primary schools in Bothell and Issaquah, Washington), and the Escuela Adelante (pre and primary school in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua).
Rev. Jason Ko
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.
Louisville, Kentucky (ex-officio)
Kathy Lueckert is a ruling elder and serves as president of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation. In her role she also directs the Administrative Services Group (ASG). She began her work with A Corporation in August 2019.
Prior to A Corporation Kathy served as director of finance and administration at Village Presbyterian Church in the Kansas City area. She has worked in faith based or governmental organizations for most of her career. She has been active in denominational work at the national and presbytery levels.
Originally from Columbia, Missouri, Kathy holds an MPA degree from George Mason University, a MS degree from George Washington University and a BA from the University of Mary Washington.
Kathy and her husband Don attend Central Presbyterian in Louisville, where Kathy serves as Clerk of Session. Kathy is a runner and is an avid jigsaw puzzle worker—she enjoys having a start and a finish.
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.
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.
Samuel D. Muse
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. 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 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 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.
Rev. Dr. Neal Presa
Neal is Interim Associate Vice President for Admissions and Recruitment, Associate Director of Doctoral Studies and Visiting Associate Professor of Preaching at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He holds additional appointments as Affiliate Associate Professor of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary, Visiting Professor of Practical Theology at the International Theological Seminary (West Covina, CA), Senior Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary (Dasmariñas, Philippines), and 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) and is the immediate past Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He is presently Moderator of the Finance Policy Committee of the World Council of Churches, where he serves on both the Central Committee and Executive Committee. He has held various faculty appointments with the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa), North-West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa), and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). He served for two decades as a pastor in New Jersey and Southern California. 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 from Missouri State University. Neal and his family live in Carlsbad, California.
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.
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.
Rev. Jenny Saperstein grew up in the PC(USA) and has served the church as a deacon and as a ruling elder. She is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Jenny grew up “in the west,” notably, Washington state, California, and Colorado.
Jenny is anishinaabe, waganakising odawa — a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in northern Michigan. After seminary in Texas, Jenny and her husband Patrick moved to Michigan where she found her first pastoral call at Northside Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor. Jenny and Patrick have two children.
St. Augustine, Florida
Wes Scovanner is a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida. He currently serves on the Finance/Administration Committee and the Investment Review Committee. Additionally, he has participated in the Pastor Nominating and Endowment Committees and serves as an usher. He has chaired the church’s annual stewardship campaign and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, managed a recent multi-million-dollar funding and renovation of this historic church.
Wes received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and also holds an MBA from Penn’s Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. After college, he was commissioned as a line officer in the U.S. Navy, serving on an amphibious ship and a guided missile frigate. He began his business career with Arthur Anderson & Co., later forming Wesley D. Scovanner & Associates, a consulting firm. He is a retired director and Vice Chairman of Insurance Office of America, Inc., where he served as the CFO.
Wes has been a director for numerous public and private companies, a bank, and charitable organizations. He is an advocate for children’s causes and enjoyed several years coaching and mentoring youth football and baseball. He had a long association with the Children’s Home Society of Florida where he participated as President for both the Central Florida Division and State of Florida Boards.
He and his wife, Cathy, reside in St. Augustine. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.
Susan Menelaides Rose
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.