Presbyterian Foundation Senior Staff
Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Taylor
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rev. Dr. Tom Taylor joined the Foundation as President and CEO in 2010. He has led the staff and board in new directions through visionary and inspiring leadership, working to cultivate vitality in the mission and ministries throughout the church.
Prior to Tom’s work with the Foundation, he served as the Deputy Executive Director for Mission at the Presbyterian Mission Agency, where he oversaw the operations of the U.S.-based and international work of the denomination’s national offices in over 100 countries worldwide. He also served for 12 years as a minister in Southern California and Utah. Tom began his career as an attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah, practicing in litigation with the law firms of Snell & Wilmer and with Snow, Christensen & Martineau. Tom has taught courses and educational seminars for Princeton Theological Seminary, Azusa Pacific University, the University of Illinois—Urbana, and Fuller Theological Seminary.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from the University of Illinois—Urbana, a Master of Divinity from Yale University Divinity School, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law, and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Tom also studied in Germany where he received a PNdS in German language proficiency from the University of Aachen.
Tom has published numerous academic and popular articles on the interaction of Christian faith, law and culture. His books include the award-winning Seven Deadly Lawsuits: How Ministers can Avoid Litigation and Regulation (Abingdon Press 1996) and Paradoxy: Coming to Grips with the Contradictions of Jesus (Baker Books 2006).
Gregory T. Rousos
President, New Covenant Trust Company
Greg Rousos serves as President of the Foundation’s subsidiary, New Covenant Trust Company (NCTC). He joined the Foundation as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2000. He continues to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation.
Prior to joining the Foundation, he served as Vice President and Treasurer of ResCare. Previous to that, Greg served as Director of Management Information Systems for Thornton Oil and Manager, Strategic Planning; Assistant Controller and Systems Analyst for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Greg is also President and CEO of the Foundation’s subsidiary – New Covenant Trust Company (NCTC) and serves as Vice Chair of the NCTC Board of Directors. Prior to joining the Foundation, he served as Vice President and Treasurer of ResCare. Previous to that, Greg served as Director of Management Information Systems for Thornton Oil and Manager, Strategic Planning; Assistant Controller and Systems Analyst for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
A Certified Public Accountant and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Greg is a member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S.B.A. with majors in accounting and computer and information science.
Greg is past chair of the Christian Academy Foundation Board of Directors and past vice chair of the Christian Academy School System Board of Directors.
Rev. Dr. Glen Bell
Senior Vice President of Development
Rev. Dr. Glen Bell joined the Foundation in August 2020 as Senior Vice President of Development. Glen and his team are responsible for the development operations of the Foundation which consists of asset gathering from churches and individuals, stewardship education and fundraising consulting services to other Presbyterian organizations.
Before joining the Foundation, Glen dedicated 30 years as a pastor in a wide variety of Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations, serving churches in North Carolina, Indiana, and Florida. His roles and duties have spanned preaching, teaching and pastoral care; leadership, management and operations; and stewardship and funds development. Glen was pastor of Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, North Carolina, pastor/head of staff of Faith Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, executive pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, and pastor/head of staff, First Presbyterian Church, Sarasota, Florida.
Glen has written for Journal for Preachers, Presbyterian Outlook, and Family Ministry. He has been the opening preacher for the PC(USA)’s Stewardship Kaleidoscope conference. He has served on the boards of NEXT Church, Presbyterian Outlook, and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Glen is a Doctor of Ministry graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Vice President, Operations
Shonita Bossier became Vice President of Operations in June 2020. Shonita joined the Presbyterian Foundation in July 2018, with more than 20 years of experience in securities, and trust administration and operations.
Shonita is responsible for management of the Operations department with oversight of 20 staff members that handle processing and administration of gifts and trust accounts and the records reflecting operational transactions on all accounts for the Presbyterian Foundation and New Covenant Trust Company. She leads staff activities to ensure the timely and accurate financial record keeping, information systems tracking, tax reporting, delivery of account statements, as well as the procurement, and investment of funds in the manner designated by clients and operating procedures for gift transactions.
Prior to joining the Presbyterian Foundation, she served as Director of the Securities Division of the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, working for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Shonita was responsible for the examination and registration of securities firms and professionals as well as the registration of securities offerings and investigations of alleged state and federal securities law violations.
Shonita has also formerly held positions at the Bank of Bermuda, U.S. Bancorp and Fifth Third Bank. Her extensive operations background includes experience in international trade settlement operations, global custody operations, and trust administration and operations.
Shonita served as Kentucky’s representative to the North American Securities Administrator Association (“NASAA”), providing the state’s position on a wide range of developments in state securities regulations. She was a former member and Secretary of the NASAA Board of Directors. In 2016, Shonita was elected to serve as a trustee of the Investor Protection Trust (IPT), a national nonprofit devoted to investor education.
Shonita earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York College at New Paltz.
Senior Vice President of Investment Management
Anita Clemons joined the Presbyterian Foundation in 2000 and has more than 30 years of experience serving investors. As Senior Vice President of Investment Management, she is responsible for investment relationship management, offering insight into the investment management of endowments, and a thoughtful, gracious link between the Foundation’s dedicated investors and its world class fund managers.
At the Presbyterian Foundation, she serves as Investment Staff to the Investment Consultants/Advisors, investment manager on accounts, relationship manager on large accounts, and provides ongoing monitoring and measurement for the Foundation’s assets. As a media reference on socially responsible investing, Clemons has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV & Radio, www.thestreet.com, and has been quoted in publications such the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and Washington Post.
She previously served as Vice President of Investments at PNC Bank.
A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Anita also holds the credentials of Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠, and Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠. She has a Bachelor of Science and a Certificate in Medical Technology from the University of Louisville.
Paul H. Grier
Vice President, Project Regeneration
Paul Grier joined the Presbyterian Foundation in 2003, after serving as a volunteer. During his first nine years he worked with congregations and their members to cultivate and develop gifts for ministry purposes.
Currently, Paul works with congregations and institutions of the Church that are exploring new ways of undertaking their mission, and the financial implications that such reinvention entails. Whether working with a Presbyterian-related college that has been offered a gift of investment real-estate in a distant location, or assisting a congregation that is seeking to discern whether they should sell air or water rights, or divest themselves of some of their campus property, Paul draws upon his business and financial-management background to aid Church leaders in the repurposing of their properties and assets for sustainability and continuing mission-effectiveness.
An eighth generation Presbyterian, Paul is a ruling elder and lives in Greenville, South Carolina. He is active in community and charitable organizations, having served on local, regional, and national boards of foundations, arts organizations, healthcare providers, advocacy groups, trade associations, and community non-profits. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Erskine College in South Carolina and a M.H.A. in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ben Hayden joined the Presbyterian Foundation as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2021.
Ben oversees the controller, the Information Systems department, operations, and all financial matters. He articulates financial policy and results to the PC(USA) at large, General Assembly, Presbyterian Mission Agency, and other key bodies and constituents, fostering an understanding of the Foundation’s positive impact and financial status.
In supervising the controller, Ben will oversee relationships with auditors of the Foundation and its subsidiaries; supervise the proper valuation, custody, and investment of all corporate assets; ensure compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal regulations for tax returns and transactions; collaborate with the President/CEO and General Counsel on risk management and insurance where appropriate. Ben will provide full support to the Board’s Audit and Compliance Committee.
Ben is also responsible for identifying opportunities for the Foundation’s global Creative Investments and providing appropriate due diligence and monitoring.
Ben previously worked at MCM CPAs & Advisors in Louisville from 2011 to 2021, serving in progressive roles of responsibility during his decade there. He led the team at MCM CPAs & Advisors that provided audit services to the Foundation and New Covenant Trust Company. MCM is a nationally ranked top-100 CPA firm with six locations in the Midwest, including one in Jeffersonville.
Ben is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds both a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Finance and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Louisville. He has 10 years of progressive public accounting experience in non-profit, healthcare, and manufacturing industries including accounting, audit, and managerial experience.
Ben is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kentucky Society of CPAs and the Kentucky Healthcare Financial Management Association. He serves on the board of the KY HFMA, serving as Vice-President of Education and previously served as Treasurer. Additionally, he has been involved as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, Masonic Homes of Kentucky and Special Olympics Kentucky.
Vice President Ministry Relations
Stephen Keizer came to the Presbyterian Foundation in 2004 and leads the Ministry Relations efforts for the Presbyterian Foundation. His team of Ministry Relations Officers serves pastors and their congregations throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) from regional offices across the country.
Stephen and his staff work to help congregations create a culture of generosity in the church, offering seminars and workshops, developing gifts and fundraising plans for ministries, and providing coaching to finance, stewardship, and endowment committees.
Prior to joining the Foundation, he spent 15 years at Western Michigan University where he served in many fund-raising capacities within the development office including the Annual Fund, athletic fund-raising, corporate and foundation relations and finally as a major gift officer. Stephen has three degrees from WMU – Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Master of Arts in Athletic Administration, and Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership. He is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Portage, Michigan.
Rev. Dr. David M. Loleng
Director, Church Financial Literacy and Leadership
Rev. Dr. David M. Loleng joined the Presbyterian Foundation in 2016 in a new role established after the Foundation was awarded a $1 million grant as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders.
David oversees the Foundation’s programs and services related to the Lilly initiative – working to address the many financial challenges that diminish the effective ministry of pastoral leaders in their professional sphere.
He leads the effort to assemble a body of educational materials and tools for effective financial church leadership and administration and make them available to both pastors and lay leaders; develops a comprehensive overhaul of the PC(USA) congregational stewardship system (i.e., how Presbyterians view and raise funds for ministry and mission); and builds on existing and creates new technological means to deliver training, tools, and resources for pastoral and congregational leaders.
Prior to joining the Foundation, David served as Associate for Evangelism in the Presbyterian Mission Agency. He has more than 20 years of ministry experience in Presbyterian churches in California and frequently speaks about evangelism, discipleship, missional life and culture at conferences, camps, synods, presbyteries, retreats and churches. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (World Trade and Development) from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Vice President, Director of Human Resources
Troy Marables joined the Presbyterian Foundation in 1997 as a Client Services Representative. He was promoted to Manager of Client Services in 1998. Troy also obtained his Series 6 & 63 license and became a registered representative for the New Covenant Funds family of mutual funds. In 2015, Troy was promoted to the position of Trust Administrator and Client Services Manager for the New Covenant Trust Company.
In 2018, he was promoted to Assistant Director of Human Resources where he worked closely with the former Director until she retired in September of 2018. Troy was promoted to Vice President, Director of Human Resources in October 2018 where he now leads the delivery of Human Resource services to the Foundation, including policy development, staffing, employee relations, compensation, payroll, benefits administration, HRIS systems and organizational and employee development.
In addition, Troy works closely with the Property Manager to secure and maintain the Foundation's building and grounds.
Troy has over 21 years of experience at the Foundation and with New Covenant Trust Company. Troy previously worked for PNC Bank and PNC Mortgage. He studied Business Administration at Florida A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Learning (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Louisville.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Daniel J. O’Gara serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He joined the Foundation in August 2021. As General Counsel, Danny provides legal advice and support to the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Trustees, and senior management to ensure that all organizational activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
He also provides guidance and direction to senior management in the development, promotion, and delivery of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation services in accordance with donor/beneficiary needs and the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). As requested by the CEO, Danny serves as the senior management liaison in collaborative efforts with client, donors, board committees, and other constituencies to foster better working relationships and to enhance the delivery of products and services.
Danny also directs all legal matters in-house and serves as the primary interface between Foundation and any applicable regulators, to ensure compliance with laws and regulations relating to business operations. He engages and manages outside legal counsel in any litigation activity and in the provision of legal advice to the corporation.
Danny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in diplomacy and foreign affairs from Miami University (Ohio) and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago. He then joined Dinsmore & Shohl, a large law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices all across the United States. He was named partner in January 2020.
While serving at Dinsmore & Shohl, Danny’s legal work has included complex estate and trust litigation, fiduciary oversight and litigation, as well as employment law. He also has experience with regulatory matters and in church polity matters, for which he has previously represented the Presbyterian Foundation.
Danny lives in Louisville with his wife and daughter.
Robyn Davis Sekula
Vice President, Communications and Marketing
Robyn Davis Sekula joined the Presbyterian Foundation as Vice President of Communications and Marketing in early 2019. In her position at the Foundation, she leads the communications and marketing staff, guiding strategy for communications with the 1.7 million members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination. The Foundation’s Marketing team is responsible for designing and orchestrating outreach to pastors and PC(USA) supporters. Robyn plays a key role in making connections with the many other Presbyterian organizations in the PC(USA).
Robyn has more than 25 years of experience in the communications industry, beginning her career as a business journalist. She launched her own consulting company in 2003, providing communications, public relations and marketing consulting services to businesses, non-profits and individuals, including many Presbyterian-related entities. She is a frequent speaker on social media, communications, storytelling and branding, particularly for congregations and non-profits. She has spoken to congregations in Washington, D.C., Tucson, Connecticut and at the biennial Big Tent conference.
Robyn became a ruling elder in the PC(USA) in 1998 at First Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. She has also served on the session at Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, where she has been a member since 2003.
A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Robyn earned a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She lives in New Albany, Indiana.