Board of Directors

Chris T. Morris (Chairman) works with MPact Partners, a strategy, operations and finance consulting firm. Formerly he was a strategic planner, controller, investment banker, private equity investor and business development professional. Chris and his wife, Sheila, and their two children live in Vienna, Virginia and attend Christ Church of Vienna.
Read Chris Morris on: Impacting the Workplace for Christ.
 
Greg Jacob (Vice-Chairman) is a partner at the law firm of O'Melveny and Myers LLP, specializing in labor and employment law and in ERISA, which governs pension and health benefits. He also regularly advocates in court for abused children. He previously served as Solicitor of Labor, the third-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Labor; Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, with a specialization in justice and immigration issues; and in the constitutional law shop at the U.S. Department of Justice. He has completed Years One and Two of the Fellows Program, and worships at Church of the Ascension in Arlington with his wife, Corie, and his daughter, Catherine Grace.
 
Jim Klinger (Treasurer), CPA, serves as a financial professional at the World Bank’s private equity firm.  He has spent the past twelve years in the investment management industry. Jim assists nonprofits and leads a juvenile detention center ministry in his spare time.  He is a CSLI Fellow and former Mentor. The Chicago native holds degrees from Providence College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and spent a year at Cambridge University. Jim and his wife, Mae, are members of Alexandria Presbyterian Church. They are the proud parents of two daughters.
 
Carl P. Wylie (Secretary) is retired after 37 years with the Department of the Treasury in Information Technology. In his career, he managed a data center, established a disaster recovery site and managed workstation and email support for the Office of the Secretary. He is a former Year Two C.S. Lewis Fellow, and has served for over 12 years as a mentor for C. S. Lewis Fellows. Carl has a B.S. in Mathematics from Auburn University and an M.S. in Information (Computer) Science from Georgia Tech.  He and his wife, Kareen, have two children and seven grandchildren and attend Fourth Presbyterian Church where he has served as an Elder.
 
James R. Hiskey is a founder of the C.S. Lewis Institute along with Dr. James Houston. Jim has been a golf pro since 1958, a former P.G.A. Tour player and instructor, and founder and Senior Editor of the Links Letter. He and his wife Lorraine live in Annapolis, Maryland and have three children and eight grandchildren.
 
Kerry Knott served as the C.S. Lewis Institute President (May, 2010-December, 2014), and currently serves as a member of the Board. He served as Chairman of the Board of the C.S. Lewis Institute for 7 years, and was in the first CSLI Fellows class in 1999. Kerry has a long history of senior level government and corporate experience, working as Chief of Staff in Congress and as a senior executive at Comcast and Microsoft. He is a 1982 graduate of Auburn University. Kerry and his wife Michelle and three children live in Arlington and attend Little Falls Presbyterian Church.
 
Arthur W. Lindsley (Emeritus) is the Vice President of Theological Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, where he oversees the development of a theology that integrates faith, work, and economics. He joined the C.S. Lewis Institute as President in 1987 and remains a Senior Fellow there. Prior to that, he was Director of Educational Ministries at the Ligonier Valley Study Center and Staff Specialist with the Coalition for Christian Outreach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
Richard Parker is currently the Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Project Concern International, a global non-profit working in 16 countries to enhance health, end hunger, and overcome hardship.  Previously he was Communications Director for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.  Under President George W. Bush, he served as Communications Director for the Peace Corps, and White House Liaison and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Richard has a master’s degree in public policy from Regent University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from North Carolina State University. He and his wife, Mala, live in Alexandria and worship at Falls Church Anglican.
 
Steve Yun practices law with his wife Jina in Annandale, Virginia. He is a graduate of University of Virginia and the George Washington School of Law. He is an active member of Open Door Presbyterian Church and is a C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow. He lives with his wife and his son in McLean, Virginia.
 

Sandor Der is a C.S. Lewis Fellow and a Mentor. He has been an active member of the Falls Church Anglican for over 20 years. He has worked in the fields of data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, signal processing, and computational optimization, and taught courses in probability and information theory. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a long time resident of northern Virginia.

Mary Brennan has served as an advisor to newly formed Christian non-profits and worked in the White House and business world. She is a C.S. Lewis Fellow and Mentor and has a passion for discipling women. She has a BA in biblical studies from Wheaton College.  She has four wonderful grown children and lives in Orlando, Florida. 

Marsha K. Nickels received her Ph.D. in Human Development from University of Maryland and has background in teaching as well as administrative roles in higher education. She served as a mentor in the C.S. Lewis Institute’s Fellows program and is an active member of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland. Marsha lives in Rockville with her husband and has one grown son.

 
 
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