Board of Directors

  • Chris T. Morris (Chairman) is President of MPact Partners, a strategy and financial advisory 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.
  • William R. Deven is retired from 20 years as Vice President of Finance and Administration with The Ryland Group and 12 years as Executive Vice President for Search Ministries. Bill and his wife Vera have four children and eight grandchildren and attend Bishop Cummins Reformed Episcopal Church, Catonsville, Maryland.

  • John Chow is retired from the Internal Revenue Service, having served nearly 40 years in various capacities, including leading many strategic change initiatives. He currently serves as the Missions Convention executive team member with Ambassadors for Christ, Inc.  John and his wife Lorrie have three children and live in Potomac, MD, attending Chinese Bible Church of Maryland.

  • Lynn Turpin Hendricks is a consultant focusing on organizational strategy and event logistics. Her professional career has combined 20+ years experience in corporate, non-profit and political settings. Lynn and her husband Bill Hendricks currently reside in Dallas, Texas, and attend All Saints Anglican Church. Lynn is a graduate of the C.S. Lewis Year One Fellows Program.
  • 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.
  • Jimmy Cheng-Ho Lin is the president of Rare Genomics Institute, a non-profit biotechnology venture that seeks to enable any community to do any research for any disease. He is also on the faculty in the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. Jimmy completed the Fellows program in 2010. He holds a BA/BS in Cognitive Science and Biochemistry from Yale, MD/PhD/MHS from Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and is pursuing a MA Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary.
  • Kerry Knott served as the C.S. Lewis Institute President (May, 2010-January, 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.
    Read Kerry Knott on: What Product are You Managing?
  • Arthur W. Lindsley, Ph.D is Senior Fellow at the C.S. Lewis Institute. He came to the Institute in 1987 as Director and Scholar in Residence and previously served as Director of Educational Ministries of the Ligonier Valley Study Center and Staff Specialist with Coalition for Christian Outreach, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Art, his wife Connie, and their two boys Trey and Jonathan make their home in Arlington, Virginia and are members of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Bruce Matson practices law in Richmond, Virginia with the law firm of LeClairRyan, where he also serves as the firm's Chief Legal Officer.  Bruce's practice consists primarily of corporate restructuring, problem loan workouts, and service as a court-appointed trustee for financially-troubled businesses. Bruce serves as a director of the Apple REIT Companies; and he is an executive officer and director of the Virginia State Golf Association.  Bruce is a 1979 graduate of the College of William & Mary and a 1983 graduate of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Bruce and his wife Cheryl have two daughters and live in Richmond and attend Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church.
  • Richard Parker is currently the Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Project Concern International, a global non-profit in 16 countries.  He has served over the past decade as Communications Director for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and was Communications Director for the Peace Corps in the Bush Administration.  He was the White House Liaison for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and worked in the Deputy Secretary’s office. 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.

  • Susan O'Loughlin Ward is a former health policy consultant. She served as Deputy Administrator of the Washington State Health Care Authority and as Director of Quality for the Washington State Hospital Association. Susan has completed Years 1 and 2 of the Fellows Program and serves as a mentor for Year 1 Fellows. She and her husband, Scott, and their two daughters worship at The Falls Church Anglican and live in Vienna.

  • Marlise Streitmatter is the Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation, serving the Secretary of Transportation by providing policy direction and managing the day-to-day operations of the Department. Marlise is a former Year I and Year II C. S. Lewis Fellow. She worships at Christ the King in Alexandria, Virginia.

  • Kathy Wills Wright serves as Executive Vice President for Halftime Talent Solutions, a firm which connects Christian executives with faith-based non-profit organizations in search of talent. She previously served as the Senior Vice President of Baylor University in the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships and Interim Vice President of Development. Kathy’s 25 years of experience have also included positions at the White House and the Departments of State and Transportation. A native of Texas, Kathy holds undergraduate and masters degrees from Baylor University where she served on the Board of Regents. Kathy and her husband Don reside in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Carl P. Wylie is retired after 37 years with the Department of the Treasury in Information Technology.  Throughout his career, he managed a data center, established a disaster recovery site and managed workstation support for the Office of the Secretary.  He is a former Year II C. S. Lewis Fellow, and has served for 10 years as a mentor for C. S. Lewis Fellows.  Carl has a BS in Mathematics from Auburn University and has an MS in Information (Computer) Science from Georgia Tech.  He and his wife Kareen have two children and five grandchildren and attend Fourth Presbyterian Church where he serves as an Elder.

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