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.
  • J. Timothy Bradley is Senior Director of ERP Applications for SRA International and former Vice President of Federal ERP Applications for Oracle Corporation.  He is a former Year I and Year II C. S. Lewis Fellow and serves as a men''s mentor for the Institute''s Young Professional Fellows.  Tim and his wife June have five children and four grandchildren and attend Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bethesda.
  • John Chow is retired from the Internal Revenue Service serving 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 is married to Bill Hendricks. They 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.
  • Karl E. Johnson, Lt.Col., USMC (Ret.) recently retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service as a pilot and Operations Officer (COO).  KJ served as the Vice President of the Tun Tavern Fellowship from 2009-2012 and continues to serve on their Board of Advisors.  He is a C. S. Lewis Institute Fellow (Year 1) and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.  He and his wife, Nidia, have two daughters.
  • Kerry Knott became our new President on May 1, 2010 and serves as an ex officio member of the Board. Kerry served as Chairman of the Board of the C.S. Lewis Institute for the past 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. Kerry 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Carl R. Meyer is a principal for Altius Learning, a firm that provides training and practice management consulting services to financial advisors. Carl's entire career has been in financial services including twenty three years at Merrill Lynch as a managing director. Carl and his wife, Kay have three children and live in Falls Church, Virginia. They attend McLean Presbyterian Church.
  • Marlise Streitmatter is the Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation, serving the Secretary of Transporation 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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