Board of Directors

  • Marlise Streitmatter (Chair) has extensive experience building leadership and organizational capacity in the federal, state, and international sectors. She has managed day-to-day operations, initiatives, and relationships at the highest levels of the federal government and internationally. Marlise is a former Year One and Year Two C. S. Lewis Fellow, and has been a Mentor to Fellows. She worships at Christ the King in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Lynn Turpin Hendricks (Vice-Chair) 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.
  • 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 Rockville Evangelical Mission Church.

  • 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.

  • Greg Jacob 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 ten 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 newborn, Sophia Grace.

  • 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.
    Read Kerry Knott on: What Product are You Managing?
  • Jimmy Lin, MD, Ph.D, MHS, is a 2012 TED Fellow and Founder & President of Rare Genomics Institute, the world’s first platform to enable any community to leverage cutting-edge biotechnology to advance understanding of any rare disease. Partnering with top medical institutions, RGI helps custom design personalized research projects for rare diseases. Dr. Lin is also the Director of Clinical Genomics at the Genetics Branch of the National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI). Prior to this, he led the computational analysis of the first ever exome sequencing studies for any human disease at Johns Hopkins and was a research instructor at Washington University in St. Louis. He has numerous publications in Science, Nature, Cell, Nature Genetics, and Nature Biotechnology, and has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BBC, TIME, and the Huffington Post. 

  • 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.
  • Chris T. Morris works with Tatum, a strategic, financial and technology solutions company. 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.
  • Susan O'Loughlin Ward (Secretary) 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 One and Two of the Fellows Program and serves as a Mentor for Year One Fellows. She and her husband, Scott, and their two daughters worship at The Falls Church Anglican and live in Vienna.

  • 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.

  • 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 Two C.S. Lewis Fellow, and has served for over 10 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 five grandchildren and attend Fourth Presbyterian Church where he serves as an Elder.

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