Board of Directors
Greg Jacob (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 Counsel to Vice President Mike Pence; 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 Holy Trinity Church in Mclean, VA with his wife, Corie.
Chris T. Morris (Vice-Chairman) is COO of Bonaventure, an alternative investment manager and real estate investment firm. Formerly he worked at MPact Partners, a strategy, operations and finance consulting firm. 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.
Jim Klinger (Treasurer), CPA, 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 One Voice Fellowship. 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 17 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.
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.
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 Guntersville, Alabama. Read Kerry Knott on: What Product are You Managing?
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.
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.
Richard Parker is currently the Vice President of External Affairs at Food for the Hungry, a non-profit working to end global poverty. He previously served as the Assistant Administrator for Legislative & Public Affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Vice President of External Affairs at Project Concern International, and 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 the Falls Church Anglican.
Linda Wyatt received a B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Ph.D. in Virology from Baylor College of Medicine. She retired after 35 years from the National Institutes of Health where she worked as a scientist in a laboratory working on virus vaccine delivery. She has participated as a Year One and Year Two Fellow, as well as a Mentor, in the C.S. Lewis Fellows Program. She and her husband, Richard, have been active members of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Bethesda, MD, and have four children and eight grandchildren.
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.