Executive Staff

Joel Woodruff

Joel Woodruff, President, C.S. Lewis Institute, has worked in higher education, “tent-making,” nonprofit administration, and pastoral ministries in Alaska, Israel, Hungary, France, and Northern Virginia. He served as Dean…

Joseph A. Kohm

Joseph A. Kohm, C.S. Lewis Institute Vice President for Development. He also serves as the City Director for C.S Lewis Institute -Virginia Beach.  Joe is an attorney and…

Thomas A. Tarrants

Thomas A. Tarrants, Author, is President Emeritus of the C.S. Lewis Institute. After serving twelve years as president and nine years as vice President, he retired from his position as Vice…

Thomas W. Simmons

Thomas W. Simmons, CSLI Executive Vice President, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with degrees in chemistry and English literature. He has also undertaken graduate…

Senior Fellow Staff

Arthur W. Lindsley

Arthur W. Lindsley, is the Vice President of Theological Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Works, & Economics. He has served at the C.S. Lewis Institute since 1987 both…

William L. Kynes

Pastor William L. “Bill” Kynes, is the Senior Fellow for Pastoral Theology at the C.S. Lewis Institute, and retired Senior Pastor of Cornerstone, an Evangelical Free Church, in Annandale,…

James M. Houston

James M. Houston, Professor, is a co-founder of the C.S. Lewis Institute.  From its beginning, Jim has served as a Senior Fellow of the Institute, lecturing at CSLI events…

Jerry Root

Jerry Root, Professor, is a graduate of Talbot Graduate School of Theology at Biola University. He received his Ph.D. from the Open University through the Oxford Centre for Missions…

Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Professor, received his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He joined the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1986. He was…

Lyle Dorsett

Lyle Dorsett, Professor, holds the Billy Graham Chair of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School in Samford University. He taught courses in evangelism, spiritual formation and church history. He also…

Randy Newman

Randy Newman, Author, is the Senior Fellow for Apologetics and Evangelism at the C.S. Lewis Institute. He has taught at several evangelical seminaries. After serving for over 30 years…

Stuart McAlpine

Stuart McAlpine, is a teaching fellow at the C.S. Lewis Institute and the founding pastor of Christ our Shepherd Church located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. He speaks…

Administrative Staff

Semy Godo

Semy Godo, Senior Administrative Associate, Semy joined the C.S. Lewis Institute in September 2016 as Senior Administrative Associate. Her professional experience in budget, project management, event coordinator, operations management, and…

Dave Chaves

Dave Chaves, Technology and Communications Associate, Dave has worked in nonprofit, Christian communications for over 10 years, including most recently with Five Talents USA. He…

Barry Bradshaw

Barry Bradshaw, Bookkeeper, Barry was born and raised in Japan.  He received his college education in Kentucky and then spent seven years in the U.S. Army before settling down…

Barbara Ramey

Barbara Ramey, Data Management, CSLI, Barbara seeks to live her life devoted to faithfully following Christ as described in God’s word. Her husband Rob’s career in the…

Volunteers

Ed Glancy, J.D. – Ed was a member of the C.S. Lewis Institute Fellows Class of 2002-2003 and completed the Year Two program the following year. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1977 and received a J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 1980. He served as an attorney with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 32 years, most of that time as Senior Attorney. He currently serves the C.S. Lewis Institute part-time as a volunteer.

Susan Horn –  Susan completed both years of the Fellows program and knew from that time that God had called her to give back the C.S. Lewis Institute in a volunteer capacity because of how impactful the program had been for her. She is retired for the FAA after a 30+ year career of Federal Government Service. She has a big heart for missions, has served in a small village on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala for over 20 years and sponsors 5 children from there. She serves in her local church, Parkway Bible church, as a Deacon and as a member of the Mission and Mercy Committee. She is currently attending Dallas Theological Seminary working toward a degree in Christian Education and trying to figure out how to incorporate missions into her studies.

Aimee Riegert – Aimee earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and foreign language studies from Southern Methodist University. In addition to supporting various national security efforts in Northern Virginia, she has worked as an itinerant high school math teacher and drama coach, and has served in women’s ministries, praise teams, on the adult support team for Young Life and as a “mentor mom” for MOPS International ministries, as well as English instructor in several ESL programs in Japan. She is a graduate of the C.S. Lewis Institute Year One Fellows Program.

Michael Unger – An avid student of C.S. Lewis, Mike has completed both year one and two of CSLI’s Fellows program, as well as the Life, Faith, and Writings of C.S. Lewis program. He also mentors year one and year two fellows in the Fellows program. Mike is a member of National Presbyterian Church. He received his BS degree from The Ohio State University, MA from Washington University, and PhD degree from Penn State University. Upon retirement from the government he became a professor of international business and globalization at Loyola University Maryland. Unger is an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategy and International Studies (CSIS) as well as Senior Institute Associate at Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

Chip Wedan – Chip serves as the CSLI City Director for Washington, DC. After earning his law degree from the University of Florida, he accepted an officer’s commission in the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. For the next 28 years, he served as a trial defense counsel and advisor to military commanders in international law, ethics, and military criminal justice. After retirement from the Navy, he served in the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel in the Pentagon. Today, in his role as City Director, his desire is to encourage followers of Jesus Christ to know Him better as Lord of their lives and to live effectively for Him.

The programs and ministry of the C.S. Lewis Institute are indebted to the numerous volunteers who graciously offer their time and talents throughout the year. Their generosity enables the Institute to maintain lower overhead expenses and to provide higher quality conferences, publications, and Fellows programs than would be possible through the staff alone.

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