BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Andrew B. Seidel, West Point, B.S., 1963; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, M.S., 1966; Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.M., 1976, D.Min., 1996Executive Director, Center for Christian Leadership, Dallas Theological SeminaryEntrust board member since 1998, board chairman since 1999
Andy accepted Christ as his personal savior at the age of 13. His spiritual growth made significant gains after his second year of study at West Point. He has taught mathematics at West Point and the University of Texas at Dallas and served as senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in College Station, Texas. Andy joined Entrust in 1990 as coordinator of the Pastoral Theology Department of Advanced Training Studies. In 1992, he became managing director of Field Operations – Eastern Europe. He and his wife, Gail, live in Dallas. They have two grown children.
“I am excited to be part of Entrust because Entrust is an innovative ministry to church leaders in many areas of the world. My particular passion is the training of pastors in countries where pastoral training is difficult to obtain; my focus is providing training in pastoral ministry and leadership.”
Douglas Adams, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., B.A., 1978; M.B.A., 1979President, Prime Consulting Group, Inc., Bannockburn, Ill.Entrust board member since 2011
Doug accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior while a freshman at Emory University. He met his wife Nancy through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, where he served in leadership. He has served in a number of church leadership roles, including deacon, treasurer, elder and chair of the church and elder board. Doug has worked in sales and management for corporations including International Harvester, Frito-Lay, Inc., and The Nielsen Company. In 1996, he co-founded Prime Consulting Group, a firm providing management consulting, market research and skill development and measurement services to a wide range of clients and industries. He and Nancy live in Northbrook, Ill. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.
“My goal as a board member is to serve the Entrust community (including its leaders, staff members, supporters, support staff and friends) through prayer, policy making, financial support, providing of counsel and accountability as we work together to achieve our calling of multiplying church leaders through accessible, locally-owned and reproducible training systems.
“The Lord has given me relevant experience, through leadership positions on a Christian school board, church board of elders and my consulting work that includes adult education and training systems.”
Hal Campbell, Francis Marion University, Florence, S.C., B.S., 1979Co-owner, Time2Track.comEntrust board member since 2010
Hal made a commitment to Christ when he was about eight years old, and was baptized by his father, who was a pastor. When Hal was 16, he became active in a youth organization which had grown out of the “Jesus Revolution” of the early 70s and a lay renewal that took place at a local church. During that time, Hal rededicated his life to Christ. Hal has been in the software business for well over 30 years. The first 30 were with ACS Technologies, a developer of church management software, where Hal served as an owner, president and CEO. He is currently co-owner of Time2Track.com, a web-based software designed to assist psychology graduate students, interns and post-doctoral students in tracking their clinical training experiences for practicum training, internship and licensure. He and his wife, Melaine, live in Florence, S.C. They have two grown daughters.
“I like the long-term view Entrust takes in meeting the needs of the Church. Entrust isn't interested in establishing itself in a particular part of the world but actually works itself out of a job by working with local ministries to equip local pastors and leaders.”
Dr. David Goodman, Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., B.A., 1969; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Ill., M.Div., 1975; Biola University, Talbot Theological Seminary, La Mirada, Calif., D.Min., 1989Board member and President of Entrust since 2009-2016, Entrust CEO since 2016
David was born in Cameroon and spent his childhood in the Central African Republic, the son of missionary parents. He came to personal faith in Christ as a child. He has served as senior pastor of Winnetka Bible Church, Winnetka, Ill., and as international vice-president of T-Net International, equipping and mobilizing U.S. pastors to train pastor trainers worldwide. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Monument, Colo. They have three grown children.
“The greatest deficit the church experiences is trained, equipped leaders. I feel more strongly than ever that God has positioned, equipped and gifted us, yes, entrusted us, to play a very significant role in meeting that great need of trained leadership for the church around the world.”
Dr. Roger Gulick, University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1960; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif., B.D., 1966, D.Min., 1978Retired pastorEntrust board member since 2000
Roger became a Christian at the University of Illinois through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He was an engineering officer in the U.S. Navy for several years before attending seminary. He pastored churches in West Virginia, Tennessee and Maryland, and most recently served as senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Florence, S.C. He and his wife Joy serve as pastoral care providers for Entrust’s global staff. They make their home in Lookout Mountain, Ga., and have two grown children.
“In 1986, the president of Entrust asked my wife and I to travel with him behind the Iron Curtain and do some teaching of church leaders who could not get biblical and theological training other than through Entrust. I saw the hunger these men had to be better equipped to lead in their churches. I wanted to be a part of providing such education and training wherever it was needed. It is now needed in many areas of the world where the Spirit of God is working in new ways. I know of no ministry that does a better job in multiplying leaders for multiplying churches.”
Richard D. Harig, University of Oregon, Eugene, B.A., 1974Principal, Legacy Resources, LLC, Northbrook, Ill.Entrust board member since 2001
Rick first trusted Christ as his Savior and Lord in 1982 as a result of intense conversations with an Evangelism Explosion team. An entrepreneur since college, he began his career in securities in 1979. During the 1980s, he raised funds for private placements and an initial public offering, which led to a move to Europe. Since returning from Europe in 1994, he has worked as a principal with Legacy Resources, LLC, helping families develop financial strategies based on their unique values, risk-tolerance and goals. He and his wife, Joanna, live in Northbrook, Ill. They have two grown children.
“I lived in Vienna with my family from 1992-1994, where our closest friends were Entrust staff. I got to know the ministry through those on the ground doing the good work of Entrust. After leaving Vienna, I realized the Lord’s purpose in having us there was to meet the people of Entrust, since nothing of lasting career value came from those years. This relationship with Entrust staff led me to be willing to join the board when I was asked. I serve on this board because I see this as a natural progression from getting saved to bringing heaven on earth. I don’t think we are saved for ourselves and I don’t think we are saved for heaven, otherwise once we were saved God would bring us home to heaven. It’s our job in the world to reclaim the culture so we can bring heaven on earth – I think that’s the ultimate mandate. I’m involved in ministries focused on 'Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth.' For me, Entrust represents the ends of the earth.”
Ernest Jaffarian, University of Oregon, Eugene, B.A., 1974Founder/President/COO, Efficient Capital Management, LLC, Warrenville, Ill.Entrust board member since 2002
Ernest prayed to receive Jesus into his life as a young child. As a high school student experiencing pressure to conform to his non-Christian friends, he was urged by a youth leader to read the book of Colossians. God used Col. 2:6, “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, walk in Him,” to work a desire in Ernest to be wholly dedicated to Him. He is a veteran of the alternative investment industry in the areas of trading, portfolio construction and risk management. Ernest and his wife, Trula, live in Aurora, Ill. They have two grown children.
“Multiplying leaders for multiplying churches. God has called Entrust to respond to a clear need in His work and plan and I’m honored to be allowed to participate. It is my prayer that the giftedness and experience that God has graced me with in business can be used to assist the ministry in planning strategically and with a focused passion.”
Gwynne Johnson, University of Texas, Austin, B.B.A., 1961; Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A., 1998Minister to Women, University Heights Baptist Church, Huntsville, TexasEntrust board member since 1999
Gwynne heard the gospel for the first time and gave her life to Christ as her personal Savior as a high school student at an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship camp. She has served various roles with Bible Study Fellowship, is a retreat and conference speaker and has written several books. Gwynne is a primary author of our Entrust women's course, Developing a Discerning Heart and currently serves as Director of Women's Ministry in her home church in Huntsville, Texas. She and her husband Don have one grown daughter and two grandchildren.
“Entrust has been committed to equipping women to mature and shepherd other women from early days in the ministry. Being a part of seeing international women equipped to serve the church and confident in exercising their gifts is a privilege.”
Jim Woodward, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1974; University of Illinois, B.S., 1976; Darden School of Business Young Executives Program, 1984Entrust board member since 2015
Jim brings an extensive background in management, information technology, instructional design and leadership to the Entrust board. He worked for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young for 25 years in a variety of executive management capacities, as a client executive and program facilitator for Strategic Access International and as president of a real estate development company. Jim heard and accepted the gospel in faith in college, but didn’t fully dedicate his life to Jesus until later in life. Now, he is an elder and equipping ministry leader at Irving (Texas) Bible Church and is involved in Bible Study Fellowship and Community Bible Study. He and his wife Julie live in Coppell, Texas, and have three children
“I interacted with and served Entrust on a volunteer basis in various ways starting in 2008.I believe in Entrust’s mission, especially its philosophy of training adults through facilitation. Entrust’s focus on facilitating relational learning is unique in my experience.”