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, (temporary leave) 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. Lydia Floren, Furman University, Greenville, S.C., B.A., 1979; Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, M.D., 1983; Board certified family medicine, 1986Family medicine physician, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, Wis.Entrust board member since 2017
The daughter of a Baptist minister, Lydia calls herself a “lifelong believer, raised in the performance-based culture of middle-class America” who has learned to absorb and live in the fact that she is beloved by God. She and her husband Andrew are both physicians and the parents of three grown sons. Lydia practices medicine part time and spends the rest of her working time writing and speaking. She spent part of her residency training in South Asia and returned there with an Entrust team in 2015 to lead a women’s conference and medical clinic. Her blog “Reflections” and other writings appear regularly on the website www.belovedlove.org.
“Entrust is made up of compassionate, godly people who are focused on communicating God's truth to the world in a culturally sensitive way. I appreciate the fact that the organization is managed responsibly and with integrity.”
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.”
Timothy J. Hogan, Texas A&M University, College Station, B.A. 1981, MLERE 1985 Chief Financial Officer, StreetLights Residential, Dallas Entrust board member since 2017
Tim came to saving faith in Christ through Young Life in high school in 1976. He recalls listening to the reading of I Cor. 13 for the first time during a YL club talk and being overwhelmed by how much God loved him and how his love is modeled through believers. Tim’s career has concentrated in real estate capital markets, mostly in the multi-family sector. He has been CFO for two industry leaders, Trammell Crow Residential and StreetLights Residential, both of Dallas. Tim and his wife Tammy live in Coppell, Texas and have three grown children.
“My connection with Entrust began when a mentor asked me to join him in the Czech Republic for a training session. From that experience, I recognized Entrust’s strategic mission to train those who desperately need it, but who don’t have the resources to study abroad. By facilitating the training and equipping of leaders, Entrust is helping to meet the needs of a hungry church. My hope is that my background in finance will help Entrust to continue to be a stable and evergreen platform for training leaders throughout the world.”
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.”
Terry A. Klare, Texas A&I University, Kingsville, B.S. 1973 President, Monarch Midstream, LLC; President, Pro-Gas Services, LLC, Dallas Entrust board member since 2017
Terry was raised in the church by loving Christian parents and accepted Christ as a young teenager. He met his wife, also named Terry, while in elementary school. He has a degree in chemical engineering and has worked in the oil and gas industry all of his adult life, in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. Terry has served on several boards, including for Monarch and in the banking industry. He and his wife live in Dallas and in Jackson, Wyoming. They have two sons and three grandchildren.
“My wife and I have known and supported missionaries in various services throughout the U.S. and other places in the world. As I near the end of my work career, I desire to become more involved in cross-cultural ministry and play at least a small part in spreading God’s word to others. The opportunity to accomplish this through an organization as prolific as Entrust is an honor and a blessing.”
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.”