Randall P. Sanada, cont'd
Randall is founder of Alliance Entrust, a group of integrated companies providing trust, private banking, wealth management and investment advisory services. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) holding two bachelor and two master degrees in the areas of business management, computer sciences and financial services.
In 1972, Randall embarked on his career as a financial advisor. He designed the first financial planning software, which was purchased by IDS/American Express. American Express also featured him in its 1985 Annual Report. Randall toured the United States training American Express financial advisors and was a television spokesperson for the company.
With his sons in charge of the day to day operations of Alliance, Randall is free to serve on the CFW Board, as well as pursue other ministry opportunities. Randall believes that the best investment is the one that involves Christian ministry, hence his focus on being a generous giver.
Charles Schulz, JD, cont'd
producer and moderator for the popular GiftLaw teleconferences. In addition, he is Editor for the GiftLaw.com charitable tax planning web site, the GiftLaw Pro charitable tax service and also edits the weekly GiftLaw and GiftLegacy eNewsletters.
Charles writes, speaks and publishes extensively. He teaches over 30 planned giving seminars per year and is President of GiftCollege.com, an Internet education program for gift planners and professional advisors. He also serves as Executive Director of GiftAttorney.com, an association of attorneys with charitable receptivity. His law degree is from the University of Michigan with a tax specialization from Washington University School of Law. Charles is on the Board of Directors of The Kingdom Center. Charles served on the management of a charitable foundation in his early career. He is a member of Living Oaks Community Church in Newbury Park, and is active in leadership and educational ministries. His experiences have inspired his faithful commitment to advancing stewardship within Christian communities for decades.
Richard Kassel, Jr., cont'd
Financial Peace University, in addition to personal financial counseling, employment Ministries, Benevolence and other related ministries. He also holds multiple responsibilities in the support and administration areas of church management.
Prior to accepting the call as Stewardship Pastor in 2000, Rick had a distinguished career in Industrial Sales. He graduated from Don Bosco Technical Institute in the field of Practical Metallurgy and then served in various sales and management positions, including 22 years with DuPont Printing and Publishing. When his division at DuPont was purchased by Agfa Film, Rick found himself faced with a career situation that challenged his Christian values. Agfa was the primary supplier of film for the pornography industry in Los Angeles. Rick volunteered to take an early retirement rather than conduct business in the pornography industry for Agfa. That same week, without knowing Rick's recent career decision, his Pastor approached him with the request to consider serving as the Church's first Stewardship Pastor.
Rick is a founding member and serves on the board of the Los Angeles and Ventura chapter of the Christian Financial Professionals Network (CFPN). Rick is also the Western Regional Director for Kingdom Advisors, which is a National Ministry based in Atlanta, GA that mentors and disciples Christian Financial Professionals, such as Financial Planners, CPA's, Investment Bankers, Real Estate Brokers, Mortgage brokers, Insurance Brokers & Estate Planning Attorneys.
He makes his home in Moorpark, Ca. where he lives with his wife of 30 years, Jane, who is also on staff at Shepherd of the Hills and the Prayer ministries Director.
Anthony Barton, cont'd
Anthony is a man of many passions. He is passionate about his wife and about his three children. He is passionate about the assortment of kids he and his family have "adopted." He is passionate about mentoring young people. He is passionate about his business and about integrating the passions of his life with his business.
"The Comprehensive Quality and Corporate Citizenship ideals of our Core Values are not slogans, but opportunities to put into action those deep yearnings which bear the fruit of joy and peace and ultimately outlast the best of us. Running a business, as in competing in a triathlon, demands that we give it our all. I like to win, but I do not have to win. As long as I have played by the rules and done my best, then I am at peace."
In 2008, Anthony came in first place in the Sprint division of the Los Angeles Triathlon at the age of 40. In 2010 he was one of five qualifiers from Southern California in his division in the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
In addition to being founder and CEO of Perfect Polish, Anthony is the driving force behind creating The A Specialist and providing a comprehensive solution to his customers in maintaining the cleanliness of their businesses and ensuring they stay compliant with all of the regulatory agencies. At the same time, he is also the driving force behind the charitable work that is inseparable from his business. He has chosen to integrate "Children's Hope Chest" and "Hope International" into his company. Both of these organizations are well-established charities that support the type of work that he is most passionate about –repairing broken lives by giving people hope, faith, love, value, sustenance and work.
Samuel Gallucci, cont'd
Samuel built his early career as one of the Founders in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Market. He has held several senior level positions, including serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of PeopleSoft CRM, a division of PeopleSoft with over 400 employees and 200 million in annual revenues. During the course of his career in CRM he became a well-known key note speaker and luminary in his field, speaking frequently at conferences, business radio and TV.
After a life changing encounter with the Lord over 10 years ago, He made a major shift in his career to pursue Gods calling into ministry. Since that time, Samuel has written a book co-authored by Steve Arterburn entitled "Road Warrior" Protecting your Integrity, Faith and Relationships when you are away from home.
Samuel was on Staff at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, CA for 4 years as Team Coach of Worship and Events; He is a licensed minister and is currently attending Seminary. He is President of CRM Associates, a management consulting firm that specializes in serving Church, Para-Church Ministries and Businesses to help them improve performance through improved customer relationships.
Samuel and his wife Toni have been married for over 25 years. They have three boys - Louis, Nick, and Anthony, and grandchildren.
David Reinders, cont'd
David has been involved in Charitable Gifting strategies since he came to California in 1981 as a financial supporter to help plant a campus church at UCLA. David is active in serving various faith-based organizations including the Foursquare Denomination where he served on the Investment Committee for several years.
He and his family attend The Harbor Church where David serves as a member of the Elder Board, and plays piano in the worship band. David is also a Founding Member of Kingdom Advisors and the Vice President of the LA Ventura branch. David is a member of the Financial Planning Association. Currently, David is focusing on writing and public speaking as well as mentoring other Christian Financial Planners.
Dr. Dave DeVries, Cont'd
As a missionary with One Challenge since 2006, Dave has partnered together with hundreds of pastors, churches and denominations to advance disciple making movements. Through training, coaching, creative resources and strategic thinking, God has used him to help leaders focus on multiplying disciples who make disciples who make disciples. Dave’s vision and leadership birthed Missional Challenge in 2014, which has grown into a team of highly skilled coaches who empower multipliers to accomplish the extraordinary.
Dave’s experience in church multiplication led to his doctorate in transformational leadership at Bakke Graduate University. He also received a Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary and graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Dave and his wife Deanne live in Bellevue, Washington with their golden retriever Olive. They enjoy gardening, travel, reading, coffee and hanging out with their two adult children.
Katherine P. Saegon, Cont'd
During that time The Fuller Foundation grew from $130 million to over $500 million in charitable assets, providing services as a trust fiduciary for charitable trust s, donor advised fund, and other Christian based not-for-profit organizations on a national basis. Previously, Ms. Saigeon was Chief Financial officer of two multi-billion foundations, The California Endowment, and as VP for Finance for The Kellogg Foundation. Her career in philanthropy spans 25 years.
She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. Her early career as a CPA was with Price Waterhouse where she specialized in large not for profit organization audit practice. She has served in leadership positions on numerous charitable organization boards, Christian ministries and professional associations during her career, and conducted public speaking in the fields of philanthropy, stewardship, leadership and institutional investment management. She currently is a member of Kingdom Advisors, co-hosting the Kingdom Advisors West Ventura County Chapter, and on the Board of Directors of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) Harbor Ventura. A member of Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, Ca., she serves on a senior strategic advisory council to the Board of Elders, and is active in stewardship educational ministries.
Katherine is passionate about bringing Christian based stewardship, philanthropy and giving services to families and ministries. She has two sons, Steven and Paul and two beautiful grandchildren, and lives in Wood Ranch at Simi Valley, California.
G. Michael Livingston, Cont'd
Mike's visionary leadership is evident in his accomplishments. In addition to being a pastor to the pastors, as Regional Director for the Western District of the Missionary Church, one of his main duties was to oversee the starting of new churches. The district had an entity called Western Loans which provided loans for churches; however, Mike realized that he needed to have a means to fund these church plants. He then started a foundation called Stewardship Development Foundation, with the main purpose of providing funds for church planting. That foundation evolved into what is now called Christian Foundation of the West, (CFW). Many churches have been planted as a direct result of the funds from the foundation.
Additionally Mike has developed a Rebirthing process for churches that need radical surgery. Since developing this process, he has personally mentored /coached several churches across the country through successful rebirths into healthy, dynamic, growing churches.
Mike has also strategized a process for refocusing the pastor and the church with the goal of producing healthy, reproducing churches. He is also a certified consultant for "Natural Church Development" founded by Christian A. Schwarz.
Mike makes his home in Moorpark, California with his wife Judy of 45 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
SusAnne Lee Chung, Cont'd
SusAnne and her husband Augustine currently manage their business, Legacy Law Office, which is dedicated to broad legal and administrative services for families and individuals in trusts and estate planning.
SusAnne is a member of Crossroads Community Church, Camarillo, California, and is active in educationall ministries. She is a member of Kingdom Advisors and is co-host of the Kingdom Advisors West Ventura County chapter.
SusAnne graduated with a B.A. in journalism and a Spanish minor from the University of Oregon. She received her Juris Doctor (law degree) at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia, earning the American Jurisprudence Award for legal writing and a Distinguished Achievement Award, recognizing her for the highest estate and family law grades in her graduating class. She is licensed to practice law in California and Virginia.
John E. Brown, Cont'd
During his career Mr. Brown has developed 100s of units of apartments, condos, townhomes and single family homes including affordable, senior and market rate housing across the country. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Brown has also assisted in the placement of millions in equity and debt to a number of business enterprises, including but not limited to Founders National Bank, Bob Lott Productions, United We Ship, Honey Kettle, Gorilla Life, Matah, Grenada Nutmeg Oil, and African Trade Link and Expo.
From 2009 to present he has served as a director at Joseph Business School Los Angeles, a program for Christian entrepreneurs. Brown currently serves on the Social Entrepreneurship and Change Advisory Board for the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. Brown is also an active member of the Board of The Real Estate Associate Program (REAP), Los Angeles Chapter.
He is the recipient of numerous awards of excellence in accounting including, CSUDH Student Achievement Award, Outstanding Alumni Award and an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Achievement Award. Brown has received recognition as an executive who gives his time and resources to his community. Brown serves as financial advisor for several faith base organizations.
Brown has over 43 years of working experience in real estate, finance, and accounting. He began his professional career at Haskins & Sells, where he became a Certified Public Accountant. In 1994, Brown joined The Bedford Group, a real estate development firm. In 2010, Brown created Abaco Partners, LLC, a financial advisory service firm as an affiliate of The Bedford Group of Companies.
Jim Sullivan, Cont'd
Jim is also the Southern California and Hawaii Associate for Crown Financial Ministries. He has served in their National Leadership group. Jim's early career included several successful enterprises in the restaurant industry, insurance and sales. Jim and Kathy Sullivan took their first Crown study shortly after they were married in 1990. They were greatly impacted to dedicate their vocational lives to further this ministry, and made a dramatic change in their career paths. God placed in their heart a passion to further this ministry and Jim came on staff as a Regional Director in 1993 covering 5 western states. At that time there were about 22 churches using Crown in the region. Under Jim's leadership hundreds were served, including Korean and Hispanic speaking congregations. Jim and Kathy work as a team effectively interacting with, identifying and recruiting leadership and ministry partners, and developing new alliances and programs. They live in Mission Viejo, California with their daughter, Desiree, and are members of Saddleback church.
Mr. Von Tungeln, Cont'd
Mr. Von Tungeln is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Von Tungeln is a member of the Antelope Valley Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1997-2002, President, 2001), the State Bar of California (Member of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section), and the District of Columbia Bar, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and Lancaster West Rotary.
Mr. Von Tungeln is on the Board of Directors for Desert Christian Schools, CareNet AV, Grace Resource Center, the Antelope Valley Hospital Foundation, Lancaster West Rotary, and the Lancaster West Rotary Foundation. Mr. Von Tungeln is also the pro bono legal counsel for the Antelope Valley College Foundation, the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, and the Antelope Valley Boys and Girls Club.
Christy Vines, Cont'd
...to government leaders and agencies in the U.S. and internationally, including the U.S. State Department, the White House, U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Agency for International Development. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Capital Commentary and Christianity Today.
Christy currently works as consultant to CEOs, executive directors, boards, founders and other C-level executives in the non-profit sector to launch or scale their organizations and programs, and recently completed work on a national awareness and advocacy start-up for transitioning foster youth that included the development, production and funding for a large-scale documentary film.
Christy is a former Senior Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project and is the founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Women, Faith & Leadership and Senior Vice President for Global Initiatives and Strategy at the Institute for Global Engagement in Washington, DC. She also served as the interim director of the RAND African First Ladies Initiative and worked with the RAND Centers for Middle East Public Policy, Asia Pacific Policy, Global Risk and Security, and the RAND Center for Infrastructure, Safety and Environment. In addition to her global-facing work, Vines has served as the lead consultant on a $50M public/private partnership to end child abuse and neglect in Los Angeles County, and as the Senior Portfolio Manager and Director of Investment Research for a Los Angeles-based asset management firm.
Christy has a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Quantitative Analysis from the University of California, Riverside, and completed her first two years of undergraduate study at Stanford University.
Christy currently resides in Temecula, CA where she lives with her husband, Anthony, and three children.