Advisory Council Bios
Bill Conine is recognized as a pioneer in the Christian music industry, where he served for over 30 years. He is the founder of Diamante Music Group, which became the #1 independent Christian music distribution company in North America.
Early in his career, he envisioned using his leadership experience and skills to assist faith-based organizations. His first opportunity came to assist Christian Foundation of the West to transition from a denomination to a community wide foundation. During that time, he was introduced to the concept of Marketplace Ministry. In 2009, he became an independent business coach and joined Convene, a faith-based organization designed for the Christian CEO to achieve greater business success and Kingdom impact.
Bill attends and serves in ministry at Calvary Community Church as a Bible Teacher and Small Group Leader. He has been married to his wife, Dana, for 54 years and enjoys spending time with his 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren.
John Gardner is Executive Director of Triad Leadership Group. He has over 50 years of executive level management and leadership experience primarily in the healthcare industry to include hospital administration, physician practice management and skilled nursing & rehab services. Gardner earned his MBA degree and is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a former member of Toast Masters and serves on the advisory council of CFW foundation.
John, serving as their leadership TEAM COACH, currently helps mid-sized company leadership teams in Southern California grow personally and as a group to achieve heightened performance and optimized margins and profits. As a Certified Member of the John Maxwell Team of coaches, trainers and speakers, he uses proven Maxwell leadership principles and methods to add value to others and make a positive difference in their lives. He is particularly interested in helping young business leaders begin to intentionally develop a positive leadership legacy for themselves.
Chuck is the founder and President of Charitable Trust Administrators, Inc., (CTAI), established in 1995 to provide third-party administrative services for donors who desire to be their own trustees and to provide full back office support for nonprofit organizations that do not have fully staffed planned giving departments. Chuck has recently joined with other professionals in forming a division of CTAI called Gift Planning Services (GPS) to assist nonprofits in their planned giving efforts.
Chuck is a member of STEP, AIP, NANOE, NACGP, AICPA, and California Society of CPA’s. He is also on the Professional Advisory Committee for several local charities.
He is also a frequent lecturer and has published several articles on the use of charitable remainder unitrusts in the JOURNAL OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING and other periodicals.
Anne spent over 25 years in the insurance and financial industry and joined M Advisory Group in 2008. She founded an independent financial planning practice and served as an executive of a prominent insurance brokerage firm.
Anne has many credentials including Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation from Wharton University, the Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®) from IMCA, and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation from the CFP Board. She is also a Registered Representative, Investment Advisor Representative (Series 7, and 66) and has a California Life and Health License.
Anne is a Graduate of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and specializes in financial planning for Global Markets. She has served on the Boards of Lomita-Torrance Rotary and the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS)
For 24 years Sam served as Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of a public charitable foundation benefiting faith based organizations, was a director and president of an unregistered investment advisor company and more recently served as a director of a NYSE listed oil and gas exploration company headquartered in Singapore.
The foundation provided a broad range of services for client including estate planning, trust asset management, financial reporting, residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, sales and leasing.
He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and was for 25 years a fund raising and organizational leadership consultant affiliated with a national fund raising consulting firm.
Same received a B.A. from Taylor University, and a M.A. from the University of Michigan. He lives in San Diego.
Dr. Donald Calhoun
Don retired as an Executive Director at Hughes Aircraft Company after a 33-year career in engineering and management. He then completed CFP training as a financial planner and became a CTEC Registered Tax Preparer, IRS Tax Return Specialist and an AARP Tax Aide. Since 1999, Don has served as a financial advisor pro bono for families, and became the Chief Financial Officer at Baycities Community Church Lomita in 2012. Don joined Kingdom Advisors in 2014 and has led efforts to serve local pastors and write papers on financial planning and the Bible’s teaching on how we should manage the money that God has entrusted to our care.
Don has a BS in EE from Stanford University, an MS in Engineering and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and an Executive Management Certificate from UCLA. He’s been an advisor to Stanford, UCLA and Harvey Mudd.
Don and Diana Calhoun have taught 4 different financial classes at Downey First Christian Church and Baycities Lomita and they work together as a team in serving families, pastors and 3 Elders.
Kevin L. Von Tungeln
Attorney Kevin L. Von Tungeln has more than 25 years of legal experience. Mr. Von Tungeln received his B.S. Electrical Engineering degree from New Mexico State University (1987) and his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico (1990) where he was a member of the New Mexico Law Review. He is admitted to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, in the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California and before the U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit.
Kevin is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He 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 the Lancaster West Rotary.
Kevin is the Board of Directors for Antelope Valley Hospital Foundation, Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Boosters, Antelope Valley Board of Trade, Central Christian Church, and CareNet. He is also the pro bono legal counsel for the Antelope Valley College Foundation, the Antelope Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Antelope Valley Boys and Girls Club.
Scott is the Principal of TnT Premier Insurance Solutions, an elite life insurance, LTC, and DI General Agency in the Conejo Valley of Southern
CA. As a life insurance wholesaler, his firm assists CFPs, wealth advisors, CPAs, licensed life insurance agents, estate and tax planning attorneys, and financial advisors with the most appropriate policy to meet their client’s unique needs. In addition to his life insurance license, Scott also holds Series 6 & 63 classifications. He is a member of ProVisors and serves on the Executive Committee of the Simi Valley chapter.
Scott has a passion and focus on Charitable Giving and Wealth Transfer.
As an active member of Kingdom Advisors, he has gone through the extensive training, testing, and vetting process to accomplish the prestigious designation of a Certified Kingdom Advisor. He joined Kingdom Advisors to better equip his firm in applying the use of biblical principles and values in their practice. Scott serves on Christian Foundation of the West’s Advisory Council and the Grants Review Committee for CFW, which awards grants to various faith based west coast non-profit organizations. He lives with his wife and four children in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Diana L. Calhoun
Diana worked at Transamerica Investment Research for 9 years (finishing as a stock trader), then at Waite & Associates LLC (growing to be a Managing Partner) that became Lombardia Capital Partners LLC, for a total of 25 years. Diana acted as CIO at Lombardia and supervised the trading, compliance and settlement operations while mentoring several young professionals. As a volunteer since her retirement, Diana has served at Baycities Community Church in Lomita, leading women’s Bible studies and their “Dress-a-Girl around the World” Ministry.
Diana holds a BS degree in Business from California State University at Los Angeles, earned designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1989 and joined the Kingdom Advisors in 2014. Diana has worked with Don Calhoun since 2006 to offer pro bono financial counseling to families, pastors and 3 elders; to teach four different financial classes at Downey First Christian Church and Baycities Lomita; and to identify and support worthy Christian work.
Jim Sullivan, Chair Stewardship Outreach Committee
Jim is Co-Founder and CEO of Vision Resourcing Group, a 501(c) (3) ministry that provides training and education to Christian leaders in the church, businesses and schools. Vision Resourcing Group represents most major Stewardship and Generosity ministries in sales, training and coaching in the U.S.
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.