Our team includes a number of individuals, each bringing a unique set of gifts, perspectives, and experiences as we work together to serve church leaders and other Christ-followers.
Our core operational team includes Leah Andrews, Ola Mae Bulkley, Karissa Herchenroeder, and Renee Paul.
Our executive team includes Leah Andrews, Carley Dodd, Randy Harris, Karissa Herchenroeder, Royce Money, Robert Oglesby, Carson Reed, and David Wray.
Assistant Director | 325-674-3750 | email@example.com
Leah works primarily with Summit and brings incredible creativity to our team. She is an integral part of the Summit planning group which helps formulate the vision for the annual event, and she collaborates to bring that vision to life each September through logistics and planning. Additionally, she works to foster relationships with our financial partners.
Ola Mae Bulkley
Administrative Coordinator | 325-674-3732 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ola Mae handles numerous responsibilities associated with keeping our office running smoothly. She works closely with our budget and financial details, processes payments for consultants and event speakers, and manages Carson’s calendar.
Research Director | email@example.com
With a background in research, communication, and consulting, Carley brings his expertise in survey development. He has helped refine our Ministers’ Salary Survey, and he plays a vital role in launching the survey and processing the wealth of data each year. Carley partnered with Suzie Macaluso to create the Church Health Assessment.
As our first-ever doctoral fellow, Gabe will create and share practical material to serve churches and church leaders, drawing on his research as a student in ACU’s Doctor of Ministry program. More specifically, he will write several Mosaic articles each year and, as he progresses deeper into his D.Min. studies, he will develop a presentation for an academic conference and/or a scholarly journal focused on ministry. Gabe’s ministry interests include spiritual care near the end of life, pastoral care, faith and vocation, and ministry with those who have cognitive deficits and disabilities.
Spiritual Director | 325-674-3793 | firstname.lastname@example.org
As a well-loved preacher and spiritual director, Randy Harris leads the Contemplative Ministers’ Initiative and the Looking Team. He is also heavily involved in the Summer Seminar and our Contemporary Christian Conversations video series, and serves as a frequent speaker at various Siburt Institute functions such as ElderLink, Summit, and Equipping for Ministry events.
Assistant Director | 325-674-3746 | email@example.com
Karissa serves as architect and managing editor of Mosaic. She also edits our monthly e-newsletter, manages our website and social media presence, and works closely with our communication strategy to help us spread the word about the many services and resources we are constantly developing. With training in organizational development, Karissa is also instrumental in shaping job descriptions and facilitating staff hiring processes.
Founding Director | 325-674-4974 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Royce founded the Siburt Institute in 2012 and served as our first executive director before passing the mantle to Carson in 2014. In addition to laying the foundation for the institute, he launched our annual Summer Seminar (formerly Summer Weekend Intensive Bible Course) and led or co-led its first few offerings. Royce now works closely with our generous donors who help make it possible for us to do what we do.
Ministers' Support Network Coordinator | 325-674-3798 | email@example.com
Robert coordinates the Ministers’ Support Network, drawing on his passion for minister care and his own longevity in congregational ministry. With a background in youth and family ministry, he plays a key role in the Looking Team and frequently consults with churches. Though not specifically connected to the Siburt Institute, ACU’s Center for Youth and Family Ministry also runs under Robert’s leadership, so if you have ever hired a youth intern through ACU, you have almost certainly worked with him!
Events Coordinator | 325-674-3722 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee works closely with the majority of our events. In this role, she coordinates the countless logistics involved in hosting a Siburt Institute gathering—handling registration, working with speakers, ensuring there’s food on the table, and much more! Renee now supports the Contemplative Ministers’ Initiative and the Looking Team, and she manages MinistryLink. She has also helped us enter the world of grant-writing to seek funding for new initiatives, and she supervises our team of student employees.
Executive Director | 325-674-3732 | email@example.com
After spending 30 years in full-time congregational ministry, Carson now brings vision, leadership, and direction to our team. With a passion for healthy churches and healthy leaders, he enjoys consulting with churches, mentoring and teaching ministers through ACU’s Graduate School of Theology, serving as interim preacher for churches in transition, and more. Carson also writes regularly for Mosaic and our e-newsletter, and he is actively involved with the Looking Team and many of our events. And as vice president for church relations, Carson is instrumental in fostering relationships between ACU and the local congregation.
Consulting Partner | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eddie spent over 47 years in congregational ministry, and his experience and training have prepared him to serve churches in a variety of ways. He now enjoys consulting with churches, specifically in the areas of leadership transitions, spiritual formation, spiritual discernment, and minister stress and burnout. Eddie also works with the Contemplative Ministers’ Initiative (CMI), particularly through his relationships with the elders of each CMI participant.
Summit Director | 325-674-3750 | email@example.com
With his decades of service as a minister and now as an elder, David brings extensive wisdom and experience to our team. In 2015, he graciously stepped out of retirement to direct Summit, formed the collaborative and creative Summit planning team, and led this historic event into its new model. David is a visionary leader and a gifted teacher, and he continues to be a favorite speaker at events such as ElderLink.