Elect Bread for the World's Board of Directors

Vote in Bread for the World’s Board of Directors election! One-third of our board members are elected each year, representing a range of geographical regions, denominations, and areas of expertise. Email Jamie Thomas with questions.

September 13, 2017 is the last day to vote in this year's election.
Please vote for up to eight (8) nominees

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Janet M. Corpus. Philadelphia, Pa.

Senior Advisor to the President at Gravestar, Inc., a private asset management company. Corpus is a long-time Bread for the World member and a retired ELCA pastor. She formerly served as assistant to the Bishop of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, chaired the ELCA Commission for Women, led a task force to develop the ELCA social statement on economic life, and pastored congregations. She helped set up Farm Aid and has organized community food pantries. Corpus has taught urban planning and economic development at several universities and colleges. She holds degrees from Brandeis University, Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Andover-Newton Theological Seminary. Lutheran.

Mike Goorhouse. Holland, Mich. 

President/CEO, Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, where he oversees community impact strategies, endowment investment policies, and internal operations. Goorhouse is a current member of Bread for the World’s Board of Directors. He is a recipient of the Catalyst Award by Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and has been named one of the top 30 civic leaders under 30 in the nation by Splashlife and the National Conference on Citizenship. Goorhouse is a former member of the boards of Project Clarity, Learning to Give, Kids Food Basket, Association for a More Just Society, and the Fellowship Reformed Church. Reformed Church in America.

Heather Hardinger. Springfield, Mo. 

Programs and Communications Director at Taney County Partnership, a public-private partnership for economic development in southwest Missouri. Hardinger leads the Bread for the World Team in Springfield. She is a 2010 Bread for the World Hunger Justice Leader. Hardinger chairs the advisory committee for Safe to Sleep, an overnight shelter for women in Springfield, and is an appointee to the City of Springfield’s Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International-Multicultural Studies and a Master of Political Science with an emphasis on public policy from American Public University. Assemblies of God.

John Hendrix. New York, N.Y. 

Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group at Sandler O’Neill and Partners, LP, where he specializes in providing strategic advice to insurance brokers, underwriters, and service providers. Hendrix has more than twenty years’ experience as an investment banker to the financial services industry. He is a second-generation Bread for the World member and advocate, and has served on the Advisory Committee for Bread for the World’s New York Gala to End Hunger for several years. Hendrix graduated cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and holds a Master of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Presbyterian.
Jo Anne Lyon. Indianapolis, Ind.

Ambassador of The Wesleyan Church, where she formerly served as General Superintendent. Lyon has also formerly served as adjunct professor of Church and Society at both Indiana Wesleyan University and Asbury Theological Seminary. She founded and served for many years as CEO of World Hope International. Lyon is a former member of Bread for the World’s Board of Directors. She currently serves on the boards of the National Association of Evangelicals Executive Committee, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Asbury Theological Seminary, and the Council on Faith of the World Economic Forum. She holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master in Counseling, and has been awarded five honorary doctorates. Wesleyan.

Michael Martin. San Francisco, Calif.

Internal medicine specialist. Martin is a current member of Bread for the World’s Board of Directors, where he serves as Treasurer and as Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee. Martin has been a Bread for the World member for more than thirty years. He is on the clinical faculty at the University of California in San Francisco and is involved in a variety of medical, business, research, and humanitarian interests. Martin holds a Doctor of Medicine, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Public Health. Catholic.

Senator Jerry Moran. Plainville, Kan.

U.S. Senator from Kansas (Republican). Moran is a current member of Bread for the World’s Board of Directors. He is chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and co-chair of the Senate Hunger Caucus. Moran is a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its Agriculture and Rural Development Subcommittee, as well as its State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee. He also serves as chairman of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee. Moran is a former seven-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee. Methodist.

Shirley Mullen. Houghton, N.Y.

President of Houghton College. Mullen strives to prepare faith-driven young people for a life of integrated service, justice-seeking, and continued learning. Created the Center for Faith, Justice, and Global Engagement at Houghton College in 2001. In 2013, hosted a Faith & Justice Symposium on food security. Formerly provost and professor of history at Westmont College. Trustee, Fuller Seminary. Board member of Allegany County United Way. Member, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Named one of Christianity Today’s Top 50 Women to Watch. Evangelical.
Carol Myers. Holland, Mich.

Bread supporter since 1975. In a previous term on Bread for the World’s Board of Directors, Myers served as the board’s vice chair. She also served on a board committee to establish the endowment. Myers has been a Bread for the World congressional district coordinator in Michigan, served ten years in the leadership of the Holland Area CROP Hunger Walk, and is a leader at her church’s mobile food pantry. She is a current member of Bread for the World’s Development and Finance & Administration Committees. She created stnicholascenter.org to provide resources and information to help families, churches, and schools celebrate the real person of faith behind Santa Claus. Episcopalian.

Richard Pates. Des Moines, Iowa.

Bishop of Des Moines. Pates is a current member of Bread for the World’s Board of Directors. He is chair of the Iowa Catholic Conference Board, and also serves on the National Advisory Board for the Center for Study of Church Management at Villanova University and the Board of Regents of Conception Seminary. Pates has served on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops committees on education, evangelization, pastoral practices, women in society and in the church, world mission. He currently serves on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops committee on international justice and peace, and the subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs. Catholic.

Katherine Pringle. Pelham, N.Y. 

Partner, Litigation Department, Freidman, Kaplan, Seiler, & Adelman, LLP. Pringle is a current member of Bread for the World’s Board of Directors, where she chairs the Development Committee. She is involved in Bread for the World’s annual New York Gala to End Hunger and hosts Offerings of Letters. At Freidman, Kaplan, Seiler, & Adelman, Pringle serves as general counsel and advises the firm on matters of conflicts and ethics. She manages a pro bono practice involving a religious organization’s First Amendment right to conduct outreach to the homeless and representation of families before the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. She has been selected to the New York Super Lawyers list for the past five consecutive years. Member of Huguenot Memorial Church. Presbyterian.

Lawrence Reddick. Cedar Hill, Texas. 

Senior Bishop, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Reddick is a current member of Bread for the World’s Board of Directors, where he chairs the Faith and Public Policy Committee. As Senior Bishop, Reddick serves as CEO of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He is also Bishop of Christian Methodist Episcopal Churches in Texas and Jamaica. He formerly served as bishop for Christian Methodist Episcopal missions in Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Jamaica, and Haiti; and as pastor in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. He is former editor of The Christian Index and a founding member of the Alabama Faith Council. Christian Methodist Episcopal.
Amy Reumann. Silver Spring, Md. 

Director of Advocacy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, where she leads domestic, international, environmental, and corporate social responsibility portfolios in Washington D.C, New York, and 14 state capitols. Reumann formerly served as director of the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania, director for Urban Coalition ministry in the Greater Milwaukee Synod, and as parish pastor. She serves on the Center for Responsible Lending’s Faith & Credit steering committee, and that of the Circle of Protection. She holds degrees from Muhlenberg College in religion and international affairs, a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and a Master of Sacred Theology from General Theological Seminary. ELCA.

Fernando Tamara. Corona, Calif. 

Pastor of Hispanic Ministries at Orange County First Assembly. Tamara also serves as program director of Vanguard University’s Jesse Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership, and is a professor at the Latin American Theological Seminary and the Latin American Bible Institute. He has hosted Bread for the World workshops, recruited pastors for anti-hunger advocacy, organized candidate meetings with Vote to End Hunger, and galvanized support for the Global Food Security Act. Tamara is an ordained minister. He holds a Master of Arts from Vanguard University of Southern California and a graduate certificate degree in community engagement from the University of Southern California. Assemblies of God.

Bobby S. (Bob) Terry. Birmingham, Ala. 

President and editor of The Alabama Baptist. Terry previously served on Bread for the World’s Board of Directors, including several years as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & Administration Committee. He is executive secretary for the Association of State Baptist Papers, chair of the communication committee of the Baptist World Alliance, and member of the Baptist World Alliance executive committee. Terry formerly served as president of the Associated Church Press and as pastor in Mississippi and Kentucky. Terry holds a degree from Mississippi College, and a Master and Doctor of Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister. Southern Baptist.
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