Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Dipko – Director Emeritus

Thomas E. Dipko is the retired Executive Vice President of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries and Charter Chair and member of the Board of Directors of the Cornerstone Fund. He served as a local church pastor for 21 years and as Conference Minister of the Ohio Conference for 8 years. His specializations include ecumenical theology and liturgy, and he served as the first draft writer of the UCC Book of Worship. He holds a B.A. from Otterbein College, an M.Div. from United Theological Seminary (Dayton), and a Ph.D. from Boston University.

Norman Williams

Norman Williams retired as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Illinois-Service Federal Savings and Loan Association in April of 2016 after completing a successful recapitalization of the bank. In addition, Mr. Williams was the past Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois League of Financial Institutions and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bankers Association. He is the Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Chicago Theological Seminary and served as Moderator of the 32nd General Synod of the United Church of Christ. Having served his local church as Chair of the Diaconate, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Treasurer, he has returned to serve them again as Treasurer. He owns and operates Unity Funeral Parlors, Inc., as the second generation of a funeral service business in Chicago founded by his father. Mr. Williams is a graduate of Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is married to Dr. Lynda W. Williams, an educator and professional leadership coach to school principals in the State of Illinois.

Rev. Dr. Timothy Tutt

The Reverend Dr. Timothy Tutt is a native of Longview, Texas, and a graduate of Baylor University and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Tim also holds a Doctor of Ministry (focusing on Public Theology) from Wesley Seminary. Before entering seminary, he worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant. After seminary, he served as Protestant Chaplain at Georgetown University for a school year. From June of 2001 until July 2012, Tim served as Senior Pastor of the United Christian Church in Austin, Texas. He serves on the Board of Reach Beyond Mission and various denominational committees and is an occasional writer at OnFaith and New Sacred. Tim is married to Amy Prichard Tutt, who works in governmental relations at Montgomery College. They have two children, Ben and Mary-Austin.

Rev. Dr. Chandra Soans

Chandra Soans serves as the senior pastor of Grace Trinity United Church of Christ and the Executive Director of Grace Neighborhood Development Corporation. In 1996, Rev. Soans partnered with his Conference (PSEC) to transform a closing church into a new church for the immigrant and surrounding community. Rev. Soans and colleagues took over a dilapidated building in a neighborhood familiar with drug dealers and gun violence. Rev. Soans and 11 members opened Grace Trinity UCC in July 1996. Over the last 20 years, the church has grown into a congregation with dynamic worship, far-reaching fellowship and discipleship, and engaging community service. Since then, he has transformed former church properties into much-needed daycare facilities. Rev.Soans has also been a long-time client of the Fund. Rev. Soans has also created the Grace Neighborhood Development Corporation (GNDC) to serve the local community. GNDC provides the local community pre-purchase counseling, credit counseling, home ownership and maintenance counseling, and other financial services. The mission of the GNDC is to aid low-income families in home ownership. Economic development is an equally important aspect of GNDC, and it owns more than 7,000 sq. ft. of commercial space for new and existing businesses, generating more than 100 jobs.

Ms. Bee Moorhead

Bee Moorhead is the executive director of Texas Impact, a position she has held since 2000. She is also the executive director of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Texas Impact’s sister organization. Under Bee’s leadership, Texas Impact and the Interfaith Center have earned state and national recognition for work on interfaith education and community leadership development.

Bee holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Texas LBJ School. She also holds an undergraduate degree in theatrical costume design from UT Austin, and she has studied theology and New Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Bee is an adjunct faculty member at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, lecturing on faith and public policy.

Rev. Darrell L. Goodwin

The Rev. Darrell L. Goodwin, a Chicago native, currently serves as the first Executive Conference Minister of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. Before this role, he served the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences as an Associate Conference Minister. Darrell is a member of the United Church of Christ Board, the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, and the Global Ministries Board. In his 20 years of ministerial experience, the Rev. Goodwin has served as Program Director and creator of the Pension Boards’ Faith and Personal Finance Initiative; Assistant Vice President of the Youth Department at Chicago’s Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ;  Youth Pastor and Staff Minister of Mason Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Dorchester, Massachusetts;  Pastoral Intern at St. Paul AME Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Pastor and Founder of ALANA (African, Latin, Asian, and Native American) Campus Ministry at the University of Vermont, and Staff Minister at Second Advent Christian Church in Omaha. The Rev. Goodwin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Theology from Boston College; a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont; a Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality from Seattle University; and is currently a doctoral candidate in San Francisco Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program.

Ms. Patricia Eggleston, Esq.

Patricia J. Eggleston is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Trinity 95th and Cottage Grove Planned Community Development, LLC (dba lmani Village). In her role, she directs, manages, and oversees all aspects of the development; ensures implementation of the organization’s goals and objectives; provides for general legal oversight of the project; and manages stakeholder relationships. Before her current role, Ms. Eggleston served as General Counsel and program advisor for Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, the denomination’s largest congregation. In this capacity, Ms. Eggleston was responsible for all aspects of Trinity’s legal affairs. She has served in this role since 1991. Ms. Eggleston has maintained a private legal practice committed to representing and empowering low-income persons. She has special expertise and extensive experience in real estate, business, contract, church, and non-profit law, representing several churches and non-profit organizations. Ms. Eggleston has been a member of Trinity UCC since 1981 and has served in various capacities with the denomination, including leadership roles with United Black Christians. She received both her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Illinois.

Mr. Daniel D. Dubree

Daniel Dubree is owner of Preferred Global Consulting, LLC, which provides confidential consulting services for companies seeking federal government contracts. Before his consulting work, Dan worked for twenty-seven years for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), serving as Assistant Director, Deputy Assistant Director, Deputy Program Manager, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Unit Chief, Supervisor Senior Resident Agent, Supervisor Special Agent, Special Agent and Computer Programmer. As Assistant Director, Dan was responsible for operation and maintenance of the FBI’s Information Technology system worldwide. In this capacity, he led a staff of 800 members and formulated and executed a budget of over $200 million. Mr. Dubree is an active UCC member and, from 2013 to 2016, served as Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, Texas. He is a 1983 graduate of Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Computer Science. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1996 from New York Law School. Mr. Dubree is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Jamar Doyle

Jamar Doyle began his service as President and CEO of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries in March 2022. Before joining CHHSM, Jamar served as Executive Director of the Greater Collinwood Development Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the city’s largest community development organizations, charged with fostering equitable and inclusive economic development and community engagement in the Collinwood area of Cleveland. Before working in Collinwood, Jamar worked for ten years at the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as the organization’s Assistant Director. Civically active in the Cleveland community, Jamar currently serves as Vice President of the board of directors for the Ohio CDC (Community Development Corporation) Association, a 300-member strong statewide association focused on strengthening Ohio’s communities. Jamar also serves as a commissioner on the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Bond Accountability Commission, an independent organization created to monitor the expenditure of funds for school construction projects. Jamar grew up in the AME Zion Church and remains active in his family’s home church in Cleveland. Jamar holds a Master’s in Urban Planning, Design, and Development from Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs and a dual B.A. in Political Science and Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ms. Cindy P. Crotty

Cindy P. Crotty is a retired financial services executive with over 35 years of experience in commercial, retail, private, and corporate banking. She most recently served as Executive Vice President and Region President of Peoples Bank, where she reported to the CEO and was responsible for leading and growing all bank operations for the North Region, including retail, commercial, business banking, investment management, and insurance. Before Peoples Bank, she spent 20 years at KeyCorp, most recently as an Executive Vice President and a KeyCorp’s Executive Council member, where she was responsible for the Commercial Client segment, a $500 million revenue line of business, delivered through a Community Bank model. She also served in leadership roles in the Key Private Bank and Key Business Advisory Services. Before Key, Cindy spent 14 years in various corporate finance and wealth management leadership roles at Citibank, NA (now Citigroup, NA). She is an active trustee on the board of Hathaway Brown School, past president and board member of Beech Brook, a retired board member of the Visiting Nurse Association, and was an inaugural member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She also completed the Key Executive Experience at the Case Weatherhead School of Management.