Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Society of St. Andrew oversees the work of the ministry, sets policies, and approves operating budgets. Independent members serve 3-year terms. Ex-officio members serve because the position they hold makes them a member of the board.

Denise Bates Ex-officioLynchburg, VADistrict Superintendent, United Methodist Church, Lynchburg
Jean Bernius 2022Highland, INEducator
David Bowen Vice-chair2022Goodview, VARetired Businessman
Jason Brown 2023Henderson, NCFarmer, Inspirational Speaker, Former NFL Player
Sheila Carden Secretary2022Richmond, VAMarketing, Southeast Produce Council
Andrew Dillon 2023Willmette, ILProfessor, Northwestern University
Karla Gargus 2023Clarksville, TNExtension Agent - Horticulture, Tennessee State University
Heather Gomez 2024Richmond, VAEducator
Lynette Johnson Ex-officio, non-votingBuena Vista, VAExecutive Director, Society of St. Andrew
Shawn Kiger 2024Ruther Glen, VAUnited Methodist Youth and Missions Director
Andrew Kissell 2024Virginia Beach, VARetired Engineer, Environmental Compliance Specialist
Lauren Lonnes 2022Richmond, VASchool Counselor
Steve Moore 2022Bedford, VABusinessman, Food Industry
Paul Perrone 2024Lynchburg, VABusinessman / Philantropist
Darrell Smith 2023Berkeley Springs, WVInternational Disaster Specialist, Former Missionary
Michael Smith Chair2023Knoxville, TNRetired Businessman
Robert Spencer 2022Kennesaw, GAAttorney, Retired Judge
Julie Taylor 2024Raleigh, NCExecutive Director, National Farm Worker Ministry
Jim Tongue 2023Bridgewater, VARetired Pastor
Lillie Wiggins 2023Nashville, TNHuman Resources Specialist, Retired

National Advisory Board
Our National Advisory Board is comprised of people who are well known in fields ranging from politics, to business, to entertainment. Each of these members lends their considerable talents to assist in achieving our important mission.

Tamara Brooks Brentwood, TNMedia Production
Wallace Bruce Memphis, TNRetired Business Executive
Ed Cooney Washington, DCCongressional Hunger Center
Elizabeth Dole Honorary ChairWashington, DCMember of Congress, Retired
Constance Lane Rapid City, SDFinancial Advisor
Jerry Moran Manhattan, KSFormer U.S. Senator, Kansas
Pat Roberts Dodge City, KSU.S. Senator, Kansas
Jim Slattery Washington, DCWiley Rein LLP, Former Member of Congress
Fred Stanback, Jr. Salisbury, NCRetired Business Executive
Mary Kay Thatcher Washington, DCAmerican Farm Bureau Federation