Board of Directors
Cathi Linch, CPA, serves as Financial Operations Leader and Treasurer of LifeChurch.tv, a multisite church that is leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ via fifteen campuses, a global online community, and YouVersion.com – the scripture engagement ministry and Bible App installed by over 55 million smartphone users around the world. Cathi also serves as a member of the leadership team that directs LifeChurch.tv’s global missions initiatives. Prior to joining LifeChurch.tv, Cathi practiced public accounting as Senior Manager with KPMG LLP, serving insurance and nonprofit health system clients in Oklahoma and Texas. Cathi and her husband Brian are raising their three children in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Mr. Daryl Jack Heald has been Senior Vice President of The Maclellan Foundation since January 2008. Mr. Heald served as President of Generous Giving, Inc., until January 2008 and helped to launch Generous Giving in 2000. He started his career in commercial real estate with the Allen Morris Company and then spent four years at Triaxia Partners Consulting Firm, both in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Heald has been a Director at UTG Inc. since September 2008. He also serves as a Director of Generous Giving, Inc., Crown Financial Ministries, ProVision Foundation, the Haggai Institute, and is an elder at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church. He later began serving as an Associate Trustee of The Maclellan Foundation. Mr. Heald holds a B.S. degree in economics from Westmont College.
David is the President at Kenco Group, Inc. David earned an MBA from Duke University, where he studied in their global executive program. He is a Deacon in the PCA, and served as the Chairman for Pearl Ministries, an orphanage and school in Kampala, Uganda. He currently serves as a Director on the board of See Rock City, Inc. David, his wife Mary, and their four children live in Lookout Mountain, GA and attend Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Derek Halvorson President of Covenant College
Prior to his current role, Dr. Halvorson was the president of Providence Christian College in Pasadena, California. In addition to his current executive position, he brings experience in fundraising and constituent relations from his previous roles at Covenant, and experience in teaching at the university level and in the financial markets. He has been ordained as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and he must pass a theological exam administered by the PCA prior to his inauguration. After graduating cum laude from Covenant in 1993 with a bachelor of arts in history, Dr. Halvorson earned a master of arts from the University of Arizona and a doctorate of philosophy from Loyola University Chicago—both in history. He and his wife, Wendy, are the parents of a son and a daughter.
Dr. Jeff Hall
Dr. Jeff Hall serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Covenant College, where he serves as the Chief Academic Officer and the Chief Finance Officer. Dr. Hall earned his Ed.D. at the University of Tennessee and served as a teacher and administrator in Christian day schools for sixteen years prior to joining Covenant College in 1994. Jeff attends Saint Elmo Presbyterian Church where he serves on the session as a ruling elder. He and his wife, Lynn, have four grown children and two grandchildren.
Emily Haas lives in Rwanda, working for World Relief. She serves as their Church Engagement Coordinator, working with the US church partners of WR Rwanda, connecting and engaging them in meaningful ways to WR Rwanda’s work with local churches. During her time studying Economic & Community Development at Covenant College, she studied abroad in Rwanda in 2010, sparking an interest in international development work. She took a community development internship opportunity there with a local NGO upon graduating in May 2011 and in March 2012, began the 1.5 year position with World Relief Rwanda. She attends Christian Life Assembly Church in Rwanda.
Kevin O’Neal is a retired businessman who focuses on non-profits that are expanding the Kingdom of God. He was the COO of a large multi-strategy hedge fund with responsibilities including treasury, accounting, operations and technology. Prior to this, he was with Perot Investments where he was involved in both private and public investing in technology companies. Kevin completed the Colson Center’s Centurions program in 2005. He, his wife Kelly, and their two children live in Dallas, Texas where he is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran church.
Lloyd Taylor's professional work includes developing a worldwide infrastructure platform for mobile social media companies ngmoco and DeNA; preparing LinkedIn for its rapid growth; developing, implementing and operating an infinitely scalable physical infrastructure for Google’s server farms; building out a worldwide performance measurement infrastructure for Keynote Systems; and developing one of the first managed hosting architectures for Digex. His pro bono work includes angel funding and advising a select group of non-profits working on no-dependency systems approaches to ending poverty throughout the world. Lloyd is an accomplished communicator, consistently getting very high marks from his public speaking engagements. His ability to connect with both logical and artistic minds, coupled with his strong storytelling skills, result in talks that are relevant, engaging, and entertaining.
Nat Belz attended Covenant College. He began his career doing communications work with Prison Fellowship. He has been involved in several startup publications, including World Magazine, Explore! Magazine for children, ByFaith Magazine and currently a new high-school-level news magazine. He, his wife Mindy, and one of their four children live in Asheville, North Carolina. Two other children have recently graduated from Covenant College, and another is currently enrolled there. Nat is an elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church and a member of the Asheville Christian Academy board of directors.
Neddie Winters has served as a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and now President of Mission Mississippi. He has over thirty years of experience encompassing organizational planning and development, management/administration, executive leadership, mortgage financing, loan making and servicing, agricultural and non-agricultural lending, and training and promotional activities. He has a proven ability to develop, interpret, absorb, effectively apply, and provide guidance in the application of regulations, objectives and policies. He serves on many different boards and community organizations. He holds a master’s degree in Public Financial Management from The American University, Washington D.C. He has been married to Tommie S. Jones Winters for over thirty-nine years; they have five children and eleven grandchildren.