Bread for the World’s 2021 board of directors

January 11, 2021

We often say that Bread for the World is its members because we define ourselves as a Christian citizens movement. As active citizens, we know the power of a vote – and you made yourselves clear in thousands of votes for the next class of our board of directors.

You have selected a passionate, thoughtful, diverse group of leaders to help guide Bread for the World’s advocacy in the coming years.

It is our great delight to introduce you to Bread for the World’s 2021 board of directors. Those in bold are joining this board this year.

Katherine Pringle, board chair, is Partner, Litigation Department, at Freidman, Kaplan, Seiler, & Adelman, LLP.

Heather Hardinger, vice chair, is director of workforce strategy and programs at Taney County Partnership in Missouri.

Rev. Carlos Malavé, secretary, is executive director of Christian Churches Together in the USA.

Mike Goorhouse, treasurer, is president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

Victor Adamo is a community volunteer and retired president of ProAssurance Corporation. 

Edith Avila Olea is policy manager for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights.

Bishop Doug Beacham is general superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. 

Rev. Beth Bostrom is director of spiritual formation and chaplain at Metropolitan Ministries in Florida.

John Carr is the founder and director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. 

Rev. Eugene Cho is the president/CEO of Bread for the World.  

Richard Coll is director of the office of domestic social development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

Senator Chris Coons is a U.S. Senator from Delaware (Democrat). He serves as an honorary member of Bread for the World’s board. 

Senator Bob Dole is the former majority leader of the U.S. Senate and former Republican candidate for president of the United States. 

Jeremy Everett is the founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative.

Claire Gholston is a Bread for the World activist. 

Dr. Jeffrey Haggray is executive director of the American Baptist Churches Home Mission Society.

Tom Hart is North American executive director of ONE.

John Hendrix is managing director in the Investment Banking Group at Sandler O’Neill and Partners, LP.

Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe is general secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. 

Kate Howe is managing director of the Indy Hunger Network.

Rev. Lawrence Kirby, II is pastor of The Acts Church of Kenosha.

Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon is Ambassador of the Wesleyan Church.

Rev. Allison Mark is senior pastor of Faith United Methodist Church in Torrance, California.

Representative Jim McGovern is U.S. Representative from Massachusetts (Democrat).

Mariam Mengistie is executive director of missions at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Beverly Mitchell is professor of Historical Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary. 

William Moore is executive director of The Eleanor Crook Foundation.

Carol Myers has been a Bread supporter since 1975. In a previous term on Bread’s board, she served as vice chair and on a committee to establish the endowment.

Dawn Pierce is a licensed practical nurse and community advocate.

The Right Rev. Frank Madison Reid, III is the ecumenical officer for the African Methodist Episcopal Church as well as Presiding Prelate of the Third Episcopal District. 

Rev. Amy Reumann is director of advocacy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Joyce Rothermel is a community activist. She co-chairs the SW PA Bread for the World chapter, brings groups to Bread's June Advocacy Summits, and provides advice to Institute research.

Rev. Art Simon is president emeritus and founder of Bread for the World.

Frances Simpson Allen is programme management officer in the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth at the United Nations.

Rev. Fernando Tamara is pastor of Hispanic Ministries at Orange County First Assembly. 

Dr. Bobby S. Terry served for 23 years as president and editor of The Alabama Baptist. 

Sharon Thornberry is rural communities liaison at Columbia Gorge Food Bank.

Rev. Al Tizon is executive minister of Serve Globally, the international ministries arm of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

James B. Walker is presiding bishop of the Seventh Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Kate Weaver is associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. 

As these new members join the board, several members will leave as their terms expire. It has been an honor and pleasure to have worked under the leadership of these retiring members.

Dr. Mike Martin, board member since 2015 and Treasurer and Finance and Administration Committee Chair since 2018. Mike is an advocate with donor with particular expertise in the relationship between climate change and hunger. He is an internal medicine specialist.

Dave Miner, board member since 2014. Over the last three decades, Dave Miner has at various times served as Treasurer, Finance and Capacity Building Committee Chair, Joint Alliance-Bread Long-Range Planning Committee Chair, Bread 2020 Committee Chair, and Board Chair. He is one of Bread’s most involved and experienced grassroots activist leaders. He is projects chair and board member of the Indy Hunger Network.

Bishop Richard Pates, board member since 2015. Bishop Pates has been an impactful national-level representative and grasstops advocate in Des Moines, IA. He is Bishop Emeritus of Des Moines.

Bishop Lawrence Reddick, board member since 2015 and Faith and Public Policy Committee Chair since 2016. Reddick also served a previous term of Bread’s board and chaired the Board Effectiveness and Nominating Committee. He has been leader in Bread’s relationship with the Christian Methodist Episcopal denomination, particularly in Texas and Alabama. He is Senior Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Senator Jerry Moran, board member since 2012. The Senator from Kansas is co-founder of the Senate Hunger Caucus, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee where he prioritizes funding for our international food aid programs, and in 2017 was awarded the McGovern-Dole Leadership Award for his bipartisan leadership in advancing U.S. efforts to address global hunger.

You have selected a passionate, thoughtful, diverse group of leaders to help guide Bread for the World’s advocacy in the coming years.

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