Meet the Board

Reflecting Kanuga’s diversity and passion for mission


The board members who serve Kanuga from all over the country provide diverse talent, resources and points of view for our non-profit conference, retreat and camp center.

2019 Board of Trustees for
Kanuga Conferences Inc.

Lori M. Garst, Chair,
Associate Curator, The Biltmore Company
Asheville, NC
Michael R. Sullivan
President, Kanuga Conferences Inc.
Hendersonville, NC
The Rev. Canon Connor B. Gwin, Vice-Chair
Canon for Social Engagement and Young Adult Formation, Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
Staunton, VA
Kathy Horton-Brown, Secretary
Civic and Church Leader, Retired Attorney
Pensacola, FL


The Rev. J. Edwin Bacon Jr.
Retired Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA
Hoover, AL
The Rev. Dr. John M. Barr III
Retired Rector of the Holy Comforter
Columbia, SC
Cooper Bratton
Parish Life Coordinator, Christ Church
Raleigh, NC
Emily Gowdy Canady
Program Officer for Youth, University and Young Adult Ministries, Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina
Kinston, NC
Robert K. Doyle
President, Doyle Wealth Management
St. Petersburg, FL
Thomas G. Fisher Sr.
President and Owner, Custom Brick & Supply and Nash Brick Company
Raleigh, NC
Elizabeth B. Henry
Civic and Church Leader
Pisgah Forest, NC
Josephine H. Hicks
Vice President of Episcopal Church Programs, Episcopal Relief & Development
Charlotte, NC
The Rev. Dr. Deborah Jackson
Associate Dean for Community Life, Recruitment and Admissions at the School of Theology at the University of the South
Sewanee, TN
The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
Asheville, NC
The Rev. Lisa Flores Musser
Associate Rector of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Dallas, TX
Tarry Baker Payton
Project Director, Duke CE
Durham, NC
Karen Phillips
President, Atlantic Coast Asset Management, Inc.
Charleston, SC
Wendy Pineda
Houston, TX
Charles M. Redfern IV
Senior Consultant, CGI Group
Charlotte, NC
Allison Taylor
Civic and Church Leader
Davidson, NC
Caroline S. Vroon
Civic and Church Leader
Atlanta, GA
Julie M. Walters
Civic and Church Leader
Charleston, SC
H. Edward Weidlich
Retired Attorney
Bay St. Louis, MS

2019 Board of Directors for
Kanuga Endowment Inc.

The Rev. Stephen Y. McGehee, Chair
Associate Rector, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Richmond, VA
Michael R. Sullivan
President, Kanuga Conferences Inc.
Hendersonville, NC
Marshall Stuckey, Vice Chair
Senior Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo & Company
Charlotte, NC
Derek S. Stapleton
Hendersonville, NC


J. Hodge Alves III
Attorney at Law, Hand Arendall LLC
Mobile, AL
William M. Coker
Sr. Vice President & Director of Relationship Management, South State Private Wealth
Spartanburg, SC
Jonathan M. Engram
Partner, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice
Winston-Salem, NC
Sumner S. Finch
Civic and Church Leader
High Point, NC
G. Trone Sawyer
Financial Advisor, Strategic Financial Partners
Nashville, TN