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.

2017 Board of Trustees for
Kanuga Conferences Inc.

Angela M. Daniel, Chair
Consultant, Stewards LLC                               
Columbia, SC
Michael R. Sullivan, President
President, Kanuga Conferences Inc.
Hendersonville, NC
Dr. Thomas F. Koonce, Vice-Chair
Medical Director, Department of Family Medicine, UNC – Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Kathy Horton-Brown, Secretary
Civic and Church Leader, Retired Attorney
Pensacola, FL


Jennifer G. Austell
Civic and Church Leader
Marshall, VA
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
Rebecca Byrne
President and CEO, The Community Foundation of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Emily Gowdy Canady
Program Officer for Youth, University and Young Adult Ministries, Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina
Kinston, NC
William B. Cannon
Attorney, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein 
Raleigh, 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
Lori M. Garst
Associate Curator, The Biltmore Company
Asheville, NC
Bryan M. Haltermann
President, Haltermann Partners Inc.
Augusta, GA
Josephine H. Hicks
Attorney, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
Charlotte, NC
Jerry T. Kendall
Civic and Church Leader
St. Petersburg, FL
The Rev. Dr. Luis Léon
Rector, St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square
Washington, DC
The Rev. Dr. Harrison M. McLeod
Rector, Christ Episcopal Church
Greenville, SC
The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlin
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
Asheville, NC
The Rev. George D. Muir
Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Augusta, GA
James B. Murphy III
Former President, Chartered Financial Analyst Society of South Florida
West Palm Beach, FL
The Rev. Lisa Flores Musser
Associate Rector of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Dallas, TX
The Rev. Annwn Hawkins Myers
Associate Dean for Recruitment and Admissions at the School of Theology 
Sewanee, TN
Tarry Baker Payton
Project Director, Duke CE
Durham, NC
Charles M. Redfern IV
Senior Consultant, CGI Group
Charlotte, NC
The Rt. Rev. Samuel S. Rodman III
Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
The Rev. Robert L. Sessum
Rector Emeritus, The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church & Former President of Province IV
Raleigh, NC
Allison Taylor
Civic and Church Leader
Suwanee, GA
The Rev. David Umphlett
Rector, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
High Point, NC
Caroline S. Vroon
Civic and Church Leader
Atlanta, GA
Julie M. Walters
Civic and Church Leader
Charleston, SC
Delois B. Ward
Civic and Church Leader
Raleigh, NC
H. Edward Weidlich
Retired Attorney
Bay St. Louis, MS
Heather Zdancewicz
Vice President, Finance & Administration, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Austin, TX

2017 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
President, Kanuga Conferences Inc.
Hendersonville, NC
Marshall Stuckey, Vice Chair
Senior Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo & Company
Charlotte, 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
Bradley C. Jones
Vice President, Entegra Bank
Hendersonville, NC
Caroline Knox
Principal, Van Winkle Law Firm
Hendersonville, NC
G. Trone Sawyer
Financial Advisor, Strategic Financial Partners
Nashville, TN