Meet the Board

Reflecting Kanuga’s passion for mission


Kanuga’s board members provide the diverse talent, resources, guidance, and perspectives that are critical for the leadership of our non-profit camps, retreats, and conference center.

Kanuga Board of Trustees

Elizabeth B. Henry, Chair
Civic and Church Leader; Vice President of Talent, Numotion
Pisgah Forest, NC
Robert W. Pearce, Jr., Vice Chair
Corporate Attorney
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Charles M. Redfern, IV, Secretary
Senior Consultant, CGI Group
Charlotte, NC
The Rev. Michael R. Sullivan, President & CEO
Kanuga Conferences Inc.
Hendersonville, NC


Jonathan Engram
Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice
Winston-Salem, NC
The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen
Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries and Director, Ethnic Ministries, The Episcopal Church
Ventura, CA
The Rev. Canon Connor B. Gwin
Associate Rector for Family Ministry, Christ Church
Charlotte, NC
Dr. Katherine High
Professor, Scientist
Haverford, PA
The Rev. Dr. Deborah Jackson
Associate Dean for Community Life, Recruitment & Admission
Sewanee, TN
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
Former Presiding Bishop & Primate of the Episcopal Church
Reno, NV
The Rev. Zachary C. Nyein
Senior Associate Rector, St. Bart’s
New York, NY
Tarry Baker Payton
Civic and Church Leader
Durham, NC
Karen Phillips
President, Atlanta Coast Asset Management, Inc.
Charleston, SC
Wendy Pineda
Houston, TX
Julie M. Walters
Civic and Church Leader
Charleston, SC
H. Edward Weidlich
Retired Attorney
Bay St. Louis, MS
Ex-Officio Trustees
Lori Garst Asheville, NC
Former Kanuga Trustees Chair; Curator, Biltmore
The Rt. Rev, Jose A. McLoughlin
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
Asheville, NC