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The Signatry Team

Our team is founded on faith and shared values. We have different backgrounds, skills, and areas of expertise, but we are all driven by the same purpose and calling—to create eternal impact through transformational generosity. Through decades of partnering with donors, advisors, and ministries to turn resources into impact for the Kingdom, we are leading the way with innovative and exciting solutions to reach the world with God’s generosity.

Bill High
Executive Chairman & Founder

Bill High is the Executive Chairman & Founder of The Signatry: A Global Christian Foundation. His mission is to empower families in building multi–generational legacies of generosity. Bill works with families, individual givers and financial advisors, with expertise in guiding business owners looking to sell or transition their business to the next generation.

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Bill High
Executive Chairman & Founder
Bill High

Bill High is the Executive Chairman & Founder of The Signatry: A Global Christian Foundation. His mission is to empower families in building multi–generational legacies of generosity. Bill works with families, individual givers and financial advisors, with expertise in guiding business owners looking to sell or transition their business to the next generation.

Bill practiced law for 12 years before embarking on a new adventure, starting up The Signatry. Since 2000, The Signatry has received contributions of over $4 billion and facilitated over $3 billion in charitable grants. A forward-thinking entrepreneur, Bill also helped found iDonate, an integrated online donation platform serving the nonprofit community.

Bill is an author and a sought-after conference speaker on topics relating to family legacy, philanthropy, and the transforming power of biblical generosity. He was named one of the Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers in the U.S. by Philanthropy Media.

Recent books include Giving It All Away…And Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously, coauthored with David Green, Founder & CEO of Hobby Lobby, and Charity Shock: Ten Critical Trends Revolutionizing the Fundraising World, coauthored with iDonate CEO Ray Gary.

Bill has been married to his wife Brooke for more than 30 years. They have four children, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren. Learn more about Bill at billhigh.com.

Steve French
President & CEO

Stephen (Steve) French is President and CEO of The Signatry. His primary role is strategic management and leadership of the office. He also devotes his time meeting with advisors, attorneys, individuals, and business owners to develop strategies and solutions to minimize tax liability, while maximizing charitable giving. This is executed with specific emphasis in the ar …

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Steve French
President & CEO
Steve French

Stephen (Steve) French is President and CEO of The Signatry. His primary role is strategic management and leadership of the office. He also devotes his time meeting with advisors, attorneys, individuals, and business owners to develop strategies and solutions to minimize tax liability, while maximizing charitable giving. This is executed with specific emphasis in the area of non-liquid assets such as: stock, real estate, mutual funds, and portions of closely held businesses.

Prior to joining The Signatry, Steve was the founder and CEO of Quovant, a Legal Spend Management company working with law firms in over 13 countries.

Steve is married to his wife Debbie and they have two daughters – Marnie and Rachel, who have blessed them with four grandsons.

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Leadership
The leadership team directs operations of the foundation and determines how to achieve strategic goals.
Bill High
Executive Chairman & Founder
Bill High
Bill High
Executive Chairman & Founder
Bill High

Bill High is the Executive Chairman & Founder of The Signatry: A Global Christian Foundation. His mission is to empower families in building multi–generational legacies of generosity. Bill works with families, individual givers and financial advisors, with expertise in guiding business owners looking to sell or transition their business to the next generation.

Bill practiced law for 12 years before embarking on a new adventure, starting up The Signatry. Since 2000, The Signatry has received contributions of over $4 billion and facilitated over $3 billion in charitable grants. A forward-thinking entrepreneur, Bill also helped found iDonate, an integrated online donation platform serving the nonprofit community.

Bill is an author and a sought-after conference speaker on topics relating to family legacy, philanthropy, and the transforming power of biblical generosity. He was named one of the Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers in the U.S. by Philanthropy Media.

Recent books include Giving It All Away…And Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously, coauthored with David Green, Founder & CEO of Hobby Lobby, and Charity Shock: Ten Critical Trends Revolutionizing the Fundraising World, coauthored with iDonate CEO Ray Gary.

Bill has been married to his wife Brooke for more than 30 years. They have four children, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren. Learn more about Bill at billhigh.com.

Steve French
President & CEO
Steve French
Steve French
President & CEO
Steve French

Stephen (Steve) French is President and CEO of The Signatry. His primary role is strategic management and leadership of the office. He also devotes his time meeting with advisors, attorneys, individuals, and business owners to develop strategies and solutions to minimize tax liability, while maximizing charitable giving. This is executed with specific emphasis in the area of non-liquid assets such as: stock, real estate, mutual funds, and portions of closely held businesses.

Prior to joining The Signatry, Steve was the founder and CEO of Quovant, a Legal Spend Management company working with law firms in over 13 countries.

Steve is married to his wife Debbie and they have two daughters – Marnie and Rachel, who have blessed them with four grandsons.

Mark Klinger
Chief Financial Officer, MBA
Mark Klinger
Mark Klinger
Chief Financial Officer, MBA

Mark Klinger is the Chief Financial Officer for The Signatry.  He manages the daily finance and accounting operations for the foundation and supports the development of operating budgets and long term strategic financial planning.  Mark has an MBA in Finance with experience in large corporate and start-up businesses.

Dale Armstrong
Chief Revenue Officer
Dale Armstrong
Dale Armstrong
Chief Revenue Officer

Dale Armstrong serves as the Chief Revenue Officer of the Signatry. In his role, Dale equips and encourages individuals to pursue a life of biblical generosity through sound principles, creative solutions and charitable strategies. Having spent his career as a business owner and consultant working in faith driven initiatives, Dale is uniquely qualified to come alongside Christian business owners and philanthropists who have a passion for growing the Kingdom of God.

Larry Scott
Chief Legal Officer, JD
Larry Scott
Larry Scott
Chief Legal Officer, JD

Larry Scott serves as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Counsel. He has extensive experience with transactional, operational, and tax matters from his legal and accounting career. His focus is on tax and corporate issues of nonliquid asset donations and addressing those issues with donors and their professional advisors. He also provides analysis, planning, and implementation of legal and tax strategies for The Signatry.

Trevor Bunch
Chief Information Officer
Trevor Bunch
Trevor Bunch
Chief Information Officer

Trevor Bunch serves as The Signatry’s Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for coordinating the technical solutions that will enable securely serving donors. Trevor collaborates across The Signatry to streamline processes and elevate data to facilitate decision-making by the Board, key executives, staff, and clients. He is responsible for securing platforms and guiding and expanding the footprint of The Signatry’s services.

Trevor started his career in Enterprise Architecture and IT portfolio management consulting for federal agencies. For the past decade, he pivoted his focus on fusing together technical, operational, and marketing goals for nonprofit organizations. Trevor has served as a field-based CIO for a global nonprofit, set product direction for a nonprofit marketing agency, consults on data strategy, and teaches computer science courses.

Trevor and his wife, Julie, along with their three children live, play, and serve in South Central Pennsylvania.

Jason Yakelis
Chief Administrative Officer
Jason Yakelis
Jason Yakelis
Chief Administrative Officer

Jason Yakelis serves as The Signatry’s Chief Administrative Officer. Drawing from over two decades of professional experience guiding businesses and nonprofits from idea to implementation, he champions the operational requirements for the foundation’s internal and external customers to successfully engage with its mission. With responsibility for driving decisions around corporate planning, technology, talent recruitment and development, donor care, charity services, investment account management, and administrative support, Jason plays a key role in the activation of The Signatry’s mission.

In addition to his formal role with The Signatry, Jason is a Paterson Guide for StratOp & LifePlan. Through this work, he facilitates organizational, team, and individual development processes, allowing participants to glean new perspectives from their personal or corporate stories, gain clarity on the direction they wish to grow, and commit to living and acting intentionally and accountably from that purpose and vision.

Jason and his wife, Meredith, along with their daughters Zoe and Sage, live in southcentral Pennsylvania.

Jessica Winter
Chief Brand Officer
Jessica Winter
Jessica Winter
Chief Brand Officer

Jessica Winter serves as the Chief Brand Officer at The Signatry. Her role is to create and execute brand strategy and marketing initiatives across The Signatry’s internal and external platforms. Jessica has led and developed marketing strategies for a variety of non-profit and higher education institutions across her career.

Relationship Managers
This team grows strategic generosity across the country by connecting with donors and providing strategic charitable planning.
Dale Armstrong
Chief Revenue Officer
Dale Armstrong
Dale Armstrong
Chief Revenue Officer

Dale Armstrong serves as the Chief Revenue Officer of the Signatry. In his role, Dale equips and encourages individuals to pursue a life of biblical generosity through sound principles, creative solutions and charitable strategies. Having spent his career as a business owner and consultant working in faith driven initiatives, Dale is uniquely qualified to come alongside Christian business owners and philanthropists who have a passion for growing the Kingdom of God.

Evan Lange
President, Midwest Region, JD
Evan Lange
Evan Lange
President, Midwest Region, JD

Evan Lange serves as the President of the Midwest Region for The Signatry. He works closely with financial advisors, attorneys, and business owners to develop strategies to minimize tax liability and maximize charitable giving. Evan is a licensed attorney and practiced law at top firms in Kansas City prior to joining The Signatry.

Dale Brantner
Chief Catalyst Officer
Dale Brantner
Dale Brantner
Chief Catalyst Officer

Dale Brantner serves as Chief Catalyst Officer. He works to inspire new growth for The Signatry initiatives and foster relationships. Dale brings over 30 years of global leadership experience in development and ministry, including leading with Museum of the Bible, serving as President and CEO of Cure International.

Joe Williams
President, OKC Region
Joe Williams
Joe Williams
President, OKC Region

Joe Williams is President of the Oklahoma Region of The Signatry. His role is to meet with donors to help them maximize gifting opportunities through strategic giving plans. Joe has over 20 years of experience as a community bank CEO, and 8 years as a stewardship pastor.

Alan Pratt
President, Northwest Region, CEP, CAP
Alan Pratt
Alan Pratt
President, Northwest Region, CEP, CAP

Alan Pratt, a Certified Estate Planner and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, serves as the President of The Signatry’s Northwest Region. In his role, Alan works to equip others with the creative tools, strategies, and insight they need to maximize their generosity and establish a lasting legacy. Alan seeks to use his decades of experience as a financial professional, legacy advisor, and business owner to help families flourish.

Len Urbas
President, Rocky Mountain Region
Len Urbas
Len Urbas
President, Rocky Mountain Region

Len Urbas serves as the President of the Rocky Mountain Region of The Signatry. In his role, Len helps families, advisors, and ministries make a difference in the world through sound stewardship and biblical generosity. With over 25 years of business development and building strategic partnerships in high-tech, Len brings valuable experience in transformational change and operational excellence to The Signatry.

Ken Fletcher
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Ken serves The Signatry team as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. He helps develop The Signatry’s internal fundraising initiatives and partnerships, and works to grow the organization’s donor relationships. Ken has a strong background in financial roles for Christian media and ministry and is a graduate of Wheaton college.

Donor Care
This team processes donor requests, educates on donor advised fund capabilities, and builds relationships with donors through customer service.
Kim Harris
Vice President, Donor Care
Kim Harris
Kim Harris
Vice President, Donor Care

Kim Harris serves as Vice President of Donor Care for The Signatry. She spends her time connecting generous donors with grants to support the charities they’re most passionate about. Kim is a dedicated customer service manager, with over 25 years of experience in developing exceptional account relationships throughout her career.

Lesli Tyson Carnes
Donor Care Specialist
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Donor Care Specialist

Lesli serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her primary role is to assist donors with their funds and the causes they support. Lesli is a committed customer service manager and has served in various roles for over 26 years in donor relations, including working with major donors.

Michelle McKelvey
Donor Care Specialist
Michelle McKelvey
Michelle McKelvey
Donor Care Specialist

Michelle serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her main role is assisting donors with their funds and the causes they support. Michelle brings over 20 years of experience in the banking industry to The Signatry team.

Lauren Shoener
Donor Care Specialist
Lauren Shoener
Lauren Shoener
Donor Care Specialist

Lauren serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her main role is assisting donors with their funds and the causes they support. Lauren has served in customer service and donor relations for over 14 years.

Jake Tometich
Senior Account Management Specialist
Jake Tometich
Jake Tometich
Senior Account Management Specialist

Jake serves as Senior Account Management Specialist for The Signatry. His primary role is assisting donors and their advisors on transforming their charitable giving and investments with a donor advised fund. Jake has experience working as a financial and investment analyst and as a financial advisor over the course of the last 15 years.

Christine York
Donor Care Specialist
Christine York
Christine York
Donor Care Specialist

Christine York serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. She serves The Signatry community by helping donors with their funds and generosity needs, and coordinating updates with the online giving platform. Christine brings over 7 years of experience in administrative support with nonprofits and higher education institutions.

Desirae Stirling
Donor Care Communications Coordinator
Desirae Stirling
Desirae Stirling
Donor Care Communications Coordinator

Desirae Stirling serves as the Donor Care Communications Coordinator at The Signatry. She manages the intake of donor questions and provides support to the Donor Care team with resolving customer needs. She has a background in various fields including education, missions, and office settings, and is skilled in communication, organization, and customer service.

Jenn Wynn
AMA Support Specialist
Jenn Wynn
Jenn Wynn
AMA Support Specialist

Jenn Wynn serves as an AMA Support Specialist at The Signatry. With over a decade of experience in administrative services, she specializes in taming the paperwork clutter and streamlining complex processes. As an AMA Support Specialist, Jenn assists the Advisor Managed Accounts team with originating, maintaining, and strengthening the relationships between The Signatry and investment managers recommended by our donors. Her responsibilities include account setup and investment manager communication, ensuring a smooth giving experience for donors and advisors.

 

Operations & Support
This team supports internal needs, organizational planning, and special projects.
Carole Urbas
Director of Curriculum Development
Carole Urbas
Carole Urbas
Director of Curriculum Development

Carole serves as Director of Curriculum Development at The Signatry. Carole is a proven leader and published author who uses her experience writing and teaching Bibles studies to create unique and engaging learning experiences for The Signatry community. Having worked alongside nationally recognized leaders and organizations, Carole brings 20 years of experience in launching and building ministries to The Signatry.

Aril Brizendine
Foundation Systems Administrator
Aril Brizendine
Aril Brizendine
Foundation Systems Administrator

Aril Brizendine serves as a Foundations Systems Administrator at The Signatry. Her role consists of managing The Signatry’s CRM database and tracking processes, coordinating data across our multiple software systems, as well as providing operation support to The Signatry team. Aril has worked in non-profit donor development for more than 10 years, including her experience as a Project Manager at Museum of the Bible prior to joining The Signatry.

Hannah Reynolds
Executive Assistant
Hannah Reynolds
Hannah Reynolds
Executive Assistant

Hannah Reynolds is the assistant to Bill High, Executive Chairman & Founder of The Signatry. Her role is to serve the Executive Chairman and to provide additional operational support. Hannah is a former Continuing Medical Education Coordinator with experience in event planning and a background in the mission field.

Donna England
Assistant to the President & CEO
Donna England
Donna England
Assistant to the President & CEO

Donna England is the assistant to Steve French, President of The Signatry. Her role is to serve the president and others as needed, while devoting time to market research, event planning and coordination, and operational support. Donna is a former teacher, with over 16 years of experience teaching business classes.

Maryalice Smith
Administrative Assistant
Maryalice Smith
Maryalice Smith
Administrative Assistant

As the administrative assistant to the Chief Revenue Officer of The Signatry, Maryalice works across the organization to bring resources, donor needs, and industry partners together for Kingdom impact. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Business and Ministry, and brings her prior experience working with individual clients to The Signatry team.

Ashleigh Corbin
Executive Assistant
Ashleigh Corbin
Ashleigh Corbin
Executive Assistant

Ashleigh serves as an Executive Assistant at The Signatry working directly with the national relationship management team. She is responsible for a variety of tasks to maintain thorough organization, implementation, and communication. Ashleigh is a former business administrator and brings experience working with nonprofits to The Signatry team.

Finance
This team provides the accounting and financial structures for The Signatry.
Michelle Dightman
Director of Complex Asset Tax
Michelle Dightman
Michelle Dightman
Director of Complex Asset Tax

Michelle Dightman serves as the Director of Complex Asset Tax for The Signatry. In her role, Michelle manages accounting and tax processes for complex assets under management with The Signatry. She works closely with legal on the intake and processing of complex asset gifts. With over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, Michelle has worked in a variety of industries including private family foundations.

Colby Leseberg
Director of Finance
Colby Leseberg
Colby Leseberg
Director of Finance

Colby Leseberg serves as the Director of Finance with The Signatry team. In his role, Colby handles the accounting processes required for complex assets under management with The Signatry. Colby manages financial functions for gifts of real estate, our biblical artifacts, our Supporting Organizations, and is responsible for finance and accounting functions associated with alternative investments, a rapidly growing part of our business. With over 10 years of experience in finance and accounting, Colby has worked on high level projects in the commercial real estate industry.

Megan Yeomans
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
Megan Yeomans
Megan Yeomans
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Megan Yeomans serves as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for The Signatry. Megan serves with the Finance Team to drive management reporting, cash forecasting and results analysis, and other team processes. She has over 9 years of finance experience, including her work as an international mutual funds accountant.

Bethany Slack
Director of Donor Advised Fund Accounting
Bethany Slack
Bethany Slack
Director of Donor Advised Fund Accounting

Bethany serves as the Director of Donor Advised Fund Accounting at The Signatry. She is responsible for the fund accounting of donor advised funds as well as corporate accounting functions and bank reconciliations. Bethany holds a MBA in International Business and has several years of experience in international mutual fund accounting. Bethany also has ministry staff experience and has had the opportunity to teach English overseas.

Nikki Carlson
Accounting Specialist
Nikki Carlson
Nikki Carlson
Accounting Specialist

Nikki Carlson serves as Accounting Specialist for The Signatry and is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, billing, reconciliations, and other internal accounting activities. Before joining The Signatry, Nikki gained her accounting knowledge while bookkeeping for a small product-development company, and she has over 10 years of experience in accounting.

Kimberly Butler
Staff Accountant
Kimberly Butler
Kimberly Butler
Staff Accountant

Kim Butler serves as a Staff Accountant and Analyst at The Signatry. She is responsible for donor fund accounting and cash management for The Signatry donor advised funds in our Give Interactive software platform.

Legal
This team provides support for strategic planning and complex asset intake.
Larry Scott
Chief Legal Officer, JD
Larry Scott
Larry Scott
Chief Legal Officer, JD

Larry Scott serves as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Counsel. He has extensive experience with transactional, operational, and tax matters from his legal and accounting career. His focus is on tax and corporate issues of nonliquid asset donations and addressing those issues with donors and their professional advisors. He also provides analysis, planning, and implementation of legal and tax strategies for The Signatry.

Erik Schartner
Executive Vice President & Tax Strategies Counsel
Erik Schartner
Erik Schartner
Executive Vice President & Tax Strategies Counsel

Erik Schartner serves as Executive Vice President & Tax Strategies Counsel for The Signatry where he provides analysis, planning, and implementation of legal and tax strategies. He also serves as a resource to generous donors who desire to integrate their giving with their overall estate plan.  Erik spent ten years in private practice as an estate planning lawyer in the Boston area before he transitioned to The Cru Foundation in 2017.

Dane Frazier
Executive Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Dane Frazier
Dane Frazier
Executive Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Dane Frazier serves as Executive Vice President & Associate General Counsel for The Signatry. He structures gifts to maximize the amount that goes to charities by navigating tax issues associated with nonliquid assets. Dane is an attorney licensed in Kansas and Missouri, and has previously practiced estate planning and tax law.

Shannon Coffey
Legal
Shannon Coffey
Shannon Coffey
Legal

Shannon serves as a valuable member of The Signatry’s legal team. Shannon facilitates the efficient intake, management, and sale of asset-based gifts; practices in the operations of benevolence funds; and handles legal and operational duties of the organization. Shannon was a trial attorney and litigator for over ten years prior to joining The Signatry’s legal team.  Shannon and her family live in Charlotte, NC.

Ministry Services
This team equips ministries to grow their development work and partners with major donor efforts.
Kristin Hammett
Director of Ministry Services
Kristin Hammett
Kristin Hammett
Director of Ministry Services

Kristin Hammett is the Director of Ministry Services for The Signatry. She partners with ministries to train, consult and equip them with fundraising solutions. Her passion is to help ministries connect God’s resources to His work. Kristin is an experienced development director and consultant with over 10 years in fundraising support.

Gretchen Kramp
Project Manager, Midwest Region & Ministry Services
Gretchen Kramp
Gretchen Kramp
Project Manager, Midwest Region & Ministry Services

Gretchen serves as a Project Manager for Ministry Services at The Signatry. In her role, Gretchen provides administrative support to ensure efficient operations for The Signatry team. She is responsible for a variety of tasks to maintain thorough organization and communication. Gretchen brings years of experience in event planning and nonprofit development to The Signatry.

Marketing & Events
This team develops the brand through events, advertising, and creating resources.
Jessica Winter
Chief Brand Officer
Jessica Winter
Jessica Winter
Chief Brand Officer

Jessica Winter serves as the Chief Brand Officer at The Signatry. Her role is to create and execute brand strategy and marketing initiatives across The Signatry’s internal and external platforms. Jessica has led and developed marketing strategies for a variety of non-profit and higher education institutions across her career.

Shelly Arnold
Events Manager
Shelly Arnold
Shelly Arnold
Events Manager

Shelly Arnold serves as the Events Manager for The Signatry. In her role, Shelly creates warm, welcoming environments where conversations of legacy and generosity flourish. Shelly previously worked at Westside Family Church for 10 years as their Women’s Discipleship Director and Events Coordinator where she helped individuals grow in their character and their calling.

Ben Martin
Director of Marketing
Ben Martin
Ben Martin
Director of Marketing

Ben Martin serves as Director of Marketing at The Signatry. Ben is responsible for leading the content and fundholder marketing efforts of The Signatry, including creating marketing strategy for our platforms and managing the project workflow for The Signatry brand initiatives. With over two decades marketing experience with ministries and non-profit organizations, Ben brings a creative perspective in expanding content approaches and growing donor engagement.

Drew Wright
Data Analyst
Drew Wright
Drew Wright
Data Analyst

Drew serves as Data Analyst for The Signatry. In his role, Drew leads research and analysis efforts, supports The Signatry data management, and assists departments with data needs. Drew brings experience in corporate marketing and campus ministry to The Signatry.

Nicklaus Bartelli
Digital Content Specialist
Nicklaus Bartelli
Nicklaus Bartelli
Digital Content Specialist

Nick serves as Digital Content Specialist at The Signatry where he focuses on website, email, social, and video content. With a background in documentary film, radio, and journalism, Nick also brings stories of encouragement and Kingdom impact to life from The Signatry community.

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Dale Armstrong
Chief Revenue Officer
Dale Armstrong
Dale Armstrong
Chief Revenue Officer

Dale Armstrong serves as the Chief Revenue Officer of the Signatry. In his role, Dale equips and encourages individuals to pursue a life of biblical generosity through sound principles, creative solutions and charitable strategies. Having spent his career as a business owner and consultant working in faith driven initiatives, Dale is uniquely qualified to come alongside Christian business owners and philanthropists who have a passion for growing the Kingdom of God.

Shelly Arnold
Events Manager
Shelly Arnold
Shelly Arnold
Events Manager

Shelly Arnold serves as the Events Manager for The Signatry. In her role, Shelly creates warm, welcoming environments where conversations of legacy and generosity flourish. Shelly previously worked at Westside Family Church for 10 years as their Women’s Discipleship Director and Events Coordinator where she helped individuals grow in their character and their calling.

Nicklaus Bartelli
Digital Content Specialist
Nicklaus Bartelli
Nicklaus Bartelli
Digital Content Specialist

Nick serves as Digital Content Specialist at The Signatry where he focuses on website, email, social, and video content. With a background in documentary film, radio, and journalism, Nick also brings stories of encouragement and Kingdom impact to life from The Signatry community.

Dale Brantner
Chief Catalyst Officer
Dale Brantner
Dale Brantner
Chief Catalyst Officer

Dale Brantner serves as Chief Catalyst Officer. He works to inspire new growth for The Signatry initiatives and foster relationships. Dale brings over 30 years of global leadership experience in development and ministry, including leading with Museum of the Bible, serving as President and CEO of Cure International.

Aril Brizendine
Foundation Systems Administrator
Aril Brizendine
Aril Brizendine
Foundation Systems Administrator

Aril Brizendine serves as a Foundations Systems Administrator at The Signatry. Her role consists of managing The Signatry’s CRM database and tracking processes, coordinating data across our multiple software systems, as well as providing operation support to The Signatry team. Aril has worked in non-profit donor development for more than 10 years, including her experience as a Project Manager at Museum of the Bible prior to joining The Signatry.

Trevor Bunch
Chief Information Officer
Trevor Bunch
Trevor Bunch
Chief Information Officer

Trevor Bunch serves as The Signatry’s Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for coordinating the technical solutions that will enable securely serving donors. Trevor collaborates across The Signatry to streamline processes and elevate data to facilitate decision-making by the Board, key executives, staff, and clients. He is responsible for securing platforms and guiding and expanding the footprint of The Signatry’s services.

Trevor started his career in Enterprise Architecture and IT portfolio management consulting for federal agencies. For the past decade, he pivoted his focus on fusing together technical, operational, and marketing goals for nonprofit organizations. Trevor has served as a field-based CIO for a global nonprofit, set product direction for a nonprofit marketing agency, consults on data strategy, and teaches computer science courses.

Trevor and his wife, Julie, along with their three children live, play, and serve in South Central Pennsylvania.

Kimberly Butler
Staff Accountant
Kimberly Butler
Kimberly Butler
Staff Accountant

Kim Butler serves as a Staff Accountant and Analyst at The Signatry. She is responsible for donor fund accounting and cash management for The Signatry donor advised funds in our Give Interactive software platform.

Nikki Carlson
Accounting Specialist
Nikki Carlson
Nikki Carlson
Accounting Specialist

Nikki Carlson serves as Accounting Specialist for The Signatry and is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, billing, reconciliations, and other internal accounting activities. Before joining The Signatry, Nikki gained her accounting knowledge while bookkeeping for a small product-development company, and she has over 10 years of experience in accounting.

Lesli Tyson Carnes
Donor Care Specialist
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Donor Care Specialist

Lesli serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her primary role is to assist donors with their funds and the causes they support. Lesli is a committed customer service manager and has served in various roles for over 26 years in donor relations, including working with major donors.

Shannon Coffey
Legal
Shannon Coffey
Shannon Coffey
Legal

Shannon serves as a valuable member of The Signatry’s legal team. Shannon facilitates the efficient intake, management, and sale of asset-based gifts; practices in the operations of benevolence funds; and handles legal and operational duties of the organization. Shannon was a trial attorney and litigator for over ten years prior to joining The Signatry’s legal team.  Shannon and her family live in Charlotte, NC.

Ashleigh Corbin
Executive Assistant
Ashleigh Corbin
Ashleigh Corbin
Executive Assistant

Ashleigh serves as an Executive Assistant at The Signatry working directly with the national relationship management team. She is responsible for a variety of tasks to maintain thorough organization, implementation, and communication. Ashleigh is a former business administrator and brings experience working with nonprofits to The Signatry team.

Michelle Dightman
Director of Complex Asset Tax
Michelle Dightman
Michelle Dightman
Director of Complex Asset Tax

Michelle Dightman serves as the Director of Complex Asset Tax for The Signatry. In her role, Michelle manages accounting and tax processes for complex assets under management with The Signatry. She works closely with legal on the intake and processing of complex asset gifts. With over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, Michelle has worked in a variety of industries including private family foundations.

Donna England
Assistant to the President & CEO
Donna England
Donna England
Assistant to the President & CEO

Donna England is the assistant to Steve French, President of The Signatry. Her role is to serve the president and others as needed, while devoting time to market research, event planning and coordination, and operational support. Donna is a former teacher, with over 16 years of experience teaching business classes.

Ken Fletcher
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Ken serves The Signatry team as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. He helps develop The Signatry’s internal fundraising initiatives and partnerships, and works to grow the organization’s donor relationships. Ken has a strong background in financial roles for Christian media and ministry and is a graduate of Wheaton college.

Dane Frazier
Executive Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Dane Frazier
Dane Frazier
Executive Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Dane Frazier serves as Executive Vice President & Associate General Counsel for The Signatry. He structures gifts to maximize the amount that goes to charities by navigating tax issues associated with nonliquid assets. Dane is an attorney licensed in Kansas and Missouri, and has previously practiced estate planning and tax law.

Steve French
President & CEO
Steve French
Steve French
President & CEO
Steve French

Stephen (Steve) French is President and CEO of The Signatry. His primary role is strategic management and leadership of the office. He also devotes his time meeting with advisors, attorneys, individuals, and business owners to develop strategies and solutions to minimize tax liability, while maximizing charitable giving. This is executed with specific emphasis in the area of non-liquid assets such as: stock, real estate, mutual funds, and portions of closely held businesses.

Prior to joining The Signatry, Steve was the founder and CEO of Quovant, a Legal Spend Management company working with law firms in over 13 countries.

Steve is married to his wife Debbie and they have two daughters – Marnie and Rachel, who have blessed them with four grandsons.

Kristin Hammett
Director of Ministry Services
Kristin Hammett
Kristin Hammett
Director of Ministry Services

Kristin Hammett is the Director of Ministry Services for The Signatry. She partners with ministries to train, consult and equip them with fundraising solutions. Her passion is to help ministries connect God’s resources to His work. Kristin is an experienced development director and consultant with over 10 years in fundraising support.

Kim Harris
Vice President, Donor Care
Kim Harris
Kim Harris
Vice President, Donor Care

Kim Harris serves as Vice President of Donor Care for The Signatry. She spends her time connecting generous donors with grants to support the charities they’re most passionate about. Kim is a dedicated customer service manager, with over 25 years of experience in developing exceptional account relationships throughout her career.

Bill High
Executive Chairman & Founder
Bill High
Bill High
Executive Chairman & Founder
Bill High

Bill High is the Executive Chairman & Founder of The Signatry: A Global Christian Foundation. His mission is to empower families in building multi–generational legacies of generosity. Bill works with families, individual givers and financial advisors, with expertise in guiding business owners looking to sell or transition their business to the next generation.

Bill practiced law for 12 years before embarking on a new adventure, starting up The Signatry. Since 2000, The Signatry has received contributions of over $4 billion and facilitated over $3 billion in charitable grants. A forward-thinking entrepreneur, Bill also helped found iDonate, an integrated online donation platform serving the nonprofit community.

Bill is an author and a sought-after conference speaker on topics relating to family legacy, philanthropy, and the transforming power of biblical generosity. He was named one of the Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers in the U.S. by Philanthropy Media.

Recent books include Giving It All Away…And Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously, coauthored with David Green, Founder & CEO of Hobby Lobby, and Charity Shock: Ten Critical Trends Revolutionizing the Fundraising World, coauthored with iDonate CEO Ray Gary.

Bill has been married to his wife Brooke for more than 30 years. They have four children, two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren. Learn more about Bill at billhigh.com.

Mark Klinger
Chief Financial Officer, MBA
Mark Klinger
Mark Klinger
Chief Financial Officer, MBA

Mark Klinger is the Chief Financial Officer for The Signatry.  He manages the daily finance and accounting operations for the foundation and supports the development of operating budgets and long term strategic financial planning.  Mark has an MBA in Finance with experience in large corporate and start-up businesses.

Gretchen Kramp
Project Manager, Midwest Region & Ministry Services
Gretchen Kramp
Gretchen Kramp
Project Manager, Midwest Region & Ministry Services

Gretchen serves as a Project Manager for Ministry Services at The Signatry. In her role, Gretchen provides administrative support to ensure efficient operations for The Signatry team. She is responsible for a variety of tasks to maintain thorough organization and communication. Gretchen brings years of experience in event planning and nonprofit development to The Signatry.

Evan Lange
President, Midwest Region, JD
Evan Lange
Evan Lange
President, Midwest Region, JD

Evan Lange serves as the President of the Midwest Region for The Signatry. He works closely with financial advisors, attorneys, and business owners to develop strategies to minimize tax liability and maximize charitable giving. Evan is a licensed attorney and practiced law at top firms in Kansas City prior to joining The Signatry.

Colby Leseberg
Director of Finance
Colby Leseberg
Colby Leseberg
Director of Finance

Colby Leseberg serves as the Director of Finance with The Signatry team. In his role, Colby handles the accounting processes required for complex assets under management with The Signatry. Colby manages financial functions for gifts of real estate, our biblical artifacts, our Supporting Organizations, and is responsible for finance and accounting functions associated with alternative investments, a rapidly growing part of our business. With over 10 years of experience in finance and accounting, Colby has worked on high level projects in the commercial real estate industry.

Ben Martin
Director of Marketing
Ben Martin
Ben Martin
Director of Marketing

Ben Martin serves as Director of Marketing at The Signatry. Ben is responsible for leading the content and fundholder marketing efforts of The Signatry, including creating marketing strategy for our platforms and managing the project workflow for The Signatry brand initiatives. With over two decades marketing experience with ministries and non-profit organizations, Ben brings a creative perspective in expanding content approaches and growing donor engagement.

Michelle McKelvey
Donor Care Specialist
Michelle McKelvey
Michelle McKelvey
Donor Care Specialist

Michelle serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her main role is assisting donors with their funds and the causes they support. Michelle brings over 20 years of experience in the banking industry to The Signatry team.

Alan Pratt
President, Northwest Region, CEP, CAP
Alan Pratt
Alan Pratt
President, Northwest Region, CEP, CAP

Alan Pratt, a Certified Estate Planner and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, serves as the President of The Signatry’s Northwest Region. In his role, Alan works to equip others with the creative tools, strategies, and insight they need to maximize their generosity and establish a lasting legacy. Alan seeks to use his decades of experience as a financial professional, legacy advisor, and business owner to help families flourish.

Hannah Reynolds
Executive Assistant
Hannah Reynolds
Hannah Reynolds
Executive Assistant

Hannah Reynolds is the assistant to Bill High, Executive Chairman & Founder of The Signatry. Her role is to serve the Executive Chairman and to provide additional operational support. Hannah is a former Continuing Medical Education Coordinator with experience in event planning and a background in the mission field.

Erik Schartner
Executive Vice President & Tax Strategies Counsel
Erik Schartner
Erik Schartner
Executive Vice President & Tax Strategies Counsel

Erik Schartner serves as Executive Vice President & Tax Strategies Counsel for The Signatry where he provides analysis, planning, and implementation of legal and tax strategies. He also serves as a resource to generous donors who desire to integrate their giving with their overall estate plan.  Erik spent ten years in private practice as an estate planning lawyer in the Boston area before he transitioned to The Cru Foundation in 2017.

Larry Scott
Chief Legal Officer, JD
Larry Scott
Larry Scott
Chief Legal Officer, JD

Larry Scott serves as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Counsel. He has extensive experience with transactional, operational, and tax matters from his legal and accounting career. His focus is on tax and corporate issues of nonliquid asset donations and addressing those issues with donors and their professional advisors. He also provides analysis, planning, and implementation of legal and tax strategies for The Signatry.

Lauren Shoener
Donor Care Specialist
Lauren Shoener
Lauren Shoener
Donor Care Specialist

Lauren serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her main role is assisting donors with their funds and the causes they support. Lauren has served in customer service and donor relations for over 14 years.

Bethany Slack
Director of Donor Advised Fund Accounting
Bethany Slack
Bethany Slack
Director of Donor Advised Fund Accounting

Bethany serves as the Director of Donor Advised Fund Accounting at The Signatry. She is responsible for the fund accounting of donor advised funds as well as corporate accounting functions and bank reconciliations. Bethany holds a MBA in International Business and has several years of experience in international mutual fund accounting. Bethany also has ministry staff experience and has had the opportunity to teach English overseas.

Maryalice Smith
Administrative Assistant
Maryalice Smith
Maryalice Smith
Administrative Assistant

As the administrative assistant to the Chief Revenue Officer of The Signatry, Maryalice works across the organization to bring resources, donor needs, and industry partners together for Kingdom impact. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Business and Ministry, and brings her prior experience working with individual clients to The Signatry team.

Desirae Stirling
Donor Care Communications Coordinator
Desirae Stirling
Desirae Stirling
Donor Care Communications Coordinator

Desirae Stirling serves as the Donor Care Communications Coordinator at The Signatry. She manages the intake of donor questions and provides support to the Donor Care team with resolving customer needs. She has a background in various fields including education, missions, and office settings, and is skilled in communication, organization, and customer service.

Jake Tometich
Senior Account Management Specialist
Jake Tometich
Jake Tometich
Senior Account Management Specialist

Jake serves as Senior Account Management Specialist for The Signatry. His primary role is assisting donors and their advisors on transforming their charitable giving and investments with a donor advised fund. Jake has experience working as a financial and investment analyst and as a financial advisor over the course of the last 15 years.

Carole Urbas
Director of Curriculum Development
Carole Urbas
Carole Urbas
Director of Curriculum Development

Carole serves as Director of Curriculum Development at The Signatry. Carole is a proven leader and published author who uses her experience writing and teaching Bibles studies to create unique and engaging learning experiences for The Signatry community. Having worked alongside nationally recognized leaders and organizations, Carole brings 20 years of experience in launching and building ministries to The Signatry.

Len Urbas
President, Rocky Mountain Region
Len Urbas
Len Urbas
President, Rocky Mountain Region

Len Urbas serves as the President of the Rocky Mountain Region of The Signatry. In his role, Len helps families, advisors, and ministries make a difference in the world through sound stewardship and biblical generosity. With over 25 years of business development and building strategic partnerships in high-tech, Len brings valuable experience in transformational change and operational excellence to The Signatry.

Joe Williams
President, OKC Region
Joe Williams
Joe Williams
President, OKC Region

Joe Williams is President of the Oklahoma Region of The Signatry. His role is to meet with donors to help them maximize gifting opportunities through strategic giving plans. Joe has over 20 years of experience as a community bank CEO, and 8 years as a stewardship pastor.

Jessica Winter
Chief Brand Officer
Jessica Winter
Jessica Winter
Chief Brand Officer

Jessica Winter serves as the Chief Brand Officer at The Signatry. Her role is to create and execute brand strategy and marketing initiatives across The Signatry’s internal and external platforms. Jessica has led and developed marketing strategies for a variety of non-profit and higher education institutions across her career.

Drew Wright
Data Analyst
Drew Wright
Drew Wright
Data Analyst

Drew serves as Data Analyst for The Signatry. In his role, Drew leads research and analysis efforts, supports The Signatry data management, and assists departments with data needs. Drew brings experience in corporate marketing and campus ministry to The Signatry.

Jenn Wynn
AMA Support Specialist
Jenn Wynn
Jenn Wynn
AMA Support Specialist

Jenn Wynn serves as an AMA Support Specialist at The Signatry. With over a decade of experience in administrative services, she specializes in taming the paperwork clutter and streamlining complex processes. As an AMA Support Specialist, Jenn assists the Advisor Managed Accounts team with originating, maintaining, and strengthening the relationships between The Signatry and investment managers recommended by our donors. Her responsibilities include account setup and investment manager communication, ensuring a smooth giving experience for donors and advisors.

 

Jason Yakelis
Chief Administrative Officer
Jason Yakelis
Jason Yakelis
Chief Administrative Officer

Jason Yakelis serves as The Signatry’s Chief Administrative Officer. Drawing from over two decades of professional experience guiding businesses and nonprofits from idea to implementation, he champions the operational requirements for the foundation’s internal and external customers to successfully engage with its mission. With responsibility for driving decisions around corporate planning, technology, talent recruitment and development, donor care, charity services, investment account management, and administrative support, Jason plays a key role in the activation of The Signatry’s mission.

In addition to his formal role with The Signatry, Jason is a Paterson Guide for StratOp & LifePlan. Through this work, he facilitates organizational, team, and individual development processes, allowing participants to glean new perspectives from their personal or corporate stories, gain clarity on the direction they wish to grow, and commit to living and acting intentionally and accountably from that purpose and vision.

Jason and his wife, Meredith, along with their daughters Zoe and Sage, live in southcentral Pennsylvania.

Megan Yeomans
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
Megan Yeomans
Megan Yeomans
Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Megan Yeomans serves as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for The Signatry. Megan serves with the Finance Team to drive management reporting, cash forecasting and results analysis, and other team processes. She has over 9 years of finance experience, including her work as an international mutual funds accountant.

Christine York
Donor Care Specialist
Christine York
Christine York
Donor Care Specialist

Christine York serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. She serves The Signatry community by helping donors with their funds and generosity needs, and coordinating updates with the online giving platform. Christine brings over 7 years of experience in administrative support with nonprofits and higher education institutions.

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The Signatry exists to inspire and facilitate revolutionary biblical generosity. The vision is to write the last check to the last missionary to be sent out to the last unreached people group so the last person can hear the gospel.

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