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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 multiRead More

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 multigenerational 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.

  • Leadership
  • Relationship Managers
  • Donor Care
  • Operations & Support
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Ministry Services
  • Marketing & Events
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 multigenerational 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.

Relationship Managers
This team grows strategic generosity across the country by connecting with donors and providing strategic charitable planning.
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.

Evan Lange
President, Midwest Region / J.D.
Evan Lange
Evan Lange
President, Midwest Region / J.D.

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.

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.

Dale Armstrong
President, South Region
Dale Armstrong
Dale Armstrong
President, South Region

Dale Armstrong serves as the President of the South Region 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.

Wendy Rogers
Vice President, National Relationship Management
Wendy Rogers
Wendy Rogers
Vice President, National Relationship Management

Wendy Rogers serves as Vice President, National Relationship Management. Wendy works with donors to build their family legacy by connecting them with creative giving solutions. As a third-generation family business owner and corporate director with 25 years of experience, Wendy brings special insight to family businesses on how to facilitate stewardship.

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.

Elizabeth Bickley
Investment Team Specialist, Fund Operations
Elizabeth Bickley
Elizabeth Bickley
Investment Team Specialist, Fund Operations

Elizabeth serves as Fund Operations and Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry.  Her primary role is assisting donors and their advisors on setting up and managing their donor advised fund and separately managed accounts.  Elizabeth has served in customer service for insurance, investments and financial planning for over 20 years.

Lesli Tyson
Donor Care Specialist
Lesli Tyson
Lesli Tyson
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.

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.

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.

Operations & Support
This team supports internal needs, organizational planning, and special projects.
Jason Yakelis
Vice President, Strategic Growth
Jason Yakelis
Jason Yakelis
Vice President, Strategic Growth

Jason Yakelis serves as Vice President for Strategic Growth at The Signatry. As a Paterson Guide for StratOp & LifePlan, he leads organizational and individual development processes to guide others towards clarity and their created purpose. Having served in executive and operational roles in for-profit and nonprofit entities, Jason brings valuable perspective in walking with leaders and organizations.

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.

Annika Bergen
Director of Communications
Annika Bergen
Annika Bergen
Director of Communications

Annika Bergen serves as the Director of Communications at The Signatry. Her role is to develop and implement strategies across various communication platforms. Annika has over 7 years of experience in communication, and is a seasoned writer and editor.

Aril Brizendine
Project Manager, Sales & Operations
Aril Brizendine
Aril Brizendine
Project Manager, Sales & Operations

Aril Brizendine serves as a Project Manager for Sales & Operations at The Signatry. Her role consists of managing The Signatry’s CRM database and tracking processes, as well as providing operation & sales 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.

Daniel Vanderhorst
Project Manager
Daniel Vanderhorst
Daniel Vanderhorst
Project Manager

Daniel Vanderhorst works as Project Manager for The Signatry. He handles the development of family legacy programs and works with Bill High, The Signatry CEO, on speaking engagements, curriculum, and web projects. Daniel has taught English overseas, served in ministry, and most recently worked in web and content development.

Rhiannon Kreeger
Operations Manager
Rhiannon Kreeger
Rhiannon Kreeger
Operations Manager

Rhiannon Kreeger serves as Operations Manager for The Signatry. Her role on the operations team is to handle all operational projects while assisting the VP of Operations with record keeping and scheduling. Rhiannon is an experienced operations manager with over 10 years supporting businesses.

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.

Gretchen Ditsworth
Assistant to the President, Northwest Region
Gretchen Ditsworth
Gretchen Ditsworth
Assistant to the President, Northwest Region

Gretchen Ditsworth is the assistant to Alan Pratt, President of the Northwest Region of The Signatry. Her role is to serve the President and others as needed, while devoting time to donor care, event coordination, and operational support. Gretchen has over 24 years of professional experience in accounting and not-for-profit administration.

Rachael Durham
Administrative Assistant
Rachael Durham
Rachael Durham
Administrative Assistant

Rachael serves as Administrative Assistant at The Signatry and works directly with the national relationship management team. She is responsible for a variety of tasks to maintain thorough organization, implementation, and communication. Serving in the United States military for over 13 years, Rachael brings experience of leadership, communication, and project management to The Signatry

Christine York
Office Administrator
Christine York
Christine York
Office Administrator

Christine York serves as the Office Administrator for The Signatry. She assists The Signatry team through internal project support, managing office needs, and helping with questions from donors. Christine brings over 7 years of experience in administrative support with nonprofits and higher education institutions.

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

Michelle Dightman serves as the Director of Complex Asset Accounting for The Signatry. In her role, Michelle manages accounting and tax processes for complex assets under management with The Signatry. With over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, Michelle has worked in a variety of industries including private family foundations.

Colby Leseberg
Senior Accountant
Colby Leseberg
Colby Leseberg
Senior Accountant

Colby Leseberg serves as the Senior Accountant with The Signatry team. In his role, Colby handles the accounting processes required for complex assets under management with The Signatry. With over 8 years of experience in finance and accounting, Colby has worked on high level projects in the commercial real estate industry.

Tracy Manning
Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst
Tracy Manning
Tracy Manning
Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst

Tracy Manning serves as a Senior Accountant and Financial Analyst at The Signatry. Tracy is responsible for the required accounting and tax analysis of business interest gifts under management at The Signatry. Prior to joining the team, Tracy worked in corporate accounting roles within the financial industry, specializing in complex revenue models.

Megan Yeomans
Senior Financial Analyst
Megan Yeomans
Megan Yeomans
Senior Financial Analyst

Megan Yeomans serves as a Senior Financial Analyst 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 7 years of finance experience, including her work as an international mutual funds accountant.

Bethany Slack
Staff Accountant
Bethany Slack
Bethany Slack
Staff Accountant

Bethany serves as a Staff Accountant 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.

Legal
This team provides support for strategic planning and complex asset intake.
Larry Scott
Senior Vice President & Corporate Counsel / J.D.
Larry Scott
Larry Scott
Senior Vice President & Corporate Counsel / J.D.

Larry Scott serves as Senior Vice President & 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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

Jessica Winter
Director of Marketing
Jessica Winter
Jessica Winter
Director of Marketing

Jessica Winter serves as the Director of Marketing at The Signatry. Her role is to create and execute brand strategy and marketing initiatives across various platforms. Jessica has led and developed marketing strategies for a variety of non-profit organizations across her career.

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Dale Armstrong
President, South Region
Dale Armstrong
Dale Armstrong
President, South Region

Dale Armstrong serves as the President of the South Region 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.

Annika Bergen
Director of Communications
Annika Bergen
Annika Bergen
Director of Communications

Annika Bergen serves as the Director of Communications at The Signatry. Her role is to develop and implement strategies across various communication platforms. Annika has over 7 years of experience in communication, and is a seasoned writer and editor.

Elizabeth Bickley
Investment Team Specialist, Fund Operations
Elizabeth Bickley
Elizabeth Bickley
Investment Team Specialist, Fund Operations

Elizabeth serves as Fund Operations and Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry.  Her primary role is assisting donors and their advisors on setting up and managing their donor advised fund and separately managed accounts.  Elizabeth has served in customer service for insurance, investments and financial planning for over 20 years.

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
Project Manager, Sales & Operations
Aril Brizendine
Aril Brizendine
Project Manager, Sales & Operations

Aril Brizendine serves as a Project Manager for Sales & Operations at The Signatry. Her role consists of managing The Signatry’s CRM database and tracking processes, as well as providing operation & sales 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.

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.

Michelle Dightman
Director of Complex Asset Accounting
Michelle Dightman
Michelle Dightman
Director of Complex Asset Accounting

Michelle Dightman serves as the Director of Complex Asset Accounting for The Signatry. In her role, Michelle manages accounting and tax processes for complex assets under management with The Signatry. With over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, Michelle has worked in a variety of industries including private family foundations.

Gretchen Ditsworth
Assistant to the President, Northwest Region
Gretchen Ditsworth
Gretchen Ditsworth
Assistant to the President, Northwest Region

Gretchen Ditsworth is the assistant to Alan Pratt, President of the Northwest Region of The Signatry. Her role is to serve the President and others as needed, while devoting time to donor care, event coordination, and operational support. Gretchen has over 24 years of professional experience in accounting and not-for-profit administration.

Rachael Durham
Administrative Assistant
Rachael Durham
Rachael Durham
Administrative Assistant

Rachael serves as Administrative Assistant at The Signatry and works directly with the national relationship management team. She is responsible for a variety of tasks to maintain thorough organization, implementation, and communication. Serving in the United States military for over 13 years, Rachael brings experience of leadership, communication, and project management to The Signatry

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.

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 multigenerational 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.

Rhiannon Kreeger
Operations Manager
Rhiannon Kreeger
Rhiannon Kreeger
Operations Manager

Rhiannon Kreeger serves as Operations Manager for The Signatry. Her role on the operations team is to handle all operational projects while assisting the VP of Operations with record keeping and scheduling. Rhiannon is an experienced operations manager with over 10 years supporting businesses.

Evan Lange
President, Midwest Region / J.D.
Evan Lange
Evan Lange
President, Midwest Region / J.D.

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
Senior Accountant
Colby Leseberg
Colby Leseberg
Senior Accountant

Colby Leseberg serves as the Senior Accountant with The Signatry team. In his role, Colby handles the accounting processes required for complex assets under management with The Signatry. With over 8 years of experience in finance and accounting, Colby has worked on high level projects in the commercial real estate industry.

Tracy Manning
Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst
Tracy Manning
Tracy Manning
Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst

Tracy Manning serves as a Senior Accountant and Financial Analyst at The Signatry. Tracy is responsible for the required accounting and tax analysis of business interest gifts under management at The Signatry. Prior to joining the team, Tracy worked in corporate accounting roles within the financial industry, specializing in complex revenue models.

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.

Wendy Rogers
Vice President, National Relationship Management
Wendy Rogers
Wendy Rogers
Vice President, National Relationship Management

Wendy Rogers serves as Vice President, National Relationship Management. Wendy works with donors to build their family legacy by connecting them with creative giving solutions. As a third-generation family business owner and corporate director with 25 years of experience, Wendy brings special insight to family businesses on how to facilitate stewardship.

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
Senior Vice President & Corporate Counsel / J.D.
Larry Scott
Larry Scott
Senior Vice President & Corporate Counsel / J.D.

Larry Scott serves as Senior Vice President & 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
Staff Accountant
Bethany Slack
Bethany Slack
Staff Accountant

Bethany serves as a Staff Accountant 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.

Lesli Tyson
Donor Care Specialist
Lesli Tyson
Lesli Tyson
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.

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.

Daniel Vanderhorst
Project Manager
Daniel Vanderhorst
Daniel Vanderhorst
Project Manager

Daniel Vanderhorst works as Project Manager for The Signatry. He handles the development of family legacy programs and works with Bill High, The Signatry CEO, on speaking engagements, curriculum, and web projects. Daniel has taught English overseas, served in ministry, and most recently worked in web and content development.

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
Director of Marketing
Jessica Winter
Jessica Winter
Director of Marketing

Jessica Winter serves as the Director of Marketing at The Signatry. Her role is to create and execute brand strategy and marketing initiatives across various platforms. Jessica has led and developed marketing strategies for a variety of non-profit organizations 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.

Jason Yakelis
Vice President, Strategic Growth
Jason Yakelis
Jason Yakelis
Vice President, Strategic Growth

Jason Yakelis serves as Vice President for Strategic Growth at The Signatry. As a Paterson Guide for StratOp & LifePlan, he leads organizational and individual development processes to guide others towards clarity and their created purpose. Having served in executive and operational roles in for-profit and nonprofit entities, Jason brings valuable perspective in walking with leaders and organizations.

Megan Yeomans
Senior Financial Analyst
Megan Yeomans
Megan Yeomans
Senior Financial Analyst

Megan Yeomans serves as a Senior Financial Analyst 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 7 years of finance experience, including her work as an international mutual funds accountant.

Christine York
Office Administrator
Christine York
Christine York
Office Administrator

Christine York serves as the Office Administrator for The Signatry. She assists The Signatry team through internal project support, managing office needs, and helping with questions from donors. 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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