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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 nonprofits 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
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
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
  • Client Success Group
  • Donor Care
  • Finance
  • Investment Education & Accounts
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Success
  • Operations & Support
  • Relationship Managers
  • Technology
Leadership
The leadership team directs operations of the foundation and determines how to achieve strategic goals.
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

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

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

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 Operating Officer
Jason Yakelis
Jason Yakelis
Chief Operating Officer
Jason Yakelis

Jason Yakelis serves as The Signatry’s Chief Operating 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, nonprofit success, 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.

Client Success Group
This group is dedicated to serving The Signatry’s three key stakeholders: donors, financial advisors, and nonprofit organizations.
Jason Yakelis
Chief Operating Officer
Jason Yakelis
Jason Yakelis
Chief Operating Officer
Jason Yakelis

Jason Yakelis serves as The Signatry’s Chief Operating 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, nonprofit success, 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.

Stewart Rawley
Senior Vice President, Client Success
Stewart Rawley
Stewart Rawley
Senior Vice President, Client Success

As the Senior Vice President of Client Success, Stewart Rawley provides strategic direction, operational accountability, and leadership development to the Donor Care, Investment, and Nonprofit teams at The Signatry. Stewart’s expertise from leadership roles in people, culture, operations, and human resources helps serve and facilitate the journey of our donor families from the point of contribution to approved grant recommendation. Stewart has over 30 years in leadership experience that he carries into his coordination with The Signatry’s senior leadership on developing our first class donor, nonprofit, and advisor relationships. Stewart lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and has three children.

Kim Harris
Family & Corporate Generosity Liaison
Kim Harris
Kim Harris
Family & Corporate Generosity Liaison
Kim Harris

Kim Harris serves as Family & Corporate Generosity Liaison 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.

Kristin Hammett
Director of Nonprofit Success
Kristin Hammett
Kristin Hammett
Director of Nonprofit Success
Kristin Hammett

Kristin Hammett is the Director of Nonprofit Success for The Signatry. She partners with nonprofits 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.

Lesli Tyson Carnes
Director of Donor Care
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Director of Donor Care
Lesli Tyson Carnes

Lesli Tyson Carnes serves as Director of Donor Care for The Signatry. Hailing from a background of ministry, missions, and music, she understands the crucial relationship between donors and the ministries they love and support. Lesli has spent years training and developing customer service teams that recognize the unique needs and goals of donors involved in advancing the Kingdom of Christ, equipping the team to serve with excellence and care. Her experience in directing a team of eight international offices and a US-based call center has culminated in her desire to integrate strategic process for growth and scaling with a heart of compassion.

Jake Tometich
Director of Investment Education & Accounts
Jake Tometich
Jake Tometich
Director of Investment Education & Accounts
Jake Tometich

Jake serves as the Director of Investment Education and Accounts for The Signatry. His primary role is assisting donors and their financial advisors, RIA’s, and family offices with transforming their charitable giving and investments through Advisor Managed Accounts (AMAs). He serves our AMAs by deepening relationships through investment education and being a value-add to advisors in their practice. Jake holds FINRA Series 65 and Series 3 Licenses as well as a Harvard Business School Certificate in Alternative Investments. Over the course of the last 15 years, Jake has held numerous roles in the investment management industry, as well as co-founding a 501(c)(3) with his wife, Brooke.

Donor Care
This team processes donor requests, educates on donor advised fund capabilities, and builds relationships with donors through customer service.
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Director of Donor Care
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Director of Donor Care
Lesli Tyson Carnes

Lesli Tyson Carnes serves as Director of Donor Care for The Signatry. Hailing from a background of ministry, missions, and music, she understands the crucial relationship between donors and the ministries they love and support. Lesli has spent years training and developing customer service teams that recognize the unique needs and goals of donors involved in advancing the Kingdom of Christ, equipping the team to serve with excellence and care. Her experience in directing a team of eight international offices and a US-based call center has culminated in her desire to integrate strategic process for growth and scaling with a heart of compassion.

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

Lauren serves as a Senior Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her main role is assisting donors with their funds and the causes they support and providing lead support for the Kansas City Donor Care team. Lauren has served in customer service and donor relations for over 15 years.

Christine York
Donor Care Process Coordinator
Christine York
Christine York
Donor Care Process Coordinator
Christine York

Christine York serves as a Donor Care Process Coordinator 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.

Sarah Vacik
Donor Care Specialist
Sarah Vacik
Sarah Vacik
Donor Care Specialist
Sarah Vacik

Sarah serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her role enables her to assist in Kingdom work by aiding donors with their funds and grant recommendations as they practice Biblical generosity. Prior to joining the organization, she served in customer services rolls in the public sector for over a decade.

Kerry Svendsen
Donor Care Specialist
Kerry Svendsen
Kerry Svendsen
Donor Care Specialist
Kerry Svendsen

Kerry serves as a Donor Care Specialist at The Signatry. Kerry is an experienced professional in business and event planning. Her background in volunteering for various organizations and nonprofits brings a desire to serve others. She looks forward to helping donors live out their legacy.

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

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.

Julia Oliver
Senior Grants Processing Coordinator
Julia Oliver
Julia Oliver
Senior Grants Processing Coordinator
Julia Oliver

Julia Oliver serves The Signatry as Senior Grants Processing Coordinator. Her main role is assisting donors with their funds and the charitable causes they support through their grants. Julia brings over two decades of experience in serving donors through foundation and donor advised fund sponsor work.

Stephanie Summerhill
Grants Processing Specialist
Stephanie Summerhill
Stephanie Summerhill
Grants Processing Specialist
Stephanie Summerhill

Stephanie serves as a Grants Processing Specialist at The Signatry. She has worked in customer service, sales, and marketing for many years, including 17 years as a realtor and 5 years in nonprofit development.

Terri Slack
Gifts Processing Coordinator
Terri Slack
Terri Slack
Gifts Processing Coordinator
Terri Slack

Terri serves as a Gifts Processing Coordinator for The Signatry. Terri brings over 20 years of experience in church business management, bookkeeping, and pastoral support. She is also very involved in the Worship and Children’s ministries at her church.

Lanail Hamilton
Gift Processing Coordinator
Lanail Hamilton
Lanail Hamilton
Gift Processing Coordinator
Lanail Hamilton

Lanail Hamilton serves at The Signatry as our Gift Processing Coordinator. Lanail’s role on the Donor Care team helps centralize contribution and processing efforts with our donor advised funds.

Shyla Collins
Phone Coordinator
Shyla Collins
Shyla Collins
Phone Coordinator
Shyla Collins

Shyla Collins serves as a Phone Coordinator on the Donor Care team. She is the first contact an individual has when they reach out to The Signatry. Her education is in Psychology, and she has experience working in behavior therapy and administrative support.

Finance
This team provides the accounting and financial structures for The Signatry.
Mark Klinger
Chief Financial Officer, MBA
Mark Klinger
Mark Klinger
Chief Financial Officer, MBA
Mark Klinger

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.

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

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

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

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 Rodenberg
Director of Donor Advised Fund Accounting
Bethany Rodenberg
Bethany Rodenberg
Director of Donor Advised Fund Accounting
Bethany Rodenberg

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.

Amber Williams
Staff Accountant & Treasury Analyst
Amber Williams
Amber Williams
Staff Accountant & Treasury Analyst
Amber Williams

Amber serves as a Staff Accountant & Treasury Analyst at The Signatry. She has over 6 years of experience in Finance Services. Amber pays the grants and reconciles our bank accounts. She loves being able to use her skills and knowledge to help grow the Kingdom of God.

Nikki Carlson
Manager, Finance Operations
Nikki Carlson
Nikki Carlson
Manager, Finance Operations
Nikki Carlson

Nikki Carlson serves as Manager of Finance Operations 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
Donor Fund Analyst
Kimberly Butler
Kimberly Butler
Donor Fund Analyst
Kimberly Butler

Kim Butler serves as a Donor Fund 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.

Marnie Woodard
Senior Accountant, Non-Cash Gifts
Marnie Woodard
Marnie Woodard
Senior Accountant, Non-Cash Gifts
Marnie Woodard

Marnie serves as Senior Accountant, Non-Cash Gifts for the finance team at The Signatry. She is responsible for the financial process in business interest gifts, managing the cash flow of business interest gifts, distributions, and sale proceeds with DAFs. Marnie has 30+ years experience in financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, accounting research, and public accounting audit and tax.

Brenson Vile
Senior Accountant
Brenson Vile
Brenson Vile
Senior Accountant
Brenson Vile

Brenson serves as a Senior Accountant at The Signatry. He assists with complex gifts of real estate, supporting organizations, and alternative investments. With 8 years of accounting and finance experience in manufacturing, logistics, and banking, Brenson has worked to implement and optimize many different financial systems.

Kiley Gembala
Finance Specialist
Kiley Gembala
Kiley Gembala
Finance Specialist
Kiley Gembala

Kiley serves as a Finance Specialist for The Signatry. In her role, Kiley supports the Finance Team on Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, expense reporting, and certain finance functions within our online donor platform.

Shannon Bartkoski
Senior Accountant, Donor Fund Accounting
Shannon Bartkoski
Shannon Bartkoski
Senior Accountant, Donor Fund Accounting
Shannon Bartkoski

Shannon Bartkoski serves The Signatry as Senior Accountant, Donor Fund Accounting. Shannon works on the Finance team to monitor gifts related to donor fund accounting and cash management via Give Interactive. She has over six years experience in wealth management processing and finance services.

Aubrey Hines
Financial Analyst
Aubrey Hines
Aubrey Hines
Financial Analyst
Aubrey Hines

Aubrey Hines serves as a financial analyst for The Signatry. Aubrey helps serve our donor families and internal processes through reporting, forecasting and results analysis, and other internal team studies.

Nick Jackson
Financial Analyst
Nick Jackson
Nick Jackson
Financial Analyst
Nick Jackson

Nick serves as a financial analyst for The Signatry. His professional experience includes full-cycle accounting in several industries, as well as assisting with modernization efforts to streamline finance and accounting processes, increase efficiency, and mitigate risk.

Investment Education & Accounts
This team assists donors and their financial advisors, RIAs, and family offices with transforming their charitable giving and investments through Advisor Managed Accounts (AMAs).
Jake Tometich
Director of Investment Education & Accounts
Jake Tometich
Jake Tometich
Director of Investment Education & Accounts
Jake Tometich

Jake serves as the Director of Investment Education and Accounts for The Signatry. His primary role is assisting donors and their financial advisors, RIA’s, and family offices with transforming their charitable giving and investments through Advisor Managed Accounts (AMAs). He serves our AMAs by deepening relationships through investment education and being a value-add to advisors in their practice. Jake holds FINRA Series 65 and Series 3 Licenses as well as a Harvard Business School Certificate in Alternative Investments. Over the course of the last 15 years, Jake has held numerous roles in the investment management industry, as well as co-founding a 501(c)(3) with his wife, Brooke.

Lindsee Willis
AMA Support Specialist
Lindsee Willis
Lindsee Willis
AMA Support Specialist
Lindsee Willis

Lindsee Willis serves The Signatry as an Advisor Managed Accounts (AMA) Support Specialist. Lindsee works closely with our Investment Education and AMA team on our growing number of DAFs that have an AMA investment option tied to them. She supports the set up, processing, and special requests of our advisor partners on these funds. Lindsee brings 9 years of experience from roles in accounting and the mortgage finance industry.

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

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.

Stephen Phillips
AMA Specialist
Stephen Phillips
Stephen Phillips
AMA Specialist
Stephen Phillips

Stephen serves as an AMA Specialist at The Signatry. Stephen brings his experience working as a Financial Planner to develop relationships with our Advisor Managed Account investment advisors and to serve as our primary point of contact for advisor teams wanting to open and maintain AMAs.

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

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, Administrative & Compliance Counsel
Erik Schartner
Erik Schartner
Executive Vice President, Administrative & Compliance Counsel
Erik Schartner

Erik Schartner serves as Executive Vice President of Administrative and Compliance 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

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.

Nick Shimoda
Executive Vice President, Deputy Asset Stewardship Counsel
Nick Shimoda
Nick Shimoda
Executive Vice President, Deputy Asset Stewardship Counsel
Nick Shimoda

Nick serves as Executive Vice President of Deputy Asset Stewardship Counsel at The Signatry. His primary focus is on gift intake, management and disposition of gifted assets, and investment of liquid proceeds from dispositions. Prior to joining The Signatry, he spent 29 years in private practice as an estate planning, business, and tax attorney.

Amy Krueger
Legal Project Manager
Amy Krueger
Amy Krueger
Legal Project Manager
Amy Krueger

Amy serves as Legal Project Manager for The Signatry. Incorporating her background in analyzing and organizing processes for visionary nonprofits, she stewards non-liquid asset gifts, alternative investments, and compliance projects with a keen sense of detail.

Shannon Coffey
Legal
Shannon Coffey
Shannon Coffey
Legal
Shannon Coffey

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.

Marketing
This team develops the brand through advertising and creative resources.
Ben Martin
Vice President of Marketing
Ben Martin
Ben Martin
Vice President of Marketing
Ben Martin

Ben Martin serves as VP 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 nonprofit organizations, Ben brings a creative perspective in expanding content approaches and growing donor engagement.

Nicklaus Bartelli
Marketing Engagement Specialist
Nicklaus Bartelli
Nicklaus Bartelli
Marketing Engagement Specialist
Nicklaus Bartelli

Nick serves as Marketing Engagement 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.

Savannah Ansett
Digital Marketing Specialist
Savannah Ansett
Savannah Ansett
Digital Marketing Specialist
Savannah Ansett

Savannah Ansett serves as the Digital Marketing Specialist at The Signatry. Savannah works to support the mission of The Signatry by enhancing search engine optimization, search advertising, and display advertising. She brings experience from the corporate and non-profit worlds and lives in Nashville, TN with her husband.

Jessica McBirney
Content Marketing Specialist
Jessica McBirney
Jessica McBirney
Content Marketing Specialist
Jessica McBirney

Jessie McBirney serves as Content Marketing Specialist at The Signatry. Jessie works to share the story of The Signatry, its donors, advisors, and ministry partners through multiple communication mediums, while delivering fresh educational and inspirational content to our audiences. Jessie is a graduate of Biola University and George Mason, and lives in Washington D.C. with her husband.

Nonprofit Success
This team equips nonprofits to grow their development work and partners with major donor efforts.
Kristin Hammett
Director of Nonprofit Success
Kristin Hammett
Kristin Hammett
Director of Nonprofit Success
Kristin Hammett

Kristin Hammett is the Director of Nonprofit Success for The Signatry. She partners with nonprofits 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
Nonprofit Success Specialist
Gretchen Kramp
Gretchen Kramp
Nonprofit Success Specialist
Gretchen Kramp

Gretchen serves as a Nonprofit Success Specialist for Nonprofit Success 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 over 10 years of experience in event planning and nonprofit development to The Signatry.

Michelle McKelvey
Nonprofit Research Specialist
Michelle McKelvey
Michelle McKelvey
Nonprofit Research Specialist
Michelle McKelvey

Michelle serves as Nonprofit Research Specialist for The Signatry. Her main role is to coordinate the vetting and approval process of grants to nonprofits from The Signatry. Michelle brings over 20 years of experience in the banking and donor service industries to The Signatry team.

Operations & Support
This team supports internal needs, organizational planning, and special projects.
Jason Yakelis
Chief Operating Officer
Jason Yakelis
Jason Yakelis
Chief Operating Officer
Jason Yakelis

Jason Yakelis serves as The Signatry’s Chief Operating 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, nonprofit success, 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.

Hannah Reynolds
Executive Assistant
Hannah Reynolds
Hannah Reynolds
Executive Assistant
Hannah Reynolds

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

Donna England is the assistant to Steve French, President & CEO 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
Executive Assistant & Fundraising Operations Lead
Maryalice Smith
Maryalice Smith
Executive Assistant & Fundraising Operations Lead
Maryalice Smith

As the executive 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.

Drew Wright
Strategic Projects Lead
Drew Wright
Drew Wright
Strategic Projects Lead
Drew Wright

Drew serves as the Lead of Strategic Projects at The Signatry. In his role, Drew collaborates with functional teams and senior leadership to perform strategic analyses, refine operational practices, and develop sustainable solutions in pursuit of the foundation’s mission and vision. Drew brings experience in data analysis, corporate marketing, and college ministry to The Signatry team.

Rebecca Dority
Office Manager
Rebecca Dority
Rebecca Dority
Office Manager
Rebecca Dority

Rebecca Dority serves as Office Manager for The Signatry’s Overland Park location. Her role consists of maintaining and managing our home office environment and ensuring our infrastructure supports our team’s culture and business needs going forward. Rebecca has worked as an administrative assistant for over fifteen years, formerly assisting a Christian author with her speaking events and supporting an occupational health team at a major regional hospital.

Bekah Herzog
Events Manager
Bekah Herzog
Bekah Herzog
Events Manager
Bekah Herzog

Bekah Herzog serves as Events Manager at The Signatry. Bekah works to coordinate and carry out several events with our leadership team and donor education base, such as Family Legacy Workshops, Day with David Green events, Women’s Legacy events, and more. She brings several years experience managing educational training and client engagement events.

Ashleigh Corbin
Executive Assistant
Ashleigh Corbin
Ashleigh Corbin
Executive Assistant
Ashleigh Corbin

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.

Shelly Schwindt
Executive Assistant/Event Support
Shelly Schwindt
Shelly Schwindt
Executive Assistant/Event Support
Shelly Schwindt

Shelly serves as an Executive Assistant to Midwest Region President Evan Lange and as Event Support at The Signatry. She brings many years of professional and volunteer experience in administration and event planning at school and church organizations.

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.

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.

Ken Fletcher
Senior Director of Generosity
Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
Senior Director of Generosity

Ken serves The Signatry team as Senior Director of Generosity. 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.

Technology
This teams manages the technical solutions that enable The Signatry to securely serve our donors.
Trevor Bunch
Chief Information Officer
Trevor Bunch
Trevor Bunch
Chief Information Officer
Trevor Bunch

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.

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

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.

Alexis Chapman
Systems Administrator, Employee Solutions
Alexis Chapman
Alexis Chapman
Systems Administrator, Employee Solutions
Alexis Chapman

Alexis serves as Systems Administrator, Employee Solutions for The Signatry IT department. Her role consists of maintaining employee solutions, coordinating and creating system support and infrastructure for both our in person and remote Signatry team.

Kyle Vosen
Data Analyst
Kyle Vosen
Kyle Vosen
Data Analyst
Kyle Vosen

Kyle Vosen serves as a Data Analyst for The Signatry.

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Savannah Ansett
Digital Marketing Specialist
Savannah Ansett
Savannah Ansett
Digital Marketing Specialist
Savannah Ansett

Savannah Ansett serves as the Digital Marketing Specialist at The Signatry. Savannah works to support the mission of The Signatry by enhancing search engine optimization, search advertising, and display advertising. She brings experience from the corporate and non-profit worlds and lives in Nashville, TN with her husband.

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.

Nicklaus Bartelli
Marketing Engagement Specialist
Nicklaus Bartelli
Nicklaus Bartelli
Marketing Engagement Specialist
Nicklaus Bartelli

Nick serves as Marketing Engagement 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.

Shannon Bartkoski
Senior Accountant, Donor Fund Accounting
Shannon Bartkoski
Shannon Bartkoski
Senior Accountant, Donor Fund Accounting
Shannon Bartkoski

Shannon Bartkoski serves The Signatry as Senior Accountant, Donor Fund Accounting. Shannon works on the Finance team to monitor gifts related to donor fund accounting and cash management via Give Interactive. She has over six years experience in wealth management processing and finance services.

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

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

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
Donor Fund Analyst
Kimberly Butler
Kimberly Butler
Donor Fund Analyst
Kimberly Butler

Kim Butler serves as a Donor Fund 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
Manager, Finance Operations
Nikki Carlson
Nikki Carlson
Manager, Finance Operations
Nikki Carlson

Nikki Carlson serves as Manager of Finance Operations 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
Director of Donor Care
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Lesli Tyson Carnes
Director of Donor Care
Lesli Tyson Carnes

Lesli Tyson Carnes serves as Director of Donor Care for The Signatry. Hailing from a background of ministry, missions, and music, she understands the crucial relationship between donors and the ministries they love and support. Lesli has spent years training and developing customer service teams that recognize the unique needs and goals of donors involved in advancing the Kingdom of Christ, equipping the team to serve with excellence and care. Her experience in directing a team of eight international offices and a US-based call center has culminated in her desire to integrate strategic process for growth and scaling with a heart of compassion.

Alexis Chapman
Systems Administrator, Employee Solutions
Alexis Chapman
Alexis Chapman
Systems Administrator, Employee Solutions
Alexis Chapman

Alexis serves as Systems Administrator, Employee Solutions for The Signatry IT department. Her role consists of maintaining employee solutions, coordinating and creating system support and infrastructure for both our in person and remote Signatry team.

Shannon Coffey
Legal
Shannon Coffey
Shannon Coffey
Legal
Shannon Coffey

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.

Shyla Collins
Phone Coordinator
Shyla Collins
Shyla Collins
Phone Coordinator
Shyla Collins

Shyla Collins serves as a Phone Coordinator on the Donor Care team. She is the first contact an individual has when they reach out to The Signatry. Her education is in Psychology, and she has experience working in behavior therapy and administrative support.

Ashleigh Corbin
Executive Assistant
Ashleigh Corbin
Ashleigh Corbin
Executive Assistant
Ashleigh Corbin

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

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.

Rebecca Dority
Office Manager
Rebecca Dority
Rebecca Dority
Office Manager
Rebecca Dority

Rebecca Dority serves as Office Manager for The Signatry’s Overland Park location. Her role consists of maintaining and managing our home office environment and ensuring our infrastructure supports our team’s culture and business needs going forward. Rebecca has worked as an administrative assistant for over fifteen years, formerly assisting a Christian author with her speaking events and supporting an occupational health team at a major regional hospital.

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

Donna England is the assistant to Steve French, President & CEO 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
Senior Director of Generosity
Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
Senior Director of Generosity

Ken serves The Signatry team as Senior Director of Generosity. 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

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.

Kiley Gembala
Finance Specialist
Kiley Gembala
Kiley Gembala
Finance Specialist
Kiley Gembala

Kiley serves as a Finance Specialist for The Signatry. In her role, Kiley supports the Finance Team on Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, expense reporting, and certain finance functions within our online donor platform.

Lanail Hamilton
Gift Processing Coordinator
Lanail Hamilton
Lanail Hamilton
Gift Processing Coordinator
Lanail Hamilton

Lanail Hamilton serves at The Signatry as our Gift Processing Coordinator. Lanail’s role on the Donor Care team helps centralize contribution and processing efforts with our donor advised funds.

Kristin Hammett
Director of Nonprofit Success
Kristin Hammett
Kristin Hammett
Director of Nonprofit Success
Kristin Hammett

Kristin Hammett is the Director of Nonprofit Success for The Signatry. She partners with nonprofits 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
Family & Corporate Generosity Liaison
Kim Harris
Kim Harris
Family & Corporate Generosity Liaison
Kim Harris

Kim Harris serves as Family & Corporate Generosity Liaison 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.

Bekah Herzog
Events Manager
Bekah Herzog
Bekah Herzog
Events Manager
Bekah Herzog

Bekah Herzog serves as Events Manager at The Signatry. Bekah works to coordinate and carry out several events with our leadership team and donor education base, such as Family Legacy Workshops, Day with David Green events, Women’s Legacy events, and more. She brings several years experience managing educational training and client engagement events.

Aubrey Hines
Financial Analyst
Aubrey Hines
Aubrey Hines
Financial Analyst
Aubrey Hines

Aubrey Hines serves as a financial analyst for The Signatry. Aubrey helps serve our donor families and internal processes through reporting, forecasting and results analysis, and other internal team studies.

Nick Jackson
Financial Analyst
Nick Jackson
Nick Jackson
Financial Analyst
Nick Jackson

Nick serves as a financial analyst for The Signatry. His professional experience includes full-cycle accounting in several industries, as well as assisting with modernization efforts to streamline finance and accounting processes, increase efficiency, and mitigate risk.

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

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
Nonprofit Success Specialist
Gretchen Kramp
Gretchen Kramp
Nonprofit Success Specialist
Gretchen Kramp

Gretchen serves as a Nonprofit Success Specialist for Nonprofit Success 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 over 10 years of experience in event planning and nonprofit development to The Signatry.

Amy Krueger
Legal Project Manager
Amy Krueger
Amy Krueger
Legal Project Manager
Amy Krueger

Amy serves as Legal Project Manager for The Signatry. Incorporating her background in analyzing and organizing processes for visionary nonprofits, she stewards non-liquid asset gifts, alternative investments, and compliance projects with a keen sense of detail.

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

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
Vice President of Marketing
Ben Martin
Ben Martin
Vice President of Marketing
Ben Martin

Ben Martin serves as VP 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 nonprofit organizations, Ben brings a creative perspective in expanding content approaches and growing donor engagement.

Jessica McBirney
Content Marketing Specialist
Jessica McBirney
Jessica McBirney
Content Marketing Specialist
Jessica McBirney

Jessie McBirney serves as Content Marketing Specialist at The Signatry. Jessie works to share the story of The Signatry, its donors, advisors, and ministry partners through multiple communication mediums, while delivering fresh educational and inspirational content to our audiences. Jessie is a graduate of Biola University and George Mason, and lives in Washington D.C. with her husband.

Michelle McKelvey
Nonprofit Research Specialist
Michelle McKelvey
Michelle McKelvey
Nonprofit Research Specialist
Michelle McKelvey

Michelle serves as Nonprofit Research Specialist for The Signatry. Her main role is to coordinate the vetting and approval process of grants to nonprofits from The Signatry. Michelle brings over 20 years of experience in the banking and donor service industries to The Signatry team.

Julia Oliver
Senior Grants Processing Coordinator
Julia Oliver
Julia Oliver
Senior Grants Processing Coordinator
Julia Oliver

Julia Oliver serves The Signatry as Senior Grants Processing Coordinator. Her main role is assisting donors with their funds and the charitable causes they support through their grants. Julia brings over two decades of experience in serving donors through foundation and donor advised fund sponsor work.

Stephen Phillips
AMA Specialist
Stephen Phillips
Stephen Phillips
AMA Specialist
Stephen Phillips

Stephen serves as an AMA Specialist at The Signatry. Stephen brings his experience working as a Financial Planner to develop relationships with our Advisor Managed Account investment advisors and to serve as our primary point of contact for advisor teams wanting to open and maintain AMAs.

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.

Stewart Rawley
Senior Vice President, Client Success
Stewart Rawley
Stewart Rawley
Senior Vice President, Client Success

As the Senior Vice President of Client Success, Stewart Rawley provides strategic direction, operational accountability, and leadership development to the Donor Care, Investment, and Nonprofit teams at The Signatry. Stewart’s expertise from leadership roles in people, culture, operations, and human resources helps serve and facilitate the journey of our donor families from the point of contribution to approved grant recommendation. Stewart has over 30 years in leadership experience that he carries into his coordination with The Signatry’s senior leadership on developing our first class donor, nonprofit, and advisor relationships. Stewart lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and has three children.

Hannah Reynolds
Executive Assistant
Hannah Reynolds
Hannah Reynolds
Executive Assistant
Hannah Reynolds

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, Administrative & Compliance Counsel
Erik Schartner
Erik Schartner
Executive Vice President, Administrative & Compliance Counsel
Erik Schartner

Erik Schartner serves as Executive Vice President of Administrative and Compliance 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.

Shelly Schwindt
Executive Assistant/Event Support
Shelly Schwindt
Shelly Schwindt
Executive Assistant/Event Support
Shelly Schwindt

Shelly serves as an Executive Assistant to Midwest Region President Evan Lange and as Event Support at The Signatry. She brings many years of professional and volunteer experience in administration and event planning at school and church organizations.

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

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.

Nick Shimoda
Executive Vice President, Deputy Asset Stewardship Counsel
Nick Shimoda
Nick Shimoda
Executive Vice President, Deputy Asset Stewardship Counsel
Nick Shimoda

Nick serves as Executive Vice President of Deputy Asset Stewardship Counsel at The Signatry. His primary focus is on gift intake, management and disposition of gifted assets, and investment of liquid proceeds from dispositions. Prior to joining The Signatry, he spent 29 years in private practice as an estate planning, business, and tax attorney.

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

Lauren serves as a Senior Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her main role is assisting donors with their funds and the causes they support and providing lead support for the Kansas City Donor Care team. Lauren has served in customer service and donor relations for over 15 years.

Bethany Rodenberg
Director of Donor Advised Fund Accounting
Bethany Rodenberg
Bethany Rodenberg
Director of Donor Advised Fund Accounting
Bethany Rodenberg

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.

Terri Slack
Gifts Processing Coordinator
Terri Slack
Terri Slack
Gifts Processing Coordinator
Terri Slack

Terri serves as a Gifts Processing Coordinator for The Signatry. Terri brings over 20 years of experience in church business management, bookkeeping, and pastoral support. She is also very involved in the Worship and Children’s ministries at her church.

Maryalice Smith
Executive Assistant & Fundraising Operations Lead
Maryalice Smith
Maryalice Smith
Executive Assistant & Fundraising Operations Lead
Maryalice Smith

As the executive 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

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.

Stephanie Summerhill
Grants Processing Specialist
Stephanie Summerhill
Stephanie Summerhill
Grants Processing Specialist
Stephanie Summerhill

Stephanie serves as a Grants Processing Specialist at The Signatry. She has worked in customer service, sales, and marketing for many years, including 17 years as a realtor and 5 years in nonprofit development.

Kerry Svendsen
Donor Care Specialist
Kerry Svendsen
Kerry Svendsen
Donor Care Specialist
Kerry Svendsen

Kerry serves as a Donor Care Specialist at The Signatry. Kerry is an experienced professional in business and event planning. Her background in volunteering for various organizations and nonprofits brings a desire to serve others. She looks forward to helping donors live out their legacy.

Jake Tometich
Director of Investment Education & Accounts
Jake Tometich
Jake Tometich
Director of Investment Education & Accounts
Jake Tometich

Jake serves as the Director of Investment Education and Accounts for The Signatry. His primary role is assisting donors and their financial advisors, RIA’s, and family offices with transforming their charitable giving and investments through Advisor Managed Accounts (AMAs). He serves our AMAs by deepening relationships through investment education and being a value-add to advisors in their practice. Jake holds FINRA Series 65 and Series 3 Licenses as well as a Harvard Business School Certificate in Alternative Investments. Over the course of the last 15 years, Jake has held numerous roles in the investment management industry, as well as co-founding a 501(c)(3) with his wife, Brooke.

Sarah Vacik
Donor Care Specialist
Sarah Vacik
Sarah Vacik
Donor Care Specialist
Sarah Vacik

Sarah serves as a Donor Care Specialist for The Signatry. Her role enables her to assist in Kingdom work by aiding donors with their funds and grant recommendations as they practice Biblical generosity. Prior to joining the organization, she served in customer services rolls in the public sector for over a decade.

Brenson Vile
Senior Accountant
Brenson Vile
Brenson Vile
Senior Accountant
Brenson Vile

Brenson serves as a Senior Accountant at The Signatry. He assists with complex gifts of real estate, supporting organizations, and alternative investments. With 8 years of accounting and finance experience in manufacturing, logistics, and banking, Brenson has worked to implement and optimize many different financial systems.

Kyle Vosen
Data Analyst
Kyle Vosen
Kyle Vosen
Data Analyst
Kyle Vosen

Kyle Vosen serves as a Data Analyst for 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.

Amber Williams
Staff Accountant & Treasury Analyst
Amber Williams
Amber Williams
Staff Accountant & Treasury Analyst
Amber Williams

Amber serves as a Staff Accountant & Treasury Analyst at The Signatry. She has over 6 years of experience in Finance Services. Amber pays the grants and reconciles our bank accounts. She loves being able to use her skills and knowledge to help grow the Kingdom of God.

Lindsee Willis
AMA Support Specialist
Lindsee Willis
Lindsee Willis
AMA Support Specialist
Lindsee Willis

Lindsee Willis serves The Signatry as an Advisor Managed Accounts (AMA) Support Specialist. Lindsee works closely with our Investment Education and AMA team on our growing number of DAFs that have an AMA investment option tied to them. She supports the set up, processing, and special requests of our advisor partners on these funds. Lindsee brings 9 years of experience from roles in accounting and the mortgage finance industry.

Marnie Woodard
Senior Accountant, Non-Cash Gifts
Marnie Woodard
Marnie Woodard
Senior Accountant, Non-Cash Gifts
Marnie Woodard

Marnie serves as Senior Accountant, Non-Cash Gifts for the finance team at The Signatry. She is responsible for the financial process in business interest gifts, managing the cash flow of business interest gifts, distributions, and sale proceeds with DAFs. Marnie has 30+ years experience in financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, accounting research, and public accounting audit and tax.

Drew Wright
Strategic Projects Lead
Drew Wright
Drew Wright
Strategic Projects Lead
Drew Wright

Drew serves as the Lead of Strategic Projects at The Signatry. In his role, Drew collaborates with functional teams and senior leadership to perform strategic analyses, refine operational practices, and develop sustainable solutions in pursuit of the foundation’s mission and vision. Drew brings experience in data analysis, corporate marketing, and college ministry to The Signatry team.

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

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 Operating Officer
Jason Yakelis
Jason Yakelis
Chief Operating Officer
Jason Yakelis

Jason Yakelis serves as The Signatry’s Chief Operating 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, nonprofit success, 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

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 Process Coordinator
Christine York
Christine York
Donor Care Process Coordinator
Christine York

Christine York serves as a Donor Care Process Coordinator 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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