Board of Directors

The Ecumenical Stewardship Center is a community of leaders interested in furthering the study and practice of Christian stewardship. The mission and ministries of ESC are lived out in denominational offices, seminaries, organizations, and congregations throughout the United States and Canada. The ESC Board of Directors is  a group of enthusiastic leaders with a diverse and creative mix of experience and talent that breathes life and renewal into the ESC community year after year.

Board of Directors

Stacy Emerson
Stewardship Facilitator, American Baptist Churches USA
Pastor, First Baptist Church
West Hartford, Connecticut

Vice Chair
Bruce Barkhauer

Minister for Faith and Giving for the Center for Faith and Giving
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Jeffersonville, Indiana

Karen Layland

Director of Communications and Stewardship Education, Barnabas Foundation
Tinley Park, Illinois

David Armour
Director of Philanthropy, The United Church of Canada
Toronto, Ontario

Melvin Amerson
Stewardship Services Consultant, Texas Methodist Foundation
Leander, Texas

Mandy Garcia
Owner, Colorword Creative
Elgin, Illinois

Clayton Smith
Executive Pastor of Generosity, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
Leawood, Kansas