PSI Course Modules

Module 1: Introduction to the Course

  • Dan Jackson, President of the North American Division
  • Ivan Williams, Director of the Ministerial Department of the North American Division.

Module 2: The Value of Fundraising

  • Tom Lemon, Vice President of General Conference
  • Ed Barnett, President of the Rocky Mountain Conference

Module 3: The Relationship of Stewardship to Fundraising

  • Larry Evans, DMin, Assistant to the General Conference President for Special Needs Ministries
  • Roland Hill, Pastor in the Allegheny East Conference

Module 4: Who Gives, For What, & Why?

  • David P. King, MDiv, PhD, is the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of Lake Institute on Faith and Giving and an Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Module 5: Why Raise Funds?

  • Nikolaus Satelmajer, currently retired, has served as Associate Ministerial Director in the General Conference
  • Marlon Reid, MDiv, a pastor in the Lake Region Conference

Module 6: Fundraising Campaigns and How to Make a Case for Funding

  • Michael Brown, MBA, Associate Director of Philanthropic Service for Institutions
  • Janice Da Silva, Esq., is Associate Director of Planned Giving and Development Department of the Greater New York Conference
  • Fred Batten, Jr., DMin, pastor in the South Central Conference

Module 7: Identifying YOUR Possible Prospects and Donors

  • Sung Kwon, PhD, Executive Director of Adventist Community Service for the North American Division
  • Vinh Nguyen, pastor in the Southern California Conference
  • Steve Dickman, President and General Business Manager, Harbert Hills Academy in Savannah, Tennessee. Also serving as President of Adventist Laymen's Services and Institutions

Module 8: The Fundraising Toolbox-Strategies and Techniques

  • Dennis N. Carlson, D.Min., is a consultant on fundraising and leadership
  • Thea Walker, MBA, is the Executive Director of DCT liveWell
  • Paul Hopkins, Associate Director at PSI

Module 9: Planning for Fundraising

  • Halvard Thomsen, DMin, currently retired, has served as Assistant to the President of the North American Division
  • Dan Serns, pastor in the Texas Conference
  • Carmelo Mercado, General Vice President of the Lake Union Conference

Module 10: Building the Fundraising Team

  • Ken Wiebe, President of the Alberta Conference, DMin, currently retired, has served as Assistant to the President of the North American Division
  • Alphonce J Brown, Jr, ACFRE, is President of Docere Consulting, Inc. and former chair of the Association of Fundraising professionals (AFP)

Module 11: The Supporting Elements for Fundraising: Reports, Database Management, Policies, Legal Aspects of Fundraising

  • Kristin Priest, CFRE, Senior Consultant for Pursuant
  • Karnik Doukmetzian, Esq, is General Counsel for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Elias Zabala, MPT, MBA, President of the New York Conference
  • Lorena Hernandez, Senior Office Assistant at Philanthropic Service for Institutions

Module 12: Donor and Member Relations and Recognition

  • Mark Lindemann, Client Services Coordinator at PSI
  • Kermit Netteburg, PhD, retired pastor and former Assistant to the President for Communication in the North American Division
  • Jerry Arnold, DMin, founding pastor of the Collegedale Community Church in Collegedale, Tennessee

Module 13: The Capital Campaign

  • Franklin David, founding pastor of the Southern Asian Church in the Potomac Conference
  • Volodymyr Grinchenko, is a pastor in the Chesapeake Conference.

Module 14: Ethics and Fundraising Accountability

  • Lilya Wagner, EdD, CFRE, Director of PSI
  • Harold L. Lee, DMin, retired pastor and former President and Executive Secretary of the Columbia Union Conference
  • Gerald Mobley, is a pastor in the Carolina Conference

Module 15: The Finance of Fundraising

  • Ed Sharpe, Treasurer of the Maritime Conference
  • Randy Fox, Business Manager at PSI
  • Tom Evans, CPA, Treasurer of the North American Division

Module 16: Using a Consultant

  • Michael Brown, MBA, Associate Director of PSI

Module 17: Identity-Based-Fundraising-Cultural Influence on Giving

  • Lilya Wagner, EdD, CFRE, Director of PSI
  • Fonny Oei, Campaigns Director for Loma Linda University Health

Module 18: Overcoming Prejudices, Negative Attitudes and Reluctance to Raise Funds

  • Charlotte Henderson, CFRE, Director of Development, Napa Christian Campus of Education
  • Phil Bond, Director of Development and Planned Giving for the Florida Conference

Module 19: The Benefits of Generosity

  • Halvard Thomsen, DMin, currently retired, has served as Assistant to the President of the North American Division
  • John Mathews, DMin, CSPG, Director of Stewardship Department of the NAD