Amy L. Kardash named president of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools

The board of directors of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools has named Amy L. Kardash as the organization’s new president.

In her new role, Kardash will oversee and direct all the In Trust Center’s work in resourcing seminaries and theological colleges. These programs include Resource Consulting, a service that connects the leaders of theological schools to resources that enable them to make transformative changes within their institutions; In Trust magazine, a periodical for seminary trustees, administrators, and faculty members published since 1988; and the In Trust Center’s webinars and other educational programs.

Kardash joined the In Trust Center staff in 2009 as director of the Governance Mentor service. She created the In Trust Center’s popular webinar series, which over the past five years has served 190 seminaries, theological colleges, and related organizations in the United States and Canada. In 2012 and 2013, she helped to launch the In Trust Center’s Resource Consulting program and was named its first director. Since then, she and her team have consulted with more than 120 institutions and helped them identify the resources they need to thrive.

“In eight years of service, Amy has demonstrated time and again that she is passionate about strengthening theological education, connecting with seminary leaders from every part of North America, and building new areas for the In Trust Center to serve its members,” said Msgr. Jeremiah McCarthy, chair of the In Trust Center’s board. “We are thrilled that she has agreed to become the In Trust Center’s new president.”

Search committee chair Patricia A. Maloney, a member of the In Trust Center’s board of directors, noted that executive search firm CarterBaldwin helped the committee to structure an efficient and inclusive search process, and as a result they were able to interview numerous candidates from both the United States and Canada. “After an extensive search, we identified an impressive number of experienced finalists with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise,” she said. “In the end, the committee unanimously recommended Amy Kardash to the entire board of directors, and the board unanimously elected Amy to lead the In Trust Center into its next quarter century of service.”

Msgr. McCarthy is enthusiastic about the search committee’s choice. “We eagerly look forward to working with Amy as she leads the In Trust Center in its expanding mission to build the capacity of theological schools through Resource Consulting, publications, and educational programs,” he said.

Kardash will begin her leadership on January 1, 2017.

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Media inquiries: Amy Kardash is available for interviews. For additional information, contact Jay Blossom, vice president for communication, at 302-654-7770 or [email protected].

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