Craig Chapman, Board Chair
Craig Chapman is an accomplished development engineer and architect with 30 years’ experience developing advanced software systems and managing teams of software and hardware engineers. He co-founded INRIX, a venture-capital backed traffic and navigation company located in Kirkland, and he was an executive at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Craig worked at Span Instruments, AST Computers, Orange Coast Community College, Basic Four Information Systems and Burroughs Corporation. Craig left full-time status in 2011 and now – along with his wife, April - devotes his time to his family and Christ-centered ministry work, including National Christian Foundation, World Vision, Union Gospel Mission, Family Life, Stronger Families, and others. Craig and April are members of Overlake Christian Church and parents of twins (boy and girl) who prove conclusively that God creates every one of us as a very unique individual.
April Chapman has worked in the technology industry for twenty years including five years at Microsoft, managing teams responsible for early MSN Internet properties and orchestrating relationships with key partners. Prior to her work at Microsoft, April taught nationally on various software technologies and developed groundbreaking software products in areas as diverse as remotely piloted aircraft and manufacturing control systems. Recognizing the need that many non-profits have for sound technical expertise, April left Microsoft in 2000 and founded a consulting firm to provide technology and strategy services to local, national and international non-profit organizations. She is currently focused on social entrepreneurship and innovation for maximizing charitable impact. April serves on several non-profit Boards including Chairman of the Innovation Fund for the World Vision National Leadership Council, National Christian Foundation Seattle Advisory Board, FamilyLife Technology Advisory Board and Stronger Families Board of Directors. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Sovereign's Wealth Venture Capital Fund and is politically active including serving as Vice-Chair of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute and a member of GenNext. April is happily married to Craig who is co-founder of a successful technology company named INRIX (http://Inrix.com). They have boy/girl twins and love the challenge of balancing home life with public and community service. April holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.
Andrew J. Toles, Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC.
Andy leads his law firm’s estate planning and probate practice. Typically, this means guiding others in decisions related to Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Insurance, Family Partnerships, Business Succession and a host of related matters. He often navigates his clients through the uncertain waters in the estate and gift tax world. Andy is passionate about philanthropy. He loves to help his clients reach their full potential as givers. His experience and focus are broad enough to provide him many opportunities to resolve conflicts and disputes over Wills, Trusts and Estates, as well as to maintain a significant business practice, helping entrepreneurs, businesses and nonprofit organizations with their various legal needs. He is a frequent lecturer on these and other topics. Born and raised in Seattle, Andy really loves this city. In recent years he has been fascinated by its early history, and, in particular, the relationship between the original pioneers and the Duwamish tribe. In 1999, Andy led the effort to start a legal aid clinic at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Since then he has served on the board of the Mission, which he currently chairs. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle, the Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network, the Probate & Trust section of the Washington State Bar Association and the Christian Legal Society. He also serves as China Ambassador for the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy.
Philip R. Laube, Hagen, Kurth, Perman & Co., P.S
Phil is an Owner and President at the CPA firm of Hagen, Kurth, Perman & Co., P.S. with a specialty in the area of taxation. Phil applies his tax expertise and expands his business knowledge in five key areas: the closely held family owned and managed business, the commercial fishing industry, the medical industry, manufacturing, and the not-for-profit organizations. Phil started his career at KPMG Peat Marwick where he performed both audit and tax services. Prior to joining Hagen, Kurth, Perman & Co., P.S., Phil volunteered for a special accounting project for the Indonesian operation of Mission Aviation Fellowship, a non-profit organization that operates a flight program to support various mission organizations in remote areas around the world. Phil has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and has attended classes at Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. Phil and his wife Cheryl have lived in Seattle for the last 35 years where they raised their 3 children. They are active in their church in the areas of music and Christian education.
Joseph D. Helms, Ronald Blue & Co., LLC.
Joe joined Ronald Blue and Co., a fee-only financial services firm providing financial counsel from a biblical perspective, in 1997. He is currently the Managing Director of the firm’s Seattle office. With 20 years of experience in the financial planning industry, Joe has expertise in investment management, cash flow planning, business transition planning, retirement planning and estate planning as well as charitable giving. He works with his clients to help them clarify and achieve their personal and financial goals. After receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, Joe earned a B.A. from San Diego State and a Master’s of Education from the University of Washington. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and Kingdom Advisors. He also serves on the boards of the National Christian Foundation Seattle and the Taproot Theatre Company. Joe, his wife Lisl, and their son and daughter live in Shoreline, Washington. Joe is involved in leadership at his church and is active, with his family, at the Christian school his children attend.
David Wills, President, National Christian Foundation
David is president of National Christian Foundation (NCF), a position he has held since 1998. He is the co-author of two books, Investing in God’s Business and Family.Money. In February, 2013, he testified on behalf of the Alliance for Charitable Reform before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on the effects of tax reform to charitable contributions. David serves on multiple boards, including The River Foundation, ProVision Foundation, Global Generosity Foundation, Issachar Initiative, Chick-fil-A Foundation and Generous Giving. He earned his B.B.A from Baylor University, his J.D. from Baylor Law School and completed postgraduate work at Dallas Theological Seminary. Texas natives, David and his wife, Chris, live on a farm north of Atlanta with their seven children.
Kendra VanderMeulen, President, National Christian Foundation Seattle
Kendra VanderMeulen joined National Christian Foundation Seattle in 2007 as its first President. She is a veteran of the wireless telecommunications industry, having served as the Executive Vice-President, Mobile at InfoSpace and as the Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Wireless Data Division of AT&T Wireless. She is currently an active Board Member and Advisor to a variety of companies in the wireless Internet arena, as well as being active in her church and other non-profit work. Kendra also helped found SoulFormation, a ministry which provides spiritual direction and encouragement to Christian leaders, particularly pastors and missionaries. In addition to her work with NCF, she currently serves on the boards of National Christian Foundation, B-Square, Inc., and Inrix, Inc. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Marietta College and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Ohio State University, where she also received the Distinguished Alumna award in 1990 from the College of Engineering. She is the recipient of the 1999 Catherine B. Cleary award as the outstanding woman leader of AT&T. Kendra has been married to William Snider for more than 30 years and has two adult children and two grandsons.