Leadership

Officers

Jeffrey M. Schwab, Esq.

President

Jeffrey Schwab is a staff attorney with the Liberty Justice Center, where he litigates cases to protect the rights to free speech, economic liberty, private property and other Constitutional rights in both federal and state courts in Illinois.

Kenneth Oliver

Executive Director

Kenneth C. Oliver has served as Executive Director of Chicago Bible Society for eight years.  Prior to his work there, he was Housing Policy Director for Protestants for the Common Good, Program Officer for Chicago Rehab Network, and Chief Operating Officer for Uptown Habitat for Humanity.  He graduated from Wheaton College and received his MDiv from North Park Seminary.

Dr. Berlean Burris

Secretary

Dr. Berlean Burris holds advanced degrees in Nursing as well as Biblical Studies.  She is a graduate of Northwestern University and has degrees from Loyola University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Moody Theological Seminary. 

Rev. Jaime (“Jim”) Shedd

Vice President

Rev. Jaime Shedd is a native of Bolivia and grew up in Bolivia and Chile. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College, and serves as Pastor of North Shore Spanish Baptist Church in Chicago.

Allen Stryczek

Treasurer

Allen has been a leader in the renewal movement within the Chicago Archdiocese for many years, and he serves in an offical capacity with the Catholic Evangelization program. He is retired from JP Morgan Chase, and is active in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago.

Board Members

Eugene Lyman

Eugene Lyman is a retired businessman and Presbyterian elder. He served as Board President from 2006-2015.   Mr. Lyman operated his own public relations firm for more than 30 years, and prior to that worked at Lehman Brothers.  He graduated from Wabash College and holds an MBA from Harvard University.

Lydia Talbot

Lydia Talbot is Executive Director of Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries and has been the long-time host of the Sunday Evening Club’s 30 Good Minutes, which ran on WTTW-Channel 11 for many years.  She serves as a Trustee of the Christian Century Magazine, and serves on the board of Sunday Evening Club.

Dr. John Armstrong

Director Emeritus.  John is the Executive Director of ACT III Ministry, an organization dedicated to ecumenical activities around the common mission of the Church.  He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Mission at Wheaton College.  He retired from the board in December 2014.

Rev. George Lane, S.J.

Director Emeritus.  Father Lane is the former President of Loyola Press, and he has been affiliated with Chicago Bible Society for more than twenty years.  He retired from the Board in December, 2014.

Rev. Jesus Nuñez

Jesus Nuñez the Chicago director of Chaplains for Christ, a ministry to inmates at Cook County Jail, where he is a staff chaplain.  He also serves as program coordinator for Project Philip at the Cook County Jail.  He is ordained to ministry by the Assemblies of God. 

Dr. David Dault

David Dault is the President and CEO of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club, a faith-based ministry founded in 1908 to serve the business community of Chicago.  He previously was Professor of Theology at Chrisian Brothers University in Memphis.
 

Michael Renetzky

Michael K. Renetzky is an attorney with Locke Lord.  Michael is Co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate and Transactional Department, a former member of the Firm's Executive Committee and Board of Directors.