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.

Allen Stryczek

Vice President & 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.

Michael Renetzky

Board Secretary

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Berlean Burris

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. 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 an communication consultant.  He previously was President and CEO of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club, and Professor of Theology at Chrisian Brothers University in Memphis.