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Edith Guffey

Edith Guffey

Ms. Edith Guffey has served the UCC for over 30 years. Ms. Guffey is currently the Conference Minister for the Kansas Oklahoma Conference, where she provides support for 60 churches in two states and works alongside the Board of Directors in financial leadership and development. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the national PFLAG, the first and …

Dennis Bushe

Mr. Dennis Bushe was Managing Director and Chief Investment Risk Officer for Prudential Financial, where he was responsible for oversight and management of market, credit and country risks for Prudential’s $60 billion portfolios of proprietary invested assets. Mr. Bushe serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for RS Investment Trust and RS Variable Products Trust, and as an …
Dr. Jiakai Chen

Dr. Jiakai Chen

Dr. Jiakai Chen is an Assistant Professor of Finance for the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His current research interests include the interbank lending market, shadow banking system, and real estate finance. Dr. Chen is a CFA and currently serves on the CFA Society Hawaii, overseeing the CFA program review. He also served as …

Fran M. Coopersmith

Ms. Fran M. Coopersmith is a Senior Advisor and Director at Shepherd Kaplan. She works primarily with Endowment, Foundation, Retirement Plan, and High-Net-Worth clients. As a recognized authority on Social Investment issues, Fran has been an invited speaker on ESG and other current social and fiduciary investment topics. She has broad experience working with religious organizations and other non-profits focused …

Douglas S. Hatfield

An active member of the UCC, Mr. Douglas Hatfield has practiced law since 1961 and has served the church as Trustee of the UCC New Hampshire Conference, President and Chairman of the Conference Board of Trustees, and member of the UCC’s Executive Council. As past President of the Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Hatfield is also active in a number …
Lisa Hinds

Lisa Hinds

Ms. Lisa Hinds is a senior vice president at EnTrust Permal, one of the world’s largest hedge fund investors. Prior to her current role, she led corporate development and client portfolio management for a distressed securities hedge fund. Ms. Hinds served in senior relationship management and institutional investment capacities at Morgan Stanley, Standard and Poors, and Bear Sterns. She started …

Timothy Hachfeld

Mr. Timothy Hachfeld is a member of Eagle Harbor Congregational United Church of Christ in Bainbridge Island, Washington. With a degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Hachfeld is now pursuing a graduate degree. Having served eight years in the United States Navy as a submarine officer, Mr. Hachfeld resigned from the Office of General Ministries Board of Directors, under the former …
Bryan A. Thomas

Bryan A. Thomas

Mr. Bryan A. Thomas currently serves as a Vice President, Private Client Associate at Momentum Advisors, where he leads a team of wealth strategists and other advisors in cultivating solutions for high net worth clientele and institutional clients. Prior to him joining Momentum, Mr. Thomas worked as a Vice President – Private Client Associate at U.S. Trust, Bank of America …
The Rev. Dr. Charles C. Buck

The Rev. Dr. Charles C. Buck

Charles Buck has been President and CEO of UCF since March 2019. He is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, having served as pastor in Northern California and Hawai`i, as well as conference minister in Hawai`i and New Hampshire. Prior to joining UCF, Charles was a member of UCF’s Board of Directors, including two years of service …