ABOUT FRIENDS OF FORMAN 

WHO WE ARE

Friends of Forman Christian College is an independent U.S. based 501(c)(3) founded in 2003. Our single mission is to provide support to Forman Christian College (FCC) in Lahore, Pakistan. We partner with foundations, churches and individuals to secure funding for much-needed student scholarships, capital projects and missionary support.

 

At the core of our mission is the understanding that education can be an agent for change. Christians comprise 1.5% of the population of Pakistan, and have long felt the sting of prejudice in education, housing, employment and religious freedom. By supporting FCC, we sustain an environment where Christians and Muslims are allowed to live and study side-by-side, many for the first time.

 

By extending the umbrella of God’s grace to all who come onto campus, students come to know each other as individuals, and old misconceptions fall away. Forman Christian College educates all who meet the academic requirements, whether they are Christian or Muslim, male or female. In doing so, awareness and acceptance are expanded, literacy rates are increased, and individuals and families are elevated. Our hope is that this will help guide the way to a more peaceful future in Pakistan.

FCC Leadership

DR. JONATHAN ADDLETON

RECTOR

Friends Of Forman Board Of Directors

VICE CHAIR

Rev. DR. DAVID A. RENWICK

SENIOR PASTOR

NATIONAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

VICE CHAIR

Rev. DR. DAVID A. RENWICK

SENIOR PASTOR

NATIONAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Rev. Dr. David Renwick is the Senior Pastor of the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC. Prior to accepting this call in 2011, he led churches in South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, Virginia, and Labrador/Newfoundland, Canada. Born in Malaysia, David spent his youth in Scotland, graduating from St. Andrews University. It was during a junior year abroad he was challenged to consider the ministry and pursue theological studies in the United States. David received his Master of Divinity Degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Union Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.

 

David and his wife, Currie, have three adult children and five grandchildren.

 

DR. JONATHAN ADDLETON

rector, forman christian college

US AMBASSADOR (RETIRED)

FORMER MISSION DIRECTOR USAID

DR. JONATHAN ADDLETON

rector, forman christian college

US AMBASSADOR (RETIRED)

FORMER MISSION DIRECTOR USAID

Dr. Jonathan Addleton was installed as rector of Forman Christian College in October 2020. A five-time USAID Mission Director (Pakistan, India, Cambodia, Mongolia, and Central Asia), Jonathan Addleton also served as US Ambassador to Mongolia, USAID Representative to the European Union in Brussels, and Senior Civilian Representative to southern Afghanistan in Kandahar. He retired after a 32-year Foreign Service career in January 2017 and then taught International Relations at Mercer University in Macon, GA, and also served as Executive Director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies. He has a Ph.D. from Tufts University and a B.S. from Northwestern University. His books include Some Far and Distant Place, The Dust of Kandahar, and Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History. The son of Baptist missionary parents from rural Georgia, he was born and raised in Pakistan.


He is married to the former Fiona Mary Riach from Kilmarnock, Scotland and has three adult children.

 

MR. JOHN H. Gill

executive director (retired)

standard chartered bank

Mr. JOHN h. GILL

executive director (retired)

standard chartered bank
 

John Gill retired in July 2019 as an Executive Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Standard Chartered Bank, NY Branch (SCB). He enjoyed a 36-year career in international banking, of which the last 12 years were spent at SCB. Standard Chartered Bank has a unique footprint serving indigenous and transnational clients in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East including Pakistan, where it is the largest foreign bank in the country.

 

John has been active for several years on the Mission Team at Noroton Presbyterian Church (NPC) in Darien, CT, which has had a lengthy connection to Forman Christian College. John has traveled to Kenya and Tanzania twice with family members on NPC-organized mission trips and has also joined tours to Israel and Jordan with NPC. He has a heart for supporting God’s work across the world regardless of geography, ethnicity, or nationality. 

 

John graduated with Honors with a BA in History from the College of Wooster (1978);  received an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1983; and lived/worked in Taiwan for two years with the YMCA (1978-1980) and 3 years in Japan with Irving Trust/Bank of New York (1988-1991). He is married with three children and looks forward to visiting Lahore and FCC post-pandemic.

 

REV. CHARLES R. HASTY JR.

SENIOR PASTOR

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

REV. CHARLES R. HASTY JR.

SENIOR PASTOR

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Rev. Charles Hasty is the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Georgia; prior churches include First Presbyterian, also in Columbus. Chuck’s international experience has taken him to places as varied as Tokyo Union Church, and a year teaching high school in Kenya. His love of mission work includes trips to more than 25 countries. Chuck currently serves on the board of the Presbyterian Homes of Georgia and has served with interests as varied as the Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry and Habitat for Humanity Morgan County Board of Directors. A graduate of Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary, Chuck loves to run and has completed eight marathons to date. He is married and has two daughters.

 

Mr. Lewis Lucke

US Ambassador (Retired)

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

GRAINSTER LLC

Mr. Lewis Lucke

US Ambassador (Retired)

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

GRAINSTER LLC

Ambassador (ret) Lewis Lucke is executive vice president for the Middle East and Africa for Grainster LLC, developing an enhanced ecosphere platform for on-line grain trading that directly connects buyers and sellers of grain worldwide without the need for middlemen.

 

He is also chairman of Fuelie Systems Inc., developing telemetry-enabled mobile-fueling systems for more effective refueling at the point of need. He is also co-founder of Waste to Energy Global Partners (WGP), developers of waste-to-energy projects worldwide.

                       

Ambassador Lucke served for 30 years overseas in the Senior Foreign Service with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State.  He was the first USAID Mission Director for Iraq, where he directed a $4.0 Billion reconstruction and economic development program. He also led the US emergency response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

 

He served as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Swaziland and in the U.S. Foreign Service in ten countries: Mali, Senegal, Costa Rica, Tunisia, Bolivia, Jordan, Haiti, Brazil, Iraq, and Swaziland. He was USAID Mission Director in Bolivia, Jordan, Haiti, and Iraq.

 

Ambassador Lucke is from North Carolina and now lives in Austin, Texas.  He received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. He is fluent in French and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Arabic. He is the author of the books “Waiting for Rain: Life and Development in Mali, West Africa” and "From Timbuktu to Duck & Cover: Improbable Tales of a Career in Foreign Service".

 

DR. INGRID MASON MAIL

PHYSICIAN

PRIVATE PRACTICE

DR. INGRID MASON MAIL

PHYSICIAN

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Dr. Ingrid Mason Mail makes her home in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she practices internal medicine in private practice. After working as the Chief Medical Information Officer, Medical Staff President, and other physician leadership positions in the St. Vincent Health System (2010-2018), Ingrid now serves on the St. Vincent Hospital Board.

 

As a senior medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine, she spent three formative months at Bach Christian Hospital in Qalandarabad, Pakistan. In March 2016, she and husband, Jack, returned to Pakistan to visit Forman Christian College.

 

From 2004-2013, Ingrid served on the board of MAP International, a relief and development organization. She has visited ministries in Ecuador, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, and Italy.

 

During medical school, they joined Faith Church, a congregation with a strong focus on international and cross-cultural ministries. At Faith, she taught classes for adults and children and co-chaired a Senior Pastoral Search Committee. She leads a handbell choir, sings in choir, and participates in a variety of worship activities.

 

Jack and Ingrid have two adult daughters.

 

Mrs. Denise W. Moore

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

INDEPENDENT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (IPC)

FOUNDATIOn

Mrs. Denise W. Moore

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

INDEPENDENT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (IPC) FOUNDATION

Denise Moore is the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Independent Presbyterian Church (IPC) Foundation, a $65M foundation committed to serving the missions of IPC for the betterment of mankind throughout the world. 

 

Prior to joining IPC, Denise spent most of her career in the corporate sector. She is a CPA and held numerous positions at Time Inc. and its subsidiary, Southern Progress Corporation. Among those positions, she was the VP of Finance for 12 publishing divisions, which included Southern Living, Cooking Light, and Sunset Magazines.  She also has extensive audit experience with Ernst & Young with a focus on oil and gas, manufacturing, and not-for profit industries.  Denise loves helping organizations with missions focused on family.  She has served on numerous boards throughout her working career, including chairing the board of Gateway, the oldest social service agency in Birmingham.  She is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Birmingham, a Rotarian and active member of Rotary Foundation Board of Birmingham, the United Way Community Appeals Board, and the United Way Visiting Allocations Team, of which she is the chair. She is an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church.  

 

Denise is married to her childhood sweetheart, Jon, who is an orthodontist; and they have three children.

 

Dr. Michael M. Murphy

TELECOM EXECUTIVE (RETIRED)

FORMAN FACULTY MEMBER

DR. MICHAEL m. MURPHY

TELECOM EXECUTIVE (RETIRED)

FORMAN FACULTY MEMBER

Now retired from the corporate world, Michael Murphy completed a twenty-five-year career in telecommunications having worked for ATT as Director of Pricing and Competitive Assessment, Qwest as VP Marketing/VP International Business Development, and Wytec as President and CEO. In 2006, Mike returned to his first career, teaching, when he joined the Business and Economics faculty of Forman Christian College, in Lahore, Pakistan. He received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1974.

 

MR. STEPHEN F. RASMUSSEN

Microfinance

CGAP, WORLD BANK GROUP

MR. STEPHEN F. RASMUSSEN

Microfinance

CGAP, WORLD BANK GROUP

Stephen Rasmussen is the Lead Financial Sector Specialist for CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor). CGAP is an independent resource center housed in the World Bank and is dedicated to working on financial inclusion for poor people. Since 2006, he leads a team working on building digital financial systems for poor people in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Arab countries. In 2014-2015 Stephen established and was the first CEO of Karandaaz Pakistan, a start-up company focused on small business finance, digital financial inclusion, and innovation in the financial sector. Prior, Stephen was CEO of the Pakistan Microfinance Network (2001 to 2008) and CEO of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (1994-2003), a large rural development program in northern Pakistan. Here he also helped establish First MicroFinanceBank. Stephen and his wife Zeba are the founders and patrons of a not-for-profit organization in northern Pakistan working with children with disabilities.

 

MR. STEVE SHABET

MANAGING MEMBER

SUNNY MEADOW FARM, LLC

MR. STEVE SHABET

MANAGING MEMBER

SUNNY MEADOW FARM, LLC

Since 2012, Steve Shabet has owned and managed Sunny Meadow Farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut. This land has been used for farming since the 1700s; Sunny Meadow uses organic methods to grow fruits, vegetables, grasses and grains. Prior to this, Steve worked in New York City, most recently as COO/CCO for Colony Investment Management from 2005 to 2012, where he built and managed a registered investment adviser business investing in global real estate related securities for Colony Capital. From 2003 to 2005, Steve was the Managing Director for the Akul Group LLC and a Vice President at Goldman Sachs from 1987 to 2003.

 

Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Taylor

President and Chief Executive Officer

Presbyterian Foundation

Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Taylor

President and Chief Executive Officer

Presbyterian Foundation

Tom joined the Presbyterian Foundation as president and CEO in 2010.  He led the staff and board in new directions through visionary and inspiring leadership, working to cultivate vitality in the mission and ministries throughout the church.

Prior to Tom’s work with the Foundation, he served as the Deputy Executive Director for Mission at the Presbyterian Mission Agency, where he oversaw the operations of the U.S.-based and the international work of the denomination’s national offices in over 100 countries worldwide. He also served for twelve years as a minister in Southern California and Utah. Tom began his career as an attorney in Salt Lake City, UT, practicing in litigation with the law firms of Snell & Wilmer and with Snow, Christensen & Martineau.  Tom taught courses and educational seminars for Princeton Theological Seminary, Azusa Pacific University, the University of Illinois—Urbana, and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Tom holds a B.A. (with honors) from the University of Illinois—Urbana, a M.Div. from Yale University Divinity School, a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary.  Tom also studied in Germany, where he received a PNdS in German language proficiency from the University of Aachen.

Tom has published numerous academic and popular articles on the interaction of Christian faith, law, and culture.  His books include the award-winning “Seven Deadly Lawsuits: How Ministers can Avoid Litigation and Regulation” (Abingdon Press 1996) and “Paradoxy: Coming to Grips with the Contradictions of Jesus” (Baker Books 2006).

 

Our Team

REV. SAMUEL SCHREINER III

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

OFFICE: (866) 460-6313 X102

DIRECT: (203) 984-3415

SANDY O'MEARA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

OFFICE: (866) 460-6313 X104

GAIL BLUMBERG

ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE

SUSAN MANN

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

OFFICE: (866) 460-6313 X103

CATHY THORGERSON

EXEC ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR

OFFICE: (866) 460-6313 X105

PAMELA RATH

MKTG/COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

2020-2021 Financials 

Friends of Forman Christian College supports Forman Christian College through the provision of grants and leadership support.  Financial information is reported for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. Full audited financial reports are available upon request at: info@friendsofforman.org. Please click here to download the complete 2021 Annual Report.

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