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.

 

 

Dr. Jay Madden

Executive Pastor

Peachtree CHURCH

Dr. Jay Madden

Executive Pastor
PEACHTREE CHURCH

Jay grew up in South Carolina, where he attended Furman University.  After spending 12 years in Greenville owning and operating a number of businesses, Jay sensed that God was calling him to serve the church.  He joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC, as Evangelism Director before making the move to Chicago in 2003.  While there, he served as an Area Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church.  In this role, he was responsible for pastoral leadership and also served on the Global-Africa board.  He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

 

In 2022, Jay became the Executive Pastor at Peachtree Church in Atlanta, GA. He joined Peachtree in 2009 when he became Pastor for Mission, where he was responsible for Peachtree’s local and global mission partnerships.  He completed his Doctor of Missiology degree in 2019 from Fuller Seminary, which focused on mutual transformation in mission.  He is passionate about seeing the Peachtree community reach their full potential in God’s mission in Atlanta and around the world.

 

He is married to Rebecca and has two children—a daughter, Neale, and son William.  His other passions involve Clemson football, quality time, traveling with his family, and spending time outdoors with his Labrador retriever.

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.

 

 

Mr. Robert Tebbe

Retired/Elder

First Presbyterian Church - Lakeland, FL

MR. Robert Tebbe

Retired/Elder
First Presbyterian Church - Lakeland, FL

Robert Tebbe is a retired Executive Buyer for Pasternak Baum & Company, brokers/traders

of fats, oils, and grains world-wide, where he worked for 32 years. His primary function evolved into trading palm oil and palm kernel oil from Latin America to Europe and from Southeast Asia to the US, Latin America, and Europe. Earlier in his career, he worked for Procter Gamble.

 

Bob retired at the end of 2015 to live in the Florida Presbyterian Homes (FPH) community

in Lakeland FL, where he serves on the board. He is an ordained Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland. In addition, he volunteers for reading at a local elementary school and participates in various activities in the community. 

 

He has been married to his wife Nancy for 52 years, and they have three sons and six grandchildren. 

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).

 

 

REV. DR. HEATHER P. WRIGHT

PASTOR OF CARE AND CONNECTION
STANWICH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

REV. DR. HEATHER P. WRIGHT

PASTOR OF CARE AND CONNECTION
STANWICH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

The Rev. Dr. Heather P. Wright is a PCUSA minister, licensed Professional Counselor, and Board- Certified Chaplain. She currently serves at Stanwich Congregational Church as Pastor of Care

and Connection. Prior to that time, she ran two non-profit ministries and was a seminary co-founder and faculty for 9 years. Heather has served in many other arenas, including domestic and international missions, supporting landmine detection work, graduate teaching, spiritual direction, therapy, hospital and long-term care chaplaincy. She serves as the President for the interfaith Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy and continues on their Executive Committee. A regular clergy columnist for the local newspaper, she has also published four books: Redeeming Eve (Baker), Small Group Leadership as Spiritual Direction (Zondervan), co-authored with George Faller both Sacred Stress (Skylights Path Publishing) and True Connection (Fortress Press). A graduate of the University of Virginia, she earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a Master in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University, and a Doctorate in Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Heather and her husband Mark have three young adults.

Our Team

 

REV. DR. ROGER DERMODY JR.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

OFFICE: (866) 460-6313 X102

DIRECT: (502) 609-9068

 

Rev. DR. ROGER DERMODY JR.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOr

Rev. Dr. Roger Dermody joined Friends of Forman Christian College as Executive Director in 2022. Before taking the leadership role with Friends, he served as CEO and President of PathLight International.

Roger brings more than thirty years of executive leadership experience running organizations and overseeing mission personnel and operations. He served as Deputy Executive Director of the Presbyterian Church (USA), overseeing all mission and service activities in the USA and internationally. Roger also served as Executive Pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles for over ten years.

As a child, Dermody lived in Africa with his parents, who were short-term missionaries. Their two years in Cameroon fueled a lifelong passion for mission and serving others.

Roger is a licensed architect in the state of California and designed projects nationally and abroad.

Living in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and three daughters, he is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast. Roger’s favorites include playing golf, running marathons, and taking annual mountain biking trips to places like Utah, Idaho, and most recently the Badlands of North Dakota.

 

 

SANDY O'MEARA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

OFFICE: (866) 460-6313 X104

GAIL BLUMBERG

ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE

SUSAN MANN

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

OFFICE: (866) 460-6313 X103

PAMELA RATH

MKTG/COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

2021-2022 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, 2022. Full audited financial reports are available upon request at: info@friendsofforman.org. Please click here to download the complete 2022 Annual Report.

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