Boards and Staff
The Bible Literacy Project, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-profit
endeavor to encourage and facilitate the academic study of the Bible in
public schools. Founded in 2001 by Chuck Stetson and Richard Scurry, we
believe that failure to teach about the Bible leaves students in
ignorance and cultural illiteracy.
Board of Directors
- Mark Berner is currently engaged in incubating a series
of initiatives focusing on renewing the moral, intellectual and
spiritual foundations of public culture. He also serves as a
consultant and advisor to several charitable foundations.
Previously, he was Managing Partner and Co-Founder of SDG Resources,
L.P., an oil and gas company based in Texas and New Mexico. For many
years he managed hedge funds focused primarily on investing in
distressed assets, first at the Credit Suisse First Boston Special
Situations Fund and then with Turnberry Capital Management. Prior to
joining First Boston, Berner was a partner and senior member of the
bankruptcy and restructuring group at Anderson Kill & Olick, a New
York law firm. Berner is also an active member of several charitable
boards, including the John Templeton Foundation. He also has served
on public and private company boards. Mr. Berner was educated at
Yale (BA, History), Oxford (MA, Philosophy and Theology) and
Villanova (JD). He is married to Ashley Rogers Berner, a Fellow of
the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of
Virginia. They live in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, NY.
- Kevin J. "Seamus" Hasson is Founder and President of the
Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a bipartisan, interfaith
public-interest law firm that protects the free expression of all
religious traditions. Hasson lectures and debates frequently, in
venues ranging from Oxford to the Vatican, from Harvard to BYU. He
is the author of The Right to be Wrong: Ending the Culture War
over Religion in America. Before founding the Becket Fund in
1994, Hasson was an attorney at Williams & Connolly in Washington
D.C., where he focused on religious liberty litigation. From 1986 to
1987, he served in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice
Department where he advised the White House and cabinet departments
on church-state relations. He is a 1985 magna cum laude graduate of
Notre Dame Law School and also holds a Master's degree in theology
from Notre Dame.
- Pamela Scurry is a noted designer, author and retailer.
She has a passion for creating an inviting and comfortable
environment for both family and friends. A devoted wife and mother
of two, Scurry currently holds licenses with Bassett Furniture,
Mohawk Home, and Troutman Furniture. Her design work,
retail store and homes have been featured in House Beautiful,
House and Garden, Victoria, Gourmet, Good Housekeeping, and
The New York Times. She has been seen on CNN as well as ABC and
CBS home shows. She is also the author of Cradle and All
(Clarkson Potter, 1992).
- Richard R. Vietor is President of R.R. Vietor LLC, which
performs special consulting services for healthcare companies on
corporate strategy, capital markets, and communications. Previously,
he was a Vice-President of WebMD Corp, where he reported to the CEO
on investor and strategic issues. Mr. Vietor spent most of his
career at Merrill Lynch, most recently serving as a Managing
Director of investment banking teams providing services to specialty
pharmaceutical, generic, drug distribution and medical IT companies.
Mr. Vietor is a member of the Board of Directors of InfaCare
Pharmaceuticals, Longitude Health, and Nuclea Biotechnologies. He is
a graduate of Yale University and received an MBA in Finance from
Columbia University. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea.
- Chuck Stetson serves as Chairman of the Board of the
Bible Literacy Project. Stetson was formerly Vice Chairman of the
Board and Chairman of the Education Committee for the National Bible
Association. Mr. Stetson has been a board member of an independent
private school for six years. He is also a Managing Director of
Private Equity Investors, Inc., a private investment firm where,
among other things, he invests and builds value in privately held
companies. Stetson holds a master's degree in business from Columbia
University's Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree
from Yale University. He has authored articles for Harvard
Business Review, Pratt's Guide to Venture Capital, and The
Journal of Corporate Strategy. He has also created the Doubleday
Pocket Bible Guide. He is co-editor of The Bible and Its
Influence and General Editor of Creating The Better Hour:
Lessons from William Wilberforce. In May, 2008, he was honored
by Concordia University at Portland with a Doctor of Laws degree.
- Sarah Jenislawski,
Sarah Jenislawski, Executive Director, provides management
oversight and direction. She has overseen more than $4.5
million in grant funds in addition to responsibility for
sales strategy, advertising plans, and financial management.
Previously, Mrs. Jenislawski was a Senior Research Manager
at the Corporate Executive Board where she oversaw a staff
of six research managers and 21 researchers preparing
reports for Fortune 500 Chief Information Officers. She is a
graduate of Yale University.
- Richard Scurry, Co-Founder and Vice President of
- Cullen Schippe, Publisher
- Deborah Hicks, Vice President of Marketing and Sales
- Christian Garcia, Bids and Contract Manager
- Holly Hall, Order Fulfillment
Board of Advisors
- Jean Bethke Elshtain, Ph.D.
Laura Spellman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political
Ethics, University of Chicago Divinity School
- Ellen Frankel, Ph.D.
CEO and Editor-in Chief of The Jewish Publication Society
- George Gallup, Jr.
Founding Chairman of the George H. Gallup International
- Marc A. Gellman, Ph.D.
Rabbi of Temple Beth Torah in Melville, New York, and member of
television’s “God Squad”
- Mary Ann Glendon, J.D., M. Comp. L.
Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University
- Os Guinness, D.Phil.
Senior Fellow, the Trinity Forum
- William J. Moloney, Ph.D.
Colorado Commissioner of Education and Secretary for the
Colorado State Board of Education
- Barbara L. Murray, M.A.
Assistant Principal, West Linn High School (Oregon), former
English teacher, 2001 Christa McAuliffe Fellow, and 1995 Oregon
Teacher of the Year
- John M. Perkins
Founder, John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation &
review our Advisors and Editorial Contributors to The Bible and