Board University is staffed by a team of professional educators, who are supported by faculty and guest presenters with expertise in at least one dimension of wholeness: spiritual, health, financial, or vocational.
The Education team develops, implements, and assesses Board University's educational programs.
Wholeness abounds at Board University, and the person overseeing it is the
Reverend Lori Neff LaRue.
Lori is Vice President, Education, at the Board of Pensions, where she is responsible for creating a consistent thematic vision for all Board University offerings, from conferences to seminars, and e-learning to webinars, that is faithful to the Board’s A Theology of Benefits, consistent with the Board's strategic vision and initiatives, and responsive to the needs of the changing Church. Lori is also responsible for strategic oversight of CREDO.
Lori has 30 years' experience in higher education, including 10 years in theological educational settings. She has served in pastoral positions in both congregational and campus ministry. In addition to her role at the Board of Pensions, she serves as the designated preaching pastor for Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and on the Permanent Judicial Commission of the Presbytery of the Coastlands.
She holds a bachelor's in psychology from Manchester College (now Manchester University); Master of Arts in student personnel from Bowling Green State University, Ohio; and Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.
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Jacqueline Boersema, Director, Financial Education, is a certified financial planner with 30 years’ financial service experience in private banking and at accounting firms. She earned her MBA in finance at DePaul University, Chicago.
Working in the tax practice of consulting and banking organizations, Jacqueline has advised clients in the areas of taxation, investments, cash and debt management, retirement planning, employee benefit plans, and estate planning. She led a personal financial planning department at Ernst & Young and a wealth management strategy group at TIAA CREF.
A registered investment adviser, Jacqueline has been a frequent conference speaker at the American Bankers Association Wealth Management conference and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) conference.
She also is active in the Church. An elder at Sharon Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, she has served the church as moderator for the Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and Endowments Committee. She co-leads a planned giving initiative, conducting quarterly seminars at Sharon Presbyterian Church on leaving a financial legacy to the church.
To serve more members, Board University also engages other educators, including Board of Pensions Church Consultants, to help deliver its seminars throughout the country. CREDO also retains an extensive faculty with expertise in some aspect of wholeness.
For seminars, Well-Being Retreat workshops, and webinars, Board University often draws on presenters and content co-creators who have expertise in the relevant subject matter.