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About

Board of Directors

Cathy Bagot

Catherine W. Bagot is legal administrator for the DLA Land and Maritime Office of Counsel, Columbus, Ohio.  She holds a BA from the University of South Alabama, and a Master of Science degree in Legal Administration from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.  She was a law office administrator, 1987-1989; an itinerant volunteer and stay-at-home mom, 1978-1987; executive assistant, Office of the Chairman, F.D.I.C, Washington, D.C., 1973-1978; and research assistant, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.  She has served as a member of the Commission on Ministry and the Commission on Congregation Life, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio;  member of the Vestry and chair of Common Ministry Formation Team, Trinity Episcopal Church, Newark, Ohio; and a trustee and member of the Executive Committee, Bexley Hall.

Judy Bross

Judy C. Bross is the former director of agency services for Episcopal Charities and Community Services. Prior to joining Episcopal Charities, she was head of the USA Education Charitable Trust. She served as chairman of the Latin School Board of Trustees from 1998-2002, and she has served as president of the Women's Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Junior League of Chicago, and the Antiquarian Society of the Art Institute. She is a parishioner of St. Chrysostom’s in Chicago.

In 2004, Bross was selected by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) to receive the Seymour Preston Award, which recognizes a school trustee who has provided exceptional commitment and leadership to his or her institution. In 1997, she received the Mercedes-Mentor Award presented by Chicago Magazine and Mercedes Benz. She has co-chaired capital campaigns for the Latin School ('96), the Chicago History Museum and St. Chrysostom's Church. At Latin School she has served as president of the Parents' Council and of Finders Keepers, the former school thrift shop; and has co-chaired the auction ('89 and '03) and the 1991-92 annual fund. She is married to former Seabury-Western trustee John Bross. 

Kitty Cole

Kitty Cole is a community organizer whose work life was devoted to housing issues. She joined the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois as a Presbyterian because she was determined to be part of Lake County United, a non-profit, non-partisan organization of civic institutions doing justice. She fell in love with the Episcopal Church and was confirmed several years ago.

Cole has served on the vestry at Holy Spirit, helped lead the mission and outreach ministry, and inaugurated a pilot program with the Waukegan Public Library to teach English as a second language to mothers and children.

Michie Klusmeyer

The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer is the 7th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia. He serves as chair of the Bexley Seabury Board of Directors.

Dietrich Knoer

Dietrich A. Knoer is chief investment officer for Redico LLC, Southfield, a real estate development and investment company in Detroit. He earned an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., and a bachelor's degree in economics from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany. He is a communicant at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Ashley Maentz

Ashley Maentz, an interior designer, is an active member of the communities of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, Ill., and, in recent years, served as an alderman. She is also a past president of the Junior League of Chicago and a life director of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. She is a member of Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, Calif.

Maentz is a director and past president of Elawa Farm, a public-private partnership in Lake Forest dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of a former gentleman’s farm that includes natural settings, designed landscapes, and buildings of architectural and historic significance. Today the farm includes a wildlife center and gardens that grow fruits and vegetables that are sold to the community. 

Sandra McPhee

Sandra F. McPhee has practiced law for 38 years in the Chicago area. She has her own practice specializing in estate planning and residential real estate transactions. A graduate of Smith College, Sandra also holds a JD from Boston University School of Law. She is a lifelong Episcopalian and attends St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, Ill., her childhood parish.

McPhee is a member of the standing committee of the Diocese of Chicago, secretary of the board of St. Leonard’s Ministries, and has served on the Diocese of Chicago’s Bishop and Trustees committee. She has been an alternate deputy to four General Conventions and served on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church from 2003 to 2009. She was elected a trustee of the Church Pension Fund at 2015 General Convention. She has chaired the Episcopal Church’s Standing Committee on World Mission and has twice served as the convener of the Episcopal Partnership for Global Mission.

For more than 35 years, McPhee has been involved with the American Committee for KEEP, which supports a mission project in Japan. She is on the board of Friends of Cuttington, which supports to an Episcopal University in Liberia. McPhee is the daughter of the late Barbara Ferguson, a former trustee of Seabury-Western.

Diane Porter

Diane Porter is a financial counselor and a lay leader in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.

Charlotte Reed

The Rev. Charlotte Collins Reed, trustee/director since 2011 and board secretary, is rector of Christ Church in Hudson, Ohio. She has a Master of Arts degree in New Testament Studies from Vanderbilt University and is a 1997 graduate of Seabury-Western. She also studied at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus. She is Chair of the Commission on Ministry in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo

Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo is director, Office of Teaching and Learning College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University. Rhodes-DiSalvo has taught journalism, English, and leadership at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, at Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., and at community colleges in Missouri and Kansas. She has led travel-learning courses and has been involved in learning communities and interdisciplinary instruction. During her final year at Ohio Wesleyan, Rhodes-DiSalvo received the 2012 Faculty of the Year award. Prior to entering higher education, she was a managing editor of community newspapers in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas. 

Rhodes-DiSalvo received her PhD in higher education curriculum and instruction from the University of Nebraska; her EdS in community colleges and MA in English from Pittsburg State University, Kan.; her BA in English from Missouri Southern State University; and her associate of arts from Cottey College.