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Scott has worked in the field of financial planning for over 30 years, including 20+ years in planned giving. Prior to joining Dallas Seminary Foundation, he served as the Senior Executive Director of Planned Giving at World Vision, where he assisted donors with their planning needs and managed a team of 14.
Other organizations in which Scott served include Campus Crusade’s Great Commission Foundation, where he provided leadership to a team of gift planners and assisted ministry partners with their plans. Previous to that, he served as Gift and Estate Design Specialist with In Touch Ministries.
“My passion is to invest my life in such a way as to make a positive eternal impact in the lives of others,” Scott shares. “Dallas Seminary Foundation is a wonderful place to do that as we partner together to promote the person and mission of Jesus Christ.”
Scott has earned the designations of Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®. In addition, he is a Bible college and seminary graduate.
Kevin Kurtz became a member of the Foundation team in June, 2016. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, NC, with a BA in Economics. Kevin’s 25-year career in the business side of international missions has encompassed accounting, data analysis, and computer software design. Kevin also serves as a Bible teacher, is a lifelong student of the Scriptures, and is slowly pursuing an MACS degree at DTS. His life verse is Psalm 1:2, “… his delight is in the law of the Lord ….” He enjoys family, reads voraciously, and tends a small garden.
Dana has served in the Foundation and Advancement departments at DTS since 2001. “I enjoy getting to know people who desire to support the mission of Dallas Seminary,” she shares. “It is a delight to help them establish meaningful gifts and to express gratitude for their generosity.”
Her career has always emphasized excellence and customer service. Prior to joining DTS, Dana worked 12 years as a Systems Engineer at IBM, then joined UT Southwestern Medical Center and the University Hospital where she served as their Director of Guest Services and Community Relations.
Dana greatly values the excellent teaching of God’s Word she has received at DTS and from DTS alumni. She enjoys studying and teaching the Bible, cooking, reading and travel. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma and then received a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from SMU. Dana is married to Jeff Barber, the Executive Director at a local church.
Audrey Lieb joined the Foundation team in August of 2021. Audrey was raised in the rural Panhandle of Texas and attended Texas Tech University. During her time in Lubbock, she fell in love with ministry and studying God’s word through her local church. After graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting, she spent three years working in public accounting here in Dallas.
She plans to obtain a Master of Biblical and Theological Studies degree from DTS. She’s grateful to be a part of a team that works with donors to make her biblical education, along with that of many others, possible at DTS.
Eric Pardue became a member of the Foundation team in February of 2022. He is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee, with a BA in Business Management and minors in Religious Studies and Social Science. Eric and his wife Abigail first moved to Dallas in June of 2021 before his first semester at Dallas Theological Seminary to pursue a Master of Theology degree. Eric’s hobbies include golfing, soccer, exploring Dallas with Abigail, and maintaining his fantasy football league’s Excel spreadsheet. He is incredibly grateful to serve alongside a great team and to support the mission of the foundation. Eric’s favorite Bible verse is John 3:30, “He must become greater, I must become less.”
Kathryn graduated with a B.S. from Texas A&M University and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
She has been at the Foundation since May 2021. Prior to working at the Foundation, she spent seventeen years at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Most of her time there was with the Caring for Children Foundation of Texas. She was then promoted to Manager of Financial Reporting. From there, Kathryn went on to serve for two years as the Director of Accounting and Finance at Women’s Foodservice Forum. Kathryn has found a home working at the Foundation and finds the work she does with her teammates and donors rewarding.
She has lived in the Dallas area most of her life, with some influences from time spent in Mississippi. She currently resides in Wylie, Texas, with her husband, Steven, and son, Colton. In her free time, she enjoys travel, photography, and spending time with her family. She also devotes time to a ministry called “After the Boxes,” which welcomes newcomers to her local area.
Kayla Jimenez became a member of the Foundation team in December 2017. Born and raised in San Angelo, Texas, Kayla obtained her BA in Psychology and MS in Counseling Psychology from Angelo State University. After graduation, she moved to Seoul, South Korea, where she taught kindergarten and elementary students for three years. While in Seoul, she met her now-husband, Eric, who is an Ohio native. After getting married and moving to Dallas in the summer of 2017, Eric began pursuing a ThM degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. In her free time, Kayla enjoys decorating and crafting of any kind. She finds it a privilege to work for the Foundation and is continually inspired by the generosity the Lord has poured out on DTS through our wonderful donors!
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