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Scott Talbot, CFP®, CAP®

Executive Director

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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

Planned Giving Officer

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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 Barber

Advancement Officer

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 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.

Cheryl Richardson

Director of Gift Administration

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Cheryl Richardson joined the Foundation team in February of 2013 coming from Denver Seminary. A native of Denver, CO, Cheryl has managed accounting, marketing, and office responsibilities in both professional and ministry roles in Colorado, California, and in the Lone Star state. Usually serving beside her husband, Dennis, Cheryl has the gift of hospitality, is a sought after Bible teacher, group leader, and mentor. She and her husband enjoy their four children and six grandchildren spread across three states. When she’s not working, Cheryl loves to sew, knit and love on their grandbabies.

Kayla Jimenez

Administrative Assistant

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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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