About

Board of Directors

Officers

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  • Matthew Burns

    Matthew Burns, Chairman of the Board and President, has been the CEO and president of Burns Engineering, Inc., an engineering and construction management firm, since 1991. Prior to this, he was a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs and a staff engineer at Western Electric. Burns is a member of the American Society of Engineering Companies, the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Catholic University Engineering Development Board. In addition to Church Farm School, he is a board member of the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation, was a finance committee member for the Saints Phillip and James School and served as a volunteer for the March of Dimes. He received his BEE from The Catholic University in America, an MSEE from Lehigh University and attended the Harvard Business School. He lives with his wife and three children, and participates in Boy Scouts, triathlons, skiing, competition barbecue and amateur radio. Matt's son John graduated from Church Farm School in 2010.
  • Samuel Cupp

    Samuel B. Cupp, Board Treasurer, graduated from Dickinson College in 1967. He joined the US Army in that year and served in Vietnam as a second lieutenant. Following the service, he attended Cornell University, where he received an MBA. Cupp joined Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co., where he qualified as a CPA, before entering the insurance industry in 1979 with INA (later CIGNA) as a controller in the international department. Cupp was President of Cigna Canada in the mid 90’s. In 1999, he joined ACE Ltd. as a business leader and was an executive vice president when he retired in 2005. In 2006 he accepted a position as executive in residence at Saint Joseph’s University, where he supported the beginning of an insurance program, teaching insurance and finance until 2012. Cupp has four children. The youngest, Kevin, is a 2002 graduate of CFS.

    “Christian values inform the way the teachers teach, the students learn, the coaches coach. There is nothing ‘preachy’ about this, but it is real and deep. CFS has a soul.”
  • Stacey Shreiner Kley

    Stacey Shreiner Kley, Board Secretary served as the Director of External Affairs for Montgomery School from 2011-2017. Prior to Montgomery School, Kley was the Director of Professional Development at the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS). She is a graduate of The Shipley School, and served on its board of trustees from 2005-2014, including three years as Vice Chair. She is an Emeritus Trustee of Montgomery School, where she chaired their Board of Trustees for five years of her nine-year tenure. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Princeton University. Kley grew up at Church Farm School as the daughter of the school's second headmaster, Dr. Charles W. Shreiner, Jr. She is the granddaughter of the founder and first CFS headmaster, The Rev. Charles W. Shreiner, and the sister of the school's third headmaster, Terry Shreiner. Stacey lives with her family in Chester Springs.

Members

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  • Alemayehu Addis '97

    Alemayehu Addis '97, is a manager of IT Security and Privacy at Protiviti. In this role, he provides subject matter expertise, coordinates remediation activities and supports the efforts of clients working toward Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance. Prior to this, Addis was a senior associate at Grant Thornton LLP and a Joint Network Node Supervisor for the U.S. Army. A 1997 graduate of Church Farm School, he holds a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania and an MS in information science from Penn State University.

    “I’m very excited about all of the Administration’s new directions … A stronger curriculum, the increased focus on development and recruiting … everything being done to modernize and put students in a better position to succeed.”
  • John Bellis, Jr.

    John Bellis, Jr., is the former chief financial officer and director at Schramm, Inc. in West Chester, which he recently retired from after 30 years. Prior to Schramm, John was the senior vice president for Mellon Bank and a captain in the United States Air Force. He holds an MBA in finance from Temple University and a BA from Gettysburg College in economics.
  • Greg Coleman

    Greg Coleman is a retired teacher and administrator who spent 43 years working at independent schools, including 32 at The Shipley School and five at Benchmark School. He has been on the CFS board since 2009, and is also a board member for Benchmark. His particular areas of interest are marketing and admission. He is married to Dr. Marcia Coleman, a retired chemist and lab director from the DuPont company.

    “I am involved at CFS because of the school’s unique mission. I am very interested in promoting diversity and the success of a school which is dedicated to providing a quality education to boys who might otherwise not have such an opportunity.”
  • Stephen Darby

    Stephen Darby, a private investor and consultant, enjoyed a 35-year career in the banking and financial service industries. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University and received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. In addition to his service to CFS, he serves on the board of directors of IHS Global and is an Alumni Schools Committee interviewer for Princeton University.

    “It is a great privilege to support the noble mission of CFS through my Board service and financial support. Everyone who spends time with our students tells me that they are inspired by their stories and impressed by their motivation and maturity.
  • John D. Diederich

    John D. Diederich is recently retired as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Royce & Associates, LLC, and investment manager for the Royce Funds. John was active with the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and is the former Chairman of the Closed-End Investment Company Committee. He is also a former member of the Executive Committee and President of the Closed-End Fund Association. In addition, he served on the Board of Governors of the Mutual Fund Education Alliance. Prior to joining Royce & Associates in 1993, Mr. Diederich was President and Chief Operating Officer of Fund/Plan Services, Inc., a provider of shareholder, accounting, distribution and administration services to the mutual fund industry from 1986 to 1993. He also spent 12 years as a CPA with Price Waterhouse. John graduated from Lehigh University, and he and his wife, Rosemary, have four children and nine grandchildren.
  • Richard H. Gherst II

    Richard H. Gherst II spent 35 years with Price Waterhouse & Co. in Philadelphia, 24 of those as a partner, following graduation from Franklin and Marshall College and service in the U.S. Army Reserve. As a partner at Price Waterhouse, Gherst and his family traveled frequently. He established the office in Tulsa in 1982 and later served as managing partner of the greater Seattle practice. In 1991, Gherst moved to the headquarters in New York, served in the chairman’s office and handled a varied portfolio of national and international responsibilities that frequently took him to Japan, India and the Middle East, among other places. In addition to CFS, he serves on the Leadership Council for Franklin & Marshall. He enjoys traveling with his wife of almost 50 years, Eleanor.
  • The Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez

    The Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez was consecrated on July 16, 2016, serving as the 16th bishop of the historic Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, which is the second oldest and fourth largest in the Episcopal Church. After his initial “listening pilgrimage” to all of the Diocese’s 133 parishes, Gutiérrez became focused on emphasizing the sacred presence of Jesus Christ and a call to holiness. In addition, the focus is empowering laity, inspiring creative solutions for church growth, emphasizing the missions of the church, social justice, poverty and ensuring that transparency is part of everything. He also restructured the Diocesan offices to better serve its parishes without increasing the budget.

    Before his calling as Bishop, Gutiérrez served as Canon to the Ordinary, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. He also had an extensive career in public service, economic development and as president of a strategy and media firm. He served as vice-chairperson of The Social Justice and International Policy Committee for the 79th General Convention; was a board member for numerous organizations including the National Hispanic Foundation; and a chairman of the San Jose (NM) Community Redevelopment Task Force. He currently serves as a board member for The Church Farm School; Episcopal Academy; and as the chairman of the Board of Trustees for Episcopal Community Services. You can read his full bio here.

  • Michael Hankin

    Michael Hankin is the Chief Operating Officer at Hankin Group. In this role, Hankin oversees all operational and strategic functions at Hankin Group and is responsible for the company’s multi-family division, Hankin Apartments. Prior to joining Hankin Group, he spent eight years in the financial professional services industry working for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. Hankin sits on several boards including the Chester County Economic Development Council and Handi-Crafters (Treasurer). He is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and a CPA, licensed in Pennsylvania.
  • Rev. Canon Preston Belfield Hannibal

    Rev. Canon Preston Belfield Hannibal is Priest Associate for Pastoral Care at Washington National Cathedral. Previously he served as canon for academic ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. For the past seven years chief among his responsibilities has been the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys (PreK-fifth grade), the newest school in the diocese. Prior to 2003, he was senior chaplain and chair of the Religion Department at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Massachusetts. Before his appointment to St. Mark’s he was the associate minister in the Memorial Church and University Chaplain at Harvard University. From 1999 to 2012, Hannibal held an appointment as affiliated minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard University. He is a member of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Black Ministries, Clergy Recruitment, Training, and Development Committee, the Governing Board of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the board of the Council for American Private Education, Washington, DC Chapter, the Mid Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association and the Governing Board of the Church Farm School, Exton, Penn. He graduated from Westmont College with an A.B. in sociology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree from Bexley Hall Seminary. He has also done graduate study in theology at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University. He has been a visiting scholar at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, England, where he studied the life and ministry of the Rt. Rev. Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African bishop in the Anglican Communion. He and his wife, Sandi, an administrator at Norwood School, have three grown children.
  • Stephen A. Loney '97

    Stephen A. Loney '97 serves as counsel at Hogan Lovells US LLP. Prior to this, he was an associate at the firm since 2008. He also worked at Drinker, Biddle & Reath and was a law clerk for the Hon. Franklin Van Antwerpen in the US Court of Appeals Third Circuit. A 1997 graduate of Church Farm School, he earned a B.A. in political science from Saint Joseph’s University and his JD from the New York University School of Law. He is married with children.“The culture of doing things right, coupled with a willingness to ‘put ourselves out there’ and try anything—whether it be singing in the choir or creating a yearbook, permeated Church Farm School.”
  • Vincent J. Napoleon

    Vincent J. Napoleon is a seasoned C-suite business leader, legal executive and retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel with 30 years of experience representing global Fortune 100 and 500 aerospace, technology, professional services and life-science related companies. He serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC. Active in church and civic activities, Vincent serves on the Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC, and is a member of the Financial Oversight Commitee for the Bishop Walker School for Boys, a private day-school for boys administered by the Diocese of Washington. Vincent is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on International Management and Marketing from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College and the U.S. Air Force Air War College. Vincent resides in Sandy Spring, MD with his wife Lisa and are the proud parents of two adult children, Erin and Ian.
  • Peter C. Phillips, M.D.

    Peter C. Phillips, M.D. is an attending physician with the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with expertise in neuro-oncology and cellular mechanisms of neurotoxicity. He is a professor of pediatrics with the department of pediatrics, division of oncology, at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Wistar Insitute in Philadelphia, is an Associate Editor of Neuro-Oncology and a reviewer for numerous referred journals. He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
  • Caroline "Cackie" Buck Rogers

    Caroline "Cackie" Buck Rogers and her family have been involved with the school for decades, as her father J. Mahlon Buck, Jr. served on the Board for nearly 40 years. Cackie has served on many boards throughout her lifetime, including The Shipley School, The Haverford School, Princeton University, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Bryn Mawr Hospital, the Philadelphia Zoo and more. She also is a co-director of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church’s Wednesday Evening Tutoring Program. She earned 10 varsity letters in field hockey at Princeton, and continues to volunteer her skills as a coach for Shipley.
  • Mehul Trivedi

    Mehul Trivedi is a CFA and partner at Cooke & Bieler, an investment counseling services firm. He has been there for 16 years, after working as a fixed income analyst at Blackrock Financial Management and as a product manager at PNC Asset Management. He graduated magna cum laude with dual degrees in economics and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has an MBA from The Wharton School. In addition to Church Farm School, he advises the Indian Cultural Center on civic activities and fundraising, is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia and the CFA Institute. He enjoys yoga, travel and spending time with family.

    “I continue to be blown away by the diversity of the student body, the mission of the school and the enthusiasm of those engaged in the process.”
  • Richard C. Weber

    Richard C. Weber has spent his entire business career in the financial services industry. He has held executive management positions in corporate banking, regional bank management, marketing and, since 1992, in wealth management services both as a banker and a consultant to the industry. Prior to heading up DNB First’s Wealth Management Group, Rick held executive level responsibilities at Fifth Third Bank in Dayton, Ohio (Investment Advisor Division), Comerica Bank in Detroit, Michigan (Investment Management and Trust Division), National City Bank in Cleveland, Ohio (Private Client Group Division) and Meridian Bancorp in Reading, Pennsylvania (Private Banking and Personal Trust). Rick’s involvement in the community has been deep and wide; serving the Board of the Allentown Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and holding Trustee positions for the United Ways of Berks County, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania, as well as Treasurer and Board member for the Easter Seal Society of Berks County, Pennsylvania, and as President of the Town Hall of Cleveland, OH, Vice President of the Great Lakes Theatre Company in Cleveland, OH, Board Member of Dayton, OH, Public Television and Chairman of the 1994 United Way Campaign for the State of Delaware. Besides serving on Church Farm School’s Board and Leadership Council, Rick is a Trustee of the Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children in West Chester, Pennsylvania
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School continues to fulfill its mission of educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.