Our Board of Trustees

There are ten Trustees of the Educational Trust Board, each serving a three-year term. The Executive Director of Selected Independent Funeral Homes serves as the Administrative Trustee. The Board meets quarterly to conduct business.

Al Asta

Al Asta

Whitney & Murphy
Funeral Home
Phoenix, AZ

Tim Bridgers

Tim Bridgers

Live Oak Bank
Wilmington, NC

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Hinsey-Brown
Funeral Service, Inc.
New Castle, IN

Ashlee Etzweiler

Ashlee Etzweiler

Etzweiler Family
Funeral Service
York, PA

Jeffrey Jacoby

Jeffrey Jacoby

Jacoby
Funeral Home
Rawlins, WY

Dean Lambert

Dean Lambert

Homesteaders Life
Company
Des Moines, IA

Tony Lloyd

Tony Lloyd

Flanner Buchanan
Indianapolis, IN

Rob Paterkiewicz

Rob Paterkiewicz

Selected Independent
Funeral Homes
Lincolnshire, IL

Scott Pridemore

Scott Pridemore

Hippensteel Funeral
Service & Crematory
Lafayette, IN

Lacy Robinson

Lacy Robinson

Funeral Service
Trainer and Coach
Louisville, KY

Rachel Wartes

Rachel Wartes

Gunderson
Funeral and
Cremation Care
Madison, WI

John Wild

John Wild

Iles Funeral Homes
Des Moines, IA

Trust Staff

Bea Pedersen

Bea Pedersen

Executive Director and
Administrative Trustee
Lincolnshire, IL
bea@selectedtrust.org

Leslie Kowalczyk

Leslie Kowalczyk

Programs Coordinator
Lincolnshire, IL
leslie@selectedtrust.org

Deb McReynolds

Deb McReynolds

Administrative Assistant
Lincolnshire, IL
deb@selectedtrust.org