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

Carey Bliley

Carey Bliley

Bliley’s Funeral Homes
Richmond, VA

Tim Bridgers

Tim Bridgers

Live Oak Bank
Wilmington, NC

Ashlee Etzweiler

Ashlee Etzweiler

Etzweiler Family
Funeral Service
York, PA

Dean Lambert

Dean Lambert

Homesteaders Life
Company
Des Moines, IA

Rob Paterkiewicz

Rob Paterkiewicz

Selected Independent
Funeral Homes
Deerfield, IL
robp@selectedtrust.org

Scott Pridemore

Scott Pridemore

Hippensteel Funeral
Service & Crematory
Lafayette, IN

Paul St. Pierre

Paul St. Pierre

Selected Board Liason
Wilson St. Pierre
Funeral Service & Crematory

Greenwood, IN

Rachel Wartes

Rachel Wartes

Gunderson Funeral and
Cremation Care
Madison, WI

John Wild

John Wild

Iles Funeral Homes, Inc.
Des Moines, IA

Trust Staff

Bea Pedersen

Bea Pedersen

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

Leslie Kowalczyk

Leslie Kowalczyk

Programs Coordinator
Deerfield, IL
leslie@selectedtrust.org