Our Board of Trustees
There are seven 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

Dean Lambert

Dean Lambert

Homesteaders Life
Company
Des Moines, IA

Rob Paterkiewicz

Rob Paterkiewicz

Administrative Trustee
Deerfield, IL
robp@selectedtrust.org

Carey Bliley

Carey Bliley

Bliley’s Funeral Homes
Richmond, VA

Scott Pridemore

Scott Pridemore

Hippensteel Funeral
Service & Crematory
Lafayette, IN

Bea Pedersen

Bea Pedersen

Director of Development
Deerfield, IL
bea@selectedtrust.org

Tim Bridgers

Tim Bridgers

Live Oak Bank
Wilmington, NC

Rachel Wartes

Rachel Wartes

Gunderson Funeral and
Cremation Care
Madison, WI

Deb McReynolds

Deb McReynolds

Administrative Assistant
Deerfield, IL
deb@selectedtrust.org

Ashlee Etzweiler

Ashlee Etzweiler

Etzweiler Family
Funeral Service
York, PA

John Wild

John Wild

Iles Funeral Homes, Inc.
Des Moines, IA