Abbi grew up in the Main Line of suburban Philadelphia and moved to Manhattan after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. In Manhattan she worked in publishing, sales, and marketing for Gourmet Magazine, CBS News and Fila USA. After moving to Houston, Texas, Abbi joined Opportunity International as a Regional Director focusing on major donors under forty and developing the national "Young Ambassadors for Opportunity" network. She now serves local Houston organizations as a fundraising strategy consultant and volunteer. She is married to Rob, who is a Director at KKR specializing in Energy, and is a new mom to son Banks.
Ted was previously the executive director of The Veritas Forum and is currently an associate at McKinsey & Company. Prior to joining Veritas, he worked at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church as head of the Men's Ministry. Before the leap into professional ministry, Ted performed marketing and strategic functions at Eality Inc., an Internet company. Ted received his B.A. in international relations from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He lives with his wife Ashley in Cambridge, MA.
Mark serves as vice president for tax at Pacific Life, in Newport Beach, California. He was previously a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court and a tax partner at McKinsey. Mark received an A.B. from Harvard, an M.Litt. from Oxford, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He lives in Orange County, California, with his wife, Kim, and their two youngest sons.
Ben, a San Francisco resident, grew up in the midwest but moved to California in 1996. He took a leave of absence from his PhD program at Stanford to co-found Coverity, a software company that helps improve the quality of the world's software. He helped Coverity grow from 2 to 150 employees as COO and then later as CTO. Currently, he is the CEO of The Story Locker, a startup that brings a Silicon Valley approach to the Hollywood storytelling business. He is married to Kim, a social worker who has spent time serving around the world with Opportunity International, International Justice Mission, and Empower International.
David Hobbet serves as the Executive Director of The Veritas Forum, leading the organization into its next season of growth and effectiveness. Previously, David built a successful career at McKinsey and Company, where he served social and public sector organizations on strategy and organizational effectiveness. David’s career also includes helping launch Africa operations for Millennium Promise, an economic development NGO. David received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Duke University. He and his wife Kimberly live in Seattle, WA.
Kurt currently serves The Veritas Forum as Chair of the Board. He is a Managing Partner at TechFund Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in information and energy technologies. Kurt is a graduate of Wheaton and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MLA from Stanford, and an MTS from Harvard.
John Kingston, III
John serves as Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., a publicly-traded asset management holding company. Prior to joining AMG, John worked in the investment management division of Morgan Stanley & Co. and with the law firm Ropes & Gray. John, who received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, lives in Winchester, Massachusetts, with his wife Jean Yih Kingston and their four children.
Kelly Monroe Kullberg
Kelly is the founder and director of project development of The Veritas Forum which she first organized at Harvard in 1992. She edited and co-authored the best-selling Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Christian Thinkers (1996) and taught senior electives at Harvard College in film and C.S. Lewis while serving as a chaplain to the Harvard Graduate School Christian Fellowship from 1988-1997. Kelly holds a B.A. in Organizational Behavior from Ohio University and an M.A. from the Ohio State University in Communication Theory. She was a visiting student at the Harvard Divinity School and at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Kelly lives with her husband David and children in Columbus, Ohio.
D. Michael Lindsay is president of Gordon College and author of the Pulitzer-nominated book Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite (Oxford University Press, 2007), the nation’s largest and most comprehensive study of public leaders who are people of faith. A Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Baylor University, Lindsay earned an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary. He then earned an additional graduate degree at Oxford and his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University. Michael, his wife Rebecca, and their daughters Elizabeth, Caroline, and Emily reside in Wenham, Massachusetts.