Robert C. Sullivan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Believers Stewardship Services (BSS), a nonprofit that helps Christians accomplish their financial and estate planning goals. Previously, Rob was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley where he had worked as an Information Security Officer and then as an Information Risk Officer. In 2003, Rob founded Christian Evidences Ministries, an apologetics-based ministry that equips Christians to be "ready to give a defense to everyone who asks a reason for the hope that is within" (I Peter 3: 15). Rob is also involved in various charitable organizations and serves on the boards of a number of ministries, including Board President of Associates for Biblical Research, a professional archaeological society, and Vice Chairman of Emmaus Bible College located in Dubuque, Iowa. Rob makes his home in Yonkers, New York, with his wife Susie.
Board of Directors
Robert Sullivan, Board Chair
Hunter Howard, Vice Chair
After managing his own CPA firm, Hunter served as a member in the South Carolina House from 1974 to 1982, was appointed Chairman of the SC Tax Commission by two governors, and served as President and CEO of the SC Chamber of Commerce. He joined Scott and Company CPAs in 2008 and currently serves as their Upstate Managing Partner. Hunter has received numerous awards including the Order of the Palmetto and the Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry Award from the SC Association of CPAs. He served as chair of the National Council of State Chambers and currently serves on a number of boards and councils including the Greenville Hospital System, Greenville Area Development Corporation, Chair of Greenville Tec Foundation, and Treasurer of SC Higher Education Foundation. He resides in Simpsonville, SC, with his wife Martha. They have four married children and seven grandchildren.
Ken Breivik, Executive Director
Ken is the President of Nehemiah Communications, and also serves as Executive Director for School Ministries. He has extensive knowledge in public relations and specializes in professional communications services to ministries and nonprofits. A former Southeast Regional Director of Charles Colson's Prison Fellowship Ministries, Ken also previously served as the Director of Carolinas for Justice Fellowship after serving three years as a nationally awarded State Director. Ken has extensive experience working with government-appointed task forces to promote basic pro-Christian values. He resides in Columbia, SC with his wife Penni and they have two sons, Luke and Matthew.
Miles Coleman, Secretary
Miles is an attorney practicing primarily in the areas of appellate advocacy and First Amendment law. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, death row inmates, several monasteries and seminaries, New York Times bestselling authors, and governmental entities. He is one of the inaugural members of the SC Bar’s Wellness Commission and serves as the chairman of the South Carolina chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy. Mr. Coleman is a Blackstone Legal Fellow, a Washington Fellow of the National Review Institute, and a graduate of the Leadership South Carolina class of 2015. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, three sons, two Great Danes, and a Siamese cat.
Erie Brown, Board of Directors
Erie was introduced to School Ministries in 1998 and served as part of the original steering committee to establish Clarendon County, South Carolina’s first Released Time Bible Education program in 1999. Locally known as CCLC, the Clarendon Christian Learning Center grew substantially over the following years under her tenure as CCLC Board Chair. In 2007, Erie stepped down from this Board to accept the position of administrator for the organization, and in 2015 her title was redefined as Executive Director. She currently serves as an officer in her local church women’s group and has served in various leadership positions of women’s ministry both there and at the regional level of her denomination. Erie’s work background includes 20 years in banking and 12 years in church administration. A lifetime native of rural South Carolina, she is married to Len, and they have three children and seven grandchildren.
Shirley Haywood, Board of Directors
Shirley has been actively involved in ministry, along with her husband Ed, for over 30 years. Her primary ministries have included children’s ministry, such as Five Day Clubs and Child Evangelism Fellowship, and prayer ministries for women. She has served in various other ministries within the local church and in the community. Many opportunities were afforded to Shirley and her husband through years of service with inner-city ministries along with foreign and local missions within the church and in other parts of the world. She actively served on the Urban Discovery Ministries Board, where the main focus was ministry to high school students and sharing the gospel to connect students to the local church. Her academic training began with a BS degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in science from Virginia State University. She later earned a Masters Degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. She attended Regent University and received her administrative training and principalship endorsement for grades K-12 with advanced credit towards a doctorate degree. In addition to her academic training, Shirley completed the adult education program in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College. Shirley’s work background includes 30 years in the public school with 14 years in school administration as an assistant principal on the elementary level. She was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, and currently resides there with her husband who is an associate pastor. They have four adult children and one grandchild.
Cheryl Self, Board of Directors
Cheryl Ennis Self, ACFRE, is the Founder of Funding for Change. Cheryl previously served at World Vision for 16 years in a variety of positions, most recently as Executive Director, Global Social Partnerships. Prior to that, she served at Prison Fellowship Ministries as National Director of Advancement, and with The Stony Brook School as a Faculty member and Interim Director of Development. In 2013, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) awarded Cheryl with the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive Credential (ACFRE). As an accomplished business consultant, Cheryl has acted as a strategic partner to startups, mid-sized organizations, and Fortune 100 corporations. She is an expert in guiding organizations through the challenges of fundraising and development, with a strong focus in nonprofits, NGO’s, corporations and government entities. Cheryl resides in Herndon, Virginia with her husband, Jim. She has two children and five grandchildren.
Matt Sharp, Board of Directors
Matt serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he focuses on state and local legislative matters. Since joining ADF in 2010, Sharp has won cases upholding the rights of students to form religious clubs, invite classmates to church, and even perform a religious song at a school talent show. He authored an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of nearly 9,000 students, parents, and community members asking the Court to uphold students’ right to privacy against government intrusion. Sharp has testified before the United States Congress on the importance of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. He has authored federal and state legislation, regularly provides testimony and legal analysis on how proposed legislation will impact constitutional freedoms, and advises governors, legislators, and state and national policy organizations on the importance of laws and policies that protect First Amendment rights. Matt and his family live in Atlanta GA.
Dr. James Swezey, Board of Directors
Jim is on the faculty at Liberty University in Virginia where among his duties he teaches courses on the history and philosophy of education, education leadership, and qualitative research. He received his doctorate in Educational Leadership from George Fox University. Over the past 20 years, he also served as a pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, a high school Bible and history teacher, and a Christian school administrator. He has served on several accreditation teams, conducting program evaluations for the Association of Christian Schools International. He is a regular presenter at leading education research conferences and regularly publishes articles related to K-12 and higher education in peer-reviewed journals. He hails from Forest Virginia and is married to Jolene and they have three adult-aged children.
Dr. Milt Uecker, Board of Directors
Milt is the director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education at Columbia International University. He has worked within elementary schools and teacher education for more than 40 years. Prior to joining the faculty of CIU in 1995, Dr. Uecker served for four years as an associate professor at Regent University, where he directed the early childhood program. Milt’s professional experience includes teaching within an International School in Seoul, Korea and administrating early childhood programs in both Texas and Virginia. Dr. Uecker and his wife Linda live in Fort Mill, SC and have three sons and eight grandchildren.
Avery Hilton, Board Member Emeritus
Avery recently retired after working 43 years in the steel industry. His most recent position was Executive Vice President of Steel Mills for Commercial Metals Company. Avery also served as President of the Electric Metal Makers Guild and as a trustee of the Association of Iron and Steel Technology Foundation. Avery was a board member for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and on the board of the Midlands Christian Learning Center. He is an elder on the session of Northeast Presbyterian Church and is an associate member of the Fairfield Mountains Chapel in Lake Lure, NC. He and his wife Lorraine reside in Columbia, SC. They have two sons and a daughter, plus three grandchildren.
David M. Beasley, Board Member Emeritus
David served as Governor of South Carolina from 1995-1999. Earlier, he served as a member of the SC House from 1979-1993. During his term as Governor, he led delegations on economic development and trade missions throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa. Following his term, he served as a fellow at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. In 2003, Gov. Beasley received the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his stand on removing the Confederate Flag from atop the SC capitol. In 2005 he partnered with his former Chief Legal Counsel, Henry L. Deneen, to incorporate the Center for Global Strategies, Ltd. The Center focuses on developmental initiatives in the non-integrated world. Currently, he serves as its Board Chair. He resides in Society Hill, SC, with his wife Mary and they have four children.