E.G. “Jay” Link, Chief Steward
Mr. Link has a unique background. His early training and career was in church ministry where he developed his passion for serving and discipling people to a deeper walk with the Lord. During this time he earned a Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Theology which has proven to be an invaluable biblical foundation for all his future ministry initiatives.
After preaching for several years, he entered the financial services industry and a few years later began regularly teaching sound stewardship and financial principles to Christians in local churches around the country,
Over the years his career developed into a Family Wealth Counseling practice for very high net worth families helping them more effectively steward all the resources that God had entrusted to them. His ministry to these families has produced a radical transformation in their spiritual lives as well as in their ability to give generously beyond anything they ever imagined possible.
For two decades Jay has also been actively training and personally mentoring hundreds of other professional advisors to provide Family Wealth Counseling services to their clients, multiplying his stewardship ministry to advisors and families nationwide hundreds of times over.
Through Stewardship Ministries Jay actively shares his message of stewardship and generosity with church and para-church ministry leaders, development staff and financial professionals assisting them to more effectively serve their donors and clients.
Jay has written four books and over 100 articles on the topic of strategic stewardship and creative giving. His passion for bringing about personal and spiritual transformation through learning and then applying these life-changing stewardship principles is absolutely contagious.
Crystal Harden, Office Manager
Crystal joined Kardia in May of 2013. Returning to work this year from several years as a stay at home mom, Crystal brings 10 years of office management and accounting skills to Kardia. Her proudest achievements are her 19 year marriage and her two children.
Crystal enjoys reading, fitness and spending time with her family. She is an active member of her local church and volunteers her time with a Cursillo Movement weekend experience with God.
Kirsten Maley, Project Coordinator
Kirsten is a hard working creative people-person with high expectations for herself and others. Experienced in office, business and sports administration, Kirsten utilizes her gifts to serve others. Kirsten graduated from Messiah College in 2012 with a BS in International Business with a minor in Sports Management. She is active children’s ministries in her local church. Kirsten enjoys traveling and working with people across God’s creation.
John has been married to Cheri for more than 24 years. He has attended Oakwood Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan for more than 22 years, serving in several leadership positions during that time (Sunday school teacher, elder/board chairman, men’s ministries leader). He received his BS degree from Michigan State University in 1979. He has over 26 years experience in the financial services industry, earning the certified financial planner designation in 1996. He has been a family wealth counselor since 2011. He began his relationship and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ in 1982.
Throughout his career, Eric Dunavant has been dedicated to helping families connect their True Wealth with their Meaningful Purpose. His many years of professional experience gives him a tremendous background in how to most effectively understand and serve high capacity families and how to assist ministries and pastors in ministering to those families.
He graduated from Texas A&M University and went on to earn the designation of Qualified Kingdom Advisor. He is highly involved in the community in which he lives and works and believes that being a servant leader is the most important avenue for him to have a lasting impact.
Bob Korljan has worked with families and businesses for more than 30 years. Holding credentials as a Certified Public Accountant and a Personal Financial Specialists, he is known for his work in the areas of family wealth transfer and preservation, charitable gift planning, retirement distribution planning, estate planning, and income tax minimization He has been an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) since 1987.
Bob and his wife Ginger have seven adult children and two grandchildren. He is President of Eaton-Cambridge, Inc. and Managing Member of Kardia Family Wealth Counseling, LLC. Bob also ministers as a Teaching Pastor at Roosevelt Community Church, and serves as a stewardship counselor for the non-profit Stewardship Ministries. He also co-hosts a weekly radio program “Backpack Radio,” discussing contemporary apologetic and theological topics heard weekly on KPXQ AM in Phoenix.
Gisle is passionate about discipling people on their journey with God as they learn to be good stewards of what He has entrusted to them.
Gisle holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, a master’s degree in international business and a master’s in business administration from Boston University. He also is a designated Certified Financial Planner, CFP® and a Qualified Kingdom Advisor
Gisle is married to Melanie. He met his wife at Boston University, where they both studied as undergraduates. They currently reside in Alexandria, Virginia, where they are raising their three boys, Elias, Micah and Jonathan.
Grand Rapids, MI
Paul has been serving clients in the financial services industry as a comprehensive wealth advisor for over 30 years. Over the last five years Paul’s practice has specialized in integrating concepts of financial and life stewardship in his work with clients. Paul’s heart is to see his clients capture the vision of life stewardship for advancing the kingdom of God! Paul also has a strong desire to spread the message of stewardship to all believers to advance the kingdom of God locally and around the world. He has been part of the network of advisors affiliated with stewardship ministries for the last four years. He and his wife Dawn, have five children and six grandchildren and live in the Grand Rapids Michigan area.
Joseph S. Sturniolo
Joe has spent decades helping Christian Families develop, implement, and then live out their Strategic Master Plans allowing them to maximize all that God has entrusted to them. He has been interviewed by numerous reporters for his expertise and appeared as a guest commentator nationwide for more than 30 radio stations exploring such topics as: Finding your God given purpose in life and defining your legacy, as well as helping listeners understand the “Why” in wealth planning. Published in The Wall Street Journal, Investment Advisor Magazine, and in Financial Planning Magazine, he continues to share his methodology and customized solutions to Family Wealth Counseling. Joe currently works through Stewardship Ministries and Kardia Family Wealth Counseling, helping Christian charities create development programs that bless their donors, teaching them the concept of stewardship (God’s ownership) as one of the most exciting and life-transforming concepts in the entire Bible. Joe has an undying passion for showing Christian Families how to effectively maximize their remaining time, employ their unique talents, and strategically.
Mr. Montgomery has 23 years of experience as a financial professional and is the CEO of his wealth management firm. Through his leadership and vision his firm has become one of the most respected financial firms in the Columbus area. His well-established practice is allowing him to approach family wealth counseling as a ministry to those with more complex needs, as they determine how best to steward resources entrusted to them. His professional experience has given him a significant understanding of the importance in developing financial strategies tailored to family goals. He is active in the community serving as the Ministry Council Chair of Stonybrook United Methodist Church and is a member of the Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation School Business Advisory Council.
Chairman of the Board
|Rusty Leonard, President & CEO Stewardship Partners, Inc.|
Board of Directors
|John Lacy, First Vice President Wealth Management Advisor The Lansing Lacy Hutcheon Group Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.|
|Al Mueller, President & CEO Excellence in Giving, Inc.|
|Doug Dawson, President Professional Pediatric Home Care, Inc.|
|Connie Smith, Director Fairfield and Woods, P.C.|