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 three 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.
Mary Jo Giesman, Office Manager
Mary Jo grew up in the Midwest and returned to the Indianapolis area in 2011, after spending several years in Alabama and Georgia. She has two adult sons and one fantastic daughter-in-law who remain in her beloved South.
Her previous experience includes serving as executive assistant to corporate Presidents and Vice-Presidents, as well as several years experience in office management and customer service.
Mary Jo is the driving force that keeps the Stewardship Ministries’ office organized and efficient, provides support for Ministry events and customers, and somehow manages to keep track of Jay’s busy schedule.
Her passions are the local food pantry, the children’s ministry of her church, biking and music in almost any format.
Chairman of the Board
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 Twohill, Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
|Doug Dawson, President|
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 on 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.
Robert Korljan (CPA / PFS) is CEO and President of Eaton-Cambridge, Inc. He offers comprehensive wealth building strategies: investment, tax, and estate planning. Bob is board certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants with the specialty designation Personal Financial Specialist, and graduated from Arizona State University and Covenant Theological Seminary.
A former tax partner at BKD, LLP, one of the ten largest U.S. CPA and advisory firms, Bob now focuses on comprehensive wealth building using Modern Portfolio Theory, building individual client portfolios that maximize profits per unit of investment risk. By utilizing institutional quality asset class-based mutual funds, he is able to implement proven investment strategies not usually accessible to individual investors.
Clients rely on Bob as a trusted advisor for their most significant financial and personal concerns. Many consult him for advice not only on investments and estate planning, but also for sensitive issues such as coping after the death of a spouse, choosing a nursing home, or facing a lawsuit. Bob is married with seven children and two grandchildren (so far). He is very involved in ministry at his local church, and serves as a spiritual mentor to young men and their families.
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.