Leadership

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We value:

Loving Service; Unselfish Devotion; Courageous Loyalty; Sincere Fairness; Enlightened Honesty; Undying Hope; Confiding Trust; Merciful Ministry; Unfailing Goodness; Forgiving Tolerance; Enduring Peace; We value all that is divine.

Trustees

Gard Jameson
Gard Jameson

Treasurer - Gard bought a copy of The Urantia Book in 1972 in a California bookstore near Stanford University, where he was studying Comparative Religion. His first impression was that it was like no other book that he had been familiar with in either philosophy or religion. Soon after Gard purchased The Urantia Book, his friend Brian, a fellow student, borrowed it and responded by saying, “Gard, do you know what you have here? A revelation.” 

This response piqued Gard’s interest, and he began to read the book. Soon thereafter he communicated with Urantia Foundation after which he joined a study group in Berkeley, which met once a week.  

Gard says that “reading The Urantia Book for the first time was the beginning of a pilgrimage of discovery, the beginning of the realization that God has a will for each of our lives. The pilgrimage is the greatest adventure that one can pursue.”

After twenty-five years in the business world as a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Planner, he returned to college to obtain a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.

He recently published his first book and has been teaching philosophy at the University of Nevada for the last ten years.

He has been married to his wife, Florence, as he puts it, “for 28 wonderful years,” and they have two children, Michael and Julia.

Georges Michelson-Dupont
Georges Michelson-Dupont

International Vice President - Georges Michelson-Dupont was born in Paris, France, in 1947. He married Marlène, who is a reader of The Urantia Book, in 1971, and they have 2 grown daughters. He is an electro-metallurgist engineer. Georges and Marlène own a company that manufactures high-end lighting fixtures and furniture.

Georges’s father introduced him to The Urantia Book in the early 1960s. Georges was a member of the team which spent fifteen years revising and correcting the French translation. 

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, as president of an association of French readers, Georges organized several international conferences for readers of The Urantia Book, which took place in France in 1986, 1989, 1992, and 1995. He also organized and hosted the first conference for translators in 1989.

In 1994, the Trustees of Urantia Foundation appointed Georges and Marlène to the position of representatives of Urantia Foundation for the French-speaking countries. Georges became a Trustee of Urantia Foundation in September of 1995 and in 1996 became the first president of the French association of the Urantia Association International (UAI). In 1999 Dorothy Elder and Georges launched the Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS).

Today, Georges is the international vice president of Urantia Foundation and the manager of translations.

Henk Mylanus
Henk Mylanus

Henk is a Dutchman, who was born in Indonesia in 1937. In 1950 his family returned to the Netherlands. In 1962 he graduated from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and in 1972 was a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University's Business School. Before he retired, he worked in the petro-chemical division of the petroleum industry in international sales and general management.

He became a reader of The Urantia Book in 1972. He hosted a study group while living in Malta and currently lives with his wife, Claire, in Brittany, France, where they host local study groups and occasionally groups from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Henk served as an Associate Trustee of Urantia Foundation and was elected a Trustee in October of 2009.

Judy Van Cleave
Judy Van Cleave

Secretary - Judy has been a student of The Urantia Book since 1973, when her sister introduced her to the book. She has attended and hosted study groups, is a charter and board member of Idaho Urantia Association, and has served on the Board of Urantia Association of the United States (UAUS) and the board of Urantia Association International (UAI). Judy served as an Associate Trustee of Urantia Foundation and was elected a Trustee in 2008.

Judy lives in Boise, Idaho, U.S.A., where she, her husband, and their family work together in a heating and air conditioning business, which they founded in 1976. While raising her family, Judy served as a volunteer and board member in various local organizations associated with her daughter and son’s activities. Today she especially enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

Marilynn Kulieke
Marilynn Kulieke

Vice President - Marilynn was introduced to The Urantia Book in 1972 by her husband, David Kulieke, whose parents and an uncle and aunt had been long-time readers. Since then Marilynn and David have hosted hundreds of study groups at their home. After joining the First Society for Readers of The Urantia Book in 1974, Marilynn became an active supporter of the dissemination of the book and its teachings. Elected to the General Council in 1972, she served in a variety of capacities including: chair of special projects; international conference chair, judicial committee chair, secretary, and vice president. Later she served as an Associate Trustee of Urantia and became a Trustee in 2008. 

Marilynn lives in Lincolnshire, Illinois, U.S.A., with her husband and several dogs and cats. Professionally, she has her doctorate in Educational Research Psychology, and she works for GAINS Education Group which offers survey, research, and evaluation services to schools and school districts.

Mo Siegel
Mo Siegel

President - Mo, father of five, lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife Jennifer. During the last thirty years Mo has served on the board of directors of sixteen for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He has spent most of his life in the food industry.

Mo began reading The Urantia Book in 1969 after spending two years living and attending school at a Catholic monastery. He has hosted a Urantia Book study group since 1972. During the past twenty-seven years Mo has served on the boards of three organizations solely dedicated to The Urantia Book. He has been a Trustee of Urantia Foundation since 1998. 

Richard Keeler
Richard Keeler

Richard discovered The Urantia Book in 1959 and became a Trustee in 1989. 

He has served the Foundation as the treasurer and as the president. He has one daughter and professionally is a commodity trader.

Associate Trustees

Angie Thurston
Angie Thurston

Angie was raised by readers of The Urantia Book in Boulder, Colorado, and grew up learning what it means to live the Urantia Book's teachings. She has now dedicated herself to that adventure. Angie is a Master of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School, where she is exploring emerging models of spiritual community among the millennial generation—particularly those that transcend the boundaries of religious affiliation.

Angie lives in Massachusetts, where she is the treasurer of the Urantia Book Service Corps of New England and holds a study group in her home. She is also a general councilor of the Urantia Book Fellowship and a founding member of the Fellowship's Youth and Young Adult (YaYA) Committee. Since 2010, the YaYA Committee has met weekly on the phone across five time zones, and Angie credits much of her spiritual growth to her relationships with this group of young readers and to their exercise of loving service. She is grateful for all she continues to learn each day with and from her brothers and sisters on Urantia.

Guy Perron
Guy Perron

The Urantia Book found Guy in 1993 while he was on a quest for higher consciousness and getting acquainted with diverse spiritual, philosophical, and psychological cultures and trainings. In 2000 he fully immersed himself in the incomparable teachings of the fifth epochal revelation and felt in the depth of his being the gift that he was presented with. From that time on, he has been working wholeheartedly at living its blessed precepts each day and promoting the good news of the kingdom in his daily interactions and in study groups, seminars, and conferences.

Guy is a Teacher/Facilitator and board member of the Urantia Book Internet School. He is the father of two young women, 27 and 25. Guy lives in Montreal, Canada, where he has earned his bachelor degree in communications and an Executive MBA. After many years in the publishing business, first as a magazine publisher and then as a literary agent, he is now leading seminars on personal growth and soul expansion. His first book will come out in 2016.

Line St-Pierre
Line St-Pierre

Line is French Canadian and lives in the country town, Ste-Sophie, Québec, Canada. She is married, a mother of two sons, and a grandmother of two girls. She has worked in a telecommunication company as a service and sales representative.

She has been a reader of The Urantia Book since 1996, the day she felt God in her soul, transforming her and giving her a deep meaning and purpose in her life. Service was the key word and there began her conscious journey.  She has been involved in the Urantia movement since 2001 and has traveled with her husband, Gaétan Charland, to many countries around the world serving the Urantia Revelation.

Line is a member of the representative council of Urantia Association International and is vice president of the Urantia Canadian Association.  She has held many positions in the local association of Québec and is presently the membership chair and communication chair.  She is the editor of the monthly newsletter and translates Tidings into French.

She has organized spiritual seminars and conferences, facilitated workshops, and co-hosted a study group with her husband for the past 13 years. Line also volunteers in her local community for a group of people suffering from anxiety and panic attacks.

Everyday she learns that it is more important to love than to be right.

Marta Elders
Marta Elders

Marta has been a student of The Urantia Book since 1970 and has been committed to living and disseminating its teachings since that time. She was a charter and founding member of the Connecticut Society of the Urantia Brotherhood and has served in numerous capacities over the years.

She lives in Darien, Connecticut, USA, with her husband, Dave, and near one of her sons and his family. Her other son lives in California with his family.

Marta is a licensed counseling psychologist and practices in Connecticut and New York, working with individuals, couples, and groups. In addition to serving as an Associate Trustee of Urantia Foundation, she is the president of the Marion Woodman Foundation, a Jungian-based organization committed to embodying spirit.

Marta says, “My joy is soul work.”

Ralph Zehr
Ralph Zehr

The Urantia Book with its profound, advanced teachings became a part of Ralph and wife Betty's life in the fall of 1967 while a medical missionary in Ghana. Its impact was immediate and continues to grow after more than 40 years. Words cannot express his gratitude for having found the book early in his parental and professional careers.

Ralph and Betty have two adult children, both readers, and three grandchildren. Betty is a recently retired public school teacher, reading specialist, and Ralph will be a retired radiologist at the end of 2009, terminating 45 years of medical practice.

In addition to his regular practice, his professional experiences include Director of Radiology Residency Program, appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor, Education Committee Member, Chairman, Department of Radiology, Member of Board of Trustees, Guthrie Healthcare System, Editor-in-Chief of Guthrie Journal, Secretary, Vice President, President of Medical Staff, of more than 200 physicians.

Betty and Ralph have hosted study groups in their home for many years. They have recently completed their first course as team Teacher/Facilitators for Urantia Book Internet School, a deeply inspirational experience. They also serve on the board of UBIS. Ralph is a founding member and executive board member, presently serving as president for New York – Pennsylvania Urantia Association. They have hosted bi-annual association meetings in their home for the past 11 years. He has served on various national committees and Foundation initiatives.

Richard Jernigan
Richard Jernigan

Richard Jernigan first discovered The Urantia Book in 1977. Raised in a religious family, The Urantia Book offered him intelligent and plausible answers to questions about God, science, biblical history, and the purpose of life. “It inspires me daily and completely informs my worldview,” he says. “I call it the big explanation.”

Continuously employed in the film and video industry since 1982, he actively uses these skills to promote The Urantia Book. His Urantia Book-based documentary A Feast of Uncertainty visits where Jesus lived and taught in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Richard has also developed short, web-delivered videos that promote The Urantia Book and its teachings.

Richard is co-founder of a weekly study group that has met since 1995 and of Second Sunday, a monthly Urantia Book-based worship group. He lives in the Dallas, Texas area.

Víctor García-Bory
Víctor García-Bory

Victor discovered The Urantia Book in 1993. He has been involved in a diverse array of Urantia Foundation projects since the late 1990’s. From 2001 to 2004 Victor served as manager of the Spanish desk at Urantia Foundation.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Victor lives with his family in New York City. He has spent most of his professional career in the marketing sector developing strategy and plans for Fortune 500 organizations in the U.S. and internationally. Victor is member of a diverse group of professional, cultural, educational and commerce organizations.

Committees

Types
  • Finance Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Compensation Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Book Committee
  • Committee on Translations European
  • Advisory Committee
  • Standard Reference
  • Text Committee
  • Planning Committee

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