2021-2022 Leadership Team
Feel free to email any of us if you have questions or just want to chat about life!
Current students can find our individual emails at https://secure.hbs.edu/classcards/search.do.
Co-President, Prayer, & Small Group Leader
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Before school: Chief of Staff for co-founders of The Carlyle Group
Hobbies / Activities: Essentially all sports (including fantasy sports lol), reading, hiking, yard games, board games
Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Advice to incoming RCs: Set priorities early and maintain them. There will always be multiple demands for your time, and, honestly, more than you will be able to handle. It may seem like you are initially missing out, but allowing time for your soul to catch up to your body will be far more fruitful!
Small Group Leader
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Current job: Sales Agent at the Washington Speakers Bureau
Hobbies / Activities: Cooking (and eating – let’s be honest, that’s the best part!), hiking, reading, hanging with Robbie
Favorite Bible verse or bible story: John 16:33 - “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Advice to RC partners: Don’t be afraid to jump in and get to know the section too, but prioritize your relationship first . . .always! Set aside time each week to stay connected and don’t let the FOMO get to you.
Before school: Business Development & Education Philanthropy at Djarum Group (Indonesia)
Hobbies / Activities: Running, HIIT workouts, cooking and eating spicy food, reading, learning about other cultures
Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 2:1-11
Advice to incoming RCs: In the midst of thousands of competing priorities, you’ll be far more content and grounded if you make space for 3 basic habits everyday: 1) Spend time with God; 2) Take care of your own health and wellbeing; and 3) Serve others (the small things count!).
Mary Helen DeGolian
Chief Financial Officer
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Before school: McKinsey & Company
Hobbies / Activities: skiing, running, ballet, good books
Favorite Bible verse: John 16:33
Advice for incoming RCs: Before school, make a list of your objectives for business school – this can be a great way to prioritize your time and to not get swept up in the busyness when the year kicks off! Also, you’ll never regret calling an old friend to catch up.
Large Group & Men's Ministry
Hometown: Bern, Switzerland
Before school: Consultant at McKinsey in Zurich
Hobbies / Activities: Travel, sports (mainly tennis, squash and soccer) and spending time with my family
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 16:8: “I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.”
Advice to incoming RCs: Block a few hours every week on your calendar to just spend time with yourself & God
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Before school: Design Strategist at Continuum Innovation, Mayo Clinic, & REI
Hobbies: Hiking! Crafts! Cats!
Favorite Bible Verse: "What does man gain by all the toil
at which he toils under the sun?" - Ecclesiastes 1:3
Advice to incoming RCs: Have regular contact with non-business school friends, keep doing service to maintain perspective
Student Outreach & Social
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Before school: Customer success analytics at Athenahealth, a healthcare technology company
Hobbies / Activities: Attending spin class, hiking, attempting new dessert recipes, trying new cuisines, doing almost any water-based activity
Favorite Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Advice to incoming RCs: Leave time (even if it means blocking off your calendar!) to relax, reflect, and call loved ones. It also has been nice to leave time open on my schedule to allow for spontaneous plans.
Student Outreach, Social & Small Group Leader
Hometown: Tenafly, NJ
Before school: Private equity at Blackstone
Hobbies / Activities: Spikeball, football, tennis, racquetball, exploring new places
Favorite Bible verse: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1)
Advice to incoming RCs: ENJOY! Don’t take anything too seriously. Build new friendships, explore new hobbies while rekindling old ones, learn as much as you can outside of the classroom from your new HBS community, and keep growing in your faith. Always happy to chat about anything!
Small Group Leader
Hometown: Windham, NH
Current job: Pediatric nurse practitioner
Hobbies / Activities : Exploring new places, trying fun recipes, taking a leisurely stroll outside
Favorite Bible verse: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:18-19
Advice to incoming RCs: Trust God through all circumstances – He is faithful
Before school: Brand Manager
Hobbies / Activities: Reading / Movies / TV / Outdoors
Favorite Bible verse or bible story: Jeremiah 29:11
Advice to incoming RCs: Take it one day at a time!
Hometown: Cerritos, CA
Before HBS: Data Analyst at Read Charlotte, an education nonprofit as a part of the Education Pioneers Impact Fellowship. And before that I was a Software Developer at Citibank.
Hobbies / Activities: Huge basketball fan, Go Lakers!
Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 4:4-7
Advice for incoming RCs: Schedule time for the things most important to you. It is all to easy to slip on the most important things if you don't set time apart. Also, don't limit yourself! Think about what you would want to do if you could do anything and start working towards it. You have many of the resources required to accomplish just about anything, the next step is to have the audacity to try.
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Before school: Growth equity investor
Hobbies / Activities: Trying new foods, painting, visiting museums, playing board games
Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Advice to incoming RCs: Time flies by so quickly so make sure to be purposeful about how you spend your time. But at the same time, this will probably the last time in your life pre-retirement where you will have so much free time, so enjoy it!
Alumni Engagement & Small Group Leader
Hometown: Brenham, Texas
Before school: Flew spaceships for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
Hobbies/activities: Walks with Courtney and Rio (our pup). Obsessed with barbecue and coffee.
Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 3:8
Advice to incoming RCs: Write it down. Your priorities, passions, experiences, emotions, takeaways … Very few things were as helpful to me as to get pen to paper and make sense of the chaos.
Small Group Leader
Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
Current job: Chief of Staff at Raptor Maps
Hobbies / Activities: Currently, prepping for our babe due in Oct 2021! But I will always love walking with my pup (Rio), hosting gatherings, and gardening.
Favorite Bible verse: Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) - such an encouraging way to live our life.
Advice to RC partners: Be confident in who and what God is calling you to be or do, even if it may look different in this season of change as a partner.
Small Group Leader
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Before school: Architect at HOK
Hobbies / Activities: Cooking for others, dried floral arrangements, hiking, exploring new neighborhoods & small towns
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Advice for incoming RCs: You are not alone in this journey! Reach out.
Small Group Leader
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Before school: Affordable Housing Asset Manager at Morgan Stanley in NY
Hobbies / Activities: Yoga, Peloton (I’m hooked!), trying new restaurants, drinking tea, napping
Favorite Bible verse: Ecclesiastes 3
Advice for incoming RCs: Do what YOU want to do. It is easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing, but remember what you personally wanted to get out of your MBA experience and stick with it no matter what. Everyone’s individual journey is unique and there is no “right” way to do business school. And make sure you connect with your professors outside of class – they are extremely helpful!
Kyeong Sik Seong
Small Group Leader
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Before school: Private Equity Associate at Blackstone, Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan (both in Hong Kong)
Hobbies / Activities: Singing, traveling, and cooking
Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 41:10
Advice for incoming RCs: Set aside a daily time to be alone with God to get to know Him through the Bible and prayer, otherwise it will be so hard to do so, as things are always just so busy at HBS!
Campus Staff Minister
Hometown: Geneva, OH
Before HBS: 10 years pastor at Highrock, 1 year hospital chaplain at Brigham and Women's Hospital, currently Wing Chaplain in the Rhode Island Air National Guard
Hobbies / Activities: Watching sports, traveling and watching tv with my wife, Jodi
Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.", 1 John 4:11-12 "Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."
Advice for incoming RCs: Be curious in how God is all around you, especially in the people you'll meet
Communications & Prayer
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