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Presenter Biographies

Christian Dick is the director of project acquisition at Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic. His specialties include real estate land entitlements, acquisition, project development, risk mitigation, strategic plan development; LEED Certified development; utility PV development, solar project development; distributed generation, sustainable development; and 1,000 volt system design optimization.

Jean Dunn is the founder and CEO of Structured Finance Associates, which provides financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy on commercial properties nationwide. Mr. Dunn has been involved in corporate finance for the past 30 years. Mr. Dunn was an investment banker with Morgan, Olmstead, Kennedy & Gardner in Los Angeles and Banque Paribas Capital Markets in Los Angeles and New York.  Mr. Dunn relocated to San Diego in 1992 where he has been the CFO and COO of a number of companies involved primarily with technology. Mr. Dunn is a graduate of UCSD and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is currently a lecturer in finance at the Rady School of Management at UCSD.

Rosa Feeney holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from Cal State East Bay, San Francisco. She is a CPA and fluent in Spanish. Rosa has worked at KPMG and other, smaller public accounting firms. Rosa joined the accounting department at the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego in 2009. She helps congregations comply with the financial requirements of the church canons. She also assists congregations in their compliance with parochial reports. Rosa’s love is the balance sheet. She and her husband live in Bonita.

Jeff Green is the diocesan facilities manager; he is also a member of St. Paul’s Cathedral. He is a licensed real estate broker, and he most recently worked as an operations manager at 2-1-1 in Orange County. He has experience with management, information technology, systems management, operations, Episcopal church leadership, and international business consulting. He holds an MBA and a JD.

Christopher Harris is the curate and congregational development minister at St. Bartholomew’s, Poway. Before entering the ordination process, Chris served as Canon for Congregational Development at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, where his responsibilities included evangelism, newcomer welcome, small group organization, ministry development, communications and stewardship. Chris continues that ministry at St. Bartholomew’s where he joined the staff as Congregational Development Minister in September of 2015. Prior to ordination, Chris defended people from the IRS as a tax attorney. He has served as Chairman of the Alpha Project for the Homeless, a San Diego-based multi-service homeless outreach agency recognized nationally by the President of the United States as the country’s 185th Point of Light. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship, is a facilitator for Gathering of Leaders, and is a national speaker on congregational development topics including evangelism and stewardship. Chris grew up in Santa Cruz, California, considers himself a political junkie and something of a sci-fi geek. His passion is helping people integrate their faith and a sense of call into all aspects of their lives while designing a life of purpose and mission. He lives in the Bay Park area of San Diego with his husband, Joseph Bruglio, their two daughters, Aleena and Gianna, and their two rescued Greyhounds, Marcello and Enzo.

Neil Malmquist has been a member of All Souls’, San Diego for 30 years, during which time he worked for 16 years at the Port of San Diego as the assistant director of purchasing. In that role, he managed the building and directed fire drills.

 

James Mathes is the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. He brings to the diocese an uncommon mix of pastoral ministry and nonprofit administration experience. He was elected to serve as the fourth bishop of our diocese in November 2004 and consecrated in March 2005. Before entering seminary, he worked in educational development where he helped raise more than $10 million for The Webb School, his alma mater, and directed a successful $4.2 million campaign for St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, an Episcopal school in Sewanee, Tennessee. His passion for education and personal growth transferred to a passion for parish life when he became rector of St. James-the-Less, Northfield, Illinois. During his seven years there, church attendance doubled, school participation tripled and the congregation founded a community outreach program for the elderly and disabled. In 2001, Bishop Mathes was named canon to the ordinary for the Diocese of Chicago, where he directed the Department of Deployment and Congregational Development. He secured a $1.6 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to establish a clergy mentoring program. He also helped guide 130 congregations through a strategic planning process.

Jim Murphy is managing program director of financial resources at the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF). He oversees ECF’s development programs and resources, including planned giving, donor solutions and endowment management. Prior to joining ECF in 2008, Jim was director of the Master of Arts program and program manager for Lifelong Learning & the Center for Christian Spirituality at the General Theological Seminary. For more than 16 years he worked for a major international law firm in New York City, serving in a number of financial management roles. He has been an active volunteer leader in stewardship, parish administration, and Christian formation ministries in several Episcopal parishes in New York and New Jersey. A native of Lansing, Michigan, Jim holds a certificate in fundraising from New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, an MA in Christian Spirituality from the General Theological Seminary, and a BS from NYU’s Stern School of Business.Jim is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Bob Nelson
Ordained to the diaconate June 9, 2001, after serving 38 years in city management for five California cities, Bob is a graduate of UCLA in business education. He completed graduate work at USC in public administration, and attended the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont (ETSC) for his diaconal formation. Bob has served on the staffs of Good Samaritan, San Diego; St. Peter’s, Del Mar; St. Anne’s, Oceanside, and as deacon-at-large rotating to several parishes for 7-12 week periods. He introduces the diaconate and encourages parish involvement in spreading the gospel in the community.  In March 2016 the Bishop appointed Bob as archdeacon and canon missioner for property and contracts for the diocese. Past service includes: diocesan council, budget committee, committee on ordained ministry, property committee, trainer for Eucharistic Visitor and Worship Leader licensing, and diocesan jubilee officer. Memberships includes the Association for Episcopal Deacons (AED).

Zach Peterson is the integrated benefits account management and sales senior account specialist with the Church Pension Group (CPG), and has been since 2012. Previously he handled complex client questions by phone. Prior to joining CPG, he worked in the investment finance industry including Fidelity Investment where he was  a retirement planning specialist. Zach is bilingual (Spanish) and holds his BA in Foreign Language with an emphasis in Spanish commerce. Zach resides in Northern Utah.

 

Julie Young came to the diocese in 2009 and since then has been responsible for diocesan finance, accounting, human resources, and administration. She also consults to congregations on these subjects. She is the canon for finance and administration and diocesan treasurer. Prior to working for the diocese, Julie was employed at City Heights Community Development Corporation as the associate director. She previously had been the chief operating officer for Good News Partners, a Chicago faith-based organization that provides housing and support services to those who would otherwise be homeless. Canon Young has an MBA in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.