NCF NW Board of Directors
Craig Chapman, Board Chair
Craig Chapman is an accomplished development engineer and architect with 30 years’ experience developing advanced software systems and managing teams of software and hardware engineers. He co-founded INRIX, a venture-capital backed traffic and navigation company located in Kirkland, and he was an executive at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Craig worked at Span Instruments, AST Computers, Orange Coast Community College, Basic Four Information Systems and Burroughs Corporation. Craig left full-time status in 2011 and now – along with his wife, April – devotes his time to his family and Christ-centered ministry work, including National Christian Foundation, World Vision, Union Gospel Mission, Family Life, Stronger Families, and others. Craig and April are members of Overlake Christian Church and parents of twins (boy and girl) who prove conclusively that God creates every one of us as a very unique individual.
Steve Atkinson, Generous Giving
Steve is an engagement team member with Generous Giving, interacting with givers and facilitating events. He has over 15 years of experience in the marketplace in sales and marketing, serving most recently as President of the Masters Plan Foundation. Steve is passionate about the biblical message of generosity and helping others make the connection between God’s grace and our giving. Steve and his wife Nancy live in Portland, Oregon and have two grown daughters.
April worked in the tech industry for 20 years including a tenure at Microsoft, managing teams responsible for early MSN Internet properties and orchestrating key partnerships. Prior to Microsoft, she developed groundbreaking software products in areas such as remotely piloted aircraft and manufacturing control systems and taught nationally on software technologies. April left Microsoft to start a consulting firm to advise non-profits on Internet strategy. She is now working with Christian-led organizations locally, nationally and internationally to help maximize their economic, social and spiritual impact. She will gladly engage on the topics of innovation, the power of generosity, or the importance of influence, identity or happy marriages! April is Co-Chair of the World Vision Innovation Fund and serves on several boards including Praxis, Impact Foundation, Generous Giving, Solomon’s Fund and the National Christian Foundation-Northwest. She and her husband, Craig, have boy/girl twins and love the challenge of balancing home life with the call to serve. April holds an Oxford Diploma in Strategy & Innovation and a BS in Computer Science from UC, Irvine.
John Hall, CEO, 16 Degree Advisory, Inc.
John is founder, owner and CEO of both 16 Degree Advisory and Innate Guidance Systems, both technology-based firms. John believes there is an incredible opportunity to leverage what he has learned in the business world to propel the college market in guiding students into fulfilling and engaging careers. Besides bringing his business experience and leadership to NCF, John has served as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for a $100 million technology business that served the governance, risk and compliance community. In addition, John has other business ventures with two wineries, a digital marketing agency and an investment firm. John advises several for-profit companies and non-profit organizations, along with serving on several boards such at Young Life – Oregon & SW Washington Region. John and his wife Julia have been married for 25 years and are the parents of two college-bound children.
Andrew J. Toles, Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC.
Andy leads his law firm’s estate planning and probate practice. Typically, this means guiding others in decisions related to Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Insurance, Family Partnerships, Business Succession and a host of related matters. He often navigates his clients through the uncertain waters in the estate and gift tax world. Andy is passionate about philanthropy. He loves to help his clients reach their full potential as givers. His experience and focus are broad enough to provide him many opportunities to resolve conflicts and disputes over Wills, Trusts and Estates, as well as to maintain a significant business practice, helping entrepreneurs, businesses and nonprofit organizations with their various legal needs. He is a frequent lecturer on these and other topics. Born and raised in Seattle, Andy really loves this city. In recent years he has been fascinated by its early history, and, in particular, the relationship between the original pioneers and the Duwamish tribe. In 1999, Andy led the effort to start a legal aid clinic at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Since then he has served on the board of the Mission, which he currently chairs. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle, the Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network, the Probate & Trust section of the Washington State Bar Association and the Christian Legal Society. He also serves as China Ambassador for the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy.
Philip R. Laube, Hagen, Kurth, Perman & Co., P.S.
Phil is an Owner and President at the CPA firm of Hagen, Kurth, Perman & Co., P.S. with a specialty in the area of taxation. Phil applies his tax expertise and expands his business knowledge in five key areas: the closely held family owned and managed business, the commercial fishing industry, the medical industry, manufacturing, and the not-for-profit organizations. Phil started his career at KPMG Peat Marwick where he performed both audit and tax services. Prior to joining Hagen, Kurth, Perman & Co., P.S., Phil volunteered for a special accounting project for the Indonesian operation of Mission Aviation Fellowship, a non-profit organization that operates a flight program to support various mission organizations in remote areas around the world. Phil has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and has attended classes at Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. Phil and his wife Cheryl have lived in Seattle for the last 35 years where they raised their 3 children. They are active in their church in the areas of music and Christian education.
Alanna Linden, Sr. Vice President, National Christian Foundation
Alanna Linden joined National Christian Foundation Raleigh in June of 2005. In her role as President, Alanna led the strategic vision and growth of the Raleigh office growing from 40 Giving Funds to 538, and facilitating over $100 million in grants. In October 2016, Alanna began serving as SVP of Network Relations for NCF National and was appointed to the Board of NCF Northwest. In her Network Relations role Alanna ensures NCF provides the same high level of experience and expertise to givers across the country. Alanna and her husband, John, live in Rolesville, NC and are founding owners of Provision Audio/Video Solutions. Alanna enjoys seeing the amazing ways God’s stewards use their talents in the business world and as they support ministry work around the world. The scripture that has most captured her passion around giving is Matthew 6:21 -“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Kendra VanderMeulen, President, National Christian Foundation Northwest
Kendra VanderMeulen joined National Christian Foundation Seattle in 2007 as its first President. She is a veteran of the wireless telecommunications industry, having served as the Executive Vice-President, Mobile at InfoSpace and as the Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Wireless Data Division of AT&T Wireless. She is currently an active Board Member and Advisor to a variety of companies in the wireless Internet arena, as well as being active in her church and other non-profit work. Kendra also helped found SoulFormation, a ministry which provides spiritual direction and encouragement to Christian leaders, particularly pastors and missionaries. In addition to her work with NCF, she currently serves on the boards of National Christian Foundation, B-Square, Inc., and Inrix, Inc. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Marietta College and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Ohio State University, where she also received the Distinguished Alumna award in 1990 from the College of Engineering. She is the recipient of the 1999 Catherine B. Cleary award as the outstanding woman leader of AT&T. Kendra has been married to William Snider for more than 30 years and has two adult children and two grandsons.