We are saddened to share that beloved SU Board Member, Beverly Cook, lost her battle with cancer on March 31, 2020. She had recently served as both Board Secretary and as the Chair of the Presidential Search Team. She led an extensive search process for our newly named President which was completed just prior to her illness. For six years, she was an integral part of the SU Northeast Region Council. The entire staff and Board mourn her loss, remembering her as a powerful prayer warrior, and a kind and sweet-spirited servant whose wisdom and faith served our organization well.
The Scripture Union USA Board will be honoring Beverly this year by awarding her the 2020 Lamp Award, an honor given by the Scripture Union Board of Directors to those who have “faithfully and sacrificially fulfilled the mission of Scripture Union.”
Beverly most recently worked as a Personal Development Coach and Communications Consultant in Atlanta, GA. She spent 30 years working in the public relations field in New York City. For 20 years she served as Communications Director for two parachurch organizations focused on united prayer and the leadership development of local, national and international business, nonprofit and ministry leaders.
John is a Sr. Account Executive for Becton Dickenson for their Medication Management Solutions. He lives in Tampa, FL with his wife, Karen. He has two adult sons, Matthew and Spencer.
W. Gordon Haresign
Gordon has a diverse background in public accounting, corporate business, military service, global ministry, preaching and teaching, and church leadership. He is currently self-employed as an Independent Sales Representative and Consultant. He is a published author, and is working on his fourth book, God’s Will Is Not Elusive.
Originally from South Africa, Otto moved to California to attend a Ministry School where he met his wife Lisa. They now live in Baltimore, MD, and volunteer with a mentorship program for inner city kids, while he works as a Customer Success Manager.
Mildred Webber Holmes
Mildred is a political consultant in Washington, DC. She has 22 years in the federal government and 5 years at the National Assn. of Broadcasters. She lives in Washington, D.C., has one daughter in college, and attends The Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, VA.
Thomas G. Riley
Thomas is a journalist and former public relations specialist for Goodyear Tire Company. He served for 35 years as President/CEO of national lay witness ministry Faith Alive. He and his wife, Marjorie, are Virginia residents, with three children and five grandchildren.
Bonnie Miller of Lewes, Delaware, is a retired art teacher. For the past 20 years, she has organized a very successful beach ministry in Fenwick Island, Delaware using Scripture Union’s SuperKids materials. She also enjoys singing in the choir, playing handbells, teaching children’s Sunday School and making origami cards. Her husband, Bruce, is a pastor and will be retiring in July 2019. They plan to travel and spend time with their children and grandchildren.
Sue King is a retired teacher of high school and preschool. After living in Northern Virginia for 50 years, Sue now lives in Hudson, Ohio. She attends Christ Church Episcopal, Hudson, and is a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, Counter, and usually involved in any event with food. She and her husband have three children and three grandchildren. She has been an Encounter With God Bible guide reader for over 15 years.
Daniel is a marketing consultant and enjoys creating and developing business value for clients across a range of industries. He currently works as a Strategy Director, and is based in Pittsburgh, PA.
Michael is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.