FROM GOVERNANCE TO OPERATIONS
Illuman is primarily a volunteer-led organization, comprised of three governing bodies and numerous sub-councils that handle day-to-day operations.
Click below for a complete listing of members on each council.
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ILLUMAN'S GOVERNANCE BODIES
The Board provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance, overseeing the administration and management of Illuman’s ongoing operations.
Ned Abenroth (Vice Chair, Operations Oversight)
Mike Anderer (Ad Hoc)
Dominick Bencivenga (Bookkeeper)
Jamey Bontrager-Singer (Chapter Development)
Jim Burns (Communications & Outreach)
Tim Callan (Reweaving, Risk Management)
Roland Fernandes (Treasurer)
Mark Funkhouser (Programs)
Steve Hicken (Chair)
Juan Hinojosa (Fundraising)
Tom Reid (Secretary, Governance)
Andy Gray (Technology)
Terry Symens-Bucher (Diversity and Partnerships)
Wisdom Elders exercise deep discernment and reflection regarding the life and activities of Illuman, including the practices comprising the Men’s Rites of Passage.
Conveners are the voice of local Chapters to Illuman through the Community of Conveners.
Geno Gallegos, Convener of Conveners
Jeffrey Batstone, Washington
Jim Burns, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia
Scott Bollen and Chris Cameron, Wisconsin
Mark Bonnett, East Canada
Bill Brennan, Florida
Stefan Brombach, Germany
Gary Meagher, Illinois
Don Cowie, West Canada
John Day, Oklahoma
Mark Infusino, Travis Murphy, and Shane McRae, Southern California
Drew Henry, New Mexico
Richard Dougherty, Northern California
Hunter Close and Martin Lazarraga, Texas
Pavel Hrdina, Czech Republic
Steve Moore, Alabama
Paul Koch, Ozarks
Chris O’Donnell, UK
Paul O’Driscoll, Ireland
Tom Pawlak and Mike Whitman, Indiana-Michigan
Chuck Rihm, Ohio
Paul Lyons, Minnesota
George Sawin, Northeast U.S.
Al Selder, Arizona
Wayne Stevens, Australia
Michael Wright, Oregon
Peter Zellner, Georgia
ILLUMAN'S OPERATIONAL TEAMS
The Chapter Development Council is a resource and connection point for local Illuman Chapters, bringing consistency through sharing wisdom and process knowledge.
The Communications and Outreach Council develops and supports Illuman’s external communications, public outreach, and social media presence.
The Curricula Council oversees the creation and/or approval of ongoing programs and courses offered by Illuman.
The Development Council works to garner the financial support needed to resource and grow Illuman’s programs and infrastructure.
The Governance Council periodically reviews and makes recommendations for improving the effectiveness of Illuman’s governance structures and policies.
The Leadership Service Council for Illuman en Español guides Illuman’s work with Spanish-speaking communities within the US and abroad.
The Program Council develops and implements Illuman’s major programs and events, including our annual Soularize Conference.
The Council on Radical Belonging assists Illuman in the work of witnessing, acknowledging, and healing the trauma caused by racial injustices.
The Reweaving Council looks at Illuman’s overall structure, governance, and operations to propose strategic changes for the future.
Felix Rodolfo Soria
Louis Volpi III
Orval Jack Nobles
The Technology Council provides information technology strategies and implementation.
The Virtual Council Guiding Circle aids Illuman in the development, implementation, management, and expansion of its Virtual Council Program.
Mike Clawson is Illuman’s Administrator, overseeing all aspects of Illuman’s day-to-day operations, including programs, events, marketing, communications, and general administration. He is also the co-founder of the New Story Festival, producing transformational events for creativity, spirituality, and social change. He has a Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University, has been an adjunct instructor of religion at several seminaries in Central Texas, and was a church pastor in the Chicago suburbs. Though originally from the northwoods of Michigan, he and his two teenage daughters currently live in Austin, Texas.