Lutheran Charities Board of Directors

Marian Baldini, Chair, Lutheran Charities Board and CEO, KenCrest

Marian Baldini came to KenCrest as a CEO in December 2015. She has over 38 years of executive planning, administration, academia, and director support in the human services sector, and for the past 14 years she served as a Chief Operating Officer at Jewish Employment and Vocational Services (JEVS) of Philadelphia. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Temple University, an M.A. in Mental Health Evaluation from Drexel University, and an M.B.A. from Widener University. She is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member of the graduate program at Widener University School of Business.

Prior to her tenure with JEVS, Marian was Regional Operations Director for Northwestern Human Services, (NHS) and before that, Vice President at Elwyn. Her first position following graduate school was as a Direct Support Professional in KenCrest community homes.

Phone:  610-825-9360
Email:  marian.baldini@kencrest.org


Kristen E.M. Gay, Ph.D., President/CEO, Silver Springs – Martin Luther School (Board Secretary)

Kristen E.M. Gay, Ph.D., President/CEO, Silver Springs – Martin Luther School

Kristen Gay has devoted most of her professional life to the children and mission of Silver Springs – Martin Luther School. After receiving her Ph.D. in School, Community, and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, Kristen work within many of the programs and in the administration at Silver Springs.  These diverse experiences inform her strong and passionate vision for the future of the organization, and the myriad of ways through which Silver Springs brings hope and healing to children and families.

Kristen serves as Lutheran Charities Board Secretary.

Phone:  610-825-4440
Email:  kgay@silver-springs.org


Christine Stutman, Executive Director, Lutheran Settlement House

Christine Stutman is the Executive Director of Lutheran Settlement House.

She previously served as the Associate Executive Director for Philadelphia’s Adult Behavioral Health services at NHS Human Services, overseeing the agency’s residential services for the chronically mentally ill. There, she also forged a critical partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health in implementing one of the first Permanent Supported Housing programs in the city.  Both the Department of Behavioral Health and Community Behavioral Health have recognized her as a key partner and citywide leader for this initiative.

She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University and is a Pennsylvania Licensed Social Worker.   In addition, Christine is credentialed by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).  She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College’s Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute.

Phone:  215-426-8610, ext.1246
Email:  cstutman@lutheransettlement.org




William J. Nolan, CFP – Strategist

Bill Nolan recently retired as Executive Director, KenCrest after 35 years.  While there, Nolan’s contributions were numerous and significant, as KenCrest now serves over 11,000 people with intellectual disabilities and autism and employs more than 2,000 staff.  His involvement in KenCrest began after a mentor Lutheran asked him to help with fundraising for the organization following the Lutheran Church in America’s Key 73 Campaign.

Bill served in the US Army’s First Infantry Division prior to starting his for-profit career experiences with Reliance Insurance Company and the Philco-Ford Corporation. Nolan later moved into the non-profit sector and served as CFO for Abington School District for 10 years.  He credits his 20-plus year tenure as Treasurer and council member at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Philadelphia as the major learning experience of his career.

Nolan also participated in the church merger that led to the formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in 1988, the formation of Lutheran Services in America(LSA) and the Pennsylvania Lutheran Agency Network (PLAN).    While at KenCrest, the organization became a founding member of the LSA Disabilities Network, providing services and supports to people with disabilities throughout the United States.

Bill is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and La Salle University.

Email:  bnolan@able529.org



The Rev. Mark Wimmer, Vice President, Church Relations, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries

The Reverend Mark Wimmer is Vice President for Church Relations with Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries. He is responsible for the integration of Diakon’s service with its role as an entity of the church. He maintains relationships with a variety of church bodies, including the national church, synods, and conferences and mission districts. Rev. Wimmer also works closely with pastors and congregations.

Before joining Diakon, he most recently was a regional manager of the national church’s Mission Investment Fund. Between 2000 and 2005, he served as assistant to the bishop of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

A resident of Quakertown, Pa., Rev. Wimmer previously served as lead pastor of Lutheran congregations in Perkasie and Pottstown. A graduate of Moravian College and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, he also holds a master’s degree in business administration from La Salle University.

Phone:  610-682-1265
Email:  wimmerm@diakon.org