THE STAFF TEAM OF THE CHARLES SIMEON TRUST
The vision of the Charles Simeon Trust is executed by the pastors and staff charged with doing so by the Board of Directors. It is a small, but dedicated, team who are committed to the work of the Trust.

David R. Helm

David R. Helm
Executive Director

David serves as pastor of the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago. A graduate of Wheaton College, where he earned a BA in Communications, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he earned an MDiv, David is ordained in the PCA and serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored Expositional Preaching, One-to-One Bible Reading1 & 2 Peter and Jude in the Preaching the Word series, The Big Picture Story Bible, contributed to Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching in Honor of Kent Hughes, and co-authored The Genesis Factor.
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Robert S. Kinney

Robert S. Kinney
Director of Ministries


Robert is responsible for overseeing all initiatives of the Charles Simeon Trust and also frequently collaborates with David Helm on ministry projects. Robert earned a BA in Early Christian Literature at the University of Chicago, an MS in Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD in New Testament at the University of Bristol. He served as a pastoral intern at Holy Trinity Church in Chicago for six years and as the University Minister in the Hyde Park congregation for two years and presently serves at Christ Church in Vienna, Austria.
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Kevin C. Walker

Kevin C. Walker
Director of Training

Kevin joined the Charles Simeon Trust as the Director of Training in 2016. A native of upstate New York, Kevin came to a personal faith at a Youth for Christ event. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Moody Bible Institute and completed an MDiv at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is primarily responsible for coordinating the logistics and execution of the Simeon Course on Biblical Exposition, including maintaining our relationships with all of the past and present students. Kevin is also co-managing a new project in residential training and also frequently works on collaborative projects with the rest of the team.
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Colleen J. McFadden

Colleen J. McFadden
Director of Women's Workshops

Colleen joined the Charles Simeon Trust in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Women's Workshops where she is responsible for all activities related to the Workshops for women. Prior to working with the Trust, she was in the corporate world for several years in sales and marketing. Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Business, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She serves on the board of Matthias Media Ministries.
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Darrell Young

Darrell Young
Director of International Workshops

Darrell began as the Director of International Workshops in 2015. Before that, he served as the Lead Pastor at Strathmore Alliance Church near Calgary, Alberta, for 18 years. He studied at Simpson College and Simpson Graduate School of Theology in San Francisco and completed an MABTS at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary. Previously he served in youth ministry in California, British Columbia, and Alberta, and has been active in developing Charles Simeon Trust workshops in Canada.
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Jeremy Meeks

Jeremy Meeks
Latin America Workshops Manager

Jeremy is Pastor of Hope Community Church in West Nashville, Tennessee, which he planted in 2011. He has also planted a church in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. He continues to work on developing preaching workshops and pastor training in Nicaragua. He earned a BS from Liberty University and is currently enrolled in a graduate program in Ethics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has also been a recipient of Reformed Theological Seminary, Covenant, and Westminster Seminary offering theological material online.
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Alexis Perez

Alexis Perez Alfonso
Cuba Workshops Manager

Alexis is the pastor of Nueva Vida Baptist Church in Havana, Cuba, and the Director of Ministries of Equipo Impacto. Through an organizational partnership, he officially joined the staff of the Charles Simeon Trust in 2016 to oversee our joint efforts with Equipo Impacto. He earned a degree as Doctor of Medicine from the Central University of Las Villas in Cienfuegos, a BTh from Havana Baptist Theological Seminary in Havana, an MTh from Seminario Teológico Bautista in Santa Clara, and completed the Cornhill Training Course in London, England. He is presently working on a DMin in Expository Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Arvind Martin

Arvind Martin
Asia Workshops Manager

Arvind has been member of Bangalore Presbyterian Church, where he is involved in preaching and leading Bible studies, since 2009. He attended the Cornhill Training Course Glasgow. Before that, he studied at Andhra University and he has been working in computers most of his professional life.
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Aubrey Lindberg

Aubrey Lindbergh
Workshop Administrator and Administrative Assistant

Aubrey joined the Charles Simeon Trust in 2015. She is native of Michigan, but attended university at and earned a BA in Biblical Studies and Theology at Wheaton College. While at Wheaton, she was part of College Church in Wheaton. Now in Chicago, she is participating in the Chicago Plan at Holy Trinity Church and is a vocational intern for the youth group in Hyde Park.
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Sara Kinney

Sara Kinney
Workshop Coordinator (volunteer)

Sara started volunteering her administrative skills to the Charles Simeon Trust in 2012. She came to the Trust from the world of public education, having worked as a junior high and elementary English, history, and physical education teacher for 38 years. She earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master's degree in education from Illinois State University.
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Alyssa Walker


Alyssa Walker
Director of Advancement Operations

Alyssa joined the Charles Simeon Trust as the Director of Advancement Operations in 2016. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Moody Bible Institute in Biblical Languages and completed the MA in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton College. She has contributed to the Kairos Journal and Pleroma. Since doing her graduate work, Alyssa was a Major Gifts and Grants Officer at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as a Lecturer and Director of Development at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia, and as an advancement consultant for several churches, ministries, and theological education institutions.
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Jim White

Jim White
Financial Administrator

Jim joined the Charles Simeon Trust as Financial Administrator in 2013. He comes from the corporate world, where he has worked as a trainer and business analyst in IT for mortgage banking. Jim earned an MA in Educational Ministries from Wheaton College and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
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