The President oversees recruiting, alumni relations, and fundraising, while the onsite staff manage the curriculum, community life, and other day-to-day workings of the program.
As President, Dr. Greg Enas works across the country to advance the mission of the Academy. Greg first discovered the Academy in 2009, when he attended the annual conference. He joined the Board of Directors in 2012 where he served until accepting the role of President in 2015. Greg was raised in Berkeley, California, and graduated from Biola College in La Mirada, California. He took his Ph.D in Biostatistics at the Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University, and joined Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis. He retired in 2011 after almost 30 years as a scientist and in management within Lilly Research Laboratories. He then served with FaegreBD Consulting as a Senior Advisor in their Health and Biosciences practice in 2012–2013. Greg worked most recently in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry as Strategic Advisor for YourEncore, Inc., and as Senior Vice President with Chorus, Inc, a boutique management consulting and human capital development firm in Indianapolis. He has served as the lay pastor of a cross-cultural urban church in Indianapolis, and as the Founding Chairman and Trustee Emeritus of The Oaks Academy, a socioeconomically and racially diverse classical Christ-centered school in Indianapolis. Greg is also a Trustee with The Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis, and an Advisor for Justice Ventures International in the Washington DC area. He is an avid reader and teacher with interests in biblical theology, history, and science. He also loves to write music and play the piano, serving with his church’s band when he is able. Greg and his wife of over 25 years, Kim, reside in Indianapolis, and have three sons, Chris, Bryan, and Doug.
As Program Director, Syman oversees all aspects of Academy life, and coordinates staff efforts in delivering an unparalleled program to our Fellows. His primary responsibilities include planning and coordinating a year-long curriculum delivered by a range of guest speakers, supervising the Fellows’ individual research projects, and directing the overall integration of spiritual formation, academic scholarship, community life, exploration of life calling, and vocational and cultural engagement. By living on-site at Osprey Point, he engages with the Fellows on a daily basis, facilitating classroom activities and meeting with Fellows to discuss personal, professional, and program-related topics. Syman and his wife, Mary Catherine, are alumni of the class of 2007. During this time at the Academy, he focused on issues in science and religion, which eventually provided the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Francis Collins in establishing the BioLogos Foundation.
Syman and Mary Catherine have returned to the Academy most recently from England, where they lived for four years while Syman completed his doctoral studies in the philosophy of space and time at Oxford University. During the years just before and after his time as a Fellow, Syman studied physics at Furman University, theoretical physics at Cambridge University, and the philosophical foundations of physics at Columbia University.
Cat Ricketts serves the Trinity Forum Academy as the Director of Operations & Events. She and her husband, Austin, hail from Philadelphia, PA, where Cat studied Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania (’09), then spent three years mentoring high school and college kids through Young Life. Cat was a TFA fellow in the class of 2013, and here, she produced a series of essays and songs which explore the virtues of music to unite and nurture local communities. She then returned to Philadelphia, where she served as the Coordinator of Volunteers & Students at WXPN, Philly’s music-format public radio station. Cat is a musician, essayist and poet, and loves to gather people to foster meaningful connection around music & the arts.
Susie Graham joined us in 2014 as the Director of Community Life from just down the road in Royal Oak. She has worked at IBM and most recently as a Talbot County residential real estate agent. Susie and her husband Steve raised four boys on the Eastern Shore who have all attended (or are attending) college and are serving in the Navy. As Director of Community Life, Susie oversees the daily operations at Windrush, including mentoring the Fellows throughout the year.
Our Senior Advisors are faculty members who lecture at least once each year. They also advise the Staff and Board in their respective areas of expertise.
Catherine Hirshfeld Crouch is Associate Professor of Physics at Swarthmore College, where she has taught since 2003 and was awarded tenure in 2009. Dr. Crouch’s scholarly expertise is in experimental biological and nanoscale physics, and in pedagogical best practices for college and university science. She earned her PhD. at Harvard University in 1996 and continued at Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow with Eric Mazur until beginning her position at Swarthmore. She has published more than thirty peer-reviewed research articles and regularly involves Swarthmore undergraduate students in her work. She has also spoken and written about the intersection of faith and science in a number of settings including the Q conference, the Jubilee conference, and InterVarsity’s Following Christ conference for graduate and professional students. She is married to Andy Crouch and together they are the parents of Timothy and Amy (now in college and high school).
Andy is executive editor of Christianity Today. He serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He is also a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. His work and writing have been featured inThe New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing—and, most importantly, received a shout-out in Lecrae’s 2014 single “Non-Fiction.” Read full bio.
Dan Claire is a church planter and serves as the senior pastor of the Church of the Resurrection on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. He and his wife met while Dan was in medical school and Elise was in nursing school in Florida. For the first four years of their marriage, they lived and worked in two residential communities serving people with medical needs. During those years, God called Dan into full-time service as a pastor, and he attended seminary in Orlando. In 1999, the Claires moved to Washington to launch a new campus of Reformed Theological Seminary. In 2003, they started the Church of the Resurrection in their home. Since then, the church has been instrumental in starting other new churches in the DC area and further abroad. Dan & Elise live in Washington with their five children.
Our faculty members head up the major components of the Academy curriculum.
Shawn and his wife, Kellie, are native West Virginians but have lived a little bit of everywhere—Kosice, Slovakia; Louisville, KY; St. Louis, MO; and Pittsburgh, PA. Shawn studied philosophy at Marshall University and received his M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis in 2008. Shawn, Kellie, and their three children moved in 2015 to D.C., where Shawn is the Assistant Rector at Church of the Resurrection.
Our guest speakers teach at the Academy 1–2 times per year. A few of our recent guest speakers are listed below.
Doug Forrester has been a leader in business and public service in New Jersey for more than 30 years. He teaches the Fellows on Trinitarian theology.
For a list of other notable guest speakers who have also spoken to the Fellows, please see our Curriculum page.