Our Team

CEO and Cofounder

Al Lopus is the CEO and Cofounder of Best Christian Workplaces Institute, founded in 2002. The Institute provides research-based measurement tools and culture change advisory services with a single vision: to help Christian organizations set the standard as the best, most effective workplaces in the world. At BCWI, Al has conducted the broadest-ever employee opinion…

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Project and Office Manager

Kathy capably fills the role of BCWI’s Project and Office Manager. Her objective is to work with each of the survey participants to ensure a positive experience. Kathy is also responsible for BCWI’s office and ongoing administrative management of the firm. Kathy manages the overall implementation of the Employee Engagement Survey, Pulse Survey, Volunteer Survey,…

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Emerging Ministries Director

As Emerging Ministries Director of Best Christian Workplaces Institute, Kevin conducts research and analysis, and he provides consulting for organizations seeking more specialized assistance in improving organizational trust, communications, and leadership. Prior to his work with BCWI and the Employee Engagement Survey, Kevin completed a 30-year career as a Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, where…

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Regional Director

Cary is Regional Director for Best Christian Workplaces Institute.  Cary helps organizations in their decisions to use the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey and then supports their understanding of the conclusions and the actions that can follow.  He has also helped leadership teams grow focus and cohesion through coaching and off-site retreats. Helping leaders and their…

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Culture Consulting Director

Giselle serves as Director of Culture Consulting with Best Christian Workplaces Institute; she provides consulting to organizations seeking flourishing cultures by developing outstanding leadership and by designing programs that attract, retain, and develop fantastic people. She works with a variety of ministry partners through the Employee Engagement Survey, 360 Leadership Review process, and Culture Consulting…

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Senior Engagement & Talent Consultant

Tara is an organizational leadership and engagement consultant.  She is an experienced talent strategist, HR manager, trainer, public speaker and culture champion.  She has expertise in implementing best practices that increase employee and volunteer engagement, managerial competence, and organizational outcomes. Tara provides consulting through the Employee Engagement Survey, 360 Leadership Review process, and Culture Consulting services.…

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Senior Consultant

Dave serves as Best Christian Workplace Institute’s Senior Consultant, providing consulting for organizations seeking to optimize their cultures, leadership, and people programs. Dave lends his deep expertise to ministry partners as they work with the Employee Engagement Survey, 360 Leadership Review process, and other consulting projects. He has more than 30 years of experience leading…

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Canadian Regional Director

Barry Slauenwhite is the Canadian Regional Director for Best Christian Workplaces Institute. In his role, Barry invests in helping leaders and ministries thrive and build healthy cultures through the introduction of BCWI’s Employee Engagement Survey and consulting tools. Barry has more than 40 years of experience in leading churches and NGOs. Before joining BCWI, he…

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Social Media and Marketing Manager

At BCWI, Solape Osoba is responsible for project management and social media management. Solape brings to the team seven years of experience in Information Technology and 10 years of experience in Project Management. She is also skilled in social media platforms, blogging, and email marketing. She helps to highlight those organizations who are Certified Best…

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Project Specialist

Heather serves as our senior project specialist, ensuring the highest quality and timeliness for the delivery of our projects. Heather leads the administration of all of our surveys, marketing, and customer service. Heather specializes in guiding ministry partners through the Employee Engagement Survey, Pulse Survey, Volunteer Survey, and 360 Leadership Review processes.  She is also…

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Writer and Creative Consultant

As part of the media team, Mark contributes to BCWI’s weekly blog and The Flourishing Culture Podcast. Co-author of 11 books for Christian leaders, he has written for The Seattle Times, World Vision magazine, Seattle Pacific University, and Focus on the Family. A trained spiritual director in the contemplative tradition, Mark companions individuals in their…

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Project Specialist

Andrea serves as a project specialist who helps to administer our surveys. Andrea serves as the primary resource for our clients regarding the reporting from our engagement surveys, and she completes special projects. She provides support to ministry partners who conduct the Employee Engagement Survey, Pulse Survey, or Volunteer Survey, and she also is a…

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Project Specialist

Jackie serves as a project specialist helping to administer our 360 Leadership Reviews, as well as accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities for BCWI. With a background in finance, she spent much of her career in the investment brokerage industry. She is excited to be working to further the efforts of the various Christian organizations that BCWI…

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Project Specialist

Diane serves as a project specialist working with our clients on key projects. Diane is uniquely qualified because she worked as a client administering the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey for several years. She came to appreciate the values, practical help, deep change, and high levels of excellence that BCWI offers. Diane provides support to ministry…

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Research and Culture Analyst

As Best Christian Workplaces Institute’s Research and Culture Analyst, Alex’s role includes managing and analyzing performance data from BCWI participants and clients. Alex is currently studying for a graduate degree in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology at Seattle Pacific University.  Aligning well with BCWI’s mission and vision, his focus is on leadership, selection, team building, motivation, and…

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Interim Executive Assistant to Al and Kathy

Sarah serves as the Interim Executive Assistant for Al and Kathy Lopus. She has over a decade of nonprofit experience, with roles ranging from the executive assistant to the department head. She fell in love with church ministry working at her home church in the sleepy fisherman-town of Sebastian, Florida. A decade later, Sarah holds…

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