Our Team

President and Cofounder

Al Lopus is the President and co-founder 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 comes to BCWI with an established career in the banking industry. Holding positions…

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Central Region Director

Cary is the Central Region Director for Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Cary provides client services to ministries through the introduction of the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey and consulting tools and support in action implementation. Helping leaders and their organizations succeed is Cary’s focus. Prior to joining BCWI, Cary served four years as Chief Operating Officer…

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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. Giselle has over 20 years of service in Christian non-profits, including serving as the Vice President of People Development with…

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Sr. Engagement and 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. She has diverse experience consulting with churches and other Christian organizations through her work with…

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Emerging Ministries Director

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

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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 has more than 30 years of experience leading the Human Resources and Total Rewards (compensation & benefits) functions in leading companies such as Motorola, Delta Air Lines and, most recently, AGL Resources…

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Writer and Creative Consultant

Mark Cutshall serves as a writer and creative consultant for Best Christian Workplaces International. With almost 40 years of professional experience as a corporate storyteller, he is adept at print and digital media, including web and video production. As founder and principal of the world’s smallest public relations agency, he has enjoyed serving a range…

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Content and Project 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 Project Management. She is also skilled in social media platforms, blogging and email marketing. Solape was born and raised in Nigeria along with four older siblings. When she was…

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Project Specialist

Heather serves as our project specialist ensuring the highest quality and timeliness for the delivery of our projects. Heather specializes in administration of our 360 leadership survey, marketing and customer service. Heather is also responsible for bookkeeping and customer relationship management database maintenance. Heather comes to BCWI with a decade of experience in the architecture…

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Project Specialist

Andrea serves as a project specialist who administers our staff and volunteer engagement surveys. Andrea serves as the primary resource for our clients regarding the successful administration of our engagement surveys and completes special projects. Andrea is passionate about serving Christian organizations from both a volunteer and staff perspective. For several years she served as…

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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 engagement survey for several years. She came to deeply appreciate the values, practical help, deep change and high levels of excellence that BCWI offers. Diane brings 12 years of…

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Project Specialist

Jackie serves as a project specialist helping to administer our 360 surveys 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 now be working to further the efforts of the various Christian organizations that BCWI…

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Research & Culture Consultant

Matt Magill joined BCWI in February, 2017. His core responsibilities include managing and analyzing performance data from BCWI participants and clients. He is passionate about using research and applied statistics to help Christian organizations flourish in the real world. Matt also works as a Graduate Research Fellow at Seattle Pacific University, where he is currently…

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Executive Assistant to Al and Kathy

BCWI welcomed Meghan to the team in June 2019 to serve as Executive Assistant for Al and Kathy Lopus. Meghan brings over five years of executive support to her role. She is skilled in implementing organizational structures and has worked with both small, grassroots nonprofits and larger organizations. Meghan earned her B.A. in Nonprofit Leadership…

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