Cofounder & Board Chairman

Al Lopus is the Cofounder and Board Chairman 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…

President & CEO

Jay Bransford is the President and CEO of Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Jay is passionate about maximizing the performance and effectiveness of Christian leaders, teams and organizations in alignment with Jesus’ prayer in John 17 – for believers to be united as one in order to be a reflection and witness of Christ to the world.  He has 29 years…

Consulting Director

Cary is a Consulting 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…

Consulting Director

Giselle serves as a Consulting Director 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 services.…

Survey Operations Manager

Heather serves as our Survey Operations Manager, 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. Heather comes to…

Global Marketing Director

Robert is a seasoned executive, pastor, and author. He is the Global Marketing Director for Best Christian Workplaces Institute.  Prior to joining Best Christian Workplaces Institute, Robert served as Chief Marketing Officer for the largest Coldwell Banker affiliate in the world, where he initiated comprehensive branding, marketing, and advertising improvements across the company. In addition,…

Executive Assistant to the Leadership Team

Vanessa serves BCWI as the Executive Assistant for our Leadership Team. She worked with us in 2016-2017 as a Project Specialist but left to run her own community benefit organization full time. When the opportunity for one of her employees to take over as CEO, she reached out to BCWI to return to our staff.…

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…

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.…

Senior Consultant

Doug serves as a Senior Consultant at BCWI, specializing in culture engagement, leadership development, and strategic planning. Utilizing BCWI’s Employee Engagement Surveys and 360 Leadership Reviews, he serves ministry partners through consulting, training, and coaching. Doug has 25+ years of senior leadership experience. Early on, he consulted with a workplace assessment publisher, leading a team…