John is the new Executive Director
for Ratio Christi International
Intelligent Faith Conference
in Cedar Rapids, IA
by John Mark Stewart
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Board of Directors
STEVE ALTICK has been the President/CEO of Camp Berachah Ministries since 1984. On January 1, 2012 assumed new duties with The Berachah Foundation on a part time basis. Camp Berachah provides Christian camps and conferences at two sites, Auburn and Greenwater, in the state of Washington. Steve retired after 23 years in the United States Air Force, flying fighters during three combat tours in Vietnam. He was ordained into the ministry in 1986. He graduated from Oregon State University and has completed graduate work at seminary and several senior service colleges. Steve has served as Chairman of the Board of Christian Camp and Conference Association, serves on several other boards. He and his wife Kathy have three adult children and five grandchildren.
WALT POSEY is a retired Commissioner with the Orange County Superior Court, still periodically sitting on assignment on the bench. He earned his Juris Doctor at Pepperdine University School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1970. Commissioner Posey was in private law practice for twenty-four years. Previously, he was a Sergeant with the United States Marines and a Detective Sgt. In charge of the Juvenile Division at Anaheim Police Department. His community service currently includes serving as Elder at his church, and teaching classes at Western State School of Law and American School of Law. Comm. Posey was born in Alabama. He and his wife Jan have two adult children and three grandchildren.
DAVE RUNNION works in commercial banking full time as a manager of special assets in Credit Administration for a small Bank in Newport Beach. Dave has been successfully self-employed for the past twenty-five years. He headed up a firm specializing in Commercial Real Estate Lending. Before that he spent fifteen years in the banking industry, specifically in management and commercial lending. Dave is currently embarking on an exciting new venture in Alternative Energy, which he plans to put into production when the venture capital money becomes available. He continues to faithfully serve his church as Elder in Administration and Finance as he has done for the past twenty-five years. Dave is a devoted student of the Word and leads a weekly men’s small group. He and his wife Karen have been married for forty-two years. They have one daughter who is married and living in Northern California. She is a practicing attorney.
SHAWN SMITH works as the Vice President/Internal Auditor for TD Service Financial Corporation in Santa Ana, and is a graduate of Chapman University where he earned a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing. He later served as President of the Chapman Alumni Association and as a member of the university's Board of Trustees. Shawn’s 30+ years of work experience includes positions in small to medium sized privately held businesses, almost 10 years as a small business owner, and a corporate finance consultant. He and his wife of 27 years reside in Orange County with their two children. His community service currently includes serving as an Elder and Choir member at his church and as an Advisor and Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Yorba Linda Chapter of the International Order of DeMolay.
Board Members Emeritus
JOHN BEAUMAN served as Mayor and also as a Councilman of the City of Brea (CA) for nine years. He has both a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mayor Beauman is a veteran of the United States Army. His community service includes a number of leadership roles at his church including elder, School Board Member and Chair of Covenant Christian School in Orange, CA. Mayor Beauman is originally from New York. He and his wife Sharon have a blended family of six children and twenty grandchildren.