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National Staff

Daniel Carter Walker

Executive Director 

  • Spouse: Leslea
  • Children: Tim, Hannah, Doug
  • High School: St. George's
  • College: B.A., Amherst College
  • Graduate Degree: M.S.W., Columbia University
  • Hometown: New Canaan (5-10) & New Haven (10-18), CT 
  • Interests: I love to run, hike the Appalachian trails of New Hampshire and Maine, and play a mean competitive game of basketball. I enjoy raising Tim, Hannah and Doug and am learning to let go of them, which is not so easy. Loving my best friend, Leslea.
  • Unusual Fact: I'm just picking up the banjo after putting it down 30 years ago.
  • Been on staff since: 1996
  • Contact: dwalker@infocus.org

Woody Bowman (The Rev. Charles W. Bowman)

Senior Giving Officer 

  • Spouse: Susie
  • Children: David
  • High School: Lawrenceville School 1970
  • College: Trinity College, B.A., 1974
  • Graduate Degree: M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1979
  • Hometown: New Canaan, CT
  • Interests: sailing, outdoor recreation, current affairs, reading & used bookstores. A big fan of NPR.
  • Unusual Fact: First FOCUS person to sleep a night at the Study Center - after FOCUS was given the property in 1973; I slept on the floor of the Lodge living room one night in June before the rest of the crew arrived.
  • Been on staff since: 1979
  • Contact: wbowman@infocus.org

Maria Caro-Rainford

Director of Human Resources & Corporate Insurance (Part-Time)

  • Spouse: Bill Rainford
  • Children: 1 stepson
  • High School: Jullio Vizcarrondo Corondao High in Puerto Rico
  • College: University of Puerto Rico
  • Hometown: New York City
  • Interests: Arts and sewing 
  • Unusual Fact: I made my own wedding dress (and it even looked good!).
  • Been on staff since: 2012
  • Contact: mcaro-rainford@infocus.org

Brenda Cruz 

Study Center Head Cook (Part-Time)

  • Spouse: Derek
  • Children: Sheila and Tanya 
  • High School: Westport
  • Hometown: Westport, MA
  • Interests: gardening, cooking, crocheting 
  • Unusual Fact: I went zip lining for the first time at 50 years old.
  • Been on staff since: 1998
  • Contact: bcruz@infocus.org

Jessica Foster

Director of National Programs (Part-Time)

  • Spouse: Tim
  • Children: Matthew, Andrew, & Daniel
  • High School: The Bullis School, Potomac, MD
  • College: University of Richmond
  • Hometown: Potomac, MD
  • Interests: FOCUS, horseback riding, running
  • Unusual Fact: I rode horses competitively throughout high school and college.
  • Been on staff since: 2003
  • Contact: jfoster@infocus.org

George and Pam Klein

Staff Chaplains (Part-Time)

  • Pam
  • Hometown: Esher, Surrey, England
  • Interests: People, travel, calligraphy, cross-country skiing, short term missions, teaching Love & Logic parenting courses, premarital counseling
  • Unusual Fact: Under the auspices of Eastern European Bible Mission, Pam, her husband George and two young sons traveled to Romania and Hungary for six consecutive summers on short-term missions trips to teach and encourage Christians living under Communism.
  • Been on staff since: 2001
  • Contact: pklein@infocus.org
  • George
  • High School: Holland High School
  • Hometown: Holland, MI
  • Interests: Choral Music, Opera, Teaching Parenting Classes, Pre-Marital Counseling, Gardening, and Travel
  • Unusual Fact: George was the Executive Officer of a Medical Clearing Company during the Vietnam War and met Pam while skiing in Switzerland
  • Been on staff since: 2013
  • Contact: gklein@infocus.org

Jeff Kohlberger

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer 

  • Spouse: Danielle
  • High School: Greenwich High School
  • College: Bentley University
  • Hometown: Greenwich, CT
  • Interests: Making my children laugh, skiing, traveling, good food
  • Unusual Fact: I met my wife at a wedding when I was twelve years old.
  • Been on staff since: 2011
  • Contact: jkohlberger@infocus.org

Linda and Stoddard Lane-Reticker

Facilities Manager and Assistant Facilities Manager (Part-Time)

  • Linda (Facilities Manager)
  • Children: Sarah Kate and Laura
  • High School: St. Catherine's School
  • College: Davidson College
  • Hometown: Rock Hill SC, Atlanta GA, Roanoke Rapids NC, Raleigh NC, Fayetteville NC, Keysville VA
  • Interests: Sailing, reading, gardening, hanging out with friends
  • Unusual Fact: We spent 2 months living on a sailboat in the Bahamas when our girls were in 1st and 3rd grades.
  • Been on staff since: 2016
  • Contact: llane-reticker@infocus.org

  • Stoddard (Assistant Facilities Manager)
  • Children: Sarah Kate and Laura
  • High School: Conard High School
  • College: Connecticut College
  • Hometown: West Hartford, CT
  • Interests: Sailing, preaching, time with friends and family, Christian apologetics
  • Unusual Fact: I was in the riding platoon of the CT First Company Governor's Horse Guards for four years and rode in George H. W. Bush's inaugural parade.
  • Been on staff since: 2016
  • Contact: slane-reticker@infocus.org

Denisse Perez

Bookkeeping Administrator

  • Spouse: Anderson
  • Children: Camila and Emilio
  • High School:  Trumbull High School
  • College: Norwalk Community College
  • Hometown: Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Interests: Camping, hiking, salsa dancing, swimming
  • Unusual Fact: I broke up with two of my identical twin sister's boyfriends.
  • Been on staff since: 2015
  • Contact: dperez@infocus.org

Caitlin Schwanda

Accounts Receivable & Special Projects Coordinator

  • High School: Freeport High School
  • College: Gordon College
  • Hometown: Freeport, ME
  • Interests: swimming, Maine, coffee, crossword puzzles
  • Unusual Fact: I swam competitively for 7 years including 1 year in college.
  • Been on staff since: 2013
  • Contact: cschwanda@infocus.org

Peter Schwanda 

Director of Training (Part-Time)

  • Spouse: Mimi
  • High School: Freeport High School
  • College: Montana State University
  • Graduate Degree: Master of Architecture
  • Hometown: Freeport, ME
  • Interests: The outdoors (hiking and kayaking), sports (especially coaching soccer), art and architecture, coffee and a good book, and boarding school life (on campus at Episcopal High School, where Mimi is on faculty). 
  • Unusual Fact: My last name is Czechoslovakian, and has a fun meaning. 
  • Been on staff since: 2010 
  • Contact: pschwanda@infocus.org

Brad Smith

Director of Communications, Development, & Alumni Relations

  • Spouse: Cara
  • College: Princeton University
  • Graduate Degree: Master of Church Music, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Hometown: Hollywood, FL
  • Interests: Classical music, theater, a cappella singing and arranging.
  • Unusual Fact: I went on one date with Brooke Shields. Just one.
  • Been on staff since: 2016
  • Contact: bsmith@infocus.org