Executive Staff

Brian R. Bodager, President and Chief Executive Officer

Brian BRB BioR. Bodager has been President and CEO of the Pension Boards since 2015. As a banking executive and attorney, Brian brings more than three decades of financial, investment, and legal experience to serve the Church.

Prior to joining the Pension Boards, he was a member of the PBUCC Board of Trustees for 12 years. He served on the actuarial, Executive, and Personnel Committees, as well as chaired the Eligibility and Enterprise Risk Management Committees.

In 1992, Brian joined Wisconsin-based Associated Banc-Corp, a publicly-traded bank holding company, where he was responsible for legal affairs, compliance, security, purchasing, and facilities. He also was engaged in corporate development activities of the company, including mergers and acquisitions. During his 20-year tenure, he helped grow Associated Banc-Corp's assets from $1 billion to more than $20 billion. Immediately prior to joining the Pension Boards, he served as a principal for Performance Sciences, LLC, a Wisconsin-based early-stage business consulting and strategic planning firm.

Brian is a long-time member of Union Congregational UCC in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and a native of Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and the Weatherhead School of Management, respectively.

 

David A. Klassen, Chief Investment Officer

Dave Klassen has significant experience in the fields of investment and finance. His Wall Street credentials include working as V.P. and portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Managing Director and Head of Equities at JPMorgan Chase. In a productive decade away from Wall Street, he graduated from divinity school, and was Partner of Springboard Leadership LLC, working with top leaders and organizations to build leadership capacity in the finance, not-for-profit, and government sectors. He has been Chief Investment Officer of the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ and United Church Funds since 2011.

Dave earned a B.A. in Accounting from Franklin & Marshall College and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and attended Tavistock Institute’s Leicester Conference on Authority, Leadership and Organization. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of Union Theological Seminary in NYC. In the past, he has served on the Investment Committee of United Church Funds and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Irvington, New York. David and his wife Susan reside in Brooklyn, New York and are members of Middle Collegiate Church in Manhattan.

 

John E. Linzey, Chief Financial and Operations Officer

John Linzey is Chief Financial and Operations Officer of The Pension Boards–United Church of Christ, Inc. 

He received his B.B.A. in Finance and Investments and M.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College. From 1991 to 1993, John held the position of Senior Accountant at Imperial Commodities Corporation. From 1993 to 2001, he served as Executive Associate for both the Pension Boards and the United Church Foundation (now United Church Funds). In 2001, he went to work for Computer Science Corporation as a Finance Manager. John returned to PBUCC in 2004 and served in various roles in the Finance/Accounting department before becoming Director of Treasury/Accounting Operations, a position he held from 2006 to 2019, when he was promoted to Chief Financial and Operations Officer.

John lives on Long Island with his wife Angeline. They are the parents of three school-age children and an adult daughter, and have two grandchildren.

 

Rev. James Moos, Executive Director, Faith and Finance Ministries

Rev. James Moos, Ph.D. brings to the Pension Boards a wealth of skills and insight and more than three decades of ministry experience, most recently as Executive Minister for United Church of Christ (UCC) Wider Church Ministries and Co-Executive of Global Ministries (UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)) from 2011-2019.

A native of North Dakota, Moos is a veteran of the United States Air Force who served on active duty for four years and as a Chaplain for the Air Force Reserve for 18 years. He received his B.A. degree from Seattle University in 1983 and his M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1986 and 1996, respectively.

Ordained in 1986, Moos served 20 years in parish ministry, as Pastor of Adams County Parish, United Church of Christ (1986-1991) and as Senior Pastor of Bismarck United Church of Christ (1996-2011). He was Chair of the Northern Plains Conference-United Church of Christ Council (1990-1991); served on the Conference’s Church and Ministry Committee and Mission and Outreach Committee; and was on the UCC Wider Church Ministries/Common Global Ministries Board of Directors (1999-2005). He was also a short-term Global Ministries volunteer to East Timor (2002). In 2005, he was elected to the UCC Executive Council, serving as Chair for two years. He has been President of the East Timor Education Foundation since 2004 and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Board, a property and liability insurance program serving the United Church of Christ, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Alliance of Baptists, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Reformed Church in America.

 

Anna Ng, General Auditor

Anna Ng joined the Pension Boards in 2018 as General Auditor, bringing nearly 15 years of risk management and project management experience.

She began her career at Deloitte where she ran multiple external audits, and was a key member of a research team in a high profile liquidation engagement. Prior to that, Anna held various roles within risk management in different capacities covering the first, second, and third lines of defense. She brings experience in compliance, internal and external Audit, front office risk and controls, and project management within the asset management and investment banking space. Most recently, Anna served as the Internal Audit Manager for YRF (YMCA Retirement Fund), where she and her team were collectively responsible for auditing YMCAs across the nation for plan compliance, and managing the internal audit program for a $7.5 billion pension plan.

Anna received her B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from SUNY Albany and obtained her CPA License (New York) in 2010.

 

Thomas Nolan, Chief Information Officer

Thomas J. ("Tom") Nolan joined the staff of The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. in 2011.

Before joining the Pension Boards, Tom served for five years as Chief Information Officer for Lighthouse International. His previous experience includes Director of Information Technology for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Vice President, Director of Information Technology at TIS Worldwide and Vice President, Director of Distributed Architecture for Chase Mellon Shareholder Services. Tom served a number of years as a Staff Engineer at the world renowned IBM Thomas Watson Research Center.  Tom also taught advanced computer science courses for 10 years as an adjunct professor at Mercy College. 

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Technology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. He holds a U.S. patent in the area of computing systems security, a number of patent publications, invention achievement and research division awards from IBM.

Tom and his wife Ellen, Director of Operations and Billing for a medical management company live in New Jersey.  They are the parents of 4 adult children and have 8 grandchildren.

 

Walter A. Reyes, Chief Human Resources Officer

Walter A. Reyes joined the Pension Boards in 2018, bringing nearly 20 years of experience as a Human Resources leader with a proven track record of successfully leading change and transformation through influencing leadership and organizational culture.

He began his career at Goodwill Industries, where he was Director of Staff Development. As his career advanced, he accepted the role of Chief Administrative Officer and Human Resources Director for a large, affordable housing development corporation. Walter served as a change agent within the organization and championed strategies that impacted organizational-wide performance management. He oversaw culture change, compliance, and an array of talent management initiatives aimed at the best achievement of corporate goals. Most recently, Walter served as Director of Human Resources for Healthfirst, LLC, where he and his team were collectively responsible for delivering HR Strategies that impacted $9 billion revenue line of business with more than 1,000 employees.

Walter completed his BBA and MBA degrees at Hofstra University. He resides on Long Island and enjoys travelling the world and the richness of diverse cultures and perspectives.