Our Team

Mark D. Roberts

Executive Director

Mark leads the mission and strategic direction of the De Pree Center and is the principal writer of the Life for Leaders daily devotion. With years of experience as a pastor and nonprofit leader as well as a mentor to leaders in business and other fields, Mark is deeply committed to helping leaders flourish in every part of their lives as well as their leadership, thus contributing to God’s work throughout the world.
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Michaela O'Donnell Long

Senior Director

Michaela provides leadership for the De Pree Center's work related to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leadership. She works with Mark Roberts on setting the strategic vision for the De Pree Center and oversees all programatic and personnel aspects of the center's work. Additionally, she owns Long Winter Media, a creative agency that helps companies make an impact through video and branding.
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Wenonie Ling

Office & Design Manager

Wenonie handles the day to day operations of the De Pree Center and makes sure the center stays afloat within the Fuller ecosystem. Administratively strong, she is also a creative artist who enjoys using her creativity in her work.

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Paul Matsushima

Project Manager  

Paul Matsushima joined Fuller Theological Seminary staff in 2018 as a Project Manager for the Max De Pree Center for Leadership. He holds an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Seminary and a B.A. in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University.

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Jerome Blanco

Editorial Assistant

Jerome Blanco is the De Pree Center’s editorial assistant, editing the Life for Leaders daily devotion as well as other various content. He studied English and theology at Wheaton College (IL), and he holds an MFA from New York University’s Writers Workshop in Paris, with an emphasis in fiction.

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Karley Hatter

Strategic Projects Assistant

Karley is currently a Fuller Seminary student in the Masters of Theology and Ministry program (MATM 19’). While at Fuller, she aims to develop a vision to integrate her passion for pastoral ministry and marketing. She is a Michigan native who now calls Pasadena, California home.

Susie Lipps

Bay Area Director for Strategic Engagement

Susie Lipps has earned an M.A. in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary and has served with Wycliffe for over 20 years. She has created a wine-country retreat for leaders called Conversations in the Vineyard and loves speaking on leadership principles, women in leadership, emerging leaders and telling stories of God’s faithfulness.

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