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"To support the mission of Dallas Theological Seminary by offering charitable planned giving and other related services to friends of the Seminary."

Dallas Seminary Foundation
3909 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8a.m.-4:30p.m.
Telephone: 214-887-5190
Fax: 214-887-5519
Email:foundation@dts.edu
 
Our Staff
 
Scott Talbot, CFP®, CAP® Scott Talbot, CFP®, CAP®
Executive Director

Scott has over 30 years of experience in the field of financial planning, including 20+ years in planned giving. Prior to joining Dallas Seminary Foundation, he served as the Senior Executive Director of Planned Giving at World Vision, where he assisted donors with their planning needs and managed a team of 14.

Other organizations in which Scott served include Campus Crusade for Christ, where he provided leadership to a team of gift planners and assisted ministry partners with their plans. Previous to that, he served as Gift and Estate Design Specialist in the northeastern region of the United States with In Touch Ministries.

"My passion is to invest my life in such a way as to make a positive eternal impact in the lives of others," Scott shares. "Dallas Seminary Foundation is a wonderful place to do that, as we partner together to promote the person and mission of Jesus Christ."

Scott has earned the designations of Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®. In addition, he is a Bible college and seminary graduate.

 
Kevin Kurtz Kevin Kurtz
Planned Giving Officer
kkurtz@dts.edu

Kevin Kurtz became a member of the Foundation team in June 2016. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, in Greensboro, NC, with a BA in Economics. Kevin's 25-year career in the business side of international missions encompassed accounting, data analysis, and computer software design. Kevin worked as the Director of Planned Giving for ABWE before coming to Dallas. Kevin has served as a Bible teacher and lifelong student of the Scriptures and is currently pursuing an MACS degree at DTS. His life verse is Psalm 1:2, "and his delight is in the law of the Lord...". He enjoys family, reads voraciously, and has started a miniature garden.

 
Sonia Flores
Director of Finance
sflores@dts.edu

Sonia Flores joined Dallas Seminary Foundation in August 2017. She grew up in Southern California and obtained her BS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Azusa Pacific University. Her passion to work with non-profit organizations led her to Capin Crouse LLP, a national CPA firm whose focus is on non-profits. After graduation, she began working with the firm in the California office in 2001, moving to the Georgia office in 2003 before ending up in Texas in 2008 where she helped establish the Dallas/Fort Worth office. Her time with the firm gave her a wide breadth of non-profit accounting experience working with a variety of ministries from churches and mission-sending organizations to colleges and university as well as foundations. Her work with Capin Crouse led her to assignments all across the United States and even a few visits to locations such as Bolivia, Brazil, and Ecuador. She met her husband, Phillip, after her move to Texas and has two step-kids who live with them. She enjoys reading, musical theater productions, playing sports like basketball and volleyball, and spending time with family, whether it is in the pool or going out to the movies.

 
Cheryl Richardson Cheryl Richardson
Administrative Assistant
crichardson@dts.edu

Cheryl Richardson joined the Foundation team in February of 2013 coming from Denver Seminary. A native of Denver, CO, Cheryl has managed accounting, marketing, and office responsibilities in both professional and ministry roles in Colorado, California, and in the Lone Star state. Usually serving beside her husband, Dennis, Cheryl has the gift of hospitality, is a sought after Bible teacher, group leader, and mentor. She and her husband enjoy their four children and six grandchildren spread across three states. When she's not working, Cheryl loves to sew, knit and love on their grandbabies.

 
Kayla Jimenez Kayla Jimenez
Administrative Assistant
kjimenez@dts.edu

Kayla Jimenez became a member of the Foundation team in December 2017. Born and raised in San Angelo, Texas, Kayla obtained her BA in Psychology and MS in Counseling Psychology from Angelo State University. After graduation, she moved to Seoul, South Korea, where she taught kindergarten and elementary students for three years. While in Seoul, she met her now-husband, Eric, who is an Ohio native. After getting married and moving to Dallas in the summer of 2017, Eric began pursuing a ThM degree here at Dallas Theological Seminary. She loves decorating/crafting of any kind and also enjoys building her small accessory business. Kayla finds it a privilege to work for the Foundation and is continually inspired by the generosity that the Lord has poured out on this seminary through our wonderful donors!

Thank you for reaching out to Dallas Seminary Foundation. We are delighted that you are interested in further information. We will make every effort to respond to you in a timely manner.

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