Dr. Antonio Oftelie conducts research, teaches and advises on how leaders create exceptional environments for organizational innovation and adaptation. Based in the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University, Antonio has developed and taught in more than 60 Harvard executive education programs.
Antonio advises senior government and business executives on organizational transformation. In this capacity, he has directly advised three governors, public and private organizations and two White House administrations. Antonio is the current U.S. Federal Monitor for the consent decree overseeing the Seattle Police Department.
Antonio holds a B.S. in Management and Ethics from Crown College, an M.P.A. with a Business and Government Policy concentration from Harvard University and a doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University.
The Rev. Kevin D. Robson has served as the Chief Mission Officer for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) since 2015, supervising the Synod’s Offices of International Mission, National Mission and Pastoral Education as well as its Mission Advancement (donor engagement and fundraising) and Communications units. He had previously served God’s faithful as a parish pastor for LCMS congregations in Minnesota from 2001 onward.
Prior to earning his MDiv at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne in 2001, Pastor Robson enjoyed a broad career in R&D, product management, sales, business development and consulting with Union Carbide Corporation (Chicago, IL) and Air Products and Chemicals (Allentown, PA). He is a graduate of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (MBA Finance and Marketing, 1988) and The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (BS Chemistry, BSE Chemical Engineering 1982).
Dr. Anthony Bateza is an Associate Professor of Religion and Chair of the Race, Ethnic, Gender and Sexuality Studies department at St. Olaf College, and an ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church (ELCA). He earned degrees from Iowa State University (B.S.), Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (M.Div.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D.).
Anthony is a specialist in Martin Luther, moral theology and Christian ethics. His research examines Luther’s understanding of human agency and his relationship with the virtue tradition. His other scholarly interests include the broader Augustinian tradition, the impact of Luther’s thought on 19th century philosophy, and questions of race, identity and social justice.