The Trust is administered by four volunteer trustees:

Rev. Cathy Young, chair

Rev. Young is a retired minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She continues to teach and write about the Bible.

Robert L. Smith, Jr.

Mr. Smith is president of the Lockard Companies and an active member of Bethany Bible Fellowship.

Lori Johnson

Mrs. Johnson teaches Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa and is a Presbyterian.

Jack Locke

Mr. Locke is a United Methodist and president of Locke Funeral Homes.


Deanna Brasch serves as the Trust’s administrator. She is a native of Waterloo and attends Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls.  Deanna graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Elementary Education (math emphasis). Deanna's husband Eric is the web and database programmer for the Waterloo Community School District.  Before becoming a stay-at-home mom for their four daughters, who range in age from 20 to 9, Deanna worked for the Target Corporation.  In her free time, Deanna enjoys reading, board games, movies, and spending time with her family.  She is delighted to be the W.B. Small Trust administrator and looks forward to working with the seminarians we help support. You may reach her at

W.B. Small

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