Who We Are

Our team is made up of passionate experts who are dedicated to
supporting the needs of nonprofit leaders.

Our Story

The inspiration for Cedarstone came from one friend helping another establish a nonprofit in the early nineties. We witnessed firsthand how much more effective nonprofit leaders can be in advancing their mission when someone comes alongside to take on the burden of operations for their organization.

Cedarstone was formed in 2001 when another close friend and nonprofit leader asked for that helping hand. Initially, we provided basic support services such as donation processing and payroll to organizations. As our clients grew and their needs changed, we responded by expanding our services to include strategic planning, executive coaching, and data analytics focused on the overall health and development of missional organizations.

Through the years, we have remained dedicated to building deep relationships and fostering trust with our clients. Today, Cedarstone is a trusted partner to international nonprofit founders, CEOs, and boards of directors, providing integrated services that help organizations achieve their goals and make a lasting impact in the world.

Our Values

We Own Our Promises
We Do The Right Things, The Right Way
We Ask The Next Question
We Are In This Together
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Leadership Team

David Sveen


Bill Skowera

Vice Chair

Lisa Fowler


Caryn Thornton


Tim Barg

VP, Analytics & Strategy Services

Susan Lange

VP, Accounting Services

Mark Matthes

VP, Shared Services

Brian Stephens

VP, Solutions Management

Debbi Taylor

VP, Donation Services

Lorri Zander

VP, Advisory Services

David Jones

Managing Director, Organizational Development

Kurt Tillman

Director, Private Foundations

Terry Williams

Director, CFO Services

Tina Willams

Director, Financial Consulting

Lisa Knudsen

Manager, Accounting Services

Beth Nielsen

Manager, Accounting Services

Their expertise, support, and direction goes far beyond what we could achieve with additional full-time staff and has enabled our organization to reach the next level in providing holistic care for orphaned children.” – Oasis for Orphans