Cameron Anderson became CIVA’s Executive Director in February 2009. He completed his M.F.A. at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and completed additional graduate study at the University of Wisconsin. With Sandra Bowden, Cam co-edited Faith and Vision: Twenty-five Years of Christians in the Visual Arts (Square Halo, 2005). He is an artist and a writer and is married to Cynthia (C.K.) Anderson. They have two adult children, Jesse and Emilie, and live in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to joining CIVA, Cam served on the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA for 30 years, most recently as the National Director of the organization’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries.
Shannon Sigler is a visual artist, theologian, and arts administrator. She graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2007 with a degree in Theology and the Visual Arts; and from Boston University in 2011 with a Masters in Arts Administration, emphasis in Museum Education. Shannon’s art and research center around a Wesleyan paradigm for the visual arts, as well as explorations in feminism, Christian vocation, and family life. She is married to Matthew Sigler, a Ph.D. candidate in Liturgical Studies at Boston University, and has a son, Eli. Before coming to CIVA, Shannon worked as the Seminarius Arts Director at Asbury Seminary, and most recently as the Program Administrator for the Center for Practical Theology at Boston University.
Margot Rogers Marketing and Membership Coordinator
Margot Rogers is a muralist and an illustrator. Margot’s work has been featured in major publications including The Four Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss, MAfamily.org, and Students for life. Her large scale illustrations have been produced as murals for commercial and private clients including three mural grants awarded in 2013 in partnership with non-profit groups. Margot graduated from Gordon College with a dual degree in Philosophy and English, studied in Oxford, England, and completed additional graduate study at La Complutense and UCLM, Spain. She studied visual arts at SMFA and Montserrat College of Art. Margot’s art and research center on the role of arts activism in advocacy of human rights issues. Margot is married to Matthew Rogers, together they co-own Wallpusher Guitars. Prior to joining CIVA, Margot worked in Program Development at Harvard University and AmeriCorps, and most recently as a business consultant for small creative businesses. Her portfolio can be found at margotrogers.com, where she explores the question of identity with a weekly illustration.
Ned Bustard is a graphic designer, illustrator, author, and printmaker. His most recent book is The Church History ABC’s. In his spare time, Ned is the creative director for Square Halo Books, for whom he edited the book It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God. He grew up in the Reformed Episcopal church and now serves as a ruling elder in a Presbyterian church. Ned is also on the board of The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA). He and his wife, Leslie, have three lovely daughters and one very large chocolate labrador.
Development and Leadership Consultant
Laura Cootsona followed her parents’ example and has committed vocational life to the nonprofit sector. During her undergraduate studies at U.C. Berkeley, she worked primarily with the homeless and then found her niche in fundraising and fundraising consulting during her masters program in Nonprofit Management at the University of San Francisco. Since 1994, her consulting career has included working with schools, social service agencies, religious outreach groups, and arts organizations. Cootsona has lived in the Bay Area, Europe, New York City, and now resides in Chico, California with her husband and two teenage daughters. Working with boards, staff, and volunteers, Cootsona communicates concepts with enthusiasm and practical knowledge.
Barry is a visual artist who grew up in the Middle East and South Asia, studied language, religion, and culture at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and has worked in visual media and interactive design since 1987. He works in Madison as an artist, photographer, writer, and web designer. He is married to Carol and they have two daughters. Barry helps lead a local CIVA-affiliated community of visual artists who gather for mutual learning and support.