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Standards and Ethics Committee


As the first and only provider of certification in process consulting, we used a discussion-based, dynamic process to form a framework of professional standards and ethics, as can be seen specifically in the Ethics Statement. Our business is one of inquiry and collaboration; in outlining and maintaining a framework of professional ethics, we naturally function in the same way! To that end, we have formed a Committee composed of experienced, thoughtful individuals dedicated to upholding the highest standards and ethics in the field, and to grappling with the questions surrounding these standards and ethics on an ongoing basis. The Committee reviews and approves the courses offered for certification as a process consultant, and responds to breaches of ethics within the field.


Committee Members


Kim Stezala is the CEO of the Society for Process Consulting. 


She seeks to build a community of practice around the vocation of process consulting, to elevate knowledge and skills, leverage the wisdom and expertise of members and drive the consulting field forward.

By using an ecosystem approach, she envisions a membership where individual consultants flourish, the community helps advance the field of process consulting, and organizations and businesses thrive through their experience with high-quality process consultants. The thoughtful review of each potential Society course plays a huge role in realizing this vision.

Kim is a Senior Partner at Design Group International, and prior to that was an independent consultant for 12 years. She is also known as The Scholarship Lady® based on her expertise about scholarship programs. Read more about Kim here. 

Mark L. Vincent founded Design Group International, a Community of Practice for Process Consultants. Mark's focus on helping organizations and leaders achieve their objectives led to successful initiatives with more than 600 clients in varied domestic and international marketplaces. The Design Group International Community of Practice significantly extends that reach.

Dr. Vincent’s academic work included research into complex decision making as well as economic strategy for associational systems. He writes and presents extensively on steward leadership, serving as the Founding Editor for Giving Magazine and writing several related books, most notably A Christian View of Money. Mark’s wife Lorie, prior to her death at the end of a sixteen-year journey with leiomyosarcoma, joined him in writing the book Fighting Disease, Not Death: Finding a Way Through Lifelong Struggle.

Mark founded the Eastern Wisconsin Convene Team in 2013,a best practices peer-based advising team for company owners and CEOs. He serves on the boards of Cox Family Holdings, Petersen Products, and the Steward’s Journey.

Mark resides in Wisconsin and can often be found drinking coffee in Boise, Idaho.


Lee H. Butler, Jr., Ph.D. is Distinguished Service Professor of Theology and Psychology at the Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS). He joined the CTS faculty as assistant professor of theology and psychology in 1996. In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of full professor, In 2017, he was installed in his endowed academic chair. A former director of the CTS Master of Divinity program, a former Acting Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, and the founder of the Center for the Study of Black Faith and Life at CTS, his teaching and research interests are in the areas of pastoral psychology, care and counseling, focusing on such topics as Africana religion, pastoral theology, spirituality, and sexuality. He is a Past-President of the Society for the Study of Black Religion, a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society for Pastoral Theology, and the Association of Black Psychologists.


Sandra Quick is a course facilitator for the Society, seasoned educator and founder of JOY Unspeakable, LLC.

As a Master Teacher and Secondary Principal, Sandra weathered the storm of racial desegregation in Ohio’s largest urban school district. During the most dramatic changes in societal, political and economic cultural upheavals and transitions, including the Vietnam War protests, the Civil Rights Movement and family systems breakdowns, Sandra stayed culturally congruent with these never-ending cultural conversions in attitudes, behaviors and beliefs. Times… they are a changin’. Sandra consulted with faith based organizations, non-profits and small businesses which needed to make sure their current narrative was congruent and timely, rather than traditional and stagnant.  Working from both ends of the cultural competence spectrum, Sandra built capacity from a preventive approach of conflict resolution, as part of the Minorities Professionals in ADR at Capital Law School (OH). From the other edge, Sandra is certified as a Christian Conciliator to mediate and arbitrate unresolved and unreconciled substantive and relational issues, both secular and faith based.

Carlos Romero is the former Executive Director of the Mennonite Education Agency. Previously a school administrator, as well as a minister for the Mennonite Board of Congregational Ministries, he led the organization from its formation in 2001 until July of 2019, and expertly guided its vision of strengthening the Mennonite Church through education. During his time with the Agency he provided guidance for school administrators and staff serving early childhood through college. An important part of his work is that of intercultural competency and dismantling racism. He was co-founder of Developing Harmony through Diversity, an initiative of the Mennonite Church on dismantling racism in the 1990s. Today, Romero is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Diversity Inventory and has trained boards on the importance of increasing their level of intercultural competence as a necessary step in facing the challenges of today's world.


Romero is a public speaker, often sharing and preaching across the Mennonite Church USA. He consults with boards, is certified in board governance and received a leadership certification for nonprofit chief executives from Board Source. He lives in Goshen, IN with his wife Celina and their two children, and is an active member of Waterford Mennonite Church.