• The Mission of the IAB is to help promote the MIR internationally as a privately funded historical museum, a testimony of the ideas, values and resulting impact of the Protestant Reformation in the world today.
• The IAB shall advise and support the MIR in its communication, marketing and fundraising activities at the international level.
• The IAB is a network of members with shared values.
DONATIONS TO THE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE REFORMATION
The International Museum of the Reformation was created in 2005 without the support of public funds. Its existence relies exclusively on private donors, whose generous support is the Museum’s lifeline.
Donations to the International Museum of the Reformation can be made to the museum capital account :
Name of account : Fondation du Musée international de la Réforme – Genève
Account No : S 3257.06.58
IBAN : CH51 0078 8000 S325 7065 8
Clearing No : 771
SWIFT Code : BCGE CH GG XXX
Banque Cantonale de Genève – Case postale 2251 – 1211 Genève 2 – Switzerland
Tax deductions for US citizens
If you are a US citizen, we have a partnership with the Presbyterian Foundation. Please note your contributions are tax deductible via the website link: presbyterianfoundation.org/MIR
President of the Board
Former President of the Foundation Board of the International Museum of the Reformation MIR in 2016-2017 and Vice-President 2012-2015, she founded in 2018 the International Advisory Board whose mission is to promote the museum in key regions around the globe.
Brigitte Reverdin is Founder of MARKETrends Family Office providing independent wealth management advice. She is a board member and Trustee of several companies and foundations. She holds an MBA from INSEAD, a BA in Political Science from Skidmore College (NY) and a Certificat d’Etudes Politiques from L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Members of the Board
Jason R. Bernhard
Jason R. Bernhard is president of the Huguenot Society of America in New York City. Founded in 1883, the Society perpetuates the memory of Huguenot settlers in America, commemorates the principal events in the history of the Huguenots, and promotes the cause of religious freedom. Professionally, Jason R. Bernhard is an Investment Banker. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business from University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School.
Monique A. Caillat
Monique Caillat is a board member of the MIR Foundation Board. She is an Attorney at Law based in Geneva, Switzerland, specialised in the healthcare sector.
She is a member of the American Bar Association in New-York, of the Committee of “La Société Académique de Genève”, of the Association of International Business Lawyers (Geneva), of the Geneva Business Law Association and sits on the board of other foundations based in Switzerland.
Dr. Jean-Jacques de Dardel
Former Ambassador of Switzerland to The People’s Republic of China, to Mongolia and the DPRK (2014-2019). Previously Swiss Ambassador to France and Monaco (2011-2014). Head, Swiss Mission to NATO and Ambassador to Belgium. Former Head of the Swiss DFA Division in charge of Europe, Central Asia, Council of Europe and OSCE.
In 2001, he founded and directed the DFA Centre for International Security Policy. Ambassador to the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie until 2000, previous postings in Paris, Canberra, Washington, Vienna, Bern.
Dr. Jung-Sook Lee
Dr. Jung-Sook Lee is president of Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul, Korea. She holds PhD in Church History (Reformation History) from Princeton Theological Seminary in USA, and taught Church History and its related courses as professor before she became president. She is widely engaged in advancing theological education in Korea and internationally. She also led several lecture series for Christian TVs in Korea, and the most recent one is “Church History and ART” for CGNTV in Korea. She is a presidium member of International Congress for Calvin Research, and a member of Executive Board of Asia Theological Association.
Dr. Herman Selderhuis
Dr. Herman Selderhuis is a Dutch theologian. He is currently professor of church history and church polity at the Theological University of Apeldoorn. He is also director of Refo500, the international platform for knowledge, expertise, ideas, products and events, related to the Reformation, and president of the Reformation Research Consortium (RefoRC). He served as the academic curator of the John Lasco Library Emden Germany from 2010 – 2017 and is president of the International Calvin Congress.
Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Taylor
Tom joined the Presbyterian Foundation as President and CEO in 2010. Prior to Tom’s work with the Foundation, he served as the Deputy Executive Director for Mission at the Presbyterian Mission Agency, where he oversaw the operations of the U.S.-based and international work of the denomination’s national offices in over 100 countries worldwide. Tom began his career as an attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah, practicing in litigation with the law firms of Snell & Wilmer and with Snow, Christensen & Martineau. Tom has taught courses and educational seminars for Princeton Theological Seminary, Azusa Pacific University, the University of Illinois—Urbana, and Fuller Theological Seminary. He also served for 12 years as a minister in Southern California and Utah.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from the University of Illinois—Urbana, a Master of Divinity from Yale University Divinity School, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law, and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Tom also studied in Germany where he received a PNdS in German language proficiency from the University of Aachen.
Secretary of the Board
Samantha Reichenbach is the curator of MIR. She joined the Museum’s team in 2012. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Geneva and an MA in History from the University of Geneva. In addition to her professional activities, she is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Geneva.