Myron Steeves has an extensive background in both the legal field and the nonprofit arena. Myron has served as a Christian missionary to the Middle East and is graduate of Biola University and Georgetown University School of Law. He currently serves as a Professor of Law at Trinity Law School, a Christian law school devoted to championing a biblical view of human law and government. Myron previously served as the Dean and the director of development at Trinity. He frequently speaks on a wide array of issues involving Christianity and the law, including the integration of faith and law, legal careers as tools for Christian ministry, law and public policy, and law and theology.
Myron serves nonprofit organizations, religious organizations, and churches through his practice by offering sound legal guidance from a faith-based perspective. He is an active member of the nonprofit committees of both the California Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Jessica Frieberg has spent her legal career serving nonprofits and has been with the Church Law Center since 2008. Jessica has extensive knowledge in the areas of nonprofit formation, tax exemption, governance issues, and dissolution proceedings. She has filed applications for nonprofits’ tax exempt status at both the federal and state level and has drafted articles of incorporation, bylaws, intellectual property licensing agreements, and employment contracts for nonprofits. She is well steeped in reviewing nonprofit corporation documents for compliance with the law and has a friendly, open demeanor when meeting with clients.
Jessica earned her undergraduate degree at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and completed her graduate certificate in Paralegal Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
Kelli Marsh came to the Church Law Center after a career in the financial services industry, where she developed an understanding of risk analysis and project management. She earned her B.A. in Communications from Azusa Pacific University and her J.D. from Trinity Law School, graduating second in her class with the Dean’s Scholarship. She served as Lead Article Editor on Trinity’s Law Review and was a member of the Christian Legal Society.
Kelli provides our clients with legal counsel in the governance and tax exemption areas. In her financial services career she interacted with tax agencies as a Senior Client Services Specialist, gaining broad insight into the tax issues facing nonprofits. Kelli also serves as a teaching assistant at Trinity Law School and teaches for Right on Mission. She has a wide range of experience as a volunteer for charities, including work in Mexico, India, and Tanzania.
Maria Gurule received her bachelor of arts in sociology and her master of arts in educational psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She has worked in education since 2008, working with K-12 students in extended learning programs focused on college preparation and post high school education. In 2011, she made a move into higher education to work for Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, California. There, she has worked in the admissions, registrar and academic services departments. Her masters level training included psychometrics, student assessment and effectiveness of student interventions on student learning and behavior. She decided to take her training and continue to focus on law student higher education learning. She currently serves as the Office Manager at the Law Offices of Myron S. Steeves – Church Law Center of California.