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Retired, age 77 at mid-2015, born in Youngstown, Ohio, Ray W. Rowney, Jr. graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and later an MBA, majoring in accounting.  He enjoyed 23 years of varied experiences with a multi-national corporation headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in all facets of accounting, financial administration, and systems and procedures (both domestically and internationally).  Upon his return to U.S. in 1983 from responsibilities as Company Secretary/Controller for Engineering and Construction Operations in Australia, the author elected semi-retirement to share with younger would-be business persons and promote the importance of Christian values and ethics.  Rowney developed a Business curriculum for Tusculum College (northeast Tennessee) and served as adjunct faculty in both Tusculum’s and Walter State Community College’s evening programs.  He provided small business consulting services through WSCC’s Small Business Development Center until December 1993, when he elected full-time retirement to concentrate on volunteer Christian outreaches.  He founded a small public charity, Christian Self-Help, Inc. (“CSH”), in 1992 and has served as its Treasurer ever since.  Rowney created and became Trustee of The Rowney Family Charitable Remainder Trust and The CSH Administrative Charitable Trust (a private operating foundation).  He also serves as Financial Advisor to the local Greeneville-Greene County Community Ministries and sister organization which operates a temporary emergency shelter “Opportunity House” “, which he co-founded.  The author believes his volunteer court experiences to be an assignment by God to encourage America to repent.