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Officers: One-year term, no more than six terms in succession.
President: The Rev. Robyn Neville is a current board member serving her second term and is chair of the Grants Committee. Robyn is currently serving as a chaplain, a pastoral counselor to young women who are transitioning out of the foster care system, and as a theological educator in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. She has been a Visiting Professor of Ecclesiastical History at General Seminary and a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. She has a Th.M. (Harvard Divinity School) and a M.Div. (Virginia Seminary).
First Vice President: Dr. J. Michael Utzinger is ending service as Secretary. Mike is the Elliot Associate Professor of Religion and at Hampden-Sydney College. He is a member of Johns Memorial Church, Farmville, VA and is active in the Diocese of Southern Virginia. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University (B.A.), Yale (M.Div.), and the University of Virginia (Ph.D.).
Second Vice President: The Rev. Dr. Robert W. Prichard is ending service as President. Bob served as a Board Member (1996-2002) and First Vice President (2005-10). He is a professor of Church History at the Virginia Theological Seminary and is author or editor of nine books, including A History of the Episcopal Church and is a graduate of Princeton (A.B.), Berkeley at Yale (M.Div.), and Emory (Ph.D.).
Secretary: Dr. Pamela Cochran is ending service as First Vice-President. Pam is a professor of Theology at Loyola University Maryland. She has taught at the University of Virginia, Sewanee: the University of the South and School of Theology, and Bethel Seminary. She author of Evangelical Feminism: A History, as well as numerous articles and book chapters at the intersection of Christian feminism and American history and culture. She is an active member of St. John’s Western Run, Butler, MD.
Treasurer: Mr. Robert Panfil has been Treasurer since 2015. Bob had a career in international finance and development, having worked in the Peace Corps, international consulting and 25 years in the World Bank. Since retiring, Bob has been treasurer of a not-for-profit educational organization, director in a successful private sector “startup”, and budget chair at St. George’s, Arlington, VA. He holds a B.S. in finance (Wharton School, U of Pennsylvania) and an M.S. in economics (University of Wisconsin).
Board of Trustees: Limited to two consecutive, three-year terms.
The Rev. Dr. Lauren F. Winner was elected in 2015 to fill a vacancy. She is Asst. Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School. She writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations. Her books include A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith, which is a study of household religious practice in 18th-century Virginia. She has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and as a commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” She is Vicar at St. Paul's (Louisburg, NC), and is a graduate of Columbia University (B.A., Ph.D.), Clare College, Cambridge (M. Phil.), and Duke Divinity School (M. Div.).
The Very Rev. Dr. Sylvia Sweeney is ending her first term on the Board. She is Dean and President of Bloy House, the Episcopal School of Theology at Claremont. She has published numerous articles and books. She is a graduate of Florida State University (B.S., M.S.), Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and the Graduate Theological Union (Ph.D.).
Nancy J. Hurn is ending her first term on the Board. She is General Synod archivist of the Anglican Church of Canada. She has worked tirelessly to make available the Anglican church’s photographic and written records of the residential school system. Before joining General Synod, she served as an archivist with both the Canadian National Exhibition and the City of Toronto. She has studied at Sir Sandford Fleming College and Burnhamthorpe Collegiate.
To fill a vacancy for the term ending in 2018.
Dr. Terrance Walker is a former professor of Religious Studies at St. Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, VA (2002-11). He is graduate of James Madison University (B.S.), Norfolk State University (M.A.), the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest (M. Div.), and the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana (D. Ed.). He has served in parish ministry in Texas and Virginia and is currently serving two Episcopal congregations in South Hill, Virginia. Dr. Walker’s article on “The Educational Theology of James Solomon Russell” was published in the Proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society.