Bonillas holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, where her dissertation was entitled “Pushing for Change: Women of Color at Wellesley College, 1966-2001.” As well as teaching, she has worked as archivist in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona and in various capacities in English and Spanish speaking churches.
The Rev. Neville is a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University, Atlanta, where she anticipates submitting her dissertation this October, entitled “Miraculous Bodies: Gender, Power, and Tropes of Embodiment in Early Medieval Hagiographies from Ireland, Anglo-Saxon England, and Merovingian Gaul.” Since her ordination as an Episcopal priest in 2003, she has assisted at parishes in Virginia, Massachusetts, and Georgia.
The Rev. Robert W. Prichard, the president of the Historical Society, said: “I am delighted to have these two young scholars join the board of directors of the Historical Society. They possess knowledge of the discipline of history and acquaintance with the life of the Episcopal Church that will be very helpful to the Historical Society in pursuing its goal of promoting the preservation of the history of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents.”