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Board of Commissioners

Chair

Leanne Van Dyk
President
Columbia Theological Seminary
Decatur, GA

Vice Chair and Treasurer

Todd Lajiness
Rector/President
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Detroit, MI

Secretary

Barbara Mutch
Director of Accreditation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Commission Representative to the ATS Board of Directors

Charles Conniry
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Western Seminary
Portland, OR

Class of 2020

Stephen Bosso
Professor of Sacred Scripture
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary
Boynton Beach, FL

Charles Conniry
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Western Seminary
Portland, OR

Sarah Drummond
Founding Dean
Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School
New Haven, CT

Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan
President and Professor of Hebrew Bible
Claremont School of Theology
Claremont, CA

Steve Lemke
Provost Emeritus and Vice President for Institutional Assessment
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
New Orleans, LA

Polly Stone
Chief Institutional Assessment Officer
Reformed Theological Seminary
Charlotte, NC

Leanne Van Dyk
President
Columbia Theological Seminary
Decatur, GA

Class of 2022

Rene Espinosa
Vice President of Finance
Oblate School of Theology
San Antonio, TX

Todd Lajiness
Rector/President
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Detroit, MI

Oliver McMahan
Vice President for Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
Cleveland, TN

Shawn Oliver
Senior Associate Academic Dean
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, NJ

Arch Wong
Professor of Practical Theology
Ambrose Seminary of Ambrose University
Calgary, AB

Class of 2024

Esther E. Acolatse
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Intercultural Studies
Knox College
Toronto, ON

Betty Holley
Director of the MDiv Program and Associate Professor of Ecological Theology
Payne Theological Seminary
Wilberforce, OH

Christine Mitchell
Professor of Hebrew Scriptures
St. Andrew’s College
Saskatoon, SK

James R. Moore
Associate Professor of Educational Ministries
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,
Deerfield, IL

Alvin Padilla
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Advanced Degrees
Western Theological Seminary
Holland, MI

Public Members

Edward Delgado
President
Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos
Compton, CA

Barbara Headley
Senior Pastor
Zion Community Baptist Church
Springfield, MA

Marianne Mount
President
Catholic Distance University
Charles Town, WV

ATS Accrediting Director Staff

Debbie Creamer
Senior Director of Accreditation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Elsie Miranda
Director of Accreditation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Barbara Mutch
Director of Accreditation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Lester Edwin J. Ruiz
Director of Accreditation and Global Engagement
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Tom Tanner
Director of Accreditation
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

Christopher The
Director of Commission Information Services
The Association of Theological Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

The academic and professional qualifications and relevant employment and organization information for Commissioners is available upon request from the Commission office. Requests may be submitted by letter (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110) or by email. Information pertaining to Commission staff is available on the Contact Us page.