The Center for Biblical Studies National Advisory Board

We are privileged to have Church leaders, scholars, authors and theologians support The Center for Biblical Studies as we promote The Bible Challenge throughout the United States and beyond. We hope that the Center for Biblical Studies will be a resource to Christians and seekers of all denominations everywhere.

The Center for Biblical Studies National Advisory Board

Bishops

  • The Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold – The XXV Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

  • The Rt. Rev. Andy Doyle – Bishop of the Diocese of Texas

  • The Rt. Rev. Kirk Smith – Bishop of the Diocese of Arizona

  • The Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick – Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis

  • The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel – Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia

  • The Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith – Bishop of the Diocese of Missouri

  • The Rt. Rev. Wayne Wright – Bishop of the Diocese of Delaware

  • The Rt. Rev. Shannon Johnston – Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia

  • The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry – Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina

  • The Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick – Bishop of the Diocese of Hawai’i

  • The Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner – Bishop of Northern California

  • The Rt. Rev. Duncan Gray, III – Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi

  • The Rt. Rev. Jim Mathes – Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego

  • The Rt. Rev. Scott Hayashi – Bishop of the Diocese of Utah

  • The Rt. Rev. Leo Frade – Bishop of the Diocese of Southeast Florida

  • The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton – Bishop of the Diocese of Maryland

  • The Rt. Rev. Scott Barker – Bishop of Nebraska

  • The Rt. Rev. Larry Provenzano – Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island

  • The Rt. Rev. Ed Little – Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Indiana

  • The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Knisely – Bishop of Rhode Island

  • The Rt. Rev. Wallis Ohl – Provisional Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth

  • The Rt. Rev. Jim Magness – Bishop Suffragan of the Armed Services and Federal Ministries

  • The Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray – Bishop Assisting the Diocese of East Carolina

  • The Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee – former Bishop of Virginia

  • The Rt. Rev. Mark Sisk – former Bishop of the Diocese of New York

  • The Rt. Rev. John Chane – former Bishop of the Diocese of Washington, D.C.

  • The Rt. Rev. Fred Borsch – former Bishop of Los Angeles, author and theologian

Episcopal Church Center

  • Dr. C.K. Robertson – Canon to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

  • Anne Rudig – Director of Communications for the Episcopal Church

  • Jake Dell – Senior Manager of Digital Marketing and Advertising

  • The Rev. Canon Petero Sabune – Africa Partnership Officer for the Episcopal Church

  • The Rev. Canon Angela Ifill – Missioner for Black Ministries Mission

  • The Rev. Jackie Means – Missioner for Prison Ministries Mission

  • The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen – Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries Mission

  • Sarah Eagle Heart – Missionera for Ministries Indigenas Mision

  • The Rev. Dr. Winfred Vergara – Missioner for Asiamerica Ministries Mission

Seminary Deans

  • Professor Greg Steerling – Dean of the Yale Divinity School

  • The Very Rev. Ian Markham – Dean of the Virginia Theological Seminary

  • The Very Rev. Cynthia Kittridge – Dean of the Seminary of the Southwest

  • The Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander – Dean of the St. Luke’s School of Theology at Sewanee

  • The Very Rev. Dr. Peter Moore – Former Dean of Trinity Seminary, Founder of FOCUS and Associate for Transformational Discipleship

Professors and Scholars

  • Dr. Walter Brueggemann – Columbia Theological Seminary Professor Emeritus

  • Professor Harry Attridge – Professor of New Testament and former Dean of the Yale Divinity School

  • Dr. Deirdre Good – Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament at General Theological Seminary

  • Dr. Miroslav Volf – Director of the Yale University Center for Faith and Culture

  • Dr. Marcus Borg – Oregon State University Professor of Religion and Culture Emeritus

  • The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Sharp – Professor of Old Testament at the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale Divinity School

  • The Rev. Dr. Christopher Beeley – Professor of Anglican Studies and Patristics at the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale

  • Dr. Stanley Hauerwas – Professor of Ethics at the Duke Divinity School Emeritus

  • Dr. Ellen Davis – Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at the Duke Divinity School

  • The Rev. Dr. Lloyd Lewis – Professor of New Testament at the Virginia Theological Seminary Emeritus

  • Professor Judy Fentress Williams – Professor of Old Testament at the Virginia Theological Seminary

  • The Rev. Vicki Garvey – Associate for Lifelong Christian Formation with the Diocese of Chicago

Church Leaders and Church Professionals

  • The Rev. Scott Gunn – Executive Director of Forward Movement

  • The Rev. Peter Wallace – President of The Alliance for Christian Ministry and Host and Executive Producer of Day 1

  • The Rev. Skip Schueddig – Executive Director of The Alliance for Christian Media

  • Dr. Christopher Wells – Exec. Director of The Living Church

  • The Rev. Loren Mead – Consultant and Founder of the Alban Institute

  • The Rev. Bill Rankin – Founder of Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance

  • Douglass Stevenson – Director of the Center for Seafarer’s Rights at The Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey

  • The Rev. Dr. Robert Lee III – Chairman and CEO of Fresh Ministries

  • The Rev. Linda Grenz – Publisher and CEO of LeaderResources

  • Karen Meridith – Director of Education for Ministry at the St. Luke’s School of Theology at Sewanee

  • Jim Klote – President of James D. Klote & Associates, Inc.

  • Rick Schulte – Editor of The Record at the Diocese of Michigan

  • Nancy Davidge – Editor of Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Practices

  • The Rev. Chris Yaw – Founder of ChurchNext.TV

  • The Rev. Will Willimon – theologian and retired United Methodist bishop

Noted Authors

  • The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor – Author, Professor and Conference Leader

  • The Rev. Brian McLaren – Author, Pastor and Conference leader

  • Phyllis Tickle – Author and Conference Leader – Phyllis Tickle

  • The Rev. Margaret Guenther – Author and Retreat Leader

  • The Rev. Barbara Crafton – Author and Retreat Leader

  • The Rev. Fleming Rutledge – Author and Episcopal preacher

Lay Leaders

  • Dick Rutledge – Founder of Men on Fire about The Bible

  • Pam Wesley Gomez – Director of Development at the Berkeley Divinity School

  • Harry Jacobs – Chairman Emeritus of the Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia

  • Bryce and Franny Powell of Richmond, Virginia

  • Drs. Steve and Georganne Long of Richmond, Virginia

  • Connie Gray of Winston Salem, North Carolina

  • Lucius Carroll of Nashville, Tennessee

  • Ernest Petrey of Cleveland, Ohio

  • Marnie Dawson Carr of Greenwich, Connecticut

  • Chris Sonne of Tuxedo Park, New York

  • Belton Zeigler, Esquire of Columbia, South Carolina

  • Norris Battin of San Marino, California

  • Rick Davenport, Jr. of Darien, Connecticut

  • Avery Miller, ABC News, Washington, D.C.

  • Priscilla Kennedy, Boston, Massachusetts

Educators and Youth Ministry Professionals

  • The Rev. T. Washington Jarvis – Director of the Educational Leadership Program at the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale

  • The Rev. Ned Sherrill – Headmaster of the School at the Church Farm in Exton, Pennsylvania

  • The Rev. Adam Green – Dean of Spiritual Life at Episcopal School in Houston

  • Mark Devries – Founder and President of Youth Ministry Architects and Pastor for Youth and Their Families at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville

  • The Rev. Ned Mulligan – Chaplain at St. George’s School in Middleton, Rhode Island

Cathedral Deans

  • The Very Rev. Sam Candler – Dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta

  • The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead – Dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville

  • The Very Rev. Tracy Lind – Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio

  • The Very Rev. Stephen Carlsen – Dean of Christ Cathedral in Indianapolis

  • The Very Rev. Mike Kinman – Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis

  • The Very Rev. Peter DeVeau – Dean of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City

  • The Very Rev. Benjamin Thomas – Dean of Christ Cathedral, Salina, Kansas

Parish and Cathedral Clergy

  • The Rev. Sam Lloyd, III – Rector of Trinity Church, Copley Square in Boston

  • The Rev. Jim Lemler – Rector of Christ Church, Greenwich

  • The Rev. Frank Allen – Rector of St. David’s, Radnor

  • The Rev. Gary Jones – Rector of St. Stephen’s, Richmond

  • The Rev. Carol Anderson – Former Rector of All Saint’s Church in Beverly Hills

  • The Rev. Dr. Dan Matthews – Rector Emeritus of Trinity Church, Wall Street

  • The Rev. Chip Edens – Rector of Christ Church, Charlotte

  • The Rev. Peter Walsh – Rector of St. Mark’s Church, New Canaan

  • The Rev. David Anderson – Rector of St. Luke’s Church in Darien, Connecticut

  • The Rev. Albert Cutie – Priest-in-Charge of the Church of the Resurrection in Biscayne Park, Florida

  • The Rev. Canon Joanna Leiserson – Canon for Christian Formation at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • The Rev. Mark Anschutz – former rector of St. Michael and All Angel’s Church, Dallas

  • The Rev. Christopher Webber – retired rector and renowned author

  • The Rev. Anne Kimball – retired Assistant Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale