An Episcopal Center for Learning & Discipleship


Board of Directors

Stephen Bergmann

The Rev. J. Stephen Bergmann retired in 2006 and then has served on the staff at St. Peter’s Church, Ladue, and at St. Martin’s, both in suburban St. Louis. A graduate of Drury University and then Bexley Hall in 1968 in Gambier, he also later undertook studies at CTS in Indianapolis and the University of Indianapolis. He initially served as an assistant, next as a rector of four parishes, in campus ministry and teaching, three interim ministries and in numerous community ecumenical ministries and on various diocesan commissions and councils. His spouse, Nancy, is a CPA and has been active in parish life and diocesan auditing and budget consultation.

John Denson

The Rev. John Denson is Rector of St. Paul's, Indianapolis, having previously served as Rector of Christ Church, Exeter, New Hampshire, and on the staff at Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth, Illinois.  John is a graduate of Seabury Western (M.Div '92; D.Min '09), and recently developed a Seabury-sponsored workshop, "Hope for the Future: Renewing Congregations for the 21st Century," which he has presented for congregations and dioceses in Texas, Florida and Ohio as well as for the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes.

Christopher Epting

The Rt. Rev. C. Christopher Epting is Assisting Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.  Chris is the retired bishop of the Diocese of Iowa who later served for nine years as the presiding bishop's deputy for ecumenical and interreligious relations. Her retired from that position in 2009. He served 16 years as a parish priest in the Diocese of Central Florida, is a graduate of Seabury Western (MDiv) and holds a Master of Sacred Theology from General Theological Seminary.

Michael Galvin

The Rev. Michael Galvin is Rector of Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fishers, Indiana.  He holds an M.Div from Christan Theological Seminary (2004) and graduate certification in advanced theological studies from Seabury Western (2005). Michael served at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Zionsville, IN for four years before being called to Holy Family.  Prior to ordination, Michael had a career as a hospital executive and healthcare management consultant.

James Gladden

After his 1964 graduation cum laude from Harvard Law School, James Gladden joined the law firm of Mayer Brown in Chicago and assumed his current position of senior counsel and retired partner in 2005.  He earned an AB degree in 1961 from DePauw University and has served as chancellor at Seabury-Western since 2005.  He and his wife live in Evanston.

Sallie Schisler

The Rev. Sallie Schisler was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. She received an A.B. degree in English Literature from Mary Baldwin College, a Certificate in Shakespearean Studies from St. Anne's College, Oxford; a Master's in Religious Studies from Mount Saint Joseph College; and a Certificate in Anglican Studies from Bexley Hall. She was ordained deacon n 2002 and priest in 2008. She retired as VP for Marketing and Development at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio before entering seminary.  She is married to Richard T. Schisler, a retired Municipal Judge and Deacon in the Diocese of Southern Ohio assigned to All Saints, Portsmouth and is the mother of two sons, Toby and Jamie. She is the grandmother of four

Deborah Stokes

Deborah Stokes lives in Columbus, Ohio, and serves on the Executive Council of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

Anne Tuohy

Anne Lea Tuohy has been a trustee since 2006.  She is an honorary canon of St. James Cathedral in Chicago and is a member of St. Elisabeth's Episcopal Church in Glencoe, Illinois. She is an alumna of Vassar College, and she and her husband live in Glencoe. In addition to her professional work in management consulting with non-profits, she has served as a director of several local, national and international organizations.

Michael Way

The Rev. Michael Way is Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Red Wing, Minnesota. A 2010 graduate of Bexley Hall, Michael previously served at All Saints, Columbus. Before seminary he had a 20-year career as director of special events at several major New York City cultural institutions, as well as organizing hospitality programs for corporate sponsors of sporting events. Michael recently served on the Bexley-Seabury Presidential search committee.

Mary Carson

The Rev. Mary Carson is Interim Rector of Church of the Redeemer in Lorain, Ohio and is a second generation graduate of Bexley Hall. Her father held an M.Div from Bexley Hall and Mary was granted the same degree in 1992. Prior to her current position, Mary served from 2007-2011 as associate executive director and interim executive director of Lutheran Chaplaincy Services in Cleveland, Ohio.  From 1999-2007 Mary served on the bishop's staff for deployment and ministry development.