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Board of Directors

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.

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.

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.

M.E. Eccles

The Rev. M.E. Eccles is priest-in-charge at St. Martin's in Des Plaines, Illinois. M.E. holds both a MTS and M.Div from Seabury Western, an MA in Pastoral Counseling from the Institute of Pastoral Studies, and is licensed as a Professional Counselor in Illinois.  M.E. serves on the Standing Committee in the Diocese of Chicago and was a member of the bishop's task force for restructuring the diocesan staff.

Alan Gates

The Right Rev. Alan Gates is Bishop of Massachusetts, having previously served parishes in the dioceses of Ohio, Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, and Chicago. A graduate of Middlebury College and Episcopal Divinity School, he served as a Russian linguist and Soviet analyst with the federal government before attending seminary.  Alan has chaired the Commission on Ministry in the Diocese of Ohio, and serves various roles in the process of discernment and formation for ordination. He and Patricia Harvey are parents of two grown sons. 

On April 5, Gates was elected bishop of Massachusetts from a field of seven nominees. Learn more.

Richard Hamlin

The Very Rev'd W. Richard Hamlin, Ph.D. received his MDiv from Bexley Hall in 1992. Dick retired on January 1, 2013 after serving eight years as Rector of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Lansing, Michigan.  He previously served parishes in Central New York and before ordination taught anthropology and sociology for 18 years. From 2000-2006, Dick was a member of the Standing Commission on Stewardship and Development of the Episcopal Church and he has presented workshops at TENS conferences. He serves a Dean of the Capital Deanery and as a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Michigan.