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Adjunct Faculty

Victor Conrado

The Rev. Victor H. Conrado is Associate Rector, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he has served since 2011 when he joined the parish as Assistant Rector for Spanish-Language Ministries. Prior to joining St. Mark's, he worked as Administrator and Assisting Priest at Church of the Atonement in Chicago. Before being received into the Episcopal Church, Victor was a Roman Catholic Missionary Priest and served 11 years in Kenya, Africa.

Victor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the St. Bonaventure University in Colombia and a Masters in Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Nairobi, Kenya (a constituent college university of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome). He was ordained priest in 2001 and was received as an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Chicago on July 7, 2011. Victor is married to Lucia Conrado. They have two sons, David Antonio and Daniel Santiago.

As a missionary priest in Kenya, Victor worked to start new missions that went on to become self-supported and self-ministered parishes. He worked for three years in the formation of new missionaries from Latin America and Africa and for two years as regional director in East Africa for the Roman Catholic missionary society.

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Courses:  Anglican Liturgy and Music:  Theology and Practice

Tom Ferguson

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Ferguson is rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Sandwich, Mass., and adjunct professor of Episcopal and Anglican History at Bexley Seabury, where he served as academic dean 2011–2016. Previously, Tom was on staff at the Episcopal Church Center for 10 years, first as associate deputy to the Presiding Bishop for ecumenical and interreligious relations from 2001-2009, before being appointed ecumenical and interreligious officer in 2010.

Tom has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Claremont School of Theology, Union Theological Seminary, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific (an Episcopal Church-affiliated seminary in Berkeley, California). He was ordained to the priesthood in 2009.

Tom holds a PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and is a graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Yale Divinity School, and Wesleyan University. He and his wife, the Rev. Shannon Kelly, live with their son.

Courses: Anglican and Episcopal History

Eric H.F. Law

The Rev. Eric H.F. Law is the founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, which provides leadership resource and training for building inclusive community, intercultural competency, community transformation, congregation vitality and stewardship. He has been a consultant and trainer for building inclusive community for over 25 years working with the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, United Methodist, Presbyterian, American Baptist, United Church of Christ and Lutheran Churches in the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe.  He is the author of 7 books:  The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb (also available in Spanish), The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed, Inclusion:  Making Room for Grace, Sacred Acts, Holy Change, The Word at the Crossing, Finding Intimacy in a World of Fears and Holy Currencies. He is an Episcopal priest, a composer of church music, a photographer and a playwright.  He writes a weekly blog called The Sustainist:  Spirituality for Sustainable Communities in a Networked World.

Courses:  Diversity and Context

Emlyn Ott

Emlyn Ott grew up in Rochester, New York where her parents owned and ran a manufacturing company called, surprisingly enough, “Ottco.” After completing seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, she served as Campus Pastor to Oklahoma State University and as Pastor of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma for nineteen years. In 2005, she accepted a call to teach at Trinity Lutheran Seminary and to oversee the work of Healthy Congregations, Inc. She was named as the Dean of Leadership Formation at Trinity in 2012. She has spent portions of each of the past three years providing pastoral support for colleagues currently serving in parishes who are on sabbatical.

Pastor Ott did her doctoral work in pastoral counseling and congregational dynamics. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, cook, gardener and enjoys choral and instrumental music. She is currently working on the goal of hiking/walking every Metropark in the Columbus area. Emlyn is the spouse of Dr. Robert Ward, a musician, educator and conductor who is on the faculty of the School of Music of The Ohio State University. 

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Barbara Wilson

Barbara is Presbytery Community Organizer and executive staff member of the Presbytery of Chicago, Presbyterian Church USA. She facilitates building collaborative partnerships to help strengthen the vitality and mission of the 100 congregations, mission work groups, and related agencies in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. She is an Ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she has served for 23 years as senior pastor and administrator. Her first career was in the federal criminal justice system. Barbara earned her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from McCormick Theological Seminary.

Courses: Community Organizing for Mission Living

Dwight Zscheile

Dwight Zscheile is an Episcopal priest and associate professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he joined the faculty in 2008. He also serves part-time as associate priest at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul. He is author of People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity (Morehouse Publishing, 2012) and The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation (with Craig Van Gelder, Baker Academic 2011) and editor of Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Formation (Eerdmans, 2012). A graduate of Stanford University (BA), Yale University (MDiv) and Luther Seminary (PhD, Congregational Mission and Leadership), he previously served congregations in Virginia and Connecticut. Dwight’s experience growing up in a secular home in California has shaped his commitment to helping the church cultivate Christian community with new populations and generations in today’s changing world.

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Courses:  Congregations in the 21st Century