John Addison Dally is a writer, educator and priest. His particular interest is theological pedagogy—how people learn about God and religion in meaningful and transformative ways. As a result his teaching is based in experience rather than lecture, an approach that works especially well for diverse communities of learners. Dally is the author of Choosing the Kingdom: Missional Preaching for the Household of God (Alban, 2008) as well as eight plays, a cycle of pageants for children based on medieval mystery plays, nine works for speech choir, and two novels. Dally serves as professor of theology and culture for Bexley Seabury and is a resident priest at Church of Our Saviour in Chicago.
Therese (Terry) DeLisio is the acting president, academic dean and associate professor of theology and liturgy. Prior to joining Bexley Seabury, DeLisio served her alma mater, Union Theological Seminary, for three years as associate dean of academic affairs. For seven years, 2006-2013, she taught theology, worship, and interreligious women’s studies at Chicago-area seminaries and universities, including Seabury-Western Theological Seminary which, in 2013, federated with Bexley Hall.
DeLisio earned four degrees at three metro New York institutions: an M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and Worship at Union Theological Seminary; a J.D. at St. John’s University School of Law in Jamaica, New York; and a B.A. in Psychology at Brooklyn’s St. Francis College. Her scholarly research and writing examines the theological, ethical, and liturgical implications of the contemporary “turn to the cosmos” for sacramental theology, liturgical practice, and creation care from an eco-feminist perspective. She is the author of “Stretching the Sacramental Imagination: A Trinitarian Proposal for a Cosmologically Conscious Age” (Fortress Press, forthcoming) and has written articles and reviews published in Anglican Theological Review, Union Seminary Quarterly Review and other journals.
Jason Fout (Seabury ’01) is associate professor of Anglican theology at Bexley Seabury. Fout joined the faculty in 2009. He has degrees from the University of Cambridge, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was ordained a priest in 2001, and has served in the Diocese of Western Michigan and the Diocese of Ely (Church of England), and is presently licensed in the Dioceses of Ohio and Southern Ohio. Fout teaches courses on Anglican theology and ethics, Christology, and liturgics as well as a course on urbanism, architecture and city planning for church and community leaders. He also teaches the Learning from London travel course on contemporary mission and evangelism. His research interests include constructive theology, particularly Christology and issues around divine and human agency; theological exegesis of scripture; historical and contemporary Anglican theology; theological analysis of the built environment; Scriptural Reasoning; and missional theology.
Suzann Holding (Seabury ’99) is lecturer in practical theology at Bexley Seabury. Holding was previously canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of San Diego, where she led congregational and leadership development programs. Prior to that work, she was rector of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Elmhurst and associate rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Wheaton, both in the Diocese of Chicago. Prior to seminary, Holding spent nearly two decades working in corporate sales, marketing, and operations. She will complete her DMin at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia with a thesis about creativity as a leadership tool.
KyungJa (KJ) Oh, Seabury MDiv alumna (’00) and current DMin student, is Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation’s director of field education and formation and a lecturer in practical theology. Prior to joining Bexley Seabury, Oh was rector of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Walnut Hills, Ohio. She has been a priest in the Diocese of Chicago and chaplain for the Oncology Department at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She studied theology at Cambridge University in England and French literature at the Sorbonne, and holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Illinois Wesleyan University. She lives with her partner, Melissa McNeill, and has two children and two grandchildren.
Scott Stoner (Seabury ’81) is affiliate professor of practical theology. Stoner is founding president and executive director of the Samaritan Foundation for Church and Family Wellness, and creator of Living Compass, a faith-based wellness ministry serving individuals, families, and congregations. He is former rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, Wis., (2001–2008), and a seasoned pastoral counselor and family therapist.
M. Milner Seifert is lecturer in liturgy and music. He teaches courses in liturgical music and serves as worship coordinator. Seifert has a Master of Music in Music History and Literature (1976) from Northwestern University and a Certificate in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame (1993). From 1969 until 2003 he was choral director at Evanston Township High School. Seifert served as choir director for three different congregations from 1970 to 2012. He has led various parochial and diocesan workshops on liturgy and music. In the past he has been a member of the Liturgical Commission of the Diocese of Chicago and has served on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (1997-2003).
Ellen K. Wondra is research professor emerita of theology and ethics. She has degrees from Pomona College, the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. Her teaching and research interests include the theology and practice of authority; the intersections of gender, race, and class; and the development of Anglican theology for a global church. A widely published author, Wondra served nine years as editor-in-chief of the Anglican Theological Review, and is now serving ATR as editor of the Practicing Theology section. Wondra has served the Episcopal Church in numerous capacities at the diocesan, national and global level. In 2014, Wondra was elected to the World Council of Churches Commission on Faith and Order, a global think tank of ecumenical theologians; her term extends through 2021.
Roger A. Ferlo is the president emeritus of the Bexley Seabury Federation and professor of biblical interpretation and the practice of ministry. Ferlo came to Bexley Seabury in 2012 from Virginia Theological Seminary, where he was the associate dean and director of the Institute of Christian Formation and Leadership and also served as professor of religion and culture.
Earlier, Ferlo spent 19 years in parish ministry, serving in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and New York City. He trained for the priesthood at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Ferlo has more than 15 years of teaching experience at the university and seminary levels; 15 years of service on the board of the National Association of Episcopal schools, including a term as president; and nine years of service on the board of trustees of his alma mater, Colgate University (’73, summa cum laude), where in 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate. Ferlo holds a Ph.D. from Yale University (’79) and has authored and edited three books and numerous published essays, sermons and reflections. He has served as a deputy from New York to General Convention and has traveled internationally for teaching and research in South Africa, Australia and Italy. Listen to Ferlo on Australian radio in 2009 by clicking here and here.