Board of Directors

Photo by Piper Ferguson
Photo: Piper Ferguson

dayExecutive Director
Day Smith Pritchartt
Durham, NC
Day’s professional church background is in Christian Formation. She has also worked in corporate marketing and finance. Her passion is exploring new ways of being church in the 21st Century. She is a member of the Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill, NC. Day is thankful for the privilege to execute the work of EES.

HicksChair
Josephine Hicks
Charlotte, NC
Josephine is a partner at Parker Poe in Charlotte and is a member of St. Peter’s. She has served the Episcopal Church in countless capacities, including Executive Council,  the Anglican Consultative Council, and the Board of Episcopal Relief and Development. Her leadership is invaluable to every dimension of EES work.

FerloVice-Chair
The Very Rev. Roger A. Ferlo, Ph. D.
Chicago, IL
As president of Bexley Seabury and professor of biblical interpretation and the practice of ministry, Roger is a practioner of innovation in theological education. His vast experience and network of connections within TEC and beyond is invaluable to the mission of EES. Roger is a member of St. Paul and the Redeemer in Chicago.

RoafSecretary
The Rev. Phoebe Roaf
Richmond, VA
Phoebe is Rector of St. Philip’s in Richmond, VA and received an EES grant to teach and study at seminaries in Sudan and South Africa while a student at VTS. Her experience is invaluable to EES, both in evaluating grant applications and in coordinating the recruitment of new Board members.

beersAssistant Secretary
David Booth Beers
Washington, DC
David is a partner at Goodwin Proctor and serves as Chancellor to the Presiding Bishop. His lengthy experience with EES makes him an invaluable resource for the institutional memory and a fruitful source for recruiting new Board members.

CurtissTreasurer
Linda Curtiss
Bradley Beach, NJ
A former EVP of the Church Pension Fund, Linda serves as a finance faculty member for Credo. As Treasurer, she coordinates the portfolio management for EES. She is a member of St. James, Bradley Beach and manages the Bradley Food Pantry.

bartzStrategic Planning Coordinator
The Rev. Jimmy Bartz
Jackson, WY
Jimmy is the Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson, WY. Prior to this call, he was the founder and lead minister of Thad’s, a mission station in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He brings his experience of innovative ministry and his vision for transforming the world with God’s love to the leadership of EES.

BoltonNell Bolton
New Orleans, LA
A global consultant on peace building, justice and governance programs, Nell is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans. Her insights and experience are invaluable to the Grants Committee.

CowartDr. Courtney Cowart
Sewanee, TN
Courtney is an Associate Dean of The School of Theology of The University of the South and Director of The Beecken Center in Sewanee, TN. She also serves as chair of the board of the Society for the Increase of the Ministry. She brings a passion for the formation of a new generation of lay and ordained faith leaders, who are engaging beyond the limits of our familiar ecclesial church world, to the work of EES.

CrawfordThe Rev. Canon Lee Crawford
Killington, VT
Lee is Vicar at Church of Our Saviour in Killington, VT. She has extensive mission experience with the church in El Salvador and Haiti and has served TEC in numerous national and diocesan commissions. She is particularly adept at assisting grantees in developing networks and in evaluating proposals for international work.

DeVaulThe Rev. Philip DeVaul
Cincinnati, OH
Phil is rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati, Ohio. He brings a passion is for relational, christocentric evangelism in the 21st century, that embraces both tradition and fearless creativity, to the work of EES.

HirshfeldThe Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld
Concord, NH
Rob is a husband, father, painter, writer/poet, sculler and the Tenth Bishop of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire. He brings broad experience in ministry, and in the House of Bishops, to the work of EES.

Joslyn-SiemiatkoskiDr. Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski
Austin, TX
Dan is the Duncalf-Villavoso Professor of Church History at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. Prior to that he taught church history at Church Divinity School of the Pacific from 2005-2014. He has a passion for helping people to integrate the traditions of the past with the ministry needs of the present. Dan is in the ordination process in the Diocese of California and attends St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin.

NewtonThe Rev. Canon John Newton
Houston, TX
John used an EES grant to teach at a seminary in Tanzania while a student at VTS, and he is now Chief of Staff at the Diocese of Texas. He is the author of New Clothes and Falling Into Grace. His passion for evangelism infuses his work chairing the EES Grants Committee.

SinghThe Rt. Rev. Prince Singh
Rochester, NY
Prince is the VIII Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester. He brings experience from the House of Bishops, the Anglican Communion, and especially mentoring of seminarians to the work of EES.

Velez-RiveraThe Rev. Daniel Velez-Rivera
Leesburg, VA
Daniel is the Vicar of Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal, a dual language (English-Spanish), multigenerational and multiethnic congregation in Leesburg, VA. He is passionate about establishing faith communities with and for all people. His vocational ministry focuses on ministry plants and redeveloping congregations.

ZdancewiczHeather H. Zdancewicz, MBA
Burke, VA
Heather is Vice President for Administration and Finance at Virginia Theological Seminary. Her financial acumen is of critical importance in directing the EES budgeting and portfolio management processes. Heather is a member of St. Andrew’s in Burke, VA.